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Best Ricotta Pie?

kenjigoodeater Dec 17, 2008 12:30 PM

I'm looking for the best ricotta pie in the NY area - any borough or suburb is ok. I'm talking about the light, fluffy, slightly grainy kind, not the smooth, dense cheesecake kind. I don't care if it's in a small Italian bakery, or on the dessert menu at a fancy pants restaurant - any price point, any location. Any thoughts?

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    bflobear Feb 22, 2010 08:17 AM

    anyone have a recipe for this?

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      chocolatebirthdaycake Jan 2, 2009 07:50 PM

      Veniero's. Makes me wanna make out with the baker everytime.

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        gourmetfoodcritic Apr 3, 2009 06:35 AM

        Villabate has the best Italian Cheescake, moist and creamy with a hint of orange. The ricotta is brought in from sicily and their cannoli's are delicious! Thin and crispy check out the website villabate.net. Cassata Al Forno cakes are amazing as is the BaBa Rum Pastry with yellow custard. This is authentic Italian pastry as you would find in Sicily. I have tried italian bakeries from all over this is the best people travel for miles to come here.

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          gourmetfoodcritic Apr 11, 2009 04:51 PM


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        Lucia Dec 17, 2008 04:51 PM

        I like Rocco in Manhattan

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          Cheese Boy Dec 17, 2008 05:02 PM

          Rocco's does not disappoint.

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            bob96 Dec 18, 2008 01:11 PM

            The pastiera at Trattoria Zero Otto Nove on Arthur Ave/Bronx is superb--light and amazingly fragrant. As it should be from this outpost of la cucina Salernitana.

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