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Dec 23, 2009 05:56 AM

Fresh-filled cannoli on Staten Island?

With all the talk about pizza and Italian food in general on Staten Island, I'm surprised that I haven't really heard much about Italian pastry shops in the borough.

Specifically, I'm looking for places that offer fresh-filled (rather than pre-filled) cannoli. There don't seem to be that many places in the five boroughs that do this anymore, but I figure that SI has to have at least a few spots, being the Italian-American stronghold that it is.

Any recommendations? I'd also love to hear about other standout pastries/baked goods at these spots (e.g. cookies, sfogliatelle, cakes, etc) - you know, the house specialties.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. The issue is often one of time and/or staffing. Some smaller 'Mom & Pop' bakeries only have the Baker on site early in the morning. then he/she leaves for the day. Then the counter staff takes over the sales aspect.. Also, fill-while-you-wait cannoli are time consuming.. I've gotten them fresh filled at Rispoli's and Angelo's, but both are in Brooklyn. Try calling Royal Crowne or Dominic's
    For everything else: The Cake Chef/Cookie Jar.
    For no holds barred sublime, to H*ll with your diet, show stopping cakes, Mother Mousse.

    Mother Mousse
    2175 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306

    Mother Mousse
    3767 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314

    Cake Chef
    957 Jewett Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

    Royal Crown Bakery
    1350 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305

    31 New Dorp Plaza N, Staten Island, NY 10306

    Cookie Jar
    1226 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310

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    1. re: Tay

      Thanks for the feedback.

      Just to be sure, are these the places you're referring to? I'm not from Staten Island or Brooklyn, so I'd like to verify this info if you don't mind. ;)

      Rispoli Pastry Shop
      7202 NW Utrcht Ave
      Brooklyn, NY 11228
      Neighborhood: Bensonhurst
      (718) 236-2970

      Angelo's Royal Pastry Shop - APPEARS TO BE CLOSED AS OF MARCH 2009?!
      2482 86th Street between 25th Ave & Bay 38th St
      Brooklyn, NY 11214
      Neighborhood: Bath Beach
      (718) 372-3866

      Royal Crown Bakery
      1350 Hylan Blvd
      Staten Island, NY 10305
      Neighborhood: Old Town
      (718) 987-5771

      Dominick's Bakery Cafe
      1740 Hylan Blvd
      Staten Island, NY 10305

      Cake Chef
      957 Jewett Avenue
      Staten Island, NY 10314
      (718) 448-1290

      The Cookie Jar
      1226 Forest Ave
      Staten Island, NY 10314
      (718) 448-3500
      Neighborhood: Westerleigh

      Mother Mousse
      3767 Victory Blvd # D
      Staten Island, NY 10314
      (718) 983-8366

      Thanks again.

      1. re: freshfigs

        There's a Rispoli on Bay St now in Rosebank... I think it's the same family? Also, there's a Mother Mouse on Hylan as well down by New Dorp.

        1. re: Flaco

          Probably the same owner, but I've noticed that different branches do not have the same items. Hyatt St. is mostly cookies, cakes and a few breads. Bay St. in Rosebank seems to have more pastries. I'll buy some sfogliatelle there now and then; not thrilled with their "brick oven" bread. I can't speak for their cannoli.

          For brick oven (apart from my mainstay, Montalbano's) try Moretti's on Forest. I bought a loaf there last week and it was much better than I expected.

          I like Mother Mousse too...ever since they started down the block in Stapleton and owner Theresa was a member of the local bike club. That's going back a ways! Too bad they're so far away now.

          1140 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10305

          Moretti Bakery
          640 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310

          Rispoli Pastry Shop
          29 Hyatt St, Staten Island, NY 10301

          Rispoli Pastry Shop
          1184 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10305

        2. re: freshfigs

          "Just to be sure, are these the places you're referring to? I'm not from Staten Island or Brooklyn, so I'd like to verify this info if you don't mind. ;)"

          Rispoli's is,7202 New Utrecht Ave

          Mother Mousse's other location is:
          , 2175 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 718-987-4242

          Dominick's just relocated to,
          ยท 31 New Dorp Plaza. Staten Island, NY 10306-2943 ...

          I didn't know Angelo's closed...Sorry.

          The Cookie Jar and Cake Chef are owned by the same person.
          The best cookies... Ever! ( Note: They frequently run out early.)
          Their Apple and Cheese horns are outstandinig

          A couple of these bakeries have their own web sites



          1. re: Tay

            Thanks for the clarification on those spots, Tay. I'll definitely look into your recommendations.

      2. Pasticceria Bruno fills each of their cannoli fresh to order. They have one location on Forest Avenue and another on Hylan Boulevard, not to mention a branch on LaGuardia Place in the Village (Manhattan).

        Pasticceria Bruno
        1650 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305

        Pasticceria Bruno
        676 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310

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        1. re: italianices

          I love this place. It's a great spot to hang out with a cannoli and an espresso.

            1. re: Tay

              Thanks for the tip...always happy to find a place to hang with a coffee and pastry.

              Darn, I miss Europe.