Because Everyone Wants to Say I Know of This Great Little Italian Bakery

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Viro’s Real Italian BakeryΒ in Tucson makes these beautiful, frosted cookies using all fresh ingredients baked in house each day.

The taste and quality of our bakery and deli items will keep you coming back again and again until you become famiglia.

– The kind and talented folks atΒ Viro’s



Specialities include:

  • Friday Night Dinners & Fish Fry
  • Traditional Italian Home Cooking
  • Home Made Pasta
  • Fresh Baked Bread
  • Italian Panini Sandwiches
  • Authentic Gelato
  • Full Selection of Pastries and Cookies
  • Cakes-All Occassions

Viros Real Italian Restaurant and Bakery
8301 East 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 885-4045

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  • Reply Michelle Warden

    WHAT?! I used to live in Tucson and go like twice a month to see my parents. How did I not know of this?!

    October 1, 2016 at 4:14 am
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      HOW? I know! I used to go to Tucson all the time too and I didn’t know either! Well, hopefully there will be a next time for you soon – it would be SO worth it. Everyone is so nice and the cookies – truth – are better than they look. We always find a reason to road trip to Tucson, this time was for an expo my son wanted to see. The time before was for a big rock, gem and mineral show. Heart Tucson – we always just go for the day. Maybe we should stay a night?

      October 1, 2016 at 4:39 am

    I love Italian baked goods. I will be visiting soon!

    October 3, 2016 at 6:50 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      You and me both! These were to die for! Everyone was getting grumpy when I was taking photos because they wanted to eat them!

      October 3, 2016 at 6:51 pm
  • Reply Tara Ramirez

    I would totally drive to get those cookies! Cookies are always worth the drive! πŸ˜€

    October 3, 2016 at 6:51 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      You are just like me. Cookies are always worth the drive πŸ™‚

      October 3, 2016 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply D'Ann

    Will have to check it out next time I’m down there!

    October 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      Every time we go to Tucson we have so much fun! For sure check it out next time you go. I think we will go again now that it is nice. We want to check out Apple Annie’s in Wilcox too – maybe make a long weekend of it!

      October 3, 2016 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Kaitlin Butler

    Definitely will be checking this out the next time we’re in Tucson!

    October 3, 2016 at 7:45 pm
  • Reply Michelle Oswald

    I’ll have to check you out when we visit Tuscon! Any chance you’ll come to Gilbert?!

    October 3, 2016 at 8:15 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      We wish! I will send them our request from Gilbert πŸ™‚

      October 5, 2016 at 5:19 am
  • Reply Maribel Gonzalez

    I will definitely have to check out this place next time I’m in Tucson πŸ™‚ They have gelato too! Mmmm… I imagine these cookies with a nice cup of coffee-the best!!

    October 3, 2016 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Tera Lamp

    Those look delicious.

    October 3, 2016 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Krista Z

    You say they have good cookies but homemade pasta… how was it?!!

    October 3, 2016 at 8:32 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      On our road trip, we went to an expo, ate at a Mexican Food spot and then we found the Italian Bakery for dessert! We had to bring most of the cookies home because we were so full (pink box all the way) so we didn’t even had a chance to try the pasta. Next time for sure! I promise full report with photos!

      October 5, 2016 at 5:19 am
  • Reply Cindy

    So wish I lived closer!!

    October 3, 2016 at 8:43 pm
  • Reply Amanda B

    Oh my gosh I love Italian and French bakeries. My weak spot- I would be very tempted to drive to Tuscon and eat these up!!

    October 3, 2016 at 8:43 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      You and me both! I love desserts! We found an amazing French Bakery this summer – in Carlsbad, CA! Let’s see – would we drive that far for hand made French baked goods? If it was summertime – YES! I’m going to go on a bakery hunt and eat pastry until I find both an amazing Italian and French bakery in the greater Phoenix area (also I will ask my foodie friend Taryn of Phoenix Bites – the best food website of ever!!)

      October 5, 2016 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Briseida Alvarez

    Since I love cookies and already love far from the valley I’d drive far πŸ™‚ mmmm!!

    October 3, 2016 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Looks sooo yummy!!

    October 4, 2016 at 12:00 am
  • Reply Melissa Deems

    I will visit soon!

    October 4, 2016 at 12:56 am
  • Reply Crystal Hunter

    Yum!! how far wouldn’t I drive for delicious cookies?! πŸ˜‰

    October 4, 2016 at 1:31 am
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      Heart this! That is my new motto “How far wouldn’t I drive for delicious cookies?!” Tucson and beyond!

      October 4, 2016 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Jodee

    I wish I knew about this 2 weeks ago. We would have stopped, for sure! I’m sure we will be back and I will keep it on my list.

    October 4, 2016 at 2:00 am
  • Reply Danielle R

    looks yummy

    October 4, 2016 at 3:16 am
  • Reply Randee Beimer

    Well it looks like I’d drive to Tucson to try these out! Yum!

    October 4, 2016 at 4:34 am
  • Reply Alexandra Ashley

    Please don’t tempt me. Im a cookie monster πŸ˜†

    October 4, 2016 at 8:32 am
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      You and me both. These are worth going to the monster side for πŸ™‚

      October 4, 2016 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Mary n

    Mmm… I miss a good bakery! Grew up back in NJ where there was a bakery in every town. Nom no.!

    October 4, 2016 at 12:41 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      Sounds dreamy, a bakery in every town! I love going to the bakery – there are some good ones here (I am always searching for good bakeries πŸ™‚ desserts are my thing!) There is Karl’s Bakery in Phoenix and Iced for Life in Gilbert. We’d love to hear of more, comment with your favorites πŸ™‚

      October 4, 2016 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Lisa N.

    Looks so yummy! Do they have an IG or fb page? I’m a much better social media food stalker than actually making it out, but if I were ever in Tucson I’d have it on my list for sure.

    October 4, 2016 at 2:16 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      Heart this! Yes, it is so much easier to virtually go places right?

      You can visit Viro’s Facebook page and website and here is a really cool write up from the website

      October 4, 2016 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply denise r

    I live in Tucson. Thank you or letting me know about this . I cant wait to go .

    October 4, 2016 at 4:15 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      You are so lucky and so welcome! Let us know all about the treats you try! You can tag us in your photos so we can see @activemomsblog on IG and @activemoms everywhere else! Whatever you do, get the cookies!!!!

      October 4, 2016 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Valerie Gardner

    I live in Mesa so next time I’m in the area.

    October 5, 2016 at 5:01 pm
  • Reply Kelly R

    I want to take a day trip to Tucson. I’ll have to swing by!

    October 5, 2016 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply Sarah Gillespie

    This is my favorite treat spot when I visit Tuscon. Eegees too!

    October 11, 2016 at 4:16 am
  • Reply Keith Gieseck

    Definitely need to check this out with my little monsters

    October 11, 2016 at 4:30 am
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