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  1. Rocco

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    Rocco's Pastry Shop
    243 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

    1. Do you really mean all of NYC? If so, ask this question on the outer boroughs board where you will be pointed to Arthur Ave. in the Bronx. My preference is Egidio's on E. 187th St. but other beg to differ.

      1. Caffe Palermo in Little Italy and Rocco's in the West Village

        1. The best cannoli in New York City are found at Villabate Pasticceria, in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, where the ingredients (fresh sheeps' milk ricotta, crispy fried shells, candied fruits and pistachios) are flown in regularly from Villabate, outside of Palermo. I say this as someone who has enjoyed her fair share of cannoli in Sicily, where they were born... this is definitely the one you want. If someone were definitely restricted to Manhattan, I would tell them that Rocco's, Caffe Palermo, and Ferrara's are all ok, but skippable. Whatever you do, don't go to Veniero's.

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          1. re: vvvindaloo

            I definitely liked the riceball that I tried from Villabate Pasticceria when they had a stand open for the Rosalia Feast - I'll go and restock on those and try the cannoli too!

            1. re: vvvindaloo

              No Veniero's? I thought their cannoli tasted pretty much just like the ones in Palermo ... I think you need to go early in the morning on a dry day, though. Last time I dropped by on a rainy afternoon, the shells were a bit soggy.

              1. re: foodmonk

                5th avenue and around 77th maybe 78th street in bayridge brooklyn. Never had the cannoli from pallermo but theyre better than anything you've tried at the feast from Villabate. I grew up in the area and thats the last place i would go. Cafe Palermo, Ferrara's theyre good cannolis but is good is just that good and in the world of cannoli good is not worth 4 dollars. What are they thinking?
                Just thinking you said Villabate made me laugh a bit on the inside. This whole Foodie trend needs to calm down before we get a bit ahead of ourselfs.

                1. re: yzi2424

                  Veniero's, for sure.

                  1. re: kcijones001

                    Another for Veniero's (since we're on the Manhattan Board), provided it is good cannoli weather and the shells are crispy and not pre-filled.

            2. Veniero's in the East Village.

              1. Veniero's used to be it for us ... until we had Rocco's fresher and less sweet cannoli

                BTW, we actully liked the ones at Da Roberti's (just across on 1st Ave. more than the ones at Veniero's.

                1. ok, wait a minute. at least caffe palermo, ferrara and rocco's use ricotta. they use inferior, cow's milk ricotta, mixed with too much sugar, but at least they are trying. veniero's? don't they use pastry cream or something? if so, that is not even a cannolo at all, by definition.

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                  1. re: vvvindaloo

                    No, Veniero's has a cheese filling. They do have a bunch of different "flavors," though.

                  2. Is there an updated opinion on the best cannoli in nyc? We have tried Veniero's and found it soggy and the 'flavor' cloying. Something closer to Mike's in Boston would be nice - is Vilabate the place then?

                    Thanks!