La Biscotteria, Redwood City

I am not a great fan of what Americans call “Biscotti”, as the biscotti I usually have in Italy do not usually contain anise, and when they do it’s more of a slight taste, not an overload like I often find here. So, I was late in checking out this little shop on El Camino Real in Redwood City- La Biscotteria. In fact, I learned they they make much more than just biscotti, and that’s what lead me to Angela, the owner of La Biscotteria with her husband and their families. I have been redeemed! Not only do they carry amazing biscotti anise-free, but they also create some fantastic treats I was absolutely impressed with!

La Biscotteria, Redwood City- Cannoli

The shop is cute and welcoming, and Angela is a good hostess. She greeted me in Italian and it was easy to tell her what I was up to. That’s when she showed me her magic! She picked from a few jar a few different biscotti for me to try- what relief to taste the absence of anise!! Biscotti all’arancia (orange), plain, with dry fruit, plain dipped in chocolate, chocolate dipped in chocolate, and lemon with a lemon custard- I have become a fan! What a variety, and what delicacies! I have been impressed by the freshness of the biscotti, the incredible taste, and the beautiful Deruta ceramics behind the counter. Take a look at the pictures- Angela prides herself with her connections in Deruta, and all the ceramics exposed, although expensive, are for sale.

La Biscotteria, Redwood City

La Biscotteria makes cannoli on special orders, and on Saturdays they also make focaccia to order- useless to say, at this point I am completely smitten. They make round focaccia (single-order pizza style) with mushrooms or potatoes, and they have a wide variety of larger focaccia. I ordered a sheet of the tomato one and a round mushroom. I also ordered a couple of cannoli for me to try out.

Saturday morning I headed

to La Biscotteria, and although it was somewhat busy when I first went, on a Saturday the line of people was continuous. The cannoli shell was great- light, not oily, and perfectly crunchy. But I have to say, it was the focaccia who got me hooked! The softness of home, I could say: flavorful, super-soft, and generally yummy, I had a tough time to make it last till dinner! Our guests really enjoyed it- and so did we: we’re maiking it a regular fixture of our Saturday gatherings!

La Biscotteria- Focacce

What a fantastic place! If you go, please tell Angela I sent you- she’ll be thrilled to hear what you think of her products!

La Biscotteria
2747 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94061
(650) 366-2747
Tuesday – Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday – Monday: Closed

Cannoli image courtesy of Alyssa

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