Sciue Italian Bakery
800 W Pender St
A spacious and bright space benefiting from the fantastic natural lighting that floods through the large glass walls, Sciue Italian Bakery is perhaps best known for two items. The first being the Pane Romano, described to me as a crispy flat bread/pizza like slice adorned with various Mediterranean-influenced toppings. The other is the Paninoteca, traditional Italian sandwiches. I’ve seen many a public transit rider carrying one of this place’s branded to-go cups of hot or cold liquids as well over the years.
Several types of the Roman-style pizza were laid out on the counter ready-made. I wasn’t sure if they were to be re-heated slightly upon ordering but apparently mine was not. You can essentially dictate how much you want as a serving, asking the server to cut off as small or as large a piece as you desire. Prices were calculated by weight. Despite the seemingly heavy layering of toppings covering the slices I chose, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they did not soak into the base layer, thus keeping the bottom intact.