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Biscottificio Antonio Mattei

Since 1858, Antonio Mattei has been producing Italian biscotti and confections in the historical bakery and shop located on Via Ricasoli, in the heart of the old city of Prato, Tuscany. The bakery has been run by the Pandolfini family for three generations.

In 1858 Antonio Mattei opened his business, producing and selling the typical almond biscuits in the old town centre of Prato. His original recipe was awarded a prize at the Exhibitions in Florence (1861), London (1862) and Paris (1867) and it is still kept as a secret of the Pandolfini family, which inherited the old bakery in 1908.

In 2008 the brother and sisters Francesco, Marcella, Elisabetta and Letizia Pandolfini celebrated with the whole town the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the biscuit factory.

The four very dynamic siblings carry on the tradition of the Biscotti di Prato, proudly spreading their town’s image and flavor throughout Italy and the world. The Pandolfini family is also the owner of Biscottificio Deseo, where more modern confections are produced in order to keep the Antonio Mattei brand the traditional standard-bearer of the authentic Biscotti di Prato is has achieved the country.


  • Street: 20 Via Ricasoli
  • Postcode: 59100
  • City: Prato
  • State: Prato (PO)


  • Telephone: +39-0574-25756
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Ernesto Pandolfini.
The entrance to the Biscottificio in 1912.
The Pandolfini siblings: Elisabetta, Francesco, Letizia, and Marcella.
Shaping the biscotti.
Cantucci ready for the oven.
Working on the last details before baking.
Fragrant Cantucci ready for packaging.
Time to wrap them up!
The traditional blue bags.
Sweet toasts in the oven.
Bagged sweet toasts.
The Biscottificio today.
The shop counter.
The Pandolfini siblings and the Manicaretti team.
The whole crowd at Mattei!

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