Italian Language/"pasticceria" e "panificio"
Can you please help me to understand the meaning of the feminine noun “pasticceria” and the meaning of the masculine noun “panificio”.
Do both of these words mean “bakery”?
Is a “pasticceria” different than a “panificio”?
Thank you very, very much. As always, I very much appreciate your help.
the feminine noun “pasticceria” and the masculine noun “panificio” have a different meaning as both of these words does not mean simply “bakery”.
A “pasticceria” is in fact a confectioner’s shop, aka "confectionery" or "sweet shop", i.e. a shop that sells sweets, cakes and chocolates, but not bread.
On the contrary a “panificio”, aka “panetteria”, is a shop where you can buy fresh bread, pastries, cookies, and also some slice of cake such as slices of apple pie or strawberry tart.
The “panificio/panetteria” has usually a oven in the back room where bread, pastries and cakes are made daily by the baker, whereas a “pasticceria” can also sell sweets, cakes and chocolates that are made by a confectioner who has his workshop somewhere else.
Hope this is clear enough.
Have a good afternoon,