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“Of course, go for the pane cunzato”

Panificio di Stabile e Anselmo
Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Scopello
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Port Huron, Michigan
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Of course, go for the pane cunzato”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

We came on Sunday afternoon to try the pane cunzato (or "cunzatu" in Sicilian) often mentioned online, and there were hundreds of locals there--it was clearly "the" place for lunch. We took a number (55) and, as they were serving number 40, waited an hour in shoulder-to-shoulder conditions despite the efficient handling of each client, which was a great chance to be among local residents; we were the only non-Italians there. Some people bought dozens of items. There is minimal seating, and you will be given a tray and waxed paper on which the order is placed; return the tray at the end. The pane itself (split and dug-out foccaccia in which there is cheese, roasted tomatoes, anchovies, olive oil, salt, and oregano) was tasty though not "knock your socks off" delicious, which should not be expected, as it is a 3-euro sandwich. The owners and customers were friendly and we enjoyed the experience as well as the opportunity to replicate the pane cunzato at home.

  • Visited May 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Taste of Sicily!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

A must stop in Scopello. We stayed in the village for a week and had their bread every day- tasted very good! But Pane Cunzatu was a real treat- fresh bread sandwich with anchovis, cheese, tomatoes, olive oil. Another, worth trying food was the amazing Sfincione- simillar to pizza but tasted like heaven.The owners are very friendly. Lovely family-run business.

  • Visited April 2014
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“Rustic and serious ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

For a foreigner, this is an intriguing place: tucked away on a small street in a small town it is obviously an important place for Sicilians judging from the weekend crowds. The selection is simple but solid quality over the years

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Surrey, UK
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“Mmmm delicious Pane”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Very busy spot with people getting their sandwiches to take down to the Tonnara. The bread is chewy and baked dark, for flavour. A couple of thin slices of provolone cheese, tomatoes, anchovies, olive oil and a shake of oregano complete this simple treat. Well worth the 3 euros.

Visited October 2013
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Rome, Italy
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“A must when in Scopello!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Well, there is not much to say about this tiny little place except that It is the real deal. I just saw some bad reviews on the Italian reviews and I can only assume that jealousy from competitors was the motivation. This place is great!!! Open from 9 in the morning till about 10 at night the forno is the place to get a take away and bring it with you to the lovely beaches around Scopello. You can also eat in a lovely shaded patio in front of the shop. There is only few choices of what to eat, the speciality is this BIG sandwich filled with olive oil, tomatoes, pecorino cheese, anchovies and a sprinkle of oregano called the Pane Cunzatu. It is delicious and It cost less than a cappuccino in Paris, yes 3 Euros!!! The bread is made in the morning on the premises by 3 lovely old men. This place is famous so avoid obvious meal hours if you don't want to queue. You can't go to Scopello and not go there at least once, we went 3 times in four days...a must.

  • Visited September 2013
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