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Owner Luca Caravello not only graduated at the top of his class at New York's French Culinary Institute, he is the scion of the great Brooklyn bakery, Mazzola's, where he worked alongside his father, Vincenzo. (He also did time at Veniero's in Manhattan's East Village.)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the
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Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the five places writer Erica Marcus suggests as worth the detour for a sweet treat, here, in particular the gelato-filled brioche. But the shop has other offerings, such as homemade breadsticks and friselle in addition to breads and a wide array of pastries. (Feb. 23, 2011)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the
(Credit: Newsday/Rebecca Cooney)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the five places writer Erica Marcus suggests as worth the detour for a sweet treat, here, in particular the gelato-filled brioche. The shop has other offerings as well, such as home-baked breads, pastries and focaccia. (Feb. 23, 2011)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the
(Credit: Newsday/Rebecca Cooney)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the five places writer Erica Marcus suggests as worth the detour for a sweet treat, here, in particular the gelato-filled brioche. Here, Luca Caravello, co-owner and co-chef (in partnership with his brother, Robert Caravello), gets ready to fill a brioche with lemon granita. (Feb. 23, 2011)

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Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the
(Credit: Newsday/Rebecca Cooney)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the five places writer Erica Marcus suggests as worth the detour for a sweet treat, here, in particular the gelato-filled brioche. But the shop has other offerings, such as these breads and a wide array of pastries. (Feb. 23, 2011)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the
(Credit: Newsday/Rebecca Cooney)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the five places writer Erica Marcus suggests as worth the detour for a sweet treat, here, in particular the gelato-filled brioche. But the shop has other offerings, such as home-baked breads and a wide array of pastries such as these individual cheesecakes. (Feb. 23, 2011)

Spiga Bakery's brioche filled with three scoops of
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Spiga Bakery's brioche filled with three scoops of gelato (here, hazelnut and dark chocolate), one of Long Island's five treats worth a drive, according to food columnist Erica Marcus. (Feb. 26, 2011)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the
(Credit: Newsday/Rebecca Cooney)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the five places writer Erica Marcus suggests as worth the detour for a sweet treat, here, in particular the gelato-filled brioche. Here, the trays of home-made and freshly-made gelati. (Feb. 23, 2011)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the
(Credit: Newsday/Rebecca Cooney)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the five places writer Erica Marcus suggests as worth the detour for a sweet treat, here, in particular the gelato-filled brioche. But the shop has other offerings, such as these breads, a wide array of pastries, and at lunchtime, an assortment of focaccia such as left, zucchini and onion, below, pepper and onion, and on the right, a traditional tomato-based focaccia. (Feb. 23, 2011)

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Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the
(Credit: Newsday/Rebecca Cooney)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the five places writer Erica Marcus suggests as worth the detour for a sweet treat, here, in particular the gelato-filled brioche, such as this one, filled with freshly made lemon granita. (Feb. 23, 2011)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the
(Credit: Newsday/Rebecca Cooney)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the five places writer Erica Marcus suggests as worth the detour for a sweet treat, here, in particular the gelato-filled brioche. But the shop has other offerings such as these chocolate individual desserts. (Feb. 23, 2011)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the
(Credit: Newsday/Rebecca Cooney)

Spiga Bakery in Bellmore is one of the five places writer Erica Marcus suggests as worth the detour for a sweet treat, here, in particular the gelato-filled brioche. But the shop has other offerings such as these trays of wrapped cookies. (Feb. 23, 2011)

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