Pappalecco Expands Locations

Pappalecco, a local Tuscan coffee, pastry and dining destination, will have five locations throughout the San Diego area by the end of 2016. Pappalecco is known for its unique Tuscan-style cuisine, authentic Italian experience and friendly guest service. The stores, or “homes” as the brother-owner duo like to call it, are located in Little Italy, Hillcrest, Kensington and Cardiff by the Sea, with Del Mar Highlands opening in mid-December. The extensive menu includes breakfast, organic coffee, paninis, pizza, salads, gelato, homemade pastries, wine and beer, and more.

“We are delighted to have our Tuscan homes all over San Diego County, providing neighborhoods with fresh, simple Tuscan-imported ingredients and quality food in a cheerful and welcoming atmosphere,” said Lorenzo Bucci, Pappalecco chef and co-owner. “Pappalecco is a neighborhood symbol and I think every neighborhood should have one!

Pappalecco was founded in Little Italy in April of 2007. Two and a half years later, the Bucci brothers opened a second location in Hillcrest. In 2012 Pappalecco opened the central kitchen in Point Loma. Chef Lorenzo considers the Point Loma kitchen “the heart” of Pappalecco, the place where all creations see the light and the place where his “grandma’s recipes” materialize and transform into Tuscan creations. In 2016, Pappalecco added three more locations on the map– Kensington, Cardiff by the Sea and Del Mar Highlands.

“Since many cannot travel all the way to Italy, my goal is to bring the history and culture of Tuscany to the U.S. through the beauty and simplicity of its food, every day,” said Bucci. “Each location shares the flavors and culture of Tuscany with San Diego.”

All Pappalecco menu items including its bread, pastries and gelato are made locally at its production kitchen in Point Loma. Pappalecco’s food items are all made with five simple ingredients imported from Tuscany to stick to the culinary principles that emphasize freshness, quality and simplicity of the Tuscan lifestyle.


  • Little Italy – 1602 State St.
  • Hillcrest – 3650 5th Ave.
  • Kensington – 4202 Adams Ave.
  • Cardiff by the Sea – 2101 San Elijo Ave.
  • Del Mar Highlands – 12925 El Camino Real

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About Pappalecco

Pappalecco was founded in San Diego’s Little Italy in April 2007 by the Tuscan-native, Bucci brothers. Pappalecco is an Italian coffee, pastry and dining destination committed to offering authentic Italian taste, life and tradition to America. Pappalecco offers organic coffee beans and homemade pastries, bread, gelato, pizza and other foods made with authentic Tuscan ingredients imported from Italy. Pappalecco is a story of friendship between America and Italy and a metaphor for friendship between all countries and all people. The Pappalecco day starts, continues and ends with a smile because “a smile is the beginning of love.”

Pappalecco is in Little Italy, Hillcrest, Kensington, Cardiff by the Sea and will be in Del Mar Highlands by the end of 2016.

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