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Cannoli in the East Bay?

Once in a while, I get an incredible hankering for some good cannoli. I'd love to find some that I could bring home (perhaps from a bakery), but restaurant suggestions are good too. We're in Alameda, but willing to travel a bit. And where are your favorite cannoli in the city, in case we decide to venture westward?


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  1. I have had the cannoli at Delfina Pizzeria and thought it was quite good.

    Delfina Restaurant
    3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    1. Gioia's Pizza on Hopkins had a tray of homemade cannoli on display yesterday. They looked good.

      Gioia Pizzeria
      1586 Hopkins St, Berkeley, CA 94707

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      1. re: ernie in berkeley

        The Gioia cannoli are good, but a bit pricy. You could get 1.5 slices for the same dough. It would be worth a trip to San Mateo to go to Romolo's. You can even get a kit there and make them yourself at home.

        To quote B. Kirby in the 70's teen movie Almost Summer, "Cannoli and amaretto. The good life!"

      2. Genova Delicatessen in Oakland has cannoli. Haven't tried one from there for awhile though.

        Also, not East Bay but If you're around San Mateo, Romolo's Cannoli & Spumoni Factory has some really good cannoli that they make to order.

        Genova Delicatessen & Ravioli
        5095 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

        Romolo's Ice Cream Spumoni and Cannoli Factory
        81 37th Ave, San Mateo, CA

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        1. re: Mr_Happy

          +1 recommendation for Romolo's if you want to cross the bridge. Awesome cannolis, and they have a fresh kit they'll box up for you if you want to bring them home and assemble them yourselves.

        2. A Cote sometimes has them, though apparently not at the moment.


          A Cote
          5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

          1. I have had nice cannoli at Dopo.

            4293 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

            1. Just had some from Whole Foods. Very almond-y. About $3.

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              1. re: Glencora

                agreed! my boyfriend is obsessed with WF's cannoli, they are very good

              2. Last night our dinner guests brought us cannoli from Masse's Pastries. The shell was in no way authentic--more like a spring roll, and only half crisp. But the filling was transcendent, with citrus peel, chocolate chips and incredibly fresh, flavorful chopped pistachios.

                Masse's Pastries
                1469 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

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                1. re: heidipie

                  The good one I had at Renzo they were very specific that they fill only just before serving. Can't imagine that happened with yours; bet it makes a difference.

                2. Berkeley Bowl West has good ones for just $1.75.

                  Berkeley Bowl West
                  920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA

                  1. Boot and Shoe Service in Oakland has them on the menu whenever I've eaten there, and I've seen the unfilled shells on their counter. . .have been too full to try them though.

                    Boot and Shoe Service
                    3308 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

                    1. I'm excited to make a pilgrimage down to San Mateo, but I haven't had the time yet. I was in Berkeley Bowl West yesterday and I noticed the cannoli at the bakery counter (in the main market, are there more in the cafe?) had pistachios on the ends. I was looking for something a little more plain. Sure I could scrape off the pistachios, but I wonder if they ever have more plain ones. Also, at the WF in Oakland, I've only seen almond or chocolate...has anyone had more traditional ones there?
                      Thanks for all the great suggestions.
                      What about somewhere in North Beach, since I'll be starting work in the city soon?

                      Berkeley Bowl West
                      920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA