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They are one of the most beloved desserts. Crispy and flaky on the outside, soft and satisfying on the inside. Holy cannoli!

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Cannoli Near You

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Vocelli Pizza

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20630 Ashburn Rd

Ashburn, VA 20147

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Rubinos Pizzeria

20035 Ashbrook Commons Plz

Ashburn, VA 20147

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Paisano's Pizza

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44260 Ice Rink Plaza

Ashburn, VA 20147

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Andolini's Pizza & Subs

21770 Beaumeade Cir #135

Ashburn, VA 20147

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Deli Italiano Gourmet Pizza & Subs

19329 Winmeade Dr

Leesburg, VA 20176

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Dolce Vita Pizza

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2613 8th Ave

Nashville, TN 37204

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Sicilian Pizza & Pasta

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493 Old Hickory Blvd

Brentwood, TN 37027

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Brothers Pizza

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7575 S Rainbow Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89139

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Till Five Pizza

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825 Murfreesboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37217

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$1.00 - $10.00 Delivery
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Roma Pizza & Pasta

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3803 Gallatin Pike

Nashville, TN 37216

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Best Cannoli in Chicago

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Rosati's Pizza

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4863 N Broadway

Chicago, IL 60640

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Pappanino's Pizza II

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925 N Ashland Ave

Chicago, IL 60622

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Papa Ray's Pizza & Wings

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4757 N Sheridan Rd

Chicago, IL 60640

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$4.00 Delivery
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Village Pizza

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925 N Ashland Ave

Chicago, IL 60622

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$5.00 Delivery
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M&G Pizza

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2819 N Southport Ave

Chicago, IL 60657

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Best Cannoli in Las Vegas

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Brothers Pizza

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7575 S Rainbow Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89139

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Brothers Pizza

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6050 Sky Pointe Dr

Las Vegas, NV 89130

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IDK Craft Pizza & Kitchen

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2381 E Windmill Ln

Las Vegas, NV 89123

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Mama Cimino's Pizza

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310 E Warm Springs Rd

Las Vegas, NV 89119

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Pizza Place

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3231 N Decatur Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89130

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$4.65 Delivery
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Best Cannoli in Boston

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New York Pizza

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435 Massachusetts Ave

Boston, MA 02118

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Rina's Pizzeria & Cafe

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371 Hanover St

Boston, MA 02113

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Dolce Vita

221 Hanover St

Boston, MA 02113

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Best Cannoli in Baltimore

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Ribaldi's Pizza & Subs

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3600 Keswick Rd

Baltimore, MD 21211

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Filippo's Pizzeria

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418 S Conkling St

Baltimore, MD 21224

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Kings Pizza & Subs

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907 W 36th St

Baltimore, MD 21211

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Lil Niro's Pizzeria & Subs

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6701 Belair Rd

Baltimore, MD 21206

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Philadelphia Style Pizza & Subs

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8224 Philadelphia Rd

Baltimore, MD 21237

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$2.99 - $3.99 Delivery
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Best Cannoli in Philadelphia

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Brandywine Pizza

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532 North 15th St

Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Franco's Pizza

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2573 Tulip St

Philadelphia, PA 19125

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Cosimo's Pizza Cafe

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8624 Germantown Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19118

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TNC 2 (Formerly known as Thin & Crispy)

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2563 Trenton Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19125

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Shef's Pizza

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4330 Sheffield Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19136

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$2.50 - $6.95 Delivery
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Best Cannoli in Houston

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Original Napoli Pizza & Pasta

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14743 Memorial Dr

Houston, TX 77079

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Russo's New York Pizzeria

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13346 Briar Forest Dr

Houston, TX 77077

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Fuzzy's Pizza & Italian Cafe

4.9filled star icon(906)

8914 Westheimer Rd

Houston, TX 77063

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The Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe

4.9filled star icon(215)

1608 Shepherd Dr

Houston, TX 77007

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Original Napoli Pizza & Pasta

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5266 Beechnut St

Houston, TX 77096

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Best Cannoli in New York

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La Vera Pizzeria & Restaurant

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922 2nd Ave

New York, NY 10017

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Roma Pizza

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1701 1st Ave

New York, NY 10128

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John & Tony's Pizzeria

1097 1st Ave

New York, NY 10065

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Freddie & Pepper's

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303 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10023

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Garlic New York Pizza

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629 2nd Ave

New York, NY 10016

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The Cannoli Story

But what are cannoli?

They are sweet pastries originating in Sicily, Italy, which are popular and beloved worldwide.

They are cream-filled pastry shells or tubes, usually 3.5 inches long. However, some cities make them extra-large, up to 7.5 inches long.

The name derives from the singular form of the Italian word “cannolo” meaning “little tube”. However, in English-speaking countries usually, the plural form “cannoli” is used to describe this dish. Therefore, it’s not unusual to hear the colloquial term “cannolis”, too.

In fact, this dessert is so popular in the US nowadays, it has its own National day on the 16th of June!

Origin

The origin of this dessert is uncertain, though there are few stories connected to it.

There are records of Roman’s great orator Cicero mentioning a “sweet edible tube filled with milk cream” from 70 BC. Sounds familiar, right?

However, many believe that cannoli were first invented in Sicily, in the years under Arab domination. The exact city was Caltanissetta, and the period was between 827 and 1091 AD.

At that time, an Arab prince had a harem in Caltanissetta (then Qal’at al-Nisa or Fort of the women). He resided there with many of his concubines who created this dessert.

Through the years they were making many luscious meals and desserts, and this one was inspired by the prince himself. Many historians agree with this story, mostly because some of the ingredients (sugar cane, almonds) were used only by the Muslims at that time.

However, another story claims it was the nuns at the convent in Caltanissetta who invented the dessert. During the middle ages, they wanted to create something special for the Carnevale. The result was a treat with a shape of a faucet, as a symbol of fertility.

Moreover, many sources believe in a combination of both stories. Thus, at the end of Arab domination of Sicily many concubines stayed there. In the search for a new life, many of them ended in a place where they were accepted – in a convent.

There they shared the recipe with the nuns, and the dessert became a mix of Arab and Roman culinary traditions.

The dessert was made primarily for festivities, but it soon became customary throughout the whole year. With migration, it got following in other countries and shortly became beloved worldwide.

In the US it was brought with the Italian immigrants in the 1900s. Moreover, it was modified to suit local taste and was made with local ingredients.

Ingredients

Speaking of ingredients, they can be divided into two sections:

  • For the shells: The shells (or tubes) are made with dough consisting of flour, egg, butter, oil, sugar, marsala wine or white wine, and a little salt. The dough is cut into circles, which are then wrapped around cannoli molds. They are fried in oil or lard at high temperatures.

Local chefs make the shells with cold butter at a high temperature to ensure their crispiness and flakiness.

  • For the filling: The filling is made with well-drained ricotta and powdered sugar. However, many additional ingredients can be used such as cinnamon, mini chocolate chips, vanilla extract, heavy cream, orange or lemon zest, mascarpone, candied fruits, and more.

Furthermore, some recipes include crushed pistachios, almonds, crackers, cocoa, or even sprinkles into the filling. Others suggest dipping one side of the shell in melted chocolate.

Cannoli Cake

Rather than a pastry, this dessert can be made as a cake. It has the same ingredients as the pastry, but on two, three, or more tiers. It is a light, moist cake with mascarpone and ricotta filling.

Calories

Regarding the size and the filling ingredients, there can be from 150 (for a mini version) to 380 calories in one serving. Furthermore, there are 17g of fat, 44 g of carbs, 10 grams of protein, and 1 gram of fiber in a single pastry.

Cannoli near you

Looking for delicious, crispy, and flavorful cannoli near you? Get them from New York’s Libretto’s Pizzeria. In Baltimore? Satisfy your sugar cravings in Filippo’s Pizzeria. Both available for pickup and delivery through the Slice app.

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