Written by Dahlia Merlo on 13.12.17

We need more Italian bakeries in Montreal. Not because we don’t have enough, but because they’re so delicious and filled with treats. Well, as luck would have it, a new one opened this fall in Saint Henri. And to make it even more scrumptious, not only is it an Italian bakery, but it has a little French patisserie mixed up in there. Talk about bakery goals!

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Rosetta is the new kid on the block and everyone is raving about it. The bakery is named after the owner, Maria Cammalleri’s, mother Rosetta. If the bakery is named after a Nonna, then you can bet that everything sold there is homemade using recipes passed down from generation to generation. Those are just the best kind, right?

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You can tell that this bakery is all about family. Family photos adorn the walls, and Nonna Rosetta literally watches over the place, with a huge portrait of the lovely woman behind the counter.

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What delicious and tasty treats can you find at Rosetta? Roman-style pizzas, arancinis, breads, caponatas sandwiches, pasta sauces, cannolis, tiramisus, and more Italian treats. And since Maria has 35+ years of experience in French pastry, you’ll also find a variety of French pastries at Rosetta, like macarons, chocolatines, croissants, and cakes.

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We attended their opening night and got to try a sample of many of their heavenly bites. If you love Italian cookies, as we do, then you’ll love Rosetta. They have pretty much every Italian cookie your Nonna ever made, and then some. We tried all of them (obviously) and they were all amazing. We’re especially partial to the chocolate ones. You can never go wrong with chocolate, right?

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For savoury dishes, we tried their wonderfully fresh beet and goat cheese salad with mint, walnuts, and balsamic drizzle. A delightful surprise was their AAA beef filet on crostini with Dijon aioli, arugula, parmesan shavings, and balsamic drizzle. And our favourite savoury ball was offered, the arancini, of course! Served with a basil tomato drizzle, it was piping hot and full of flavour.

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But the perfect lunch option at Rosetta is their pizza al taglio. It’s perfect for a light snack or for a filling lunch (depending how many pieces you scarf down). They have an assortment of toppings, so it will definitely please every taste and preference.

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For lunch, a snack, or to take out yummy treats for yourself and friends and family, Rosetta is the place to be. And unlike other bakeries, they’re open late: Monday to Wednesday from 8am to 7pm, Thursday and Friday from 8am to 9pm, and Sundays from 8am to 6pm.

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3631 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H4C 1P6
(514) 379-1558

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Photos by Dahlia Merlo (@dahllii).

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