You’d struggle to find someone who wouldn’t tuck into a shell of fried pastry dough filled with a creamy filling as soon as they laid eyes on it.
If that doesn't sound like you, then this article probably isn’t for you.
If however, you're a massive fan of cannoli and can't get enough of it, read on to find the best spots around Melbourne to get the Italian pastry.
T Cavallaro and Sons
T Cavallaro and Sons have been serving up some of Melbourne’s best cannoli since 1956, and won't be stopping any time soon. They maintain the longevity of their business is simple: they haven’t changed a thing since ’56.
The recipes used at T Cavallaro and Sons originated from Lipari, Sicily and date back to the 19th century.
When you're setting up a venue that's solely dedicated to cannoli like Cannoli Bar is, you know it' s going to be the real deal. The menu consists of some classic flavours, but they do rotate through some limited flavours (lamington cannoli, need I say more?).
Grab a few for yourself, or load up and get a cannoli tower cake.
The seasonal menu at Eat Cannoli is top-notch, covering off all your favourites, alongside some more creative flavour combinations.
To make things even better, all their cannoli is gluten-free and Coeliac Society accredited, so you know they’re legit. They also have vegan options, so there is really no reason to not visit this place. The team at Eat Cannoli also do bespoke flavours, should you want them to provide some unique cannoli for your next event.
Cannoleria By That’s Amore
That’s Amore not only dishes out some of the best cheese in Melbourne, but also now dish up some of the best cannoli in Melbourne with their Cannoleria business.
The team here make their own ricotta, which makes up the base of their filling. They then add locally sourced, seasonal produce to create some delectable flavours. You’ll find their retail outlet in Thomastown, but they also pop up at South Melbourne Market, Highpoint Shopping Centre and the Queen Victoria Night Market, so no matter where you are, you can get your cannoli fix.
Don’t go to Rocco’s Deli if you’re hungry—or do. The team here specialise in grazing boards and do some incredible cannoli. We suggest grabbing one of their fresh panini’s and finishing your meal off with their custard or ricotta cannoli.
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Image credit: Eat Cannoli | Annika Kafcaloudis