Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pan' e Dolce - That's Amore on Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale

Pan’ e Dolci
613 East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
(there’s another at Oakland Park and A1A, near Matoranos)

By Jane Feehan

Pan’ e Dolce Italian Bakery lured us inside with a beautiful display of sweets. This new (and much-needed) addition to Las Olas Boulevard should do well here. Across from the Riverside Hotel, they’re attracting nearby restaurant owners, shoppers, neighborhood residents and business types.
Sweets, edible pieces of art, are as delicious as they look.  I’m a fan of Italian desserts because they’re not loaded with sugar but rely on the richness of flavors from fruit, chocolate, liqueurs, nuts, creams held together with an array of understated pastry. Fellow shopper and I walked out with two bags of goodies and couldn’t find fault with any.

Pan’ e Dolce (bread and sweets) also bakes breads – olive, ciabatta - and serves simple panini (sandwiches). Espresso and an appetizing variety of gelato round out the offerings. Seating is limited but flavors loom large. The photos here say it all. Located near Le CafĂ© de Paris, parking is available in a lot behind the building. Seventy-five cents in the lot buys an hour, enough time to indulge in a little food art.
Looking for some Italian dessert recipes? Visit Food Network 
Tags: Fort Lauderdale bakeries, Italian bakery in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale dining, Fort Lauderdale restaurants

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