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“One of the few real Italian places”
Review of La Casa Del Pane

La Casa Del Pane
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Nashua, New Hampshire
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“One of the few real Italian places”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

I wonder if Tampa Bay is second only to Northern New England for bad Italian food. This is why it is refreshing to find places like La Casa del Pane. I put them at the same level as Mario's in Madeira Beach and the famous Mazzaro's. One little known secret is that the owners are from Altamura in Apulia. The Altamura bread is one of the best you can have. I like the dark bread, but have nothing against the white one. Their coffee and cappuccino are the best I have had in a long time. Once I was waiting for them to open the door in the morning and there was a delightful smell of fresh roasted coffee in the air. They have sandwiches at lunch. By mid-May they will move less than two miles north on Gulf Blvd in order to have more space for tables both inside and outside. They will offer pizza and other cooked food. All the best to them.

  • Visited March 2014
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4 Thank Luigi D
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Authentic taste of Italy in St. Pete!”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

My wife, son and I recently visited St. Pete and had the buona fortuna of discovering this little gem. If you are seeking an authentic Italian cafe and pasticceria, complete with first-generation Italian immigrants, this is the place for you. Excellent espresso, cappuccino, caffe Americano, spectacular hand-made pastries and breads, delicious sandwiches, and a smaller collection of Italian specialty products await you. You are encouraged to arrive early in the day, however, as the pastries and breads sell quickly. Be sure to say "Ciao!" to your barista, Anna, and tell her Stefano sent you!

Also, note that Casa del Pane will be moving to a new, expanded location just up the road in the coming months!

  • Visited March 2014
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3 Thank HeyMack1960
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Authentic & Delicious”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you are on St. Petersburg Beach, you MUST stop in to La casa Del Pane. The delicous, homemade food is made hourly. Everything they make is amazing from the bread to the sandwiches. Take a seat at the coffee bar to eat your sandwhich, and don't forget to get an espresso or cappachino made by Ana or Madelina! All of their employees treat you like family, and you will not want to just drive by! Go in and see for yourself :) Thanks Casa!

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Jenna N
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Real Deal”
Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Authentic! Right like being in Italy everything is homemade. Ask the owners to make you something special!

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Rijatut
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

Stopped here on the way out of town for lunch after 3 days in St. Pete. Best meal we had in St Pete!! This is a bakery/Italian food shop so don't expect a full restaurant. Seating is limited to the counter and one small table, but well worth any wait - or just do take out. Amazing sandwiches and great, authentic Italian bread (I even muled a loaf home). Friendly staff. Looks like a favorite of the locals enjoying espresso and chatter at the counter.
Stop here for bread on the way to your condo or hotel suite. Grab a sandwich for your beach picnic- way better than the crappy fried food you'll get at the beachfront haunts.
Excellent!!!

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank L2Cinci
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