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biltritewave Jan 12, 2012 12:19 PM

I am looking to get some really really great Cannolis for a rehearsal dinner. Who has the best in the St. Louis area?

  1. Itsmy6 Jan 29, 2012 09:50 PM

    This place makes some amazing Cannolis with Ricotta and with Custard.

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    Helfer's Pastries & Dell Cafe
    380 Saint Ferdinand St, Florissant, MO 63031

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      kalenp Jan 24, 2012 05:27 PM

      Try Roscigliones in St. Charles. Best Cannoli's ever- we had them at our wedding! Read a review here: http://stcharles.patch.com/articles/s...

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      1. re: kalenp
        alan Jan 25, 2012 07:33 AM

        I know I'm picking nits, but cannoli is already plural. Not "cannolis," "cannoli's," or "canollis." Delicious no matter how you spell them, however.

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        FriendOfTheDevil Jan 24, 2012 02:36 PM

        I'll tell you what, Schnuck's Canollis look great. They have two or three types.

        FOTD

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          sushibud Jan 17, 2012 11:31 AM

          Missouri Baking or Vivianos!! Vivianos has a couple locations!

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            lemons Jan 17, 2012 02:24 PM

            Viviano's is a grocery store - they may sell shells, but I surely don't recall them selling baked goods.(But their frozen ravioli are often killer.)

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            lemons Jan 13, 2012 12:50 PM

            Both bakeries on The Hill. I have no dog in this fight, but would suggest a taste-off.

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              tonifi Jan 14, 2012 09:09 AM

              Wanna guess how many of us would volunteer to participate in that, lemons? We might need a bus.

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                lemons Jan 14, 2012 09:57 AM

                Gotta tell you, better even than the cannolis are sfogliatelle, which looks like a shell the size of a 4th grader's fist, made of puff pastry and filled with a custard filling. Seasonal; can't remember which season. Not Easter, but....

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                  ddfry3 Jan 14, 2012 02:33 PM

                  +1 for MO Baking company. The cash or check only thing is a little annoying though!

            2. hill food Jan 13, 2012 09:53 AM

              is Vitale's the place I'm thinking of? http://www.vitalesbakerystl.com/

              IIRC the first time I was in there I said something like "if I were into sweets I'd sublet a corner of this room and set-up a cot"

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                tonifi Jan 13, 2012 12:57 PM

                biltritewave, if you want to mix your offerings up a little bit, Vitale's does a ricotta puff that I like more than the cannoli, which are a little sweet for my tastes. (hill food, it took me a while, but I finally figured out 'IIRC').

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                lemons Jan 13, 2012 09:51 AM

                The best ones are not filled until just before you eat them. Maybe something like an omelet station but for cannoli? Much depends on where the dinner will be - what the facility or restaurant is, and what their policy would be on carry-ins. But FOTD has it nailed; Mo Baking would be my go-to spot for carry out.

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                  biltritewave Jan 13, 2012 11:46 AM

                  Yah. A cannoli station is definitely the way to go, but not sure if thats in the cards.

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                    hill food Jan 13, 2012 06:02 PM

                    y'know I might be thinking of MO Baking after all (but then I always go by 'cognitive mapping' not specifics as in "oh you go past that one place where the owner is weird and turn left and it's 3 doors down, no the one on the other side of the street")

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                      lemons Jan 13, 2012 08:27 PM

                      Mo Baking west side of its street, has a parking lot right next to it, and I believe no awning. Vitale east side of its street, and an awning.

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                        hill food Jan 13, 2012 11:02 PM

                        ehh my example was just an illustration of my lack of directions, but yes I am thinking of the one with an awning.

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                    FriendOfTheDevil Jan 13, 2012 09:42 AM

                    I can't tell you who has the "best". I never met one I didn't like. I know Missouri Baking Company on the Hill is known for them.

                    FOTD

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