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Where can I get cannoli shells in Toronto?

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intervention Jun 23, 2011 08:59 AM

So I've been buying my cannoli shells across the border and smuggling a few boxes in once in a while; they are made in the US but tasted like the type I had in Italy (the Sicilian variety). I'm wondering if anyone knows where I can get cannoli shells in Toronto? I enjoy process of filling cannoli with pistachio flavoured ricotta but I can't seem to find them anywhere! Thanks!!

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  1. TorontoJo RE: intervention Jun 23, 2011 09:08 AM

    I'd go to your favourite Italian bakery and ask them to sell you unfilled shells. San Remo, La Rose and St. Phillips are all excellent. I'm sure there are other options downtown, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.

    Some links:

    http://www.sanremobakery.com/
    http://www.stphillipsbakery.com/
    http://www.yelp.ca/biz/la-rose-bakery...

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      Judith Gorman RE: TorontoJo Jun 23, 2011 09:17 AM

      I know you can buy them at Continental Noodle at Jane and Lawrence. Pasta Goodness on Marlee, south of Glencairn is a branch of Continental Noodle but with less inventory. If the latter location is closer to you I am certain they would bring them in from the original source.

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        intervention RE: Judith Gorman Jun 23, 2011 10:56 AM

        Thank you!

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      edfs72 RE: intervention Jun 23, 2011 09:14 AM

      Cheese Boutique might have them. They have a huge selection of pasta

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      Cheese Boutique
      45 Ripley Ave, Toronto, ON M6S, CA

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        iMarilyn RE: edfs72 Jun 23, 2011 09:22 AM

        Cannoli are deep-fried pastry shells. Cannelloni are noodles. ;}

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          intervention RE: edfs72 Jun 23, 2011 10:55 AM

          Yes... I mean cannoli, the pastry :)

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            Akakage RE: intervention Jun 23, 2011 01:39 PM

            I've picked them up from Italian bakeries in the west end and Mississauga but they seem to be fairly common. Most of the ones I've bought are imported.

        2. danionavenue RE: intervention Jun 24, 2011 12:14 PM

          I would call Lady York, they may have them. I will look the next time I am there.

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