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cng Apr 14, 2012 03:24 PM

Can you please give some recommendations for a great Italian pastry in western queens. Last time we got pastries we got them fromFortnatto's.

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    Pookipichu RE: cng Apr 14, 2012 08:30 PM

    Minetta's for Italian cookies (really good), Italian cheesecake, Manducatis Rustica for cannolis and sfogliatelle.

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      janie RE: Pookipichu Apr 14, 2012 08:54 PM

      where's minetta's? we had some very lovely pastries today from Ragtime on Crossbay blvd i howard beach.........they have a little bakery section--and lots of good things there...

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        Pookipichu RE: janie Apr 15, 2012 12:16 PM

        Sorry, I misspelled it, the place is called Manetta's Ristorante, it's on 10-76 Jackson Avenue. It's in an area that was an Italian enclave decades ago and there are quite a few nice Italian restaurants in the area.

        Manetta's pastries are all freshly handmade in batches on premises, not like the bulk displays of you'd see at Ferrara's of identical prefab pastries.

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          megc RE: Pookipichu Apr 18, 2012 04:45 AM

          Particularly good at Manetta's are these sort of soft biscotti with bits of chocolate in them, covered in a thin, sweet glaze. Definitely my favorite.

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            Pookipichu RE: megc Apr 18, 2012 07:00 AM

            almond glaze, my favorite too :)

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        pieman RE: Pookipichu Apr 21, 2012 02:21 PM

        Terizzi on 30 th ave and 30 th st in astoria is great for classic italian pastry. Cannoli cream is real ricotta not all powdered sugar.

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          Pookipichu RE: pieman Apr 21, 2012 04:47 PM

          Try to the cannolis at Manducatis Rustica, they're freshly filled and excellent.

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