Apr 16, 2024 - Food and Drink

Last Meal: Dan and Elise Gold of Sebastiano's

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Sebastiano's, the Italian bakery and sandwich shop known for slinging Sicilian staples like cannoli and muffuletta, recently moved to Sellwood after four years in Montavilla.

The latest: Owners Dan and Elise Gold said the business simply outgrew its former, tiny 690-square-foot space, which had no indoor seating.

  • The move south comes with a 40-seat dining room, an outdoor patio and more room for production. But don't worry: They'll still have focaccia and olive oil cake by the slice at the Montavilla farmers market on Sundays.

We wanted to know: If they had one last meal, where would they eat?

  • "We'd stroll around inner SE and say bye to our friends," Dan Gold told Axios.

🍕 Appetizer: The Golds' first stop would be at Dimo's on Burnside for its "The Father" pizza — fennel sausage with spicy pickled peppers, topped with ricotta and fontina cheese.

🥟 Entree: Next, a "bottomless bowl" of Siberian pelmeni (dumplings filled with beef, pork, veal and herbs) from Kachka with a side of horseradish.

🍨 Dessert: An affogato with pistachio and hazelnut gelato from Pinolo, where owner Sandro Paolini's generational connection to Tuscany fuels every flavor.

🍻 Nightcap: Sharing a laugh, and a pint, with Niki Diamond and Pete Hoppins of the European-inspired taproom Away Days.


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