Pane è Pronto, a new Italian takeout, bread and catering kitchen from the owners of DiAnoia’s Eatery and Pizzeria Davide will be opening next month in the Strip District.
The new spot will officially open for business on Wednesday, October 7, featuring eight types of house-baked breads, along with homemade Italian dishes to go.
In addition to a selection of fresh breads, Pane è Pronto’s menu will also feature take-home menu favorites, like greens and beans, meatballs, lasagna and chicken parmesan. Customers also will be able to purchase antipasti, pasta salad and other side dishes, plus a daily sandwich special, fresh pasta, pints of marinara and pesto sauce, and Millie’s ice cream.
Bread manager Nick Malburg will be adding new varieties of bread from different regions of Italy to the menu, including sweet and savory focaccias, Calabrian pitta and ciabatta, along with demi baguettes and three verities of sour dough bread, including House, Rosemary, and a rotating featured flavor.
In the mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Pane è Pronto will be open for hot coffee and a selection of breakfast pastries, including Nutella bomboloni and cheese Danishes.
Previously, chef/owner Dave Anoia said that the idea of the spot was inspired by Italian delis in Long Island, where wife and co-owner Aimee DiAndrea grew up. “Places where you can duck in to grab a quick sandwich for lunch or a tray of homemade lasagna for dinner,” he says. “Pane è Pronto translates to ‘bread is ready,’ which highlights the scratch-made food you can enjoy on the go and, of course, the fresh bread you’ll smell as soon as you walk through the door.”
The space will also house a large kitchen for an expanded catering program, and Pane è Pronto also plans to sell desserts, pastries and breads wholesale to other restaurants.
Pane è Pronto will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and online ordering will also be available.
Pane è Pronto (2627 Penn Avenue)