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TDiggs Dec 18, 2006 02:07 AM

I need some help and have done a search for past advice about finding the cannoli, but all I found was that LA wasn't the place to find them. I'm heading to a Christmas party on Tuesday and hoping to find some to bring along. I'm leaving from West LA and heading to the South Bay for the party, so anything that falls along that line would be preferred. I've heard possibly Bay Cities, but that's all I found. Any other help would be great appreciated.

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  1. hrhboo RE: TDiggs Dec 18, 2006 02:49 AM

    Is Christmas cannoli different from regular cannoli? If not, Bay Cities definitely has it as does Bravo Pizzeria on Main St in Santa Monica.

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      TDiggs RE: hrhboo Dec 18, 2006 03:07 AM

      It's not different from regular cannoli. I get into the habit of getting them for Christmas, hence the title. Sorry for the confusion. How's Bravo Pizzeria's cannoli?

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      igj RE: TDiggs Dec 18, 2006 02:57 AM

      Bay Cities does have cannoli - mini ones in a refrigerated case near the registers and bigger ones behind the 'bakery' register. They are, however, all prefilled and sort of limp.

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        TDiggs RE: igj Dec 18, 2006 03:08 AM

        Have you found any really good cannoli?

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          Das Ubergeek RE: TDiggs Dec 18, 2006 03:03 PM

          The cannoli at Pinocchio/Monte Carlo in Burbank are really really good (despite being prefilled) -- it's the only pastry they make themselves (the others are brought in from Eagle Rock Italian Bakery).

          There was a post -- maybe the one Burger Boy linked to? -- about a factory where you could get 40 cannoli and exactly the right amount of filling for some ridiculously low price.

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        Burger Boy RE: TDiggs Dec 18, 2006 05:23 AM

        Check This Out

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/32265...

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          TDiggs RE: Burger Boy Dec 18, 2006 04:05 PM

          I'm going to make the journey today. Thanks Burger Boy!

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          alkyd9 RE: TDiggs Dec 19, 2006 04:07 PM

          Try Luigi & Oretega in Pasadena. The Cannoli were best thing we had. Theirs has small candied fruit in side the filling. Very festive & delicious

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            amie32 RE: TDiggs Dec 19, 2006 10:42 PM

            Eagle Rock Italian Bakery

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              BearCity RE: TDiggs Dec 19, 2006 11:58 PM

              Albano's in Studio City has good, crispy cannoli--filled after you order it.

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                ayana RE: TDiggs Jan 2, 2007 09:03 PM

                NICOLOSI's Italian Bakery in Encino, hands down the BEST cannolis I've ever had outside of Sicily. Just spectacular. They also come in mini versions for better party eating. There's a line around the block for them on Christmas Eve Day. They will fill them on the spot, or provide you with the filling separately if you want to fill them at the last minute yourself. Yum, yum, yum. While you're there, stop at Domingo's Italian Grocery/Deli two doors down.

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