Best of Boston
2013 Best Cannoli
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