Improbably, one of the best Italian restaurants in the city has settled solidly into the suburbs. Popolo's packs them into Preston Royal Shopping Center every lunch and dinner, and every diner devours the fresh bread, dipped into a dish of olive oil. Now, around back of the restaurant, you can buy the same bread to take home. Popolo's Bakery turns out all the loaves and desserts for the restaurant as well as for retail, including giant cookies, gorgeous cakes and tarts, and fresh rye, sourdough, ciabbatta, and multigrain breads.
--Mary Brown Malouf
Popolo's Bakery, Preston Royal Shopping Center, 750-4848
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