We may be a long way from Sicily, but lucky for us, there are plenty of spots dishing out authentic Italian eats in Perth. We know you love your pizza and pasta, but it’s time to shed some light on the humble cannoli.
Fried pastry tubes filled with sweet creamy custard or ricotta; it doesn't get much better. These restaurants and shops are hand-making this Sicilian treat the traditional way: quality ingredients and a little bit of TLC so it’s all la dolce vita.
Here’s where to get the best cannoli in Perth.
La Mortazza Cafe & Deli
This new North Perth gem is an absolute haven for all the Italian goodies you could dream of. From conti rolls, pastas, gourmet meats and exceptional tiramisu, you'll find your basket fills very quickly here. The cannoli are a clear winner too. Go ahead and grab one with an espresso in store and order a bunch more to take home.
The Panini Bar
If you want to feast your eyes on some jaw-dropping cannoli, all you need to do is head to The Panini Bar's Instagram feed and start drooling. If that's not enough to have you heading there on the double, perhaps their famous cannoli cake will do the trick. A giant cannoli shell filled with up to 40 mini cannolis in the flavours of your choosing, do you really need any more convincing?
Dolcetto Patisserie & Cafe
We know it’s hard to go past the custom cakes from Dolcetto so repeat after us: one giant cannoli tower cake, please. It’s like all your Italian Christmas dreams coming to life.
Who says cannoli is strictly reserved for dessert? Given Corica opens at 8am, we’re there for breakfast (and buying extras for later, obviously). Winning over our Perth hearts and taste buds since 1957, they've had plenty of time to perfect their recipe.
Delivered Across Perth
Divine Cannoli have been smashing out artisan handmade cannoli and delivering them across Perth for about a year now, and safe to say we’re a little obsessed. With flavours like Bounty Coconut, Apple Pie, Ferrero Hazelnut and Lemon Cheesecake, it’s not hard to see why. Order online and have your fat stack of cannoli goodness at your door in 48 hours.
The Black Truffle
The Black Truffle is the shop you dream to own, live next to or know the owner of. Filled to the brim with all the beautiful things, it’s no surprise their vanilla bean custard cannoli is as delicious as everything else taunting our eyes from the cabinet.
We didn't need another reason to lurk around Angove street, but of course, we found one. Fiorentina has earned its reputation for the most gorgeous handmade Italian treats since 1974. We’re feeling kindle, coffee and cannoli and we’re feeling it on a weekly basis.
Dolce And Salato
Chocolate-filled cannoli with pistachio cream tickle your fancy? Us to. So much so that our jeans are feeling a little tight. The tasting plate is the only way to get over the indecision that is the cannoli cabinet. So. Many. Choices.
The Re Store
Leederville & Restore
After you’ve created the ultimate continental roll for lunch, it’s only fair you take a little afternoon snack with you too. The Re Store makes it easy for you to justify treats in all shapes and sizes, but once you try the cannoli you’ll never look back.
Napoli Mercato Gourmet Deli
This suburban marketplace is chock-a-block full of delicious handmade Italian treats but we can’t go past their beautiful cannoli topped with a good hit of crushed pistachio… then again we’ll admit the dedicated cheese room is pretty darn dangerous too.
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Image credit: Emma Bryant