Several months after a fire broke out the night before its launch, Il Cantuccio will finally open in the West Village tomorrow its better timing anyway, since the Italian bakery will boast a back garden with room for 30. Lorenzo Palombo and Simone Bertini own three bakeries in Italy, and their recipes hail from one particular establishment in Migliana where Palombos mentor Leonardo Santi passed down the secrets of fruit and chocolate-dotted cantucci that are said to be richer, softer, and larger than the dry ones that Italians are accustomed to eating with Vin Santo. As you can see from the menu below, the Italian oven will also turn out Sicilian-style pizza, Prato-style Tuscan bread, bruttimabuoni, and schiacciata stuffed with imported cold cuts. Click through our slideshow to take an early look at the space.
Il Cantuccio, 91 Christopher St., nr. Bleecker St.; 212-647-8787