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. Oh yes. 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 baby.
Here’s where to get the best cannoli in Perth.
Cannoli for breakfast? Yes please. Garum is plating up cannoli for their breakfast table every day of the week, and you don't even have to make a booking. Just walk straight in and enjoy delicious cannoli.
Monsterella is dishing out cannoli just like nonna makes it for you to enjoy post pizza feast. You'll obviously need more than one...
The Re Store
Leederville and Northbridge
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.
Who says cannoli is strictly reserved for dessert? Given Corica opens at 8am, we’re there for breakfast (and buying extras for later, obvs). Winning over our Perth hearts and taste buds since 1957, they've had plenty of time to perfect their recipe.
It's not surprising that when the guys behind Il Lido open a pizza place, they put some seriously epic cannoli on the menu, is it? Well played Canteen, well played.
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.
Like we needed 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.
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.
Dolce And Salato
Morley, Fremantle And Cockburn
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.
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Image credit: Emma Bryant