HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >

italian bakeries

sunnyside Nov 30, 2003 06:36 PM

Any recommendations for Italian bakeries in Toronto, in particular ones that sell cannoli?Thanks.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. u
    urbanyte RE: sunnyside Nov 30, 2003 07:22 PM

    there is riviera bakery on college, just west of euclid (which is itself just west of bathurst) on the north side.

    3 Replies
    1. re: urbanyte
      Francesco RE: urbanyte Dec 1, 2003 07:40 PM

      I'll support Urbanyte's suggestion of Riviera. My late grandfather often visited this pasticeria for it's canoli. Rocco - the owner - would make them a la minute for my nonno. You won't see too much of this anymore. However, if you hang out there enough - (as I do), you may be the happy recipient of a couple of free amaretti (almond cookies) with your espresso, courtesy of Rocco's tireless wife.

      1. re: Francesco
        sunnyside RE: Francesco Dec 2, 2003 12:21 PM

        Thanks for the recommendation, I will give them a try.

        1. re: sunnyside
          veeinto RE: sunnyside Dec 3, 2003 11:04 PM

          I would reccomend Francesca Bakery at Mc Cowan and Sheppard, just off the 401. the gentleman there also makes fresh cannoli while you wait. Very fresh and delish

    2. v
      Vinnie Vidimangi RE: sunnyside Dec 3, 2003 02:17 PM

      Italian bakeries in Toronto are a disappointment. San Remo on Royal York Rd. may be the best of the lot. I would be interested in recommendations elsewhere. Please specify the recommendation: bread or pastry.

      1 Reply
      1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi
        sunnyside RE: Vinnie Vidimangi Dec 3, 2003 06:41 PM

        Does anyone know of a Italian bakery specializing in Italian pastries and cookies?

      2. j
        jared RE: sunnyside Dec 8, 2003 09:03 AM

        If you want the best cannoli, and I mean the best, you'd do well to visit the "National Bakery" in Guelph, Ontario. I don't know about Toronto though.

        Show Hidden Posts