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Apr 14, 2012 03:24 PM

Italian pastry

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

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    1. re: Pookipichu

      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...

      1. re: janie

        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.

        1. re: Pookipichu

          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.

          1. re: megc

            almond glaze, my favorite too :)

      2. re: Pookipichu

        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.

        1. re: pieman

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