We are a paninoteca, or authentic Italian sandwich
shop, much like those found in the towns and cities throughout
Italy. We are inspired by the Italian tradition of simple cooking
using seasonal, local ingredients and pairing them with cured
meats and cheeses from Italy to create delicious sandwiches, soups,
After years of experience in fine-dining restaurants, Kelli and Billy Cotter, longtime Durham residents, were eager to welcome back a vibrant downtown. So in 2008, the husband-and-wife team decided to go casual, opening Toast, an Italian sandwich shop, with Billy running the kitchen and Kelli the front of the house.
Trips to Savor: The Triangle
Dining: Pies, Panini and Barbecue