Scafuri Bakery has a rich family history originating in Calabria, Italy. Our patriarch, Luigi Scafuri immigrated to Chicago and opened Scafuri Bakery, which quickly became an integral part of a community, providing the neighborhood with its daily bread. In 1955, Luigi’s daughter Annette Mategrano took over the business and ran the bakery and nearby restaurants for the next 50 years. Annette was a revered and important member of the community. She was 90 years old when the bakery closed its doors in 2007.
The Scafuri family never lost its drive to be a staple member in the Taylor Street community. In 2010 Annette’s great-niece decided to continue the family tradition and return Scafuri Bakery to the neighborhood. She recruited her niece Kelly Lynch to run the business and serve as the head of the bakery. The bakery still serves the original Italian recipes that were a neighborhood staple for over a century, alongside new classics such as ricotta pound cake, nutella lattes, and fig-fennel-rosemary-walnut bread. Scafuri Bakery has grown into a lively business with a dedicated team who create gorgeous customized cakes, delicious donuts, and cappuccinos that will transport you to Italy.