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May 5, 2004 02:35 PM

Best Cannoli????

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Where can I find the best Cannoli in Manhattan..... downtown please, but will travel if it is amazing!!!

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  1. Veniero's. No question. On the corner of 1st and 11th in the east village.

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    1. re: Laura

      The cannoli at Rocco's on Bleecker Street are pretty good too.

      1. re: Mark

        Scroll below. There is a great thread on this subject.

      2. re: Laura

        I've had a cannoli from Veniero's about 10 times and they always have soggy shells and overly lemony filling. Yuck! Ferrera's cannolis are better, the best I've had in NYC, but they are still a poor substitute for the cannoli from Mike's Pastry in Boston's North End.

        1. re: Avery

          Yeah, Veniero's is good for their fruity tarts, pies and so forth. Their cannolis are pretty much a joke.

          1. re: Avery

            Ferrera's is possibly the worst cannoli with the most hype. Soggy shells, poorly flavored and textured filling, just awful. In Brooklyn please head to Mona Lisa on 86 St, or Tastry Pastry on 13th Ave. In Staten Island head to Luigi's Dolceria on Hylan Blvd.

        2. The key to great cannolis is filling them fresh,
          while-u-wait, so that the pastry doesn't get soggy. Had some from Bruno Bakery in the Village a few weeks ago that were sublime.

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          1. Tratoria Mulino....5th Ave. in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Better than Viniero's, and even better than New Haven.

            1. I have yet to find a decent cannoli in Manhattan. I figured they got priced off the island like everything else. The best I've had in NYC are at Egidio in the Arthur Avenue section of The Bronx...but those are still a far cry from Vaccaro's in Baltimore's Little Italy.

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              1. re: Jonny Pops

                Check out yesterday's AM NY. There was a whole article of suggestions.

                1. re: Jonny Pops

                  Egidio's are not my favorite on Arthur Ave. - at least, not any more. Madonia Bros. fills theirs on the spot and they're very good, but I prefer the pre-filled ones at Morrone's - the shells stay crisp and the filling is excellent. As for "best", it's a misleading question as usual: some folks like their filling a bit more cheesy, some more sweet; some like it firmer, some like it "squishier", etc., etc.

                  A description of what the OP means by "best" would be useful.

                  1. re: Striver

                    Has anybody been to Circo's on Knickerbocker ave B'klyn they never moved from the old neighborhood and I've heard they worth the trip in from eastern L.I

                    1. re: scunge

                      La Bella Ferrara on Mott or Mulberry. NOT Ferrara's. GREAT pastries!

                2. Fortunatos Bros. in GreenPoint, Brooklyn makes the best, hands down the best Italian Pastry Shop in NY.

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                  1. re: lwong74

                    Definitely Fortunatos! They are so good! However, I must clarify, it's in Williamsburg off the Lorimer St. stop, not Greenpoint.

                    1. re: lwong74

                      I agree, Iwong, I have eaten cannolis from all over the five boroughs including, Ferrera and Venieros and Fotunatos Bros in Greenpoint Brooklyn is my all time favorite:)
                      Do yourself a favor and try one.