We have so many delicious options to choose from here at Botto’s, here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help you find what you’re looking for.
Is your bread fresh?
We bake our bread fresh every night, into the morning hours. It is the freshest bread you’ll find in town! The only night we don’t bake is Saturday nights, in order to give our hard working bakers a night off.
Where do you sell your bread?
The majority of our wholesale customers are restaurants, sandwich shops, caterers and schools. You can find our bread at its freshest here at our retail store at 550 Washington Avenue, Portland. If you can’t make it to come in and see us, you can find our bread at Micucci’s Italian Grocery in Portland, Legion Square Market in South Portland, Pat’s Meat Market in Portland and Fresh Approach Market in Portland.
Do you sell cannoli?
We do sell cannoli! While you won’t find cannoli sitting in our case, we have them available in a variety of flavors every day. We believe a cannoli is best served fresh, and we will fill it upon request.
Do you carry gluten free and/or vegan products?
We do not carry any gluten free or vegan bread products and many of our pastries contain flour, dairy, nuts and soy. We do carry several gluten free pastry items at this time.
What can I do if I need a specific bread or a large quantity of bread from your retail store?
We always encourage people to order ahead! If you know you are looking for something specific or a large quantity, it is best to call or stop by the day before and put in an order. No extra charge!
Do you sell your pastries wholesale?
We do not sell our pastry wholesale at this time. Our home made, from scratch pastries are only available at our retail store, at 550 Washington Ave, Portland.
Are you able to cater a large event, such as a wedding, celebration, or party?
We are always happy to talk to you about your special events on an individual basis, as each event is unique. Please feel free to contact us about this any time.
What are the hours of your retail bakery?
Our retail storefront is open 6 days a week. Mondays-Fridays 6am-2pm, Saturdays, 6am-12pm. We are closed on Sundays.
How far in advance do I need to place my order?
All bread orders must be placed by 3 pm for next day delivery (wholesale), or pick up (retail). All pastry orders must be placed 48 hours in advance. We understand that events come up, and we would be happy to work with you if you need a last minute dessert. We do not take special orders for Mondays. Please keep in mind that we are closed on Sundays.
Are you open on holidays?
The only holidays we are closed are New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Our retail storefront follows the same schedule, however they are also closed the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas.