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Italain Rainbow Cookies--SD

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beth1 May 14, 2008 09:55 PM

Does anyone know where I can find Italian Rainbow cookies in San Diego? I have been searching for them since I moved here (8 months ago), with no success. I have tried Mona Lisa, the Italian Bakery down the street from them, Assenti's pasta, Major Market in Escondido, the gourmet market in Del Mar (can't remember the name), and a couple others in passing. Anywhere I may have missed? I could make my own, but they're a lot of work.

  1. El Chevere Jan 7, 2012 08:52 PM

    What is the difference between Italian rainbow cookies and the rainbow cookies you'll find at a Jewish deli such as Miltons?

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      normalheightsfoodie May 20, 2008 10:24 PM

      I have loved them since I was a kid, they have them at DeMilles on Adams Avenue.
      Children get two cookies with every meal. They also have the chocolate sandwich cookies too.

      1. happensatonce May 20, 2008 02:04 PM

        Fillipi's Pizza Grotto has an Italian store/deli in the front of the restaurant that has cookies from Mike's Pastry in Boston flown in. We've had them and they are the real deal. Not sure if they have rainbow cookies, but they have a decent variety and they sure taste like home.

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          cstr May 21, 2008 04:51 AM

          Was at Mikes, in BOS, last week, and yes they are the real deal.

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            HumorMe Jan 7, 2012 05:26 PM

            I bought rainbow cookies from Fillipi's the other day. They are not NEARLY as good as the bakery I went to in New York. Not even close; they're horrible. I will look around one more time. If I don't find ones that are as good as the ones in NY, then I will have my friend ship them here.

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              jmtreg Jan 9, 2012 10:40 AM

              Let's all have a moment of silence for Solunto's.

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            cstr May 20, 2008 10:33 AM

            Just returned from NYC and BOS with some Italian cookies, including rainbows, sfogliatella, rum baba and other goodies. OH YAH, cookies $8.50 per pound, large sfogiatella and rum baba $1.75 each. For the life of me, I can't understand why places like Solunto's sell cookies for $20. per pound, is flour in SD that much more expensive.

            1. phee May 18, 2008 11:18 PM

              Someone posted about this Italian Bakery a couple of years ago, and I don't know if they're still in business. Try giving them a call and see if they're still there, and, if so, if they have what you're looking for. Good luck!

              Piancone Bakery and Deli

              203 Main St
              Vista, CA
              92084

              Phone: 760.724.8840

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                beth1 May 19, 2008 08:34 PM

                Thanks. And it's even closer to my house. I will have to give them a try as well.

              2. Leucadian May 18, 2008 10:34 PM

                Solunto's? It's been a long time since I was there, so I'm not sure what they have now.

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                  beth1 May 18, 2008 10:50 PM

                  Thank you. I will check there next time I'm in that area.

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                    cstr May 19, 2008 04:14 AM

                    I've never seen them there.

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