A stroll around the Strip District will reveal a wide array of shops, cafes, and restaurants that make this neighborhood so charming. One of these establishments is the authentically Italian and delicious Enrico Biscotti Bakery and Café. Since their grand opening in 1993, Enrico Biscotti has been committed to handcrafting traditional Italian bread, pastry, cookies, pizza, cakes, and more with all-natural ingredients and authentic recipes. Every one of their treats is baked by hand on-site, and despite their old-fashioned approach, their team has the capacity to make over 1,000 pounds of exquisite biscotti every day. The cafe itself is tucked away down a narrow path off Penn Ave behind the storefront, where a world of flavor awaits.
While biscotti is their most well-known item – and for good reason – the bakery has a variety of handmade products, each more delicious than the next. Their selection of bread includes cornetti, zampanos, pepperoni rolls, chocolate babka, focaccia, and more. They have cake flavors that will make your head spin, including a New York cheesecake, crushed hazelnut ricotta, caramel cornmeal cranberry upside-down cake, and a chocolate oblivion, available for birthdays or any special occasion you may be celebrating. They also have a delicious assortment of pies ranging from sweet to savory and everything in between.
When you enter the café, you’ll be greeted by the mouth-watering aroma of espresso and oven-fired pizza. Formerly an auto shop, the space offers a unique feel, with a brick oven and cozy seating. Head to the café for brunch or lunch, and have your pick of mouth-watering menu items like breakfast risotto, sorta rustica, or the pasta of the day. If you want to join in on the action and learn to cook like the pros, consider signing up for a bread or pizza making class taught by Enrico himself. Enjoy house wine while learning the tricks of the trade, and bring home your delicious creation to share with friends and family.
They also host regular events throughout the year, like their First Friday Dinner each month, and their Mardi Gras Dinner with Chef Roy from New Orleans, which takes place in March. To sign up or get more information about these exciting opportunities, head over to their website.
Whether you’re hungry for breakfast, have a hankering for pasta, or simply want a sweet treat to brighten up your day, Enrico Biscotti Co. has just what you need, plus it’s just a short walk from the Cork Factory!
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