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Massimo's Delectables

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Howie Sep 16, 2001 02:28 AM

Massimo told me that he and Lisa will be opening a cafe on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, soon! The cafe will feature their fabulous pastries as well as more breads and cappuccino!

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    Jeff Shore Sep 19, 2001 12:58 PM

    Oh my goodness. We just went there for the first time last night. Tried 10 types of cookies -- two doggie, eight human. All cookies were amazing, but our favorites were the amaretto (the texture - like marzipan!), the wedding cookie, and the semolina (the best shortbread ever!). Plus, they are all the nicest people we've ever met...

    New location should be at 1029 Abbot Kinney. Could someone fill me in more on them? Is Lisa Italian? How long have they been there? This is one of the best discoveries Chowhound has ever introduced us to...

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      Muhlyssa Sep 16, 2001 12:31 PM

      I'm glad you posted about this. My parents live down the block from Massimo's and I Mum the other day if she had been there and if she noticed if they sell anything other than sweets (I'm diabetic and can't eat sugar, hard to be a dessert-hound now). She said she didn't know, but based on your post, it sounds like they do sell breads.

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        Just Larry Sep 16, 2001 08:37 PM

        They sell Breads and Ciabatta. I tried their rum balls and a cocoa dusted chocolate truffle and was floating in a state of bliss for hours. I will be headed back soon. The address will do you no good in finding the place, it is at Washington and Redwood BEHIND Van's tennis shoe store.

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          Howie Sep 16, 2001 08:45 PM

          FYI, right now they only make bread on Fridays and Saturdays. Massimo said this will probably change once the cafe is going. They also frequently have bakery-made dog biscuits in a little basket near the door!

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