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grrabear Nov 25, 2008 11:31 AM

Can somebody direct me to a place where I can purchase Cannoli shells and the ricotta filling? I 'm in desperate need for a quick Thanksgiving dessert! HELP! ASAP! SOS! M*A*S*H!!!

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    attran99 RE: grrabear Nov 25, 2008 11:46 AM

    Old World Deli in West Covina and Upland. If you call in advance, they'll make them for you. You might want to try the Claro's Italian Market, too. Locations throughout southern California.

    Old World Delicatessens
    2648 E Workman Ave Ste 1, West Covina, CA 91791

    Old World Delicatessens
    821 N Mountain Ave, Upland, CA

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      grrabear RE: attran99 Nov 25, 2008 11:53 AM

      EXCELLENT. I''m going to check out the Old World Del in West Covina as well as the Claro's in West Covina. Thanks a million for the tip!

    2. Das Ubergeek RE: grrabear Nov 25, 2008 12:01 PM

      Monte Carlo Deli in Burbank; Claro's (best location is the one in San Gabriel). There was some place in Northeast LA that sold them cheap too -- do a search for "cannoli" and you should come up with it.

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        ErikaK RE: grrabear Nov 25, 2008 04:36 PM

        Claro's definitely has them, I've bought them there before. The filling is very easy to make, just sweeten some fresh ricotta to taste with powdered sugar, and add things like tiny chocolate chips or the candied fruit if you must. I like chopped almonds and tiny chocolate chips. Then just pipe or spoon into the shells.

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          Burger Boy RE: grrabear Nov 25, 2008 05:33 PM

          Not sure of the name but they have shells and filling
          Tutto Latte
          1233 N. Vine Street
          LA, CA

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            Burger Boy RE: grrabear Nov 25, 2008 05:41 PM

            Not sure of the name but they have shells and filling

            Tutto Latte
            1233 Vine Street
            LA, CA

            Eagle Rock Italian bakery also sells cannoli already assembled.

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              Das Ubergeek RE: Burger Boy Nov 25, 2008 07:31 PM

              That's the place I meant -- Tutto Latte. They sell them in multiples of 40, I think, with the filling in tubs.

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                Burger Boy RE: Das Ubergeek Nov 25, 2008 07:38 PM

                They used to have the filling in a plastic piping bag, hummmm, a tub, interesting. I think the changed the name, but I drove by yesterday and they are still there.

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              misstigger RE: grrabear Nov 26, 2008 06:05 AM

              Villa Rosa Italian Bakery in Arcadia (phone: 626.446.7220). 38 e. live oak ave.
              They make their own cannoli shells and usually sell wholesale only, but you can call & order to pick up. Large filled cannoli are $2.50 small filled cannoli are $1.50. They also have handmade italian cookies that are amazing.

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                bsktsngrvy RE: misstigger Nov 28, 2008 07:51 AM

                I second the rec for Villa Rosa. The cannoli are the best I've ever had, and their Italian cookies, purchased at Bay Cities, are exquisite and delicious. I've never been so tempted to tell my guests that I baked them myself. But..who are we kidding?

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                JeetJet RE: grrabear Nov 26, 2008 08:18 AM

                I am not sure about the ricotta filling filling but it is worth calling, or just driving to Eagle Rock Bakery. Also, they have IMO the best sandwich rools in LA. On Saturday morning about 11am they make a pizza bread that is great.

                attran made a rec for Old World Deli. I never had the cannola there but if you go you must get some of the pasta salad -- best I ever had! The chicken salad or tuna salad is also very good.

                Eagle Rock Bakery (Best fresh baked Italian sandwich bread rolls and selection of Italian meats and cheese.
                1726 Colorado Blvd.
                Los Angeles, CA 90041
                (323) 255-8224

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                  Burger Boy RE: JeetJet Nov 26, 2008 09:20 PM

                  I really question the best selection of meats and cheeses. Claros has an amazing selection and will let you sample to your hearts content. Everything else I agree 100% and they slice nice and thin the way it should be.

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