Mon-Sat, 7:30am-6:30pm; Sun, 7am-6:30pm
4 at Fordham Rd.; B, D at Fordham Rd.
Among Belmont's embarrassment of riches when it comes to Italian bakeries, Addeo's two bread shops stand out for their sheer variety of loaves and steadfast defiance of carb-counting. The pane di casa, both crusty and fluffy, comes in three sizes; the saffron yellow semolina baguettes are light and fragrant. Seasonal and occasional breads appear as well, like the small, olive-encrusted pane integrale rolls and the rustic, self-contained sandwich relative ciccolla (or "lard bread") flecked with salami, ham and prosciutto. For snackers, there's a range of sesame-seed or plain bread sticks, straightforward or peppery twice-cooked flat breads, and hazelnut or pistachio biscotti. Here since the thirties and now into the third generation of baking family members, both Addeo stores, although barely two blocks apart, hum with customers who can't stay away from the old neighborhood.