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Italian bakery pastry on LI

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  • Fritz Jul 25, 2007 06:55 PM
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I'm looking for a great source of biscotti like I remember.
Crunchy, not too sweet, almonds and a bit of cinnamon.

The closest I've found (although somewhat inconsistent) is Barratas now DeFao in Nesconset.

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  1. Try Torta Fina near the intersection of Commack Road and Motor Parkway in Dix Hills. I thought the bisotti were pretty good...

    1. i have not had their biscotti, but great fresh canolis at Ergo in Bethpage.

      1. The best biscotti is Aldo's. Aldo's is a coffee shop and bakery of very selective foods in Greenport, NY. The biscotti is world known and can be found at specialty gourmet deli's on Long Island, such as Kitchen Kabaret, Iavarnoe, but I suggest going to Aldo's yourself.

        1. Dortoni in Levittown is amazing, but I've never had the biscotti there.

          1. Torta Fina was disappointing.

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            1. re: Fritz

              Sorry about that... I will look for another suggestion. Anything in particular you are looking for?

              1. re: Siobhan

                I've been getting biscotti made by Erga in Bethpage of late, at Johns Farms not far from the bakery itself. I hope to soon go to the actual bakery and peruse the other delights.
                http://www.ergabakery.com/
                The biscotti are excellent, the breads, thus far weak, the pizza dough is excellent.
                But Court Pastry in Carol Gardens is still the clear winner for me.

            2. Cardinili in Syosset has great biscotti. Their breads and other baked goods are consistently good.

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              1. re: synergy

                Cardinali in Syosset has amazingly good breads and pretty good pastries, but their cookies are horrible. I bought the kids some chocolate chip cookies, and they wouldn't eat them. So I tried one, it was sandy and tasteless. I would suspect their biscotti are fine.