From focaccia and ciabatta to pantonne and merendines, Italy has a rich history in baking. Even in modern Italy, every city, town, and village has a wealth of bakers who carry on their culinary heritage with a range of traditional recipes and techniques.
These authentic treats and delicacies have even made their way to the United States and Canada. Walk down any main street, and you’re all but guaranteed to find baked goods stores that style themselves as Italian bakeries.
But with so many delectable options to choose from, it can be hard to know which bakery to pick – or, rather, which you should visit first. So, to help you find the most delicious pastries, cakes, and breads with no delay, here are the top five Italian bakeries in North America.
Liscio’s Italian Bakery & Deli
373 Egg Harbor Road, Washington Township, Wedgewood, NJ, 08080
3321 Route 42, Washington Township, Crosskeys, NJ, 08081
124 S Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ, 08028
With three retail locations to choose from, Liscio’s Italian Bakery & Deli serves New Jersey citizens the most mouth-watering pies, cookies, pastries, hoagies, sandwiches, and pizzas around.
For those with a special event on the horizon, they also offer an irresistible party menu, as well as cakes for birthdays, weddings, and special occasions. And if you’re in a gift-giving mood at any time of the year, Liscio’s phenomenal homemade bruschetta specialty tray is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
As well as a wide selection of in-store items, Liscio’s also offers home delivery and bread wholesale. So whether you’re putting world-class breads and pastries on your shelves or just craving a tasty snack, make sure to stop off at Liscio’s Italian Bakery & Deli
Don’t miss out on Liscio’s… impressive 6-foot hoagie, the perfect way to kick off a party in style!
Rotella’s Italian Bakery
6949 108th St, La Vista, NE, 68128
Starting in the 1850s, the Rotella family of Calabria, Italy, made rustic loaves for the local townsfolk from a single brick oven. As the years went by, Rotella’s increased their production with high-tech modern equipment, but never let go of their insurmountable old-world skill. Today, this full-service specialty bakery supports the nation’s biggest names in the restaurant and food industry with quality Italian breads.
Rotella’s Italian Bakery has a massive inventory for bread lovers to choose from, with over 400 varieties available for national and wholesale distribution. Their stock of loaves, rolls, buns, breadsticks, ciabatta, and specialty breads are the perfect complement to any meal – and they even offer gluten-free products.
Don’t miss out on Rotella’s… Yellow Toast French Loaf, a classic addition to any luxury breakfast!
Calgary Italian Bakery
5301 5th Street, SE Calgary, Alberta
What sets Calgary Italian Bakery apart is its unwavering focus on the core of traditional Italian baking: to bake outstanding breads with simple, local ingredients to feed the community. With that goal in mind, this family-owned and operated bakery and deli delivers all across Calgary to help every meal taste better.
Calgary Italian Bakery produces a wide range of authentic Italian breads, buns, and specialty baked goods. Even though Luigi Bontorin – who founded the bakery with his wife Myrl – has passed, his passion for family and quality baking lives on in the bakery’s famous Famiglia Breads. With 14 Field Bread, Oat Bran Bread, Whole Wheat Bread, and Sunflower Flax Bread, this premium range elevates a staple food into an art form.
Don’t miss out on Calgary’s… delicious range of Famiglia Breads, available from Calgary retailers and national brands!
Cellone’s Italian Bread Co.
663 Napor Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA, 15205
Even after over 100 years of baking fresh bread and rolls, Cellone’s Italian Bread Co. remains rooted in traditional Italian baking. They put their authentic recipes and techniques to good use in creating phenomenal artisan bread for groceries and restaurants across the United States.
As proof of their products’ superior taste, Cellone’s gladly invites retailers for a tasting session of their loaves, rolls, pizza shells, croutons, and more. And since their goods are a common sight in a baker’s dozen of big-name stores, it’s clear they’re simply irresistible!
Don’t miss out on Cellone’s… wide range of sliced Italian breads, which give you scrumptious meals in no time flat!
195 Grand St, New York, NY, 10013
As the city’s first Italian bakery, Café Ferrara opened its door in 1892 to provide delightful company and refreshment to opera goers in New York City’s Little Italy. Their combination of freshly ground coffees and wonderful Italian desserts offered the perfect cap to an already beautiful and enjoyable evening. Even today they remain in touch with their sweet side, baking a wide variety of cookies, cakes, and candies.
But Ferrara’s greatest claim to fame is creating a product so unbelievably delicious that it sparked an expression you’re sure to have heard before: HOLY CANNOLI! With their perfect blend of ricotta, pastry, and chocolate, Ferrara cannoli have been the treat of choice for chefs and celebrities worldwide. So, next time you’re in New York City (or shopping online for something sweet), do yourself a favor and grab a box or two.
Don’t miss out on Ferrara’s… unmissable, unmistakeable, world-famous cannoli!
Always meet customer demand with quality industrial bakery machinery
These five bakeries work hard to ensure the people of North America never have to go without delicious Italian breads and baked goods. And keeping up with that incredible demand is only possible through investing in the finest bakery automation equipment.
At LMC, we supply bakeries across the world with automated bread slicers, baggers, and heat sealers to boost their production rates and accelerate their operation. We even offer installation, servicing, maintenance, and spare parts to keep your bakery machinery in top shape.
To find out more about how LMC can help you pump out world-class bread like never before, get in touch with us today