Best of Boston

Best Cannoli

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 […] 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 […] 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, […] 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 […] 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 […] read more»
1985 Best Cannoli

Café Roma

East Boston
Better than what the North End has to offer. read more»