Best of Boston

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 shop and head straight to the bakery case in back. The shell of the cannoli there is light and flaky, the ricotta filling is smooth and sweet, and the whole thing is sent over the edge by a dunk in chocolate.

255 Hanover St., Boston, 617-742-1768,