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Good Ricotta Cannoli in Metro Detroit?

kungfufiters Aug 20, 2008 08:02 AM

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.)?

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    Summerfield RE: kungfufiters Aug 20, 2008 09:02 AM

    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.

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      kungfufiters RE: Summerfield Nov 3, 2008 12:15 PM

      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.

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        Margaret S. RE: kungfufiters Nov 4, 2008 12:19 PM

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

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      cookbookgeek RE: kungfufiters Nov 8, 2008 06:42 PM

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

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        grouper RE: cookbookgeek Nov 9, 2008 06:09 AM

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

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