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Nov 1, 2007 03:08 AM

Wholly Connoli has moved one door down.

Wholly Cannoli has moved into the space next door, where the cleaner was. I first went there just because of the fun name. In my mind, Wholly Cannoli was a bakery with a few tables. With brand new "dark-wood" display cases, a serious-looking espresso machine, tall tables, and window-bench seating at standard café tables, Wholly Cannoli now looks like a bistro that is also a bakery. For those who stop for lunch, the menu seems the same, although I can't seem to look beyond the sausage sandwich, which is still a winner, and is big enough to share with a friend.
(Worcester: Old address was 488 Grafton Street.)

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  1. I keep hearing that Wholly Canolli has really bad Canollis.
    So, you're saying that there is perhaps promise for their other food?

    Disclaimer: I've never been there.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Keithel

      Hi Keithel,
      I am not a fan of their cannolli. I know that people come from miles around to go there (and it's a fave of the Phantom) but I live less than two blocks from there and just won't go back. I've tried three times now. I find their shells too thick, and the cream too sweet and, well, creamy. Maybe that's what other people like about it, but I like my ricotta less sweet and a little less dense. It almost seems like they mix in mascarpone.

      I've also tried their Italian cookies, and was unimpressed. It's a shame - I really wanted it to be good there. I was raised in the Lawrence area, so maybe I'm spoiled by Tripolis.

      1. re: Eatin in Woostah

        Have you tried Palmas? g
        Great stuff, not sweets like WC.


        1. re: trufflehound

          Oooh, no. Where is it? Are they open Sundays?

        2. re: Eatin in Woostah

          I'll second the non-endorsement of Wholly Cannoli above. I've tried them twice now, and the cannolis were pedestrian at best (heavy and dull) and just plain bad at worst (funny sour-ish taste to the filling first time I tried them). Given how many places in Boston do these well, there's no reason for me to consider them, sorry to say.