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

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

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    1. re: urbanyte

      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

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

        1. re: sunnyside

          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

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      Vinnie Vidimangi

      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.
      VVM

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      1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi

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

      2. 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.