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“Best Caprese Sandwich Ever”

Village Hearth Bakery Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1 Bakeries in Jamestown
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Breakfast, Lunch And Sunday Night Pizza
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We love this quaint little spot for their Caprese sandwiches and scones. We have no problem going out of our way to go over the bridge just to enjoy their pizzas on a Sunday night.

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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We travel east nearly every other Sunday night for PIZZA!!! The only day it's available. Located on Jamestown (Conanicut Is.) just 10 minutes from our home. Jammed to the rafters on Sunday night, Dori and crew manage to get the orders out in 10-15 minutes (a bit longer when all the summer folk are in town) but well worth the wait. We check weekly for our favorite, White Clam pizza, as good as Pepe's in New Haven, CT. YUMMMMM

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Reviewed 10 August 2013

I took off one star because of price and selection. However, that said, what they do sell is very good. You will not be disappointed regardless of what you select.

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

The food is delicious, really delicious. While Dori remembers everybody's name, ( thereby making us locals feel pretty special) she is pleasant and courteous to everyone and your second time in, she' will remember your name too! And her husband Andrea is equally friendly, greeting folks from back in the kitchen. The brownies are terrific, ice tea refreshing, morning pastries delightful and pizzas are just great. The menu is very specific and not large ( just two types of pizza on Sundays) and you must pay in cash or by check, but it is a wonderful experience.

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Thank tiptoparch
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

I've heard about pizza night here for years, and found myself in the neighborhood recently on a Sunday night, so stopped in. It certainly is popular, the line was out the door, and it took at least 15minutes to get to the counter to order.
While it seems that the pizzas are prepared with good intent, they are quite small, there are very limited choices, and I watched more than one, which was clearly burned, being served.
It was clear that the staff was working hard, but terribly stressed and from the counter to the kitchen, no one appeared happy. The ladies at the counter were only friendly with the people that they knew, and in fact, I heard one say to the other: "these people are friends" and they took a few pizzas that were finished, and were already labeled for someone else, and sold them directly to their friends. Also, the locals that were in the line were pretty snooty, as if this was their territory, and no one from the other side of any bridge should really be there.
Ok, so I get it... It's a nice bakery, the locals enjoy the little pizzas and anyone else is just not worthy. When I finally got to the counter, I bought a loaf of bread, and went home.

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5  Thank rhodeygem
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villagehearth, Owner at Village Hearth Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2013

Our bakery offers high quality authentic Italian wood-fired pizzas which are 10-12 inches in diamater. If larger size is of main concern as evidenced by the review, than it might be best to go to commercial pizzeria chains which offer Large, Extra Large, Super Large, etc... Our pizza is authentic traditional (real) Italian style pizzas as served all over Italy with a thin crust and just the right (one) size for an individual serving -though certainly plenty for two. We make NO CLAIM that our pizzas are any bigger than what they are. Because we are primarily a bakery and offer many baked goods, our limited pizza day, Sunday, is designed as a system which is simple and streamlined. Each week we offer two choices: a standard "margherita" (plain) as well as a special of the week which varies widely (ie. white clam, or zucchini and onion, etc...). One can visit our web site, call, or come in person to learn of the special of that week. Unlike most pizzerias which are obviously set up to offer "everything pizza" we are small and limited so that our focus is on QUALITY vs/ quantity.
Also mentioned in review was a description of "burnt" pizza. -Wood-fired has a very different quality than the underbaked oven-ready pizza one might be used to getting from commercial pizzerias.
While we may have short banter between customers who we know we, none-the-less, treat everyone, local or not, curteously and play no favoritism as suggested by the reviewer. Our staff enjoys making pizza in our busy, party-like atmosphere. We take umbrage in reviewer projecting one's own possible frustartion at having to wait in line onto our staff who genuinely like eachother and have fun at work. Understandably, the frustration of waiting coupled with feeling hungry might make anyone cranky. It's a shame the reviewer hadn't actually tried our pizza. They may even have loved it -as most people do!

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