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AUGP&G Riverfest

Get some Pretzels for the event. Our Pretzels may not be as big as the fireworks, but they do go great together!

SEPTLabor Day

Back to School? Take a day off and induldge in the best baked goods in Cincinnati. Back to School Products Now Available!


Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is not complete without our Bavarian Pretzels, Super Cream Puffs, and Apple Strudel

About Servatii Pastry Shop

Wilhelm Gottenbusch, a German immigrant, came to the United States after traveling around the world on an international freighter. In 1963, Wilhelm opened his first bakery on Observatory Avenue in Hyde Park. In a one man shop, with a bakery in the back, he made a name for himself by focusing on one thing- quality. Focusing on the quality of his products, Wilhelm and his sons have expanded and grown over the last 50 years.

Wilhelm brought the traditions of his father and grandfather over from Muenster, Germany. His grandfather, George, started out driving a horse drawn wagon door to door selling his fresh baked goods. Wilhelm’s father, George, attended Germany’s most recognizable baking school and received his “Konditor Meister” status – Master Pastry Chef. His father opened Café Servatii, on Servatii Platz, in the heart of Muenster, Germany. Wilhelm followed in his father’s footsteps by earning his “Master Baker” status and starting his own business in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Wilhelm’s sons Gary and Greg have both apprenticed in Germany earning their journeyman status –Greg in pastry and Gary in baking. Gary continued in his father and grandfather’s footsteps by earning his Master Baker certification in 2001. In turn, the Gottenbusch’s have acquired some of the most talented bakers, decorators and pastry chefs in America. All together they work to uphold the values set forth by Wilhelm Gottenbusch 50 years ago.

“My brother Greg and I have an enormous sense of pride, joy and commitment. Carrying on the Legacy and principles that my father began this business with are still as important today as they were 50 years ago” -Gary Gottenbusch.

Recent News


Have you taken your Pretzel Selfie Yet? Download our OKTOBERFEST - READY App for your mobile device and take yours! Contest Winner Announced 11/1/14.

National Cheesecake Day

We hope you had a wonder National Cheesecake Day! Whether you celebrated with a full Cheesecake, or just a slice- Servatii Makes It Special!