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Jul 6, 2006 04:34 PM

Don't come home without CANOLI!

I am on a mission to bring rock em sock em canoli (plural?) to a dinner party tonight with a Italian theme.

I work downtown and the party's betwix Beverly Hills and Hollywood.

The last canoli post on the board was a couple years ago (I LOVE the new search feature), so I think it's time for an update.

Bring me ricotta or bring me death.

Long live the Chow.

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  1. You could always get the shells and the filling separate at Eagle Rock Italian Bakery and fill them yourself with a $1 piping tip and a $0.01 zip top bag... I don't know any Italian bakeries between downtown and BH.

    They also have great cannoli at Pinocchio/Monte Carlo in Burbank, if that's any easier... but I don't know if they do the filling separate for takeaway.

    1. You can get cannoli at Sorrento. It's an Italian market/deli in Culver City that folks around cc really like; lots of interesting Italian groceries, family owned and operated. I am no cannoli expert, but they tasted pretty good to me.

      5518 Sepulveda Blvd
      Culver City

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      1. re: slacker

        Call first, they don't always have them, or make them fresh. Ask them. Cannolis obviously need to be made fresh, as if not the shells go soft, yuk. If you had more time you could mail order from Veniero's in NYC, which mails you the shells and the filling in a separate pastry bag.

        1. re: slacker

          It's been years since I went to Sorrento's, but I have tried their cannolies, and it was mediocre at best. Actually, it was below mediocre. But then, I've had REAL cannolies from Boston and NYC, so I think my expectations were too high.

        2. Also: use the search engine to search "cannoli" with two "n"s and you will find more prior posts than if you search "canoli" with one.

          1. The best Cannoli's in Los Angeles are at Nicolosi Pastry Shop in Encino. 17450 Ventura Bl, Encino (818)789-0922

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            1. re: davinagr

              Seconded. I have a bad canoli habit, and Nicholosi does it best. They'll make an order of mini-canoli for a party ahead of time if you call.

              1. re: Naama

                I forgot about Nicolosi! I go there for sfogliatelle, but their cannoli ARE really good.

            2. al gelato actually makes pretty good cannolis, that are freshly piped in and ultra rich, i think it's two to an order.