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Massimo's Bread

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  • Just Larry Sep 26, 2001 09:01 AM
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I bough a bread at Massimo's on Saturday. A Ciabatta. They wrap it in a piece of paper and lovingly tie it with a piece of straw. It was still warm from the oven. It didn't have a leather crust like La Brea. For me that is a good thing. It does have the earthy flavor of a good sourdough made from a variety of different flours. Very compelling and enjoyable. While I was there I HAD to try one of those pine nut studded cookies. It had a marzipan core and with the toasty taste of the pine nuts it was great. My dogs like their doggie cookies too. Bread is $3.00 and cookie is $1.00. Just remember, behind Van's at Washington and Redwood.

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  1. Larry
    Do you recall seeing any bread made from Whole Grain, or anything other than white flour?

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    1. re: Muhlyssa

      At this point they are only making one type of bread. It is most certainly not just made from white flour. It is like the La Brea rustic bread but made from more types of flour and a much less leathery crust.

    2. Sounds great! Perhaps youcan tell me where I can find this place? My wife loves all things Marzipan!!!

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      1. re: Bob S.

        It is at the corner of Redwood and Washington Blvd. The address will only confuse you. It is about 5 blocks East of Lincoln. Look for the Van's tennis shoe store and turn there. It is behind Van's. This location is so bad that if their products were not stellar, they would already be out of business.

        1. re: Just Larry

          I believe what he's having such a hard time articulating is that the place is in Santa Monica/Venice.

          Or so I guess, from the references to streets named after dead presidents (not that there aren't streets with the same name in other communities).

          1. re: TE

            It is on Redwood, which intersects with Washngton Blvd. It is one store south of Washington on the east side of the street. It's more like Marina Del Rey/Venice. It is east of Lincoln, west of Centinela. There is a Fosters Freeze on the opposite corner and a Taco Bell too.

            1. re: Alexis

              It is in Culver City for sure. All of this confusion continues to prove my point. Just go there already!