Located on St. Pete Beach, La Casa del Pane is an authentic Italian bakery dishing out delicious pastries, breads, sandwiches, salads, and more to couples each day.
The second you enter this quaint, hole-in-the-wall shop, the smell of fresh baked bread will have your stomach growling. And as you walk up to the register to place your order, the rows of fresh baked pastries and pizzas will have you and your loved one drooling.
In terms of the menu itself, La Casa del Pane is known for its true Italian sandwiches, which are made fresh everyday. The meats are purchased daily from a local butcher, while the bread and mozzarella are made in house each morning.
There are ten different sandwich combinations couples can choose from. However, the local favorites include the Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Balsamic, and Basil, as well as the “Casa Special” – Sopressata, Fresh Mozzarella, Arugula, Tomato, and La Casa’s house sauce (garlic, hot pepper olive oil).
These sandwiches may sound simple, but are absolutely to die for.
In addition to sandwiches, couples can order fresh pizzas and salads. With a variety of options including a Caprese Pizza or a Antipasto Salad (mixed lettuce with grilled eggplant, zucchini, artichoke, roasted peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella, and topped with olive oil/balsamic vinegar), it is assured you and your loved one will leave this place full and happy.
If you are still hungry after your main course however, you must try one of La Casa del Pane’s homemade desserts. Whether you go for a freshly made croissant or a tasty cannoli, all sweet cravings will be satisfied.
It is also important to note that La Casa del Pane brews up some of the best coffee in the area. Finish your visit with an authentic Italian espresso at the shop’s traditional coffee bar.
In addition, as La Casa del Pane opens at 8 a.m. each morning, couples can choose to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Devour a simple breakfast sandwich or a loaded omelette with your loved one before heading to work.
Lastly, La Casa del Pane also serves as a small Italian grocery store. Pick up some pasta, wine, olives, and sauces before you head out, as there is truly no better place to shop for your authentic Italian ingredients.
As a lover of Italian food, I can assure you this is the place to go if you’re in St. Pete.
Head on down to La Casa del Pane for a sandwich, pastry, or pizza that will have you coming back for more.