We had the good fortune of connecting with Giampiero Di Persia and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Giampiero, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Miami population has changed a lot in the last 10-15 years as well as its culture and culinary needs and , I saw the opportunity to satisfy the increasing demand of high quality baked products and the lack of neighborhood bakeries in several areas. Relaying on my wife’s Benedetta 20+ year passionate experience as a restaurant owner/chef in Italy , we’ve successfully launched our first Mamma Leone Bakery in Edgewater , counting on the top quality of organic Italian ingredients and Italian traditional recipes and now , after 3 years , we’ll open our second location next to Miami Shores.

What should our readers know about your business?
“We Bake with Love” is our motto and that means that we put love in everything we do , beginning with the selection of top organic ingredients , the real secret of delicious breads , pastries or lasagna ; following the “good old way” meticulous and time consuming production process , sets us apart from the semi-industrial production that cut corners to maximize volumes and allow us to great our Patrons with a big smile , knowing that we are offering them unique delicacies.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Miami offers a lot , beside its beautiful beaches : Wynwood , Little Havana , the parks and golf courses scattered all over the County , the charming Coconut Grove , the Biltmore and the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables…….

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Most of the credit for the success of Mamma Leone Bakery goes to my wife Benedetta : her knowledge and passion , her dedication and strength , starting baking at 4am 6 days a week , her brilliant ideas and solutions to improve the experience of our patrons , the accurate selection of the best ingredients and her radiant smile even in difficult days , made this venture a success.




Image Credits
Photo by : Benedetta Venezia

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutMiami is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.