A small sign hung over the entrance to an alley on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. The sign was simple and read, Bricco Panetteria. We were intrigued and entered the alley. About 100 feet down was a glowing door with a sign to the right of it listing off which breads were available at that moment. I say moment because things sell out quickly at Bricco.
We walked through the doorway and down the stairs where we were greeted by a friendly Italian woman standing behind a counter with an authentic working Italian bakery behind her. There was a rack of bread to her left with todays selections. For $5.99, we got a Proscuitto and Parmesan Ciabatta that was warm, fresh and tasty. The proscuitto was tender and lean, while the parmesan added a level of creaminess to the bread.
Bricco Panetteria is open EVERYDAY from 8am until 11pm, so make sure you seek out this this hidden gem.