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How Bisnonna Bakeshop Became Northern Virginia’s Go-To For Fresh Italian Pastries

Northern Virginia Magazine, April 2022

“Baker Nicole Liberatore may not be a grandmother herself, but her company seeks to replicate their lovingly crafted desserts."

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Where To Find Sweet, Creamy Cannoli In D.C.

Eater Washington DC, March 2022

"For a creative twist, consider foie gras-filled cannoli at Michelin-rated Masseria or limoncello-spiked versions for spring at suburbia’s cannoli-obsessed newcomer Bisnonna Bakeshop… A floral and herby Dubrovnik conjures tastes of a favorite Croatian vacation, while their honeymoon inspires a Thai coffee variety with freshly ground cardamom"

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Where To Get Your Christmas Cookies And Other Holiday Treats

Arlington Magazine, December 2021

"It’s not just visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads this month—it’s buttery Christmas cookies, artful yule logs, bonbons and Nutella pies. Find all the treats on your list at these local sweets shops, with holiday menus for gifting or feasting—including gluten-free and vegan options, too. Here’s what bakeries in and around Arlington are popping into the oven this month."

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Nycci's Latest On WTOP

thelistareyouonit.com, November 2021

Listen in to hear all of Nycci's suggestions for a sweet ending to your feast.

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5 Reasons To Go Out To Tysons (And Only One Of Them Is The Mall)

Washington Post, October 2021

"While retailers worry about what post-pandemic shopping might look like, Tysons is trying to give people experiences they can’t get browsing Superdry jackets or Adidas soccer jerseys on their laptops...There are new restaurants, including “white tablecloth Yemeni food” at Marhaba, in the third-floor food court and Bisnonna Bakeshop, an Italian bakery from Annandale that won a “Shark Tank”-style competition to set up rent-free inside the mall and serve its handmade cannoli."

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Bisnonna Bakeshop Brings Italian Pastries To Tysons Corner Center

Patch, September 2021

"Bisnonna Bakeshop is open in the former Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant patio inside Tysons Corner Center. Owners Nicole and Dom Liberatore opened the home bakery as an ode to their family matriarchs, whose recipes were passed down generations and made by hand. The business specialized in classic Italian pastries, including the signature cannoli rolled, shaped and filled by hand. All items are made to order and made from scratch."

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Small Businesses Win Free Rent At Tysons Corner Center [Video]

NBC4 Washington, September 2021

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Bisnonna Bakeshop Will Open Soon At Tysons Corner Center

Northern Virginia Magazine, August 2021

"Why is Nicole Liberatore obsessed with cannoli? “Cannoli is that perfect combination of a crispy, crunchy shell and a smooth, creamy filling,” she says. “It’s really just the perfect bite.” And for the baker, who owns Bisnonna Bakeshop with her New Jersey-native husband, Dominick, that fixation has turned into a thriving business. Since late 2019, they’ve run Bisnonna (which means “great-grandmother” in Italian, a dedication to Nicole Liberatore’s own late bisnonna, Phyllis) out of their Annandale home, meeting customers in parking lots for deliveries. That setup is about to change. They’ll open their first storefront, inside Tysons Corner Center, in early September, says Nicole."

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    Local WDMV, August 2021

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  • Three Local Businesses Win ‘Shark-tank’ Style Competition For Tysons Corner Center Spots

    Tysons Reporter, August 2021

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  • Where Washingtonians Can Shop The Bakers Against Racism Bake Sale

    Eater DC, June 2020

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