Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > General Midwest Archive >
Aug 20, 2008 08:02 AM

Good Ricotta Cannoli in Metro Detroit?

It seems like a lot of the Italian bakeries in the Detroit area have a custard rather than ricotta filling. I can't seem to track down a really good ricotta cannoli. Any suggestions? What about the rest of Michigan (up north, Grand Rapids, etc.)?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. There is an Italian bakery on Schaefer just across from Paisanos Pizza that has cannoli filled with ricotta. They were tasty, but the caveat is that I haven't been there in a while. It's possible that Zingerman's in Ann Arbor has them, but expect to pay through the nose. I would call them to find out for sure.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Summerfield

      Thanks for the input. I haven't tried the place on Schaefer yet, but I would like to report back that I tried Vito's Bakery on Moravian in Clinton Twp. and loved it! They have both the custard and ricotta versions and both are quite good. I still prefer the ricotta - theirs was nice and smooth (not grainy - I think it is a blend of the ricotta & cream) and not overly sweet, but definitely delicious, with a good crisp shell.

      1. re: kungfufiters

        Vito's Bakery on Moravian is excellent. Their cannoli filling is the best!

    2. My favorites are from Roma Bakery in Lansing. Not too sweet or boozy.

      1 Reply
      1. re: cookbookgeek

        What type of booze do they put in cannoli? I've never really noticed that.