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Top Choice Pastries in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Sfogliatella Mary

At the Via Toledo entrance to Galleria Umberto I, this tiny takeaway vendor is widely considered the queen of the sfogliatella. Usually still warm from the oven, it's available in riccia (filo-style pastry) and frol…
Top Choice Gelato in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Il Gelato Mennella

Could it be ingredients like prized Campanian nocciole (hazelnuts) from Giffoni and Sicilian pistachios from Bronte? Perhaps it's the absence of artificial nasties? Whatever the secret, Mennella scoops out smashing …
Neapolitan in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Osteria della Mattonella

In Italian, mattonella means tile, an apt name for this classic Neapolitan osteria, its walls clad in 18th-century majolica tiles. Matriarch Antonietta has been running the place since 1978, her faithful regulars he…
Cafe in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Soulcrumbs

Minimalist, light-filled Soulcrumbs is an easy, contemporary artisanal bakery, cafe, wine bar and bistro in one. Grab a loaf of sourdough bread to go, or settle in for impeccable pastries, house-made granola or lunc…
Neapolitan in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Antica Pizzeria e Trattoria al '22

Despite its pizza-centric menu, loud, familial Al '22 is famous for its parmigiana di melanzane (aubergine parmigiana), baked in terracotta ramekins and fired in the wood-fired oven. The result is a crisp, charred t…
Pizza in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Antica Pizza Fritta da Zia Esterina Sorbillo

This takeaway hotspot serves up huge, superlative pizza fritta, deep-fried pizza dough traditionally filled with pork cicoli (dried lard cubes), provola, ricotta and tomato. A handful of variations are available, al…
Italian in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Biancomangiare

Biancomangiare gives the classic trattoria a subtle modern makeover, its vintage photographs and pale-blue wooden chairs mixing it with low-slung filament bulbs, sophisticated stemware and courteous service. The men…
Pastries in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Pintauro

Of Neapolitan dolci (sweets), the cream of the crop is the sfogliatella, a flaky-pastry shell filled with sweat, cinnamon-spiced ricotta. This local institution has been selling superlative sfogliatelle since the ea…
Pizza in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Pizzeria da Attilio

Its more-famous rivals might get much of the international press, but this come-as-you-are veteran fires some of the best pie in town. Lording over the front-room pizza oven is pizzaiolo Attilio Bachetti, whose gran…
Neapolitan in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Trattoria San Ferdinando

Hung with theatre posters, cosy, family-run San Ferdinando pulls in theatre crowds and the odd intellectual. For a Neapolitan taste trip, ask for a rundown of the day's antipasti and choose your favourites for an an…