About Linda's Dolci

My name is Linda Manias and I am from Pordenone, Italy.

I developed a strong passion for baking in 2016 when I followed my husband to Box, Elder South Dakota for a 15-month assignment. During this time, I missed (and craved) the wonderful pastries and cakes from my home country. Since there was nothing similar to my usual breakfasts in the area, the only option I had was to learn how to make them myself. Throughout those 15 months, I baked hours a day, nearly everyday and began selling at a local farmers' market.

When we moved back to Italy in 2017, I continued baking and began to document my creations in several cookbooks that I can refer to for daily cakes, if I am not making something new. 

We relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2022, where I continued to bake and sell out of a cafe that generously welcomed me into their family. Now, I am proud to announce that I have my very own bakery on 8520 Montgomery Blvd NE and am now finally able to offer many of my favorite recipes in the store.

In Italy, food is not just something that we eat but something that is woven deeply into our culture. In the morning hours, you can walk through the streets and hear soft chatter among the people and the clinking of dishes of pastries and espressos being served. Meals are taken slowly and shared together with those we love. Life in Italy is slow, but those in the food industry such as bakers, chefs and waiters work diligently to deliver the best culinary experiences. This is an experience that I hope to give to my customers.