Forno Boccione Patisserie, Rome
In the heart of the old Jewish Ghetto in Rome there is a tiny shop with no sign. You will recognise it from the queue of people waiting to get in and from the fragrant aroma in the air.
It is the Forno Boccione, that has been selling its traditional kosher cakes for generations.
Croissants, Venetian cakes, bruscolini…there is always something freshly baked at any time of day.
Of the oven specialities the pizza di Beridda, a traditional Jewish cake that is now known as Pizza di Boccione in Rome: a sweet roll with almonds, pine nuts, raisins and candied fruit is an absolute must.
A braid decorated with glacé cherries and sugar granules, and the ginetti, biscuits flavoured with lemon are traditionally baked on Fridays.
An entire chapter could be written about the crostate – tarts with a just-baked crust and filled with ricotta and sour cherry jam or ricotta and chocolate.
In keeping with Jewish tradition, the shop is closed on Saturdays.
Via del Portico d’Ottavia 2
00186 Rome - Italy
Tel. +39 06 6878637