Scafuri Bakery | University Village/Little Italy | Bakery, Italian | Restaurant
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Family-run bakery offering pizza and sandwiches in addition to breads, cookies, and pastries.

Our Review

Family run since 1904, Scafuri Bakery could transport you to a nonna's kitchen—which is appropriate, given that matriach Annette Mategrano ran the place for nearly 50 years, retiring only at age 90, when the shop closed its doors back in 20076. Reopened by two of her nieces this spring, it offers thick focaccia-like squares of Roman-style pizza in addition to coffee, sandwiches, and baked goods. Fresh breads range from Italian and whole-wheat to a loaf with figs, walnuts, fennel, and rosemary; other Italian specialties include biscotti, cuccidati (fig cookies), and pignoli (almond macaroons with pine nuts). There are other sweets to choose from, among them pies, pastries, decorated cakes, cannoli filled to order. I was intrigued by the bomboloni, filled Italian doughnuts, and tried a couple with a filling of mild goat cheese and honey, a steal at $1.25 apiece. And while you see "homemade" on menus a lot, the zucchini-olive-oil cake here has the taste of the real thing.

Stefanie Wright

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