It’s no surprise that Frank DePasquale, owner of many of Boston’s favorite restaurants, has added yet another delicious spot to his extensive list. Bricco Salumeria and Pasta Shop is the newest addition located on 11 Board Alley right next to Bricco Panetteria in the North End. It brings the sensation and feel of Italy with a bakery right down the alley from restaurants, just like in the beautiful country itself.
The Pasta Shop not only offers more than 100 types of handmade pastas, breads from Bricco Panetteria and sauces, but also milk and butter from grass-fed cows, pasteurized eggs, and butter straight from Italy, made from buffalo milk. There’s also an assortment of cured Italian meats and cheeses sold by the pound, olive oil, vinegar, and all things Italian. The shop offers a variety of focaccia bread and fresh croissants handmade every morning. And if you come in early enough, you can witness the art of making handmade mozzarella cheese, made by Joe Locilento. Marinara and puttanesca sauces handmade by Bricco’s executive chef, Gianni Caruso, are sold in jars so you can take a piece of Bricco with you.
For those with an appetite, the shop offers a variety of Italian sandwiches, such as the original Panino, Panino lady, chicken parmigiana, eggplant parmigiana, meatball, oven roasted turkey, and much more. The shop will be maximizing their sandwich menu soon and offering specials for the day. Catering is also available.