Friday, September 02, 2011

Bricco in Boston's North End Is Opening Bricco Panetteria

[Ed note: This article was updated on September 6 and December 12.]

A restaurant in the North End of Boston that features regional Italian cuisine is opening a bakery, though it apparently won't be a retail spot, at least for now.

According to a post on the Craigslist site, Bricco on Hanover Street is opening a new bakery behind the restaurant and is currently looking for bread bakers to staff the place. An email from 451 Marketing indicates that the bakery, which is called Bricco Panetteria and is located behind Bricco, is not open to the public. Instead, it will be supplying bread to Bricco as well as other places owned by the group that runs the restaurant and bakery (Mare, il Panino Express, Trattoria il Panino, DePasquale Pasta Shoppe, Umbria, and Splash).

Bricco first opened its doors about eight years ago, serving items such as beef carpaccio, stuffed zucchini flowers, shrimp scampi, ricotta pillows, pumpkin tortellini, skate, lamb shank, and brick-oven pizza.

[September 6 update: Bricco Panetteria is now up and running.]

[December 12 update: An email from 451 Marketing indicates that Bricco Panetteria is now open to the public, becoming a combination retail/wholesale bakery. The email mentions that Bricco Panetteria is open seven days a week from 8:00 AM until 11:00 PM.]