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Terrasini Pastry Shop

Address: The Food Court at The Steeplegate Mall, 270 Loudon Road, Concord
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact: 224-7007, terrasinipastryshop.com




All about the pastries
Authentic Italian bakery opens in Concord

08/10/17
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 Cannolis, tiramisu and biscotti are a few of the things you’ll find at Terrasini Pastry Shop, a new Italian bakery scheduled to open Friday, Aug. 11, inside the Steeplegate Mall in Concord. 

Owner Domenic Ciolino originally opened the bakery in Laconia, where it operated for two years, but decided earlier this year to relaunch in Concord with an expanded menu.  
“I noticed that there are restaurants with Italian bakery products, and there’s an Italian bakery that’s open seasonally, but there were no full-time bakeries doing specifically Italian bakery items in the state of New Hampshire,” he said. “I like baking and know all the Italian recipes from baking with my grandmother as a kid … so I thought, ‘What a perfect opportunity.’” 
The menu features Italian pastries such as Saint Joseph’s Day style zeppole (cream puff pastry with cream and cherry filling and powdered sugar on top), rum baba (bread-like pastry with cream filling and a cherry on top), lobster tail (flaky pastry with cream filling), Napoleon, cannoli and ricotta pie; and Italian cookies including cucidati (vanilla cookie filled with fig), vanilla cookies, Italian butter cookies, pignoli (pine nut cookie), gigilana (round biscotti covered in sesame seeds), and biscotti in almond, vanilla and chocolate espresso. 
“The cookies are all my grandmother’s recipes. They’re down-to-earth, homemade cookies, not like the fancy cookies you see all wrapped up in the grocery store,” Ciolino said. “We don’t have a cookie press; we do everything by hand, so they’re not the prettiest, but they’re certainly delicious.” 
Traditional cakes like limoncello mascarpone and almond cream are available by the slice, as are whole cakes, custom cakes and wedding cakes. Italian bread and rolls from Sclafani’s Bakery, a Sicilian bakery in Gloucester, Mass., are also available. 
By next month, the bakery will also introduce a new menu of breakfast and lunch items not previously offered at the Laconia location. Items will include coffee, breakfast pastries and breakfast sandwiches; classic Italian sandwiches like sausage-pepper-onion, eggplant Parmesan, chicken Parmesan and meatball sandwiches; Italian wedding soup and a rotating soup of the day and some salads. 
Even with the expanded cafe-like menu, Ciolino said the desserts and pastries will remain the bakery’s signature. 
“The sandwiches and other food items will just be extras,” he said. “New Hampshire needs a really good Italian pastry shop, and we’re going to keep ‘pastry shop’ [in the name] and keep that as our main focus.” 





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