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This link will take you to the online digital version of the December issue of PUNCH magazine La Biscotteria story: http://www.journalgraphicsdigitalpublications.com/epubs/36Media/PunchSpiritofThePeninsulaDecember2019/#?page=62

By: Paolo Colombo

On May 6th, Little Italy hosted over 160 people and 8 contestants in a bracket style tournament for the “Top Cannoli” bragging rights. Our judges (Pasquale Esposito, Linda Bozzo Zavoral from the Mercury News, and Jeff Capaccio from NIAF named La Biscoterria from Redwood City as the Winner and Romolo’s Cannoli Factory from San Mateo earned the People’s Choice Awards. All of the Cannoli we tried were amazing and we want to thank all the bakeries that supported Little Italy to raise money for our Cultural center & Museum including The Charming Kitchen, Dolce Sicilia, Mary’s Cannoli, A Slice of New York, Teresa Cefalu Dirkson, and Holy Cannoli


Erin Hurley

January 10, 2014

30 Things You Need to Know About Redwood City Before You Move There

This California city's climate is the best in the country, period. And that's according to the government, so you know it must be true, right?

Making the list at #19. It Has Killer Biscotti

30 Things You Need to Know About Redwood City, CA Before You Move There

Picture Source: Flickr user Janet Hudson (Not La Biscotteria's actual biscotti in image used by blogger)

For a sweet taste of Italy in Redwood City don’t miss La Biscotteria, where you’ll drool over traditional Italian classics like panettone, cannoli, and of course incredible biscotti. The charming bakery has been serving these delicacies to the public for 10 years and still gets rave reviews. Make a detour (and some room in your stomach) for these sweets. Delizioso!

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Editors' Picks - Best Biscotti, La Biscotteria 

March 27 - April 2, 2013 

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The Almanac says,  "Biscotti, Cannoli, Focaccia ... That's Italian!"
La Biscotteria is excited to share the following article featured in the The November 1, 2006 issue of The Almanac in their Food & Drink section
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Friday, March 9, 2012

La Dolce Vita at La Biscotteria

One sniff outside the door at La Biscotteria, and you'll be hooked. Serving handmade pastries and pasta made from authentic Italian recipes, La Biscotteria has perfected the biscotti and more in an unassuming bakery shop in Redwood City on El Camino Real.

Delicious on their own or paired (even dipped) with a dessert wine or gourmet coffee, it's easy to become enamored with these biscotti. Let me count the ways:

The classic anise almond biscotti creates a magical combination of flavors and a big crunch, especially the dark chocolate dipped. 

The lemon version dipped in white chocolate is light and lemony, refreshingly sweet and crunchy, and better than I expected.

The pumpkin biscottini with cinnamon spices and brown sugar makes a great holiday flavor with no nuts, and a more simple approach. I liked them best dipped in Peet's French Roast coffee for breakfast.

My favorite flavor is the orange dark chocolate dipped, a crazily addictive combination of almond crunch, a burst of orange essential oil, and rich dark chocolate. Wow.

I also had to try the pumpkin cannoli made to order. It's like an Italian version of pumpkin pie, with a delightful crisp shell and a creamy pumpkin filling. I can see why it's another classic Italian dessert.

I haven't even made it to La Biscotteria's homemade ravioli or focaccia yet, but according to reviews on Yelp, they're all big hits with customers. The cheese ravioli is available year-round while the butternut squash and meat filled ravioli are only available at special times of the year. The focaccia must be ordered by 3 pm on Fridays and is only available for pick-up on Saturdays between 10 am- 3 pm. I have a feeling their loyal customers don't mind going through these hoops to get their favorite focaccia, especially the artichoke and pesto version, which seems to have rabid fans on Yelp.

There's much more to try and enjoy at La Biscotteria from the amaretti chocolate dipped cookies to the chocolate chip panettone and hand painted ceramic majolica pottery from Umbria, Italy. I will save those to savor and experience later. Good things come to those who wait and to those who make a stop at La Biscotteria.
Fancy Food & Culinary Products Magazine Puts La Biscotteria in the Spotlight
The February 2005 issue of Fancy Food & Culinary Products magazine highlighted La Biscotteria's biscotti in their monthly column, "What's New? Ask Nancy". La Biscotteria is proud to have garnered the attention of such a prestigious magazine.Fancy Food & Culinary Products is a standout in the gourmet retailing marketplace, writing exclusively for retailers of gourmet food and the culinary products they sell. Visit Fancy Food Magazine at www.FancyFoodMagazine.com.

 Biscotta THE NIBBLE (TM) - Great Finds for Foodies (tm)

 If Nonna isn’t baking, buy these!

 May 2005

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La Biscotteria

Biscotti & Biscottini

We love biscotti, but don’t often have time to bake our own. They’re more time-consuming than a drop cookie like chocolate chip. As “twice-baked” cookies, they require an evenly-shaped loaf to be baked and sliced into the individual cookies, which are baked again to achieve their famed crunchiness.

Most of the commercially-available biscotti fall way short of our own in taste and quality, so we have spent long periods in biscotti deprivation. That’s why we were so happy to find La Biscotteria, a San Francisco-area bakery that makes old-fashioned biscotti with some new twists, that we’ll happily substitute for our own.  We also that in addition to the standard 5" café-size biscotti, La Biscotteriamakes a 3" biscottini for snacking, coffee, and dessert accents.

La BiscottiaLa Biscotteria uses great recipes—the anise and lemon were brought to America from Naples by the founder’s grandmother—and premium ingredients. All flavors are made with whole California almonds, sweet cream butter, fresh whole eggs, pure cane sugar, pure essential oils and Madagascar vanilla. Schokinag, one of the world’s finest baking chocolates, imported from Germany, is used for the icings.

Each flavor deserves your consideration:

  • Anise Biscotti and Biscottini, almond dough lightly seasoned with anise (the classic biscotti recipe)
  • Dark Chocolate Anise Biscotti and Biscottini, the classic with an icing of rich chocolate
  • Lemon Biscotti and Biscottini, with pure essential oil of lemon
  • Orange Biscottini, with pure essential oil of orange
  • White Chocolate Lemon Biscotti and Biscottini, with an icing of lemony white chocolate (our personal favorite)
  • Dark Orange Chocolate Biscotti, with an icing of orange-infused dark chocolate
  • Raisin Biscotti and Biscottini, especially popular as a complement to fine wines

The 3" biscottini are large enough for full enjoyment of the treat, yet small enough so you don’t feel as if you’re over-indulging. They snuggle perfectly against a coffee cup or gelato dish, and slip easily onto an assorted desert plate.

The 5" biscotti are available in gift boxes. The biscottini are available in bags only, but you can put them in a decorative tin for serious gift-giving.  For a more casual gift, put the biscotti bag in small, festive gift bag with tissue paper and; the recipient will think the packaging is just perfect.


Anise, Dark Chocolate Anise*, White Chocolate Lemon*, Dark Chocolate Orange*, Raisin

  • Biscotti Gift Box
    eight 5" cookies
    $6.95 plain flavors 
    $7.95 iced flavors*
  • Biscottini 
    30-40 3" cookies
    $9.95 plain flavors 
    $11.95 iced flavors*

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La Biscotteria Biscotti

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