Prato Bakery: Authentic Italian Breads + Biscotti to Write Home About

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From Jersey City to Hoboken, there’s Italian influence everywhere. Of course, beyond the savory foods, there is something seriously special about Italian baked goods —cannoli, bread— you name it, we love it. Prato Bakery, located at 201 Washington Street in Hoboken serves up some seriously amazing baked Italian goods right and has found its way to our hearts + stomachs. Here’s a peek inside + more about this Hoboken Girl Fave:

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About Prato

Bakery-goers can expect a menu full of various biscuits — cantucci and brutti buoni — focaccia, ciabatta, and delicious Italian sweets such as pancioc {round soft bread with big chocolate chunks}, pan di romerino {soft bread with rosemary and raisins}, Nutella focaccia bread, and more. The current space took over the old Koro Koro location at 2nd and Wash, and has quickly gained a local following as a delicious spot for baked goods and treats.

Prato Bakery originated as a New York City location back in 2008. After five years, bakery owner and Tuscany-born Simone Bertini closed II Cantuccio in order to move the business full-time to Jersey City. The Prato Bakery tradition expanded from the streets of Manhattan to Jersey in 2015 — without losing its sense of deep-rooted history and tradition. “After the experience and the success of II Cantuccio NYC in West Village in New York City, I decided to open a new bakery with the same characteristics in the vibrant community of Jersey City,” Simone Bertini wrote on the bakery’s website.

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“Here I found the right warm atmosphere for an artisan product like mine, to share with the community the old recipes of my tradition and the flavors of my Tuscany,” Bertini added.

Bertini is a Prato, Italy native, so staying true to Italian authenticity is an essential pillar of Prato Bakery’s mantra.

What’s on the Menu

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With an extensive bakery menu that features myriad focaccia sandwiches, pan brioche sandwiches, and original Prato’s cookies made with almond, apricot, fig, almond paste, and prunes. These are not your average American-Italian deli sandwiches {not knocking — we love youzz too} — they’re authentically how they serve them in Italia.

Prato also offers an array of signature beverages. Among them, authentic Italian espresso and cappuccino reminiscent of Tuscany.

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We’d also be remiss not to mention that they may have the best chocolate chip biscotti in the game — mostly because of these chocolate chunks {if you’re into that sort of thing} — but also because it’s super fresh and made in-house.

Prato also offers iced coffee, Americanos, lattes, and tea. Additionally, for those interested in dessert-beverage hybrids, Prato’s menu features cioccolattes — coffee lattes made decadent with Nutella.

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Official hours for the Prato Bakery Hoboken location emulate that of the Jersey City location, which is open Monday to Saturday from 7:30AM-7:30PM. Prato is also open on Sundays from 8:30AM-7:30PM.

Is Prato for you? With so much variety in the bakery’s menu, chances are the answer is yes. Prato is for anyone who enjoys sweet, savory, cantucci biscuits, and overall — authentic Italian baked goods and beverages.

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Stephanie Osmanski writes honest things about health, the planet, and being a woman. Her words have appeared on Business Insider, Parade, Eat This Not That, Dogster, Scary Mommy, Green Matters, World Economic Forum, Parents, Seventeen, Life & Style, InTouch Weekly, and more. Her articles have been syndicated on World Economic Forum, MSN, MSN UK, and MSN Canada. In her free time, Stephanie and her registered therapy dog, Koda, volunteer at local hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities.