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    Post #1 - July 2nd, 2004, 5:28 pm
    Post #1 - July 2nd, 2004, 5:28 pm Post #1 - July 2nd, 2004, 5:28 pm
    I am in search of a baker that has great cannoli. Can anyone help on this one? Thanks.
  • Post #2 - July 2nd, 2004, 7:37 pm
    Post #2 - July 2nd, 2004, 7:37 pm Post #2 - July 2nd, 2004, 7:37 pm
    Joseph's Food Mart at 8235 W. Irving Park has excellent cannolis.
  • Post #3 - July 2nd, 2004, 10:31 pm
    Post #3 - July 2nd, 2004, 10:31 pm Post #3 - July 2nd, 2004, 10:31 pm
    Jonah
    Joined: 27 May 2004
    Posts: 4

    Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:35 am Post subject: Il Mulino bakery in Highwood

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    Based on a Cathy2 recomendation, we tried this place about a month ago and have become quite fond of it. This weekend we had about 20 guests at our house and got 50 cookies and 30 mini-cannolis from Il Mulino. It cost about $50 and was a big success. The mini-cannolis were a particular hit. They asked us when we'd be picking them up so they wouldn't fill the cannolis too far in advance. That's service.


    IL Mulino Bakery
    530 Sheridan Road
    Highwood, IL 60040
    847-266-0811
    Cathy2

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  • Post #4 - April 21st, 2011, 2:57 pm
    Post #4 - April 21st, 2011, 2:57 pm Post #4 - April 21st, 2011, 2:57 pm
    A group of us at work today were discussing Italian food and the subject of cannoli came up. Having had cannoli from Pasticerria Natalina a while back, I offered to make a run into the city to get some for all. Unfortunately, I didn't remember paying $7.50 per piece for it at that time (I havn't been there for quite a while). While it was really really good, I can't believe there isn't good fresh cannoli somewhere in the city/suburbs that won't clean out my checking account if I buy some for my work friends. Any suggestions on where to get some good cannoli at a more reasonable price?
    "Call any vegetable...and the chances are good the vegetable will respond to you."
    --Frank Zappa
  • Post #5 - April 21st, 2011, 3:10 pm
    Post #5 - April 21st, 2011, 3:10 pm Post #5 - April 21st, 2011, 3:10 pm
    My wife is a fan of the cannoli at Caputo's in Elmwood Park. For $1.50 ea. it's worth a try.
  • Post #6 - April 21st, 2011, 3:32 pm
    Post #6 - April 21st, 2011, 3:32 pm Post #6 - April 21st, 2011, 3:32 pm
    D'amato's on grand.
  • Post #7 - April 21st, 2011, 3:43 pm
    Post #7 - April 21st, 2011, 3:43 pm Post #7 - April 21st, 2011, 3:43 pm
    GNR Maria's Bakery in Highwood.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #8 - April 21st, 2011, 4:17 pm
    Post #8 - April 21st, 2011, 4:17 pm Post #8 - April 21st, 2011, 4:17 pm
    abolt wrote:D'amato's on grand.

    This is your answer. Used to be $1. I think they're up to... what... $1.50 now? And maybe the best in the city.
    Dominic Armato
    Dining Critic
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  • Post #9 - April 21st, 2011, 6:31 pm
    Post #9 - April 21st, 2011, 6:31 pm Post #9 - April 21st, 2011, 6:31 pm
    If the NW side is convenient for you, Sicilian Bakery at 4632 N Cumberland Ave [(773) 589-2602] has very decent cannoli. Won the cannoli tasting written about here http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=8451

    Warning, though, the Sicily Bakery on Lawrence [next to Delightful Pastries] has changed hands in the past few years, and their pastries are not at all good any more.
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  • Post #10 - April 21st, 2011, 10:57 pm
    Post #10 - April 21st, 2011, 10:57 pm Post #10 - April 21st, 2011, 10:57 pm
    abolt wrote:D'amato's on grand.


    Absolutely. My favorite Italian bakery. Although I'm imagining in the back of my mind a small Sicilian voice saying something like "Only a stupid, fat, impotent moron could ever think that you could make decent cannoli for any less than $8 each...."
    trpt2345
  • Post #11 - April 21st, 2011, 11:37 pm
    Post #11 - April 21st, 2011, 11:37 pm Post #11 - April 21st, 2011, 11:37 pm
    I just had cannoli at Conte di Savoia on Taylor street. Can't recall the cost but they fill them on the spot. Very crisp brittle crust and smooth filling with chocolate chips inside. I don't recall any candied fruit or green dyed peanuts. I think they were good.
    Toria

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  • Post #12 - April 22nd, 2011, 2:56 pm
    Post #12 - April 22nd, 2011, 2:56 pm Post #12 - April 22nd, 2011, 2:56 pm
    Thanks to all who replied. :D

    I will let you know where I get them and how my work friends liked them.
    "Call any vegetable...and the chances are good the vegetable will respond to you."
    --Frank Zappa
  • Post #13 - April 22nd, 2011, 3:09 pm
    Post #13 - April 22nd, 2011, 3:09 pm Post #13 - April 22nd, 2011, 3:09 pm
    trpt2345 wrote:
    abolt wrote:D'amato's on grand.


    Absolutely. My favorite Italian bakery. Although I'm imagining in the back of my mind a small Sicilian voice saying something like "Only a stupid, fat, impotent moron could ever think that you could make decent cannoli for any less than $8 each...."



    I just didn't ever care for cannoli until I had what was the $5 one & then later $8 one. Say what you will, but I think PN has the best I've ever tasted. It's actually very very good.

    Yes, having a big wedge of candied orange zest does help & no on the chocolate chips.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

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  • Post #14 - April 22nd, 2011, 5:22 pm
    Post #14 - April 22nd, 2011, 5:22 pm Post #14 - April 22nd, 2011, 5:22 pm
    toria wrote:I don't recall any candied fruit or green dyed peanuts. I think they were good.
    I thought those were pistachios, or do some vendors used dyed peanuts?
  • Post #15 - April 22nd, 2011, 10:18 pm
    Post #15 - April 22nd, 2011, 10:18 pm Post #15 - April 22nd, 2011, 10:18 pm
    How do you guys think the cannoli at Spacca Napoli compare to the aforementioned places?
  • Post #16 - April 22nd, 2011, 10:57 pm
    Post #16 - April 22nd, 2011, 10:57 pm Post #16 - April 22nd, 2011, 10:57 pm
    d4v3 wrote:or do some vendors used dyed peanuts?

    Most in Chicago seem to. Because ten cents worth of pistachios is quite the extravagance, apparently.
  • Post #17 - April 23rd, 2011, 2:06 pm
    Post #17 - April 23rd, 2011, 2:06 pm Post #17 - April 23rd, 2011, 2:06 pm
    Hurdler4eva wrote:How do you guys think the cannoli at Spacca Napoli compare to the aforementioned places?


    Natalie's cannoli are/were much better pastries than the ones I'm accustomed to in Chicago bakeries. Better than my grandma's, even. making ducking motion to avoid lightening bolt Her's use a much nicer ricotta cheese, for example, the shell had a more complex taste, and I seem to recall she had some extraordinary sourcing for the fruit. She charges a lot for a reason. That said, you can get good cannoli at some bakeries in Chicago. At a much more reasonable price. Which was the poster's question. [I've never had one at D'Amato's, but I have a high regard for their other baked goods.]

    Also. Green-dyed peanuts are an abomination in the eyes of the LORD.
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    "Enjoy every sandwich."

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  • Post #18 - April 23rd, 2011, 3:07 pm
    Post #18 - April 23rd, 2011, 3:07 pm Post #18 - April 23rd, 2011, 3:07 pm
    I should probably lay off the hyperbole when it comes to D'Amato's. That's the cannolo I grew up on, and it's a killer value. But I've no doubt that Natalina's is stupendous, since everything there pretty much is.
    Dominic Armato
    Dining Critic
    The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com
  • Post #19 - June 22nd, 2015, 8:13 pm
    Post #19 - June 22nd, 2015, 8:13 pm Post #19 - June 22nd, 2015, 8:13 pm
    My husband fell in love with cannoli after a visit to a random Italian mom & pop restaurant in Baltimore. Sadly, our search for comparable cannoli in Chicago has fallen a bit short. We're looking for cannoli that has a slighty tangy filling; too often, the filling is overly sweet. Any thoughts?
  • Post #20 - June 22nd, 2015, 8:15 pm
    Post #20 - June 22nd, 2015, 8:15 pm Post #20 - June 22nd, 2015, 8:15 pm
    I really enjoy the balance of the cannoli at Graziano's.
  • Post #21 - June 22nd, 2015, 8:40 pm
    Post #21 - June 22nd, 2015, 8:40 pm Post #21 - June 22nd, 2015, 8:40 pm
    You might be interested in this thread viewtopic.php?t=8451

    Lots of good cannoli info there.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #22 - June 22nd, 2015, 11:46 pm
    Post #22 - June 22nd, 2015, 11:46 pm Post #22 - June 22nd, 2015, 11:46 pm
    stevez wrote:You might be interested in this thread viewtopic.php?t=8451

    Lots of good cannoli info there.


    Indeed - good to re-read it!

    Iam a regular at Conca d'Oro - but for their pizza, their Saturday meals, and their fig-cookies. This last week was the first time (I think) that I asked for 1 cannoli, as a snack. They made me wait a couple of minutes, since they had to fill it (freshly filled on being ordered) - and it was very good indeed! I will definitely add it to my rotation of items at Conca. (The cannoli from this terrific little bakery was not reviewed in the attached thread, despite stronng reviews apparently, because they had "run out" on the day...)

    c8w
  • Post #23 - June 23rd, 2015, 6:45 am
    Post #23 - June 23rd, 2015, 6:45 am Post #23 - June 23rd, 2015, 6:45 am
    Not the most likely place, but Mariano's has a decent filling and fills their shells to order. Last time I got them the filling had candied orange peel as well. Can get normal or chocolate coated.
  • Post #24 - June 23rd, 2015, 9:34 am
    Post #24 - June 23rd, 2015, 9:34 am Post #24 - June 23rd, 2015, 9:34 am
    I was at the new Palermo bakery on Irving and Forest Preserve Drive, they used to be on Harlem near Belmont. Their retail area is not too impressive, but their space is HUGE. I asked the girl, she said they are now concentrating on the commercial end of the business and Mariano's is one of their biggest contracts. So if you want the Mariano canolli a litte more fresh, head over to Palermo in Norridge (next to Rolling Stone records).
  • Post #25 - June 23rd, 2015, 4:20 pm
    Post #25 - June 23rd, 2015, 4:20 pm Post #25 - June 23rd, 2015, 4:20 pm
    midas wrote:Joseph's Food Mart at 8235 W. Irving Park has excellent cannolis.



    Since someone has revived this thread, I will just save anyone the trouble of trying Joseph's. They shut their doors a couple of years ago.

    My go to in that area is Allegretti's Bakery on Lawrence in Norridge, where they fill them to order.
  • Post #26 - June 23rd, 2015, 10:23 pm
    Post #26 - June 23rd, 2015, 10:23 pm Post #26 - June 23rd, 2015, 10:23 pm
    The cannoli at Cafe Avito on Ogden in Berwyn are outstanding.
  • Post #27 - June 30th, 2015, 6:33 pm
    Post #27 - June 30th, 2015, 6:33 pm Post #27 - June 30th, 2015, 6:33 pm
    Cafe Avito no longer serves cannoli.
  • Post #28 - July 2nd, 2015, 6:06 pm
    Post #28 - July 2nd, 2015, 6:06 pm Post #28 - July 2nd, 2015, 6:06 pm
    Domino's Bakery
    1745 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60707
    (773) 889-3549
    i used to milk cows
  • Post #29 - July 2nd, 2015, 9:53 pm
    Post #29 - July 2nd, 2015, 9:53 pm Post #29 - July 2nd, 2015, 9:53 pm
    Since it's near my work I sometimes stop in for a sub and a cannoli at Minnelli in Niles, on Oakton/Milwaukee.
  • Post #30 - January 22nd, 2021, 2:56 pm
    Post #30 - January 22nd, 2021, 2:56 pm Post #30 - January 22nd, 2021, 2:56 pm
    The erotic origins of Italy's most famous sweet. https://www.bbc.com/travel/story/202101 ... link.email
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