Piedigrotta Bakery in Baltimore's Little Italy
- crackers Aug 28, 2008 08:13 AM
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.
I've not seen it there but I've concetrated on their sweets. You definitely need to check them out.
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.
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.