Aldo’s Bakery and Homemade Ice Cream has been a family run business since 1970.
Our father, Aldo, started our family bakery with the idea to provide customers
with classic baked goods in a warm, friendly atmosphere. We have been cooking in
the traditional homemade style to ensure that our pastries, breads, and ice
cream are made with the freshest and most wholesome ingredients.
The Leone family has been baking breads and pastries in Rhode Island for over 50
years. In 1955, Aldo Leone and his wife Maria emigrated from Italy to
Providence. Aldo developed his craft at a bakery in East Providence where he
learned the classic bread making techniques from an experienced Italian baker.
He and his family spent their first summer on Block Island in 1956 when Aldo was
invited to be the head baker for the elite Spring House Hotel and Narragansett
Inn. It was there that he fell in love with the abandoned fire station that
would become Aldo’s Bakery. In 1970 Aldo and Maria opened for business and began
a tradition of serving authentic homemade breads and pastries. They have since
passed the business onto their sons, Aldo and Bobby, who continue to serve the
summer residents and visitors of Block Island in the same spirit.
Inspired by the classic gelato that the Leone family grew up eating in Italy,
Aldo and Bobby began creating their own handmade ice cream and gelato in 1983.
Aldo’s Ice Cream Shop now serves over 24 flavors of homemade gelato in addition
to over 30 flavors of homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt.
The Pastry Boat
Early every morning, our father, Aldo, would pack his boat with freshly baked
goods and cruise around Block Island Harbor, singing his favorite opera arias to
pass the time (he had a good singing voice). He would call out, “Andiamo!”
(“Let’s go!”) to the passengers and crews on the moored boats to announce that
he had breads, muffins, and coffee to sell. We were not blessed with great
singing voices like our father was, but you know we’re there when you hear us
call out “Andiamoooooooo!”
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Aldo and Bobby Leone
Bakers and Owners
Visit the other Leone family businesses
Block Island Bed & Breakfast
Block Island Moped & Bike Rentals
The Ashley House