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Jul 15, 2010 10:12 AM

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