Best of Boston

2013 BEST Cannoli

Maria’s

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 the sweeter side). And yes, even after 30 years in business, owner Maria Merola is still usually behind the counter.

46 Cross St. Boston 617-523-1196 mariaspastry.com