If you’ve ever been on the Bricco Salumeria website before, you’ll notice that we have a menu section labeled “panetteria”. This isn’t an error; Bricco Salumeria also operates as a panetteria! We operate this side of our business from the back end of our location in the North End. But, do you know what a panetteria is, and the things you can use it for? If not, you’ve come to the right place! We’ll give you a crash course on panetterias below.

The Definition

You may have heard of the different Italian terms to describe the tiers of restaurants. Terms like ristorante and enoteca should sound familiar to you if so! Panetteria falls under a similar ruleset, but it isn’t quite the same. Rather than hinting at the classiness of the establishment in question, this term more closely revolves around its operations. Panetteria is the Italian word to describe an establishment where baked goods are made and sold. Bricco Panetteria falls into this same category!

What Goods Are Sold?

The baked goods that are sold at a panetteria will vary depending on where you go. Some establishments choose to sell things like pastries, while others go for a more traditional approach. Bricco Panetteria, for example, specializes in selling a variety of types of bread in different styles as well as a few sandwiches that aren’t typically seen on Bricco Salumeria’s menu. All of these baked goods are lovingly crafted, ensuring that you get the most out of the Italian bakery!

Common Misconceptions

If you’re confused as to why panetteria is the official Italian term for bakeries, you’ve probably heard of a similar term called pasticceria. The two terms often get confused because their meanings are so similar! Pasticcerias are Italian bakeries that are more focused on pastries, desserts and sweets for their menu. Panetterias, like Bricco Panetteria, are largely focused on bread and sandwiches. So, while they both sell Italian baked goods, exactly what goods they sell is where the distinction lies.

Bricco Salumeria and Panetteria

Bricco Salumeria and Panetteria allows you to experience the best of both worlds with Italian cooking! Come to the front of our store for fantastic sandwiches and mouth-watering catering dishes. If you need bread and sandwiches not seen on our menu, swing around to the back! There’s amazing things waiting for you at both ends of our establishment. Visit us in the North End today to see what we’re all about!