Favorite cannoli in DFW?
- air May 18, 2009 10:10 AM
I'd like to get a list going of who makes some good cannoli around DFW.
Considering I'd only want a serving of cannoli, I'd prefer a stand alone bakery, pastry shop, or a pizza-by-the-slice establishment, versus a place that would have a full-blown Italian wining/dining experience. The cannoli *must* be filled to order.
I don't mind if they have different kinds of filling (pistachios with or without, citrus peel, semi sweet bits) as well as having chocolate covered shells, so please also mention any other variations if they are available.
My list so far includes Maestro's, Angelo's and Grimaldi's. I've been to Maestro's and I'll save the evaluation after I've tried a couple more places. Looking forward to hearing what else is worth checking out!
You really want a place that fills them when you are there, if not they will be soggy. Convinos in Plano also generally does a decent job all though I have not had one there in a couple of years. I guess I am just spoiled by many trips to Boca Raton and one of the best Italian Delis around.
I had a conversation with a worker at Sammy's Pizza and Pasta in Fort Worth, and he had mentioned that a lot of pizzerias/Italian eateries in the area get ricotta (and most ingredients in general) from Lisanti. The 'better' pizza by the slice pizzerias are pretty similar and I hope all cannoli are not made equal. I'll definitely look out for anyone who uses Paula's; the only other distributor I'd heard of is Roma.
My list has gotten bigger after doing more research. So far I have hit Maestro's, Jimmy's Food Store and Sammy's. Remaining are Grimaldi's, Angelo and Vito's, Covino's, Tony's Pizza & Pasta, Two Guys From Italy, and Cafe Amore. Please feel free to throw in more recommendations.