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A new spouse and children-owned bakery and cafe is opening in Frisco with a neat fondness for Italian desserts. Termed Pietro’s Bakery & Café, it can be at 11625 Custer Rd. in a former BurgerIM where it will serve baked products together with cakes, cheesecakes, pastries, muffins, tarts, biscotti, cookies, and macarons.

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But this won’t just be a bakery: It will be a relaxed cafe, with soup, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, pastas, and entrees. Drinks will contain wine and beer, as nicely as a espresso support with espresso-based drinks these as cappuccinos and lattes.

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Owner Tina Delia suggests that their objective was to develop a put you could go for excellent coffee and a slice of cake, but also with the selection of a comprehensive-eating Italian practical experience, and at reasonable rates.

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Their menu contains starters this sort of as Caprese salad, Sicilian pizza, garlic cheese bread, mozzarella sticks, meatballs, and bruschetta. Just one specific appetizer is panzerotti, which are compact fried cheese calzones.

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In the non-Italian app classification, they have wings, spinach dip, and stuffed mushrooms.

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There are sub sandwiches: hen parm, meatball, Philly cheesesteak, and an Italian cold cuts sub with arugula, tomato, salami, ham, pepperoni, prosciutto, and provolone. Arugula is always a promising indication. There’s also a burger with caramelized onions on a brioche bun, and a fried chicken sandwich.

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Delia arrives from a cafe household that has owned dining places in the mid-metropolitan areas. She started baking eight decades ago, and discovered she experienced a knack. She also appreciated the concept of featuring Italian desserts.

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Her cakes consist of Italian product cake that Italian most loved, tiramisu limoncello mousse cake showcasing the lemon-flavored liqueur and chocolate cake but created with almond flour rather of wheat flour.

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She also does cheesecakes, but “Italian-model” — designed with ricotta cheese fairly than cream cheese.

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“I went to New York and arrived back and felt like no person listed here had fantastic desserts,” she says. “I favored the idea of a area like Corner Bakery — I like the total knowledge, exactly where you can get coffee, wine, supper — but they don’t have too a lot of items.”

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Pastas will include things like fettucine alfredo, rigatoni alla vodka, spaghetti Bolognese, and two lasagnas, just one vegetarian and 1 with meat.

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Italian-themed entrees contain eggplant parmigiana, chicken piccata, chicken marsala, shrimp scampi, and chicken saltimbocca. There is also grilled salmon and fish & chips.

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With COVID-19 nevertheless lingering, they’re going to open in phases, with an interim technique at the commencing that capabilities takeout and to-go, including amazing deals these types of as a charcuterie board with a bottle of wine, and then develop when dining goes back again to regular. They’re hoping to open in mid-Oct.

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When the concept is her idea, she suggests it’s going to be a loved ones affair.

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“My sister will assist with the front of the property, and my dad and my brother will be cooks — my dad has been cooking for 30 yrs,” she states. “It’ll be a entire household point.”