Dolcezza, a new Italian pasticceria, officially opened on Clapham Road in London yesterday (4 July).

The traditional Italian sweet bakery claims to be the first outlet of its kind to focus on this type of sweet Italian treats in London. It offers hand-made cakes, pastries, tarts and chocolates, alongside Milanese coffee.

It was set up by Italian-born Max Natalini, after he moved to London but couldn’t find anywhere offering the bakery products he was accustomed to back home in Tuscany.

Products include chocolate mousse served on a thin-biscuit base, cream-filled cannoli, various versions of croissant called cornetto, including one using sourdough and pastry cream.

Located in an old printworks, the outlet has seating for 50, with a mix of sofas and low tables to high tables and stools. Customers can also see through to the pasticceria’s kitchen through the large glass windows within the outlet.