If you have read a few of my blog posts you will know I am an Italian-American guy...born in NYC...transplanted to the Space Coast. I was recently on the prowel for a good Italian bakery so I could fill a craving I was having for Pignoli Cookies (picture added so you will understand my desire...those are pine nuts on the top).
I had heard about an Italian restaurant/deli/bakery called Pane E Vino next to The Oaks Movies...and I thought I would combine two of my favorite passtimes...eating Italian pastries and going to the movies. I stopped by Pane E Vino and bought a 1/2 lb of Pignoli Cookies. I noticed the deli counter and restaurant...as well as the specials (they had eggplant parmigiana subs...my favorite). I took my 1/2 lb of cookies and headed to see the movie. About halfway through the movie I opened my box of cookies and had one of the six in the box (they are a dense cookie if made correctly) it was amazing...yum!!! By the end of the movie I had eaten all six cookies and it was around 7pm...so I decided to stop and try the Eggplant special. I ordered it and took it to go. This place can make eggplant correctly...and that is saying something outside the Northeast!
They have a varried menu that includes quite a few southern Italian specialties and the deli counter with many to-go items seems like a natural for anyone craving a taste of Southern Italy!
I will be back again...and try more of Pane E Vino's delicious food. They also have an extensive wine and beer selection. Since this is a deli/bakery/restaurant...this is not a place for a first date or romantic dinner. It is great for families and they also have tables outside so you can enjoy our wonderful Central Florida weather!
2018 Melbourne Ct, suite 206
Melbourne, FL 32901