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petuniafromhell Feb 16, 2010 10:54 AM

I'm going to Rome in May and I wanted recommendations for Pastries and Chocolate Shops.

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    goodcop Apr 11, 2010 06:51 AM

    I highly recommend Sweety Rome on Via Milano (esp. for the cupcakes). Their pastry has become an addiction.

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      Hungry Celeste Feb 24, 2010 02:45 AM

      Sal De Riso, an excellent pastry guy from the Amalfi Coast, has a location in Rome, Via Gallia, 12. It's near St. John Lateran & the baths of Caracalla. De Riso's website: http://www.deriso.it/home.aspx

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        vincentinparisandrome Feb 21, 2010 04:13 PM

        By the way, if you can read even the most basic menu Italian, get yourself a copy of Roma per il goloso. The publisher is La Pecora Nera Editore. Excellent listings of the best food shops by neighborhood, and by type.

        1. katieparla Feb 21, 2010 11:41 AM

          Regoli is amazing. Panella is insanely expensive and I find their pastries to be very hit or miss. They try to do everything from ancient roman pastries to tel kadayif so they get points for variety but lose out to Regoli in taste and consistency. Another favorite is Innocenti on Via della Luce in Trastevere.

          Other great pastry shops specializing in other regional pastries are Pasticceria Nobel (Sicilian pastries on the ViaTuscolana). Neapolitan pastries are best at La Caffetiera in Piazza in Pietra.

          Mondo di Laura (www.mondodilaura.com/) does really nice cookies. Near her shop on Via Ettore Rolli is Er Maritozzaro, a Trastevere legend for whipped cream filled pastries.

          For chocolate the is Said (http://www.said.it/) in San Lorenzo, Bottega del Cioccolato (http://www.labottegadelcioccolato.it/) in Monti and Moriondo e Gariglio near the Pantheon.

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            vincentinparisandrome Feb 21, 2010 03:44 PM

            Definitely Regoli for cakes and Panella for breads. (And no, they're not cheap, but the bread is very good.)

            I've never been to Said, which is also quite close. Maybe I need to go for stroll in San Lorenzo tomorrow! Thanks, Katie!

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              vinoroma Feb 21, 2010 10:43 PM

              I second Regoli and Innocenza. And add Mizzica for Sicilian pastries. Theirs is the only cannoli that comes near the real thing.

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              vincentinparisandrome Feb 20, 2010 09:05 AM

              My favorite pastries come from Regoli near Santa Maria Maggiore (http://www.pasticceriaregoli.com/). It's a far above average neighborhood place, but not a ritzy French-inspired pâtisserie. I love their mimosa, and if they have anything with wild strawberries on it, don't hesitate, get two. Believe me, whatever it is, one won't be enough. While you're there, don't miss Panella, the poshest bakery in town (at via Merulana 54). It has a little gourmet grocery on the same premises. In a town that really lacks for good bread that isn't focaccia or pizza, Panella is a godsend.

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                petuniafromhell Feb 17, 2010 04:55 AM

                Forgot to to put on top..in Rome!

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