The Palazzone story begins in 1960 when Remo and Giulia Palazzone opened their first pastry shop in Clifton, NJ. They had immediate success thanks to their hard work ethic, their ability to provide authentic quality goods and superb customer service.

Their story was like that of many Italian immigrants based on sacrifice, courage, family and passion. In the early 70’s after long hours and dedication to the business, the Palazzone family decided to sell the business and move back to Italy to raise their four children. Giancarlo and his siblings grew up watching their parents building the business and listening to the stories of their days in America.

In 2012 at the age of 37, Giancarlo decided to bring his expertise to the United States and take his shot at the American Dream. Opening Palazzone 1960, the year his parents opened their business in Wayne, NJ.

The café strikes the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary, offering old world quality in an ultra modern setting. Crafted with authentic and delicious ingredients, everything Palazzone 1960 creates is irresistible and a true testament to the excellence of Italian baking and cuisine.

Remo and Giulia Palazzone
Giancarlo & Veronica Palazzone
Bakery in 1960

What people say about Palazzone 1960...

Amazing Food! May Be Best Italian Ever! This place was amazing! Great daily specials (minestrone was great) and the lasagna was the best I ever had. It's BYOB and very simple interior. Bakery out of this world. The lobster tail pastry! Mmmmm. I can't gush enough about this place. Liked it so much went 2 days in a row!

Review on Tripadvisor

The food is top notch. The people and staff are great. The owners are friendly, generous and professionals at what they do. Highly recommend.

Review on Yelp

The Best Italian Pastries! I have been here many times and will continue. Great dessert stop with fantastic pastries, great gelato, great coffee - cappuccino is my favorite. A great place to eat lunch or dinner as well. They’re selection is unique. Very authentic. If you spent much time in Italy then, you’ll know what I mean. The food is delicious. You really must try!

Review on Tripadvisor

Hands down! Best lobster tail & cannoli at least in Northern NJ. The sweets are not overwhelmingly sweet & just perfect. The pastries taste fresh and authentic. The coffees are delicious. I had the Verona with almond milk and it was satisfying. Not too sweet. I hate overly sweet & sugar loaded pastries. I would definitely be coming here to order Italian cakes!

Review on Yelp