Cannolis on the Westside
Organzing and offcie birthday for our receptionist, who isin charage of EVERYONE else's birthdays and does an amazing job. She really like cannolis and I thought it would be something nice to get for hers. Problem is I have never gotten canolis in Los Angeles before! I'd like something on the Westside so our runnner can pick them up shortly before the party, so we don't have to deal with filling them our selves but they would still be fresh. HELP!?
They don't fill them while you're standing there (that's apparently a Philly thing), but you can get little cannolis at Bay Cities Deli on Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica. They've got containers to-go with about six of them in there, but I'm guessing you're looking for larger quantities. Therefore, you can probably order in advance and they'll have them ready. They're not the best cannolis I've ever had, but they're nothing to scoff at either.
Bravo Pizzeria, on Main Street in Santa Monica, has cannolis they import from New York. They keep the shells and filling separate, and only when you order do they fill the shells. They're my favorite in LA.
If anyone lives near Eagle Rock, have them pick them up at The Eagle Rock Italian Bakery on Colorado.
My favorite come from the Beverly Glen Market at the top of the hill just south of Mulholland off of Beverly Glen... small and large, and very simple... lace shell, creamy ricotta filling, rolled and drizzled lightly with dark and white choc drizzle with the ends dipped in dark choc as well.
I also would second glutton's rec for Bay Cities.
Gelson's (Viktor Benes') also sells cannolis, but I believe you need to special order these.