Best of Houston® 2021

Best Of Houston® 2021: Best Italian Bakery

The Italian pastry selection at La Sicilia Italian Bakery & Cafe is second to none.
The Italian pastry selection at La Sicilia Italian Bakery & Cafe is second to none. Photo by Erika Kwee
Best Italian Bakery: La Sicilia Italian Bakery & Cafe

Helming from the tiny town of Sciacca on the southwestern coast of Sicily, pastry chef Diego Chiarello shares the love of his hometown at this lower Westheimer bakery and cafe. Gorgeously layered sfogliatella (think of it like an Italian croissant), Neapolitan struffoli (deep fried honey balls), freshly fried bomboloni (Italian doughnuts) and colossal, filled-to-order cannoli are just some of the musts in the pastry case. Pop in to see what treats are available that day, and enjoy them alongside espresso as you transport yourself straight to the Italian coast.

515 Westheimer, Suite C
713-636-2900
lasiciliausa.com

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