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Where can I find the best Cannolis??

Vin C Mar 14, 2006 12:00 PM

I know that there was a post on here a while back about someone who had the best Cannolis in Queens, however after searching I came up with nadda, lol. Co-worker's birthday and she has requested yummy Cannolis, any help would be fantastical, anywhere would be fine too :) Thanks a bunch!

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    welle RE: Vin C Mar 14, 2006 12:33 PM

    Here is the link to my post before. I suggest calling in advance, not sure it's full-time storefront, or special orders only. Please report back - I've only been once. TIA

    Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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      Vin C RE: welle Mar 14, 2006 02:15 PM

      Thanks a bunch Welle :) I thought it was out there, I am not sure I will be able to make it out as I do not have a car, however the person responsible for getting them may want to take a tool out there, I will pass on to her and if she does I will def. report back to you, once again thanks!

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        Jonah RE: Vin C Mar 14, 2006 02:59 PM

        If you're unable to get too far out in Queens, I always liked the cannolis at Gian Piero Bakery in Astoria. It's at 44-17 30th Ave just before 45th Street.

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          Astoria Lurker RE: Jonah Mar 14, 2006 03:04 PM

          I will second Gian Piero, I live right nearby and often grab one. I'm not sure if they are the best in the city but they are pretty tasty.

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            lisa RE: Astoria Lurker Mar 14, 2006 05:17 PM

            The cannoli at Sicilian-owned D'Aquila Bakery on Francis Lewis Blvd. in Bayside are stellar. They are made fresh and the shells are extremely crisp. Unlike many cannoli, the filling is not cloyingly sweet. Their Sfingi di San Giuseppe are also a relevation.

            Madonia Bakery on Arthur Ave in the Bronx also has noteworthy cannoli- made fresh to order.

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              Quentin Chiappetta RE: lisa Mar 14, 2006 05:41 PM

              This place sounds great.... would you have an address or a cross street? I would like to trek out there

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                Bud RE: Quentin Chiappetta Mar 14, 2006 06:34 PM

                In the Bronx, next to Patricia's restaurant on Morris Park Avenue, which, incidentally, is worth a visit, is a bakery that makes cannoli fresh and are as good as they come.

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        quentin Chiappetta RE: welle Mar 14, 2006 05:37 PM

        I made the trek to annaMia's- It's a very sweet place (pardon the pun) but their cannoli are not traditional if that matters to you- no ricotta in the filling-- cream cheese and sour cream make up the base (I asked), and they are in a baked shell- or more like a waffle (pizzelli??)- they're good but they are quite different. Gian Piero has more traditional ones as does Terrazzi, also on 30th ave. east of Steinway. In Williamsburg, I always loved the ones from Fortunato Brothers on Manhattan Ave.

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          alice1derland RE: quentin Chiappetta Mar 20, 2006 06:25 PM

          yeah, i wasn't totally sold on the ones from AnnaMia's either. I like a lot of things from Fortunato bros, but i am not crazy about their cannoli either. I have liked the ones from Rose & Joe's in Astoria on 31st and Ditmars

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        EZ Pass RE: Vin C Mar 14, 2006 04:25 PM

        I post this in a loving and supportive tone: cannoli is already plural. You're looking for the best cannoli, or, possibly, the best single cannolo.

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          Vin C RE: EZ Pass Mar 15, 2006 04:52 PM

          Thanks for the g-lesson, lol! Although, you did not offer any suggestions on where I might be able to buy cannoli......but I think I have my bases covered for now....thanks anyway :)

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          ciambella RE: Vin C Mar 14, 2006 10:36 PM

          La Guli on Ditmars. Members of the originating family have taken the store back over.

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            Fleur. RE: Vin C Mar 14, 2006 11:38 PM

            Excellent cannoli can be found at Court Street Pastry in Cobble Hill.

            Very fresh, made daily, chocolate and vanilla $1.50

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              josh L RE: Vin C Mar 15, 2006 08:54 AM

              villabete in bensonhurst.

              Link: http://www.muckraked.com

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                Chorus Girl RE: josh L Mar 15, 2006 10:31 AM

                Didn't like the cannoli I got from them a couple of weeks ago--the filling tasted slightly spoiled.

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                Vin C RE: Vin C Mar 15, 2006 12:41 PM

                THANK YOU everyone, I shall pass on to my co-worker all of your suggestions :) I will be checking out the spots in Astoria and I will let her know of the joint in the Bronx next to Patricia's. Another reason why I love this board.....ask and you shall receive, even have your grammar corrected in the meantime ;-)

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                  bobjbkln RE: Vin C Mar 15, 2006 01:50 PM

                  Is Madonia's more of a bread bakery? In any case, I think the best cannoli in the Arthur Ave. neighborhood is at Egidio’s Pastry on 187th St, just east of Arthur Ave.

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                    kenito799 RE: bobjbkln Oct 23, 2006 02:37 PM

                    Madonia's are excellent, as are their pine nut-covered almond macaroons.
                    Don't forget Enrico's (1057 Morris Park Ave, Bronx) for freshly filled and perfect cannoli (and amazing sfogliatelli among many other delicious pastries).

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                      surly RE: kenito799 Feb 21, 2007 07:03 AM

                      i like the cannoli at madonia better than egidio, although both were good. was a little disappointed that the ones at the latter weren't filled to order (how hard is it, anyhow? i'm really baffled as to why more places don't do it), but they still had a nice, crisp shell and flavorful cream. wonder if they'd fill it fresh to order upon request? (i know, probably not.)

                      wasn't as crazy about the cannoli at gian piero in astoria, fwiw. not that they're bad, but there are a number of places listed in this thread that i like better.

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                  Chas RE: Vin C Mar 20, 2006 08:13 PM

                  This thread is still going? :) The best Cannoli I have ever had was at Manducatis in LIC. But its a restaurant and you're not going to be able to buy them there. What makes Ida's (the chef/owner) so great is that she makes the filling from scratch. From the recipes I've read it's pretty simple and relatively quick to do. She buys the shells already made from Fortunato, so that all she does is fill them as they are ordered at the tables.

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                    Phantomdoc RE: Vin C Mar 21, 2006 06:03 PM

                    I was doing coverage for a doctor in Whitestone Queens a couple of weeks ago. It was next door to CASCON CHEESECAKE on 149 St. The best Cannoli I have ever had. I have been to Veniero's recently and they are great, but Cascon takes the prize. I will not wait until I am working there again to score great eats. Also had St Joseph pastry, Cream puff with regular and cannoli cream. Amazing.

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                      surly RE: Phantomdoc Feb 21, 2007 06:56 AM

                      went to cascon cheesecake recently and thought their cannoli were good but not great. i've had better. their sfogliatelle was awful, but perhaps that was because i'd arrived mid-afternoon. their cheesecake is good, though.

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                      Shield RE: Vin C Oct 22, 2006 10:40 PM

                      La Salle Bakery on East Tremont in the Bronx has hand-piped cannoli that they fill to order. They've been around for about the 50 years. The place smells delicious, and the cannoli taste just as good (probably all of their stuff, but I can only vouch for the cannoli).
                      3139 East Tremont Ave, Bronx.

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                        Fleur RE: Vin C Oct 23, 2006 05:36 AM

                        VILLABATE in Bensonhurst has wonderful Cannoli and other pastries, but I find the Cannoli and Almond Biscotti at COURT STREET PASTRY to be more authentic, and far better.

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                          FOODJUNKIEVPC RE: Vin C Oct 23, 2006 02:50 PM

                          This is sooooo funny, I went on this AM just to see what was new and low and behold I see an old post of mine, lol. Anywho, I realized, I never replied back with my Cannoli search finds and I wanted to let everyone know I went with Jonah's and Astoria Lurker's suggestion (Thanks a bunch) and went to Gian Piero Bakery on 30th Ave. as it is right around the corner from me and and everyone RAVED about them!!!! Once again the Chowhound board came through when I needed it most! Although a littke late with this, thanks again fellow hounds, FOODJUNKIEVPC (Formerly Vin C)

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                            ChowDiva RE: Vin C Oct 23, 2006 03:26 PM

                            I'm not sure where they get them (or if they make them there), but the Cannoli at Ferdinando's Foccacaria in Carroll Gardens is the best I've ever had.

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                              prunefeet RE: ChowDiva Feb 21, 2007 11:30 AM

                              I didn't know Ferdinando's sold sweets! I love Ferdinando's, so warm and friendly and tasty.

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                              HankyT RE: Vin C Feb 21, 2007 07:20 AM

                              I mean, I'm Scottish so what do I know from cannolis(??), but the best I've ever had were at a place on Avenue U in Bensonhurst. Can't remember the name of the bakery but it's one block from Joe's of Ave U (FANTASTIC Sicilian restaurant if you're not familiar with it) on the same side of the street (away from McDonald Ave). I think the corner is Van Sicklen.

                              1. FastEddie RE: Vin C Feb 21, 2007 11:30 AM

                                The best cannobis in Queens can be found on Jamaica Ave.

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                                  surly RE: FastEddie Feb 21, 2007 02:28 PM

                                  eddie, do you have a name or at least cross street? thanks.

                                2. abu applesauce RE: Vin C Feb 21, 2007 12:42 PM

                                  What about Leo's Latticini (Mama's) bakery? They make a great chocolate covered canoli...

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                                    Big MO RE: Vin C Feb 25, 2007 03:43 PM

                                    FYI AnnaMia's Traditional Cannoli are made with the freshest Riccotta along with several other natural ingredients all fresh and healthy (no sour cream). I know because I asked her. She makes all of her specialties to order and wont sell anything that is even a day old. She is open saturdays from 10am to 6pm at 69th Street and 61st Drive in Middle Village, Queens. Get there it is so worth the trip. My kids and I are her best customers for years.

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