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redleo_81 Nov 30, 2006 08:45 PM

Where's a good italian market in the DC area to buy cannoli?

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    Chownut Nov 30, 2006 09:23 PM

    Not an Italian market, but Vacarro's in the Union Station foodcourt sells Italian sweets.

    Vaccaro’s
    (202) 371-2855
    Lower Level - Food Court
    Italian desserts.

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      KAZ Dec 1, 2006 02:23 PM

      I'll second the Vaccaro's rec. They are a Baltimore institution, and while I think most of their desserts do not deserve the praise they recieve, the cannoli's are the real deal.

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        Steve Dec 1, 2006 02:54 PM

        There is a Vaccaro's inside 2000 Pennsylvania Ave.

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          pgreen Dec 3, 2006 07:36 PM

          If you are in the MD suburbs, the ones at Lucia's in Wheaton aren't bad: http://www.wheatonnet.com/lucias/

          Also, from time to time, Costco has cannoli kits that will satisfy your cravings for years to come.

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          dcesq Dec 1, 2006 03:51 PM

          Agree with the Vaccaro's rec--but don't make a special trip to the 2000 Penn location though unless you check out their hours first. I used to live in Foggy Bottom and often showed up only to find that they were closed.

          1. Bob W Dec 1, 2006 04:19 PM

            The best thing about Vaccaro's is that you can buy a cannoli kit and stuff them at home yourself so they don't get soggy. Also, they give you a generous amount of cheese so there's always some left after you stuff all the shells.

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              elgringoviejo Dec 2, 2006 11:51 AM

              I agree that Vaccaro's cannoli kits are excellent, but for other Italian desserts in Baltimore would say that Piedigrotta on Central avenue and at the Cross street market is superior.

            2. Meg Dec 1, 2006 06:59 PM

              Wegman's bakery makes a decent cannoli. If you don't see them out just ask for them. They've made them for me on the spot.

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                repete Dec 2, 2006 04:46 AM

                If Donna ever opens his grill again, his were the tops on my long list. Don't know if they are on the menu at Bebo's (sp?)

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                  mattm Dec 2, 2006 06:12 PM

                  I think the Union Station Vaccaro's stand ships in from the Baltimore location. If you find yourself in Baltimore, I would suggest stopping by.

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                    milocat Dec 3, 2006 01:01 AM

                    It's not an Italian market but A La Lucia restaurant in north Old Town Alexandria has fantastic cannoli. I have ordered them take out with no problem and I think they cater as well.

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                      SMac Dec 3, 2006 01:49 AM

                      I agree. A La Lucia has the best cannolis I have every had.

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