Enrico Biscotti Co.

Bakery | Italian
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If you like Italian cookies, scones, or coconut macaroons, or strawberry balsamic vinegar tortes, or chewy focaccias still warm from the oven, or artisan pizzas topped with sausage from the local Parma sausage company, you will love Enrico Biscotti Company. This storefront bakery, which Larry Lagattuta opened in 1995 as “stress relief” from his corporate job, has become a foodies’ Mecca in the food-focused Pittsburgh neighborhood known as The Strip.

Through the bakery’s screen doors wafts a come-hither smell of plum-filled crumb cake or cornmeal biscotti getting cut for its second bake. Step inside and confront an array of jars that contain a few dozen different kinds of extra-large, hand-cut biscotti, including classic anise-almond and black pepper walnut as well as white chocolate with macadamia nuts. If ever you walk in and Larry’s macaroons are still warm from the oven, buy some and eat them instantly! Macaroons are a regular part of the repertoire, sometimes dipped in chocolate; but they are not always available. When warm, they are food of the gods.

Behind the bakery, via a short sidewalk, there is a second part of Enrico Biscotti, a European-style café where Larry makes individual-size pizzas in his brick oven and great Italian meals. Here too is the espresso machine, as well as a handful of tables both inside and outdoors in a sort of makeshift patio along the sidewalk. We know of no nicer place to start the day with strong coffee and biscotti, or to have a leisurely lunch of expertly-made true-Italian food.

What to Eat
Enrico Biscotti Co., Biscotti
Biscotti
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An assortment of biscotti; there are approximately 30 different flavors available.
Enrico Biscotti Co., Macaroons
Macaroons
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If you are a coconut lover, Enrico's spectacular macaroons are your dream candy!
Enrico Biscotti Co., Apple Hash
Apple Hash
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Tremendous apple hash was a special on the morning we stopped in.
Enrico Biscotti Co., French Toast
French Toast
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The French toast is thick cut and eggy and comes with nutella and bacon on the side.
Enrico Biscotti Co., Pasta Carbonara
Pasta Carbonara
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Who can pass up breakfast pasta, as this carbonara dish also included bacon and eggs.
Enrico Biscotti Co., Pizza
Pizza
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The wood-burning oven is hot enough to cook a pizza in little over a minute.
Enrico Biscotti Co., Oxtail Stew
Oxtail Stew
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Chef Larry Lagattuta reminded us that oxtails once were throwaway food, for peasants. Their fatty tenderness (when long-cooked) makes them them a luxury meal -- here served on a bed of polenta with a medley of vegetables.
Focaccia
Italian White Bean Soup
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday9am - 4pm
Monday7am - 4pm
Tuesday7am - 4pm
Wednesday7am - 4pm
Thursday7am - 4pm
Friday7am - 4pm
Saturday7am - 4pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 1 MILE | 8 min

There's no neighborhood in America more appetite-friendly than Pittsburgh's Strip. Groceries of every sort, restaurants of every continent, stand-up snacks and sit-down meals abound. It's all within a few blocks, so park the car and take this walking tour of Roadfood classics that begins with outlandish pancakes at DeLuca's or strawberry hotcakes at Pamela's Diner…

Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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