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Aug 28, 2008 08:13 AM

Piedigrotta Bakery in Baltimore's Little Italy

I'm hearing so many good things about this little place tucked away on the far side of Little Italy. Free parking no less! Now I'm curious since someone mentioned they make crostini, whether they ever have crostini di fegato, (aka crostini Tuscano / crostini with chicken liver spread) which is a common preparation in Tuscany and probably other parts of Italy. Anyone tried it here or any where else in Baltimore or DC? I haven't seen it on any other local menus.

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  1. I've not seen it there but I've concetrated on their sweets. You definitely need to check them out.

    1. Ooooo... that's one of my favorites (and really easy to make), but no, I've never seen it there. Crostini-wise, usually they have a spinach and cheese and a meat (prosciutto, salami, mortadella -- sometimes all three) and cheese.

      The sweets are predictably fantastic, but the savory counter is no slouch, either. I'm especially fond of the meat and cheese pie when she has it. The filling is savory, but they use a sweet dough for the crust. Very unexpected, and really enjoyable.

      1. If you ask them, they may make you crostini. Piedegrotta is a constant source of culinary wonder. For example, we happened to be there when an older Italian gentleman was picking up an Easter cake that he had ordered and we asked for one. They love food there and I think they would appreciate the interest.

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        1. re: indcgirl

          I have to agree with the comment. I was there not too long after they moved around the corner. When I mentioned it was the first time I had been in the new quarters, the proprietor decided he had to give me a tour of the kitchen. Just thinking about it makes me want to go back.

          1. re: pgreen

            The owner (a husband and wife) are so kind. The husband gave a friend and I a tour of the kitchen this summer and sent us home with a semi-freddo straight from the walk-in.

            I go there after lunch at Lemongrass – it's right around the corner.