What to buy: biscotti
There are more types of biscotti than regions in Italy, and Pasticceria Papa does a great job showcasing them in their Haberfield shop. From amaretti to Nutella-filled Baci di Dama (dame’s kisses), lemon and almond biscotti and even Sambuca and almond pick-me-ups, walking into Papa’s is like stopping by your nonna’s house, in that you’ll probably leave five kilos heavier. Prices vary depending on weight, but you can get a pretty decent idea of the bakery’s best work with a box of five ($9).
There's something a little special about winter evenings spent picking at oily, fragrant Italian antipasti over a glass of red and some good conversation. Whether you’re after Neapolitan pastries, milky buffalo mozzarella, killer cured meats or just a bottle of top-notch olive oil from Italy’s ancient groves, these delis, bakeries, shops and providores are where you’ll find the best Italian produce in Sydney. Wondering where to pick up that bottle? Here are the best Sydney bottle shops that deliver. If you’re packing your goodies up in a wicker basket, here’s our pick of the 20 best picnic spots in Sydney.
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