Best Cannoli in Boston




These Italian masterpieces are filled to order, with a light, crunchy pastry shell that perfectly balances the smooth ricotta (ask for powdered sugar on top if you like things on…Read More

2012 Best Cannoli

Cafe Paradiso


The finest cannoli is in the North End, but it’s not where you might think. To satisfy our craving for the classic pastry, we slip into Caffé Paradiso’s dimly lit...Read More

2009 Best Cannoli

Modern Pastry


The North End’s bakeries are famous for long lines and cannoli, but the latter doesn’t always justify the former. Among far too many soggy pretenders, this crisp shell filled with...Read More

1999 Best Cannoli

Modern Pastry Shop


Don’t ever trust a bakery with prefilled cannoli. Modern fills them on the spot, so you don’t get soggy cylinders found at so many pastry counters. The shell of this...Read More

1998 Best Cannoli

Maria’s Pastry Shop


Fresh, chilled, and creamy sweet, the ricotta filling gushes from the flaky cannoli shells at Maria’s, making these pastries not only the area’s best, but at $1.25 per, among the...Read More

1997 Best Cannoli

Modern Pastry Shop


Cannoli should never be filled until you enter the bakery and say, “Four cannoli, please.” At which point the white-smocked helper at Modern will slip into the back of the...Read More

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