Pasticceria

UTS Italian Society’s Top 4 Pasticceria’s

So, you are probably not going to be travelling to Europe this winter. We're as devastated as you are.

Luckily for us, Sydney has a thriving Italian community and there are so many places that you can visit to satisfy your cravings for authentic Italian food – you just have to know where to look.

We have included a couple of our personal favourites to check out:

Raineri’s Continental Delicatessen

Looking for an authentic, family-run Italian deli?

Just take one step into Raineri’s and you will be greeted with the beautiful aroma and the friendly smiles of its workers. This tiny little deli is always bustling with energy. There is no doubt that the best part of visiting Raineri’s is the taste-tasting of various cheeses, cold meats, and oils with the welcoming staff always willing to lend their knowledge. The shelves are stacked with a massive range of Italian essentials including pasta, coffee, and canned goods.

97 Great N Rd, Five Dock NSW 2046

Paesanella

After a long, hard day in quarantine spent binge-watching Netflix and playing Animal Crossing; why not treat yourself to a glass of wine and some beautiful Italian cheeses?

Umberto Somma and his wife Teresa have poured their hearts into this Marrickville-based shop, now run by their two sons Joseph and Max.

This family have undoubtedly perfected the art of making cheese and it’s the place to visit for quality bocconcini, mozzarella, burrata, mascarpone and ricotta cheeses in Sydney.

150-152 Marrickville Road, Marrickville NSW 2204

Cassaniti Bakery

We can all appreciate traditional Italian bread. The first bite into warm, fresh Italian bread is always like a nice big hug.

Founded by Antonio and Agata Cassaniti, the Cassaniti Bakery is a family-run business and has been producing top quality bread for over 50 years.

They are best known for their fresh rosetta rolls which are perfect for filling with melted butter, cured meats, and cheese. They also offer pizza bases and a selection of classic Italian sweets.

153 Ramsay Street, Haberfield NSW 2045

Pasticceria Caruso

Have you ever found yourself stuck in a 9 to 5 office job with a dream of achieving something more? Giuseppe Caruso can relate.

Giuseppe and his crew of pastry chefs offer over 80 desserts for their customers from ricotta cakes and tiramisu, to the more mainstream mud, red velvet, and mille foglie cakes.

Giuseppe has gained most notoriety for founding Australia’s first dedicated cannoli truck which offers customers fresh, made-to-order cannoli. He is also the mastermind behind the ‘bazooka’ cannoli: a collection of as many as 50 cannoli wrapped in one giant cannoli.

Kiosk 7, Stockland Mall, Polding Street, Wetherill Park NSW 2164