Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sardinia, Italy - Pasticceria Sa Conca (Porto Cervo)

I never met a bakery I didn’t like. Pasticceria Sa Conca is no exception. Not only do they bake eye-pleasing and mouth-wateringly delicious Italian pastries, but they just happen to be located on one of the most glorious islands in the world: Sardinia. Pasticceria Sa Conca’s (Via Sa Conca, Porto Cervo) modest interior and simple display cases evoke the simplicity of a rural Italian pasticceria from many years ago, yet it exists in a town where glamorous opulence and extravagant displays of wealth surround it on all sides. The stark contrast between this humble bakery and the town of Porto Cervo, coupled with the authentic flavor of its sweets, is what makes it a true gem.

Situated behind the shops of the main piazza, Pasticceria Sa Conca is a short walk from the center on a stunningly beautiful street that overlooks the sparkling harbor of Porto Cervo. Red tiled roofs, white-washed housess, glimpses of blue ocean and vibrant bougainvillea dot the road of Via Sa Conca. Once inside this small bakery, your hardest decision will be what to buy. They offer many kinds of chocolate dipped fruits, biscotti, lemon tarts, cream puffs, fruit tarts, gelato, and typical Sardinian sweets. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. And as you dive into sampling all of these pastries, just make sure to temporarily forget that you have to be in that tiny prerequisite Pucci swimsuit for the rest of the trip!

Chocolate covered ginger
Chocolate covered winter cherries
The inside of the bakery
View of Porto Cervo Harbor from next door to Pasticceria Sa Conca
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  1. I dream of Sardinia. Wrote a story about their wine grape cannonau which contains the highest of antioxidants and the sheep's milk cheese they eat. Dying to go for the cuisine and scenery.

  2. drooling drooling drooling! those look soo amazing. have never been to sardinia but definitely on my list!

  3. i always wanted to visit sardinia. a friend of mine lives there and have been trying to get me to come. your pictures are beautiful and it made me wanna go fly to this place soon. thanks for sharing.