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Oct 10, 2012 05:25 AM

SFOGLIATELLE: Who makes 'em best in Connecticut?

I honestly don't know many places that even make them, but I love them. Lino's Market in Durham bakes them straight from Arthur Ave. somewhere. Meriano's Bake Shoppe in Guilford makes EXCELLENT ones. Who else makes 'em extra special good?

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  1. Luigi's in Trumbull (NOT the Bridgeport store) makes great ones, but only if you know for sure that they were baked that day. Unfortunately, they hold them in refrigerated display cases and they are lousy by the second day.

    1. Lucibello in New Haven:

      2nd day pastry is not an option. They also make damn fine cookies

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        1. re: BiscuitBoy


          Their Zeppole for St. Joseph's day are still worth the drive from MA.

          1. re: awm922

            This is all good info and thanks. Since you threw MA out there, you like Lucibello's better than La Fiorentina in Springfield? Those are best of the best cannoli in my book. Can't speak for their sfogliatelle. Maybe that's not near where you are. Just checking if you do know!

            1. re: kattyeyes

              I have been in MA in the greater Springfield area for around 13 years now and have tried La Fiorentina's pastry many times and have brought them to my family. The Cannoli at LF are good, but IMHO, I will still put Lucibello's above LF. I even like them better than Ferrara's in Little Italy.

              1. re: awm922

                Ohmygod, that settles it. I must get to Lucibello's and SOON!

                1. re: awm922

                  I've had em from LF and they are very good.

            2. re: BiscuitBoy

              Lookin' good, Lucibello! And good lookin' out, BiskyBoy and amici! Another fine example of sfogliatelle in the Land of Steady Habits. Grazie!

              ETA: I still wanna do a tasting tour of Napoli, but in the meantime...

              1. Modern Pastry on Franklin Ave. Hartford.

                Great cookies and peachs and strawberry cream birthday cakes too.

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                1. re: jdgall

                  I grew up having those peach/strawberry cream birthday cakes from either Livecchi's, Modern or Mozzicato's.

                  1. re: kattyeyes

                    I have them for my birthday now, my favorite cake ever! Usually my husband gets it from Mozzicato's.

                  2. re: jdgall

                    Modern's pastries are better than Mozzicato. But for cakes that are consistently good, Mozzicato has 'em beat. To the topic: Modern's Sfogliatelle are better than Mozzicato.

                  3. DiMare Pastry Shop in Stamford.
                    Also, they have a new item that is delicious. Cannoli Nachos

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                    1. re: Builder3

                      Ha! A nod to the hordes of day laborers in Stamford?

                      1. re: Builder3

                        I agree. Very good sfogliatelle and cannolis. I've had them from the Riverside branch, which is in a shopping center directly off exit 5 of the Turnpike, more convenient for anyone traveling from a distance along the coast.

                        1. re: rjka

                          Another shoutout to DiMare. Sfogliatelles are quite good; as are the cannolis, both traditional and the the new nacho style.

                          I'll never forget when I was young, my dad was picking up some pastries for a party, and one of the owners was yelling in typical loving yet loud italian fashion... "Don't put in 'frigerator!"

                          My family still jokes about that today.