We just finished enjoying Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana and needed a dessert that would complement our epic pizza experience. Libby’s is just down the street from Pepe’s, but proximity isn’t reason enough to endure underwhelming Italian pastries. We opted for Lucibello’s Italian Pastry Shop, a lesser-known option across town in New Haven. Lucibello’s is 80 years old and the Faggio family has operated the pastry shop for the past 50 years. Peter Faggio currently leads the pastry charge.
We filled a box with multiple pastries, including a French Square, almond tart and clam-shaped sfogliatelle. For the final choice, the shell was too chewy, but the middle was moist and studded with diced citron.
Overall, Lucibello’s really delivered, and could easily become a post-pizza tradition in New Haven.