Phoenix Pastificio

 

 

Phoenix Pastificio crafts some of the best fresh-cut pasta, breads, and cookies in Northern California. Founded in 1995, in 2006 the Pastificio was relocated to its current site, a little brick building by Strawberry Creek Park in Berkeley.Here, owners Eric and Carole Sartenaer work with a small dedicated staff to craft artisanal baked goods, plus a variety of prepared pasta sauces from local, seasonal, and organic ingredients.

The Rustic Olive Baguette here is flawless. A well-textured crust studded throughout with plump kalamata olives as sweet and juicy as cherry tomatoes. Their pectacular seasonal pasta specialties include Stinging Nettle Pasta (wonderful when served with a simple sauce of chevre and chives) and amazing almond macaroons are available during the holidays. Phoenix pastas, breads and sauces can also be found at various farmers markets throughout San Francisco Bay Area.

The "Big Dipper" biscotti from Phoenix is so exquisite it can even uplift you from the bonfires of your own vanity!