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Rome Restaurants

Pasticceria Boccioni

  • Via del Portico d'Ottavia 1 Map It
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Updated 03/25/2014

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Forno means "oven" in Italian, but it's also the word for a bakery that specializes in bread and simple baked goods, like biscotti and pine nut tarts. A pasticceria, on the other hand, specializes in more complicated Italian sweets, like fruit tarts, montebianco (a chestnut-cream creation resembling an alpine mountain), and millefoglie (puff pastry layered with pastry cream). Straddling the line between a forno and a pasticceria, on the "main drag"

of the Ghetto, Pasticceria Boccioni—commonly known as Forno del Ghetto (aka “The Burnt Bakery,” for the dark brown crust most everything here seems to have)—is famed for being the only establishment that makes Roman Jewish specialties. Try the delicious ricotta cheesecake, filled with cherries or chocolate, baked in an almondy crust. Get here early on Friday as they sell out before closing for the Sabbath.

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Via del Portico d'Ottavia 1, Rome, 00186, Italy

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Updated 03/25/2014


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