A pasticceria is a dream come true for anyone with a sweet tooth. I cannot walk past Leopoldo CafeBar without satisfying my craving for dolci in Napoli.
A dessert restaurant since 1940, this establishment is named after its founder, Leopoldo Infante, and is conveniently located on Via Colonna, in the fashionable Chiaia neighborhood. The appealing selection of baked goods is incredible, and the moment I enter the shop, the aroma of vanilla and sugar is unmistakable. Cakes, pastieri, zeppole, cannoli, biscotti, babà, and sfogliatelle are a few of the sweets on display. A huge counter covered in glass is filled with all kinds of delectable temptations. Wedding cakes line shelves on the wall, a sure sign that this is a serious bakery. Leopoldo’s—one more Neapolitan delight.
What is your favorite pastry in Napoli?
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Ciao and grazie
These words are an excerpt from Colors of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, a coffee table/photo book which features the peoples, streets, traditions, places, and culture of one of my favorite places in Italy.