Tosca Italian Gourmet is expanding to open two more locations in 2023 after its first opened in The Woodlands in January 2022.

According to a March 8 news release, Tosca Italian Gourmet will open in Woodforest's Pine Market, located at 791 Fish Creek Thoroughfare, Montgomery, in the fall. A location is also slated to open in Cypress in the spring.

The locally owned bakery serves Tuscan products, including pastries, breads, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, coffee, cakes, gelato and specialty items as well as take-home family meals, according to the release.

"We have many customers who live outside The Woodlands and who travel a long way to visit us," said Romina Marchisio, store manager for Tosca Italian Gourmet, in the release. "So we decided to meet their requests."

The bakery was founded by the Schiavo family who wanted to bring Italian food culture to an area lacking authentic Italian cuisine, according to the release.

"The menu of Tosca Italian Gourmet is based on traditional Italian recipes," Marchisio said.