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Nov 2, 2012 07:13 AM

bad cannoli

avoid Libby's on Wooster Street in New Haven. not fresh. soggy shells, premade, with tasteless filling

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  1. I've had very good cannoli there.

    Is there anything you like that you'd like to tell us about?

    1. Like L2k, I've had many a good cannoli at Libby's over 50+ years. When did you get this subpar canolli?
      It would be unfair to judge any food place this week based on Hurricane Sandy. You are lucky that they were open and you could buy food. Our area of southern CT has been mostly wiothout power all week,

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      1. re: bagelman01

        I walked in and asked first thing if the cannoli's were fresh. I was told they were. Low and behold I got a soggy cannoli. It's really on me because I could see they were pre made. I understand about the storm, I live here too, but what does the storm have to do with being honest? I would have been happy getting something else. I guess my beef is that I asked first specifically to avoid exactly what I ended up with. No worries- Wooster Street is still a favorite place to eat.

        1. re: ctella

          I have no dog in this hunt, but cannoli gets soggy FAST. It may have been freshly made an hour or two before you ate it, but even that is long enough to get a soggy shell. Lesson here is never buy a pre-made cannoli, something most of us learned years, if not decades, ago, but as you say, it's really on you..

          1. re: CapeCodGuy

            Who buys a pre filled cannoli? Honestly?


          2. re: ctella

            OK, I don't accept being lied to, either. I only buy Cannoli if I watch them being filled. As far as I am concerned, sitting filled in the refrig for even 30 minutes kills the cannoli.

            1. re: bagelman01

              I'm with you, bagelman. If I'm going to splurge the calories in a cannoli, it better be filled right in front of me. Even if there are some in the case, I always asked for a fresh one, and most good bakeries are more than happy to comply! I wouldn't accuse the shop of do you define "fresh"? Made today? One hour old? Both are technically correct! Looks like the OP and the shop might just have different definitions of what fresh is.......

              1. re: Science Chick

                I was recently in my local Shaw's picking up some rolls when i noticed a sign at the pastry counter that read "Fresh Cannoli - Filled to Order. When I ordered one, she went to grab a prefilled one out of the case. I said, No! I want one fresh filled. She responded, ''These ARE fresh, i made them just YESTERDAY!"

                TBH...she filled a new one for me and it wasn't bad for a $1.25!

                1. re: CapeCodGuy

                  Hahah......Thanks, you make my point exactly! Maybe fresh simply means "not previously frozen"!!! :0

        2. Libby's is for Italian Ice in a paper squeeze cup after eating at Pepe's.

          Get the vanilla with the nuts or the lemon.

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          1. re: melpy

            I've had some very good rum whipped cream cakes from Libby's over the years. I stop for Italian ices after Sally's. Don't care for Pepe's.

            1. re: bagelman01

              Never been to Sally's so I can't comment in that.

            1. I went to Libby's once last year. The place was filthy.