LAZZARONI - famous for the traditional Amaretti di Saronno - is among the oldest and most renowned Italian bakery and confectionery companies.

Already at the end of the 18th century there was a “Laboratorio Lazzaroni” which produced the Amaretti di Saronno; in the first half of the 19th century the vocabulary reported a very precise definition : “Small , Round and Spongy candy made of bitter almonds and crushed apricot kernels mixed with sugar, egg white and then baked in the oven”

While during the whole 19th century the production revolves around the Amaretti di Saronno and egg biscuits , since 1888 - the official year of foundation - LAZZARONI also develops English-style cookies for tea time , filled wafers and fine pastries.

Its vocation for quality is well represented by the various medals and awards won by the company. Since then LAZZARONI never stops growing , its products being strictly linked to the developments of the modern Italian society.


The recipe of the AMARETTI DI SARONNO is an old secret which has been preserved by Lazzaroni since 1718. The story goes that at least three centuries ago the Cardinal of Milan unexpectedly visited the town of Saronno. A young couple , to honor him, concocted in a rush a mixture of sugar, apricot kernels and egg white cooking it in the oven and obtaining sultry round cookies.

These cookies featured at the same time the “bittersweet” taste of almonds and sugar, hence the two called them “AMARETTI”

Since then almost nothing has changed : the original recipe, the quality of the ingredients and the slow cooking contribute altogether to deliver the full pleasure of the authentic AMARETTI DI SARONNO , whose uniqueness made them the flagship of Lazzaroni specialities.

During their 200 years of life many others have tried to copy them , obviously without success.

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