In Italian folklore, Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve (the night of January 5) in a similar way to Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus.
In popular folklore Befana visits all the children of Italy on the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany to fill their socks with candy and presents if they are good or a lump of coal or dark candy if they are bad. Being a good housekeeper, many say she will sweep the floor before she leaves. The child’s family typically leaves a small glass of wine and a plate with a few morsels of food, often regional or local, for the Befana.
She is usually portrayed as an old lady riding a broomstick through the air wearing a black shawl and is covered in soot because she enters the children’s houses through the chimney. She is often smiling and carries a bag or hamper filled with candy, gifts, or both.
La Befana is our desire to bring to these neighborhoods of Boston the spirit of Befana and her traditional of bringing presents to our friends in the area. In stead of candy we’ll shower you with great pizza and all the trimmings you’d expect from a gourmet pizzeria.
The owners bring their experience from successful years with a pizza restaurant on Cape Cod.
Our reputation for producing gourmet pizza rests squarely on our ingredients. Poor ingredients in – bad food out! So we only best the freshest and best, and make our dough daily and on premise.
Our tomatoes are packaged whole and shipped to use without any processing – when we open the cans they practically burst out of the top. The cheese is lovingly bought and prepared.
Our special ovens heat your pizza to 650 degrees to fire in all the goodness and flavor.
La Befana Pizzeria
15 N. Beacon Street,
Allston, MA 02134