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Cannoli from Grazie Grazie
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Where to Find Sweet, Creamy Cannoli in D.C.

Fulfill a ricotta fix with 17 stops for these Sicilian treats

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Cannoli snobs may insist that the best versions of the sweet treats can only be found in Italian neighborhoods in Boston, New York, or Philadelphia. But there are plenty of options around D.C. restaurants and bakeries that range from trendy to traditional.

The most basic version of the pastry sports a crisp, flaky shell shaped into a cylinder and filled with ricotta cream, maybe some chocolate chips, or a sprinkling of pistachio dust. It’s typically topped with powdered sugar and pairs well with a rich cappuccino or espresso.

Tried-and-true cannoli can be found at the Italian Store, Filippo’s, Vace, and Menomale, for starters. For a creative twist, try the pizzelle cannoli at Casolare, foie gras-filled cannoli at Masseria, or a vegan version at Fare Well.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Filippo's Italian Specialties

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11224 Triangle Ln
Wheaton, MD 20902
(301) 949-4150
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There’s a small Italian deli tucked into the Wheaton Triangle Shopping Center, and it serves one of the best cannoli options in the D.C. area. Owner Filippo Leo stuffs each fresh upon order. —Tim Ebner

2. Manoli Canoli

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8540 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 951-1818
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Manoli Canoli is a small Italian restaurant with a takeout option in Chevy Chase. Cannoli come in two sizes: mini ($2.99) and regular ($4.50).

3. Vace Italian Delicatessen & Homemade Pasta (Multiple locations)

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3315 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 369-1999
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Vace has two locations, in Cleveland Park and Bethesda. Each store sells fresh cannoli with ricotta cream filled to order. —T.E.

4. 2 Amys

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3715 Macomb St NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
(202) 885-5700
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Save room for dessert. Cannoli are $7.25 each at this Neapolitan pizza lover’s paradise.

5. Brookland's Finest Bar & Kitchen

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3126 12th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
(202) 636-0050
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Cannoli are a staple on the dessert menu at this Northeast neighborhood bar. Chef and co-owner Shannan Troncoso uses her grandmother’s recipe to make crispy shells that are stuffed with ricotta, chocolate, and pistachio ($7).

Pistachio cannoli from Brookland’s finest
Pistachio cannoli from Brookland’s finest
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6. Menomale

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2711 12th St NE
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 248-3946

In addition to traditional Neapolitan pizzas, Menomale also serves cannoli filled with fresh ricotta and orange zest (two for $8). 

7. Casolare Ristorante + Bar

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2505 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 625-5400
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Pastry chef Alex Levin puts an unexpected spin on his cannoli, using pizzelle waffle cookies as the shell. Vanilla is always available, but there are also flavors on special, like pistachio, lemon, and chocolate ($5). 

Three cannoli with pizzelle waffle cookie shells at Casolare
Casolare uses pizzelle waffle cookies as the shell for its cannoli
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8. Masseria

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1340 4th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 608-5959
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Of course there are foie gras cannoli in D.C. At Masseria, it's called the 'foienolli' and it comes served in a cocoa cannoli shell filled with foie gras mousse, black truffles, and Sicilian pistachios. This luxury treat is appropriately only available as part of a tasting menu.

9. Stellina Pizzeria

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399 Morse St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 851-3995
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This new, essential pizza, panino, and pasta counter in the Union Market district has cannoli Siciliani with ricotta, chocolate, and pistachio ($7).

Pistachio and chocolate cannoli from Stellina Pizzeria
Pistachio and chocolate cannoli from Stellina Pizzeria
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10. Il Canale

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1065 31st St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 337-4444
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People swear by the cannoli at this Italian restaurant on the Georgetown canal.

11. Piccolina da Centrolina

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963 Palmer Alley NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 804-5713
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Chef Amy Brandwein’s new all-day café sells a signature Piccolina cannoli, filled with ricotta, candied orange peel, and toasted pistachios ($3). 

12. Fare Well

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406 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 367-9600
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For a dairy-free take on cannoli, head to this vegan diner. Fare Well is offering cannoli filled with almond-based ricotta and flavored with cinnamon vanilla as a dessert special this winter ($8 for 2).

13. Sfoglina

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1100 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
(202) 525-1402
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Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s casual pasta house now has a light and delicate cannoli (two for $7) on the menu at its recently opened Rosslyn location. It’s filled with sheep’s milk ricotta crema and garnished with candied orange, Bronte pistachio, and an edible flower.

Cannoli at the new Sfoglina in Rosslyn
Cannoli at the new Sfoglina in Rosslyn
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14. The Italian Store

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5837 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22205

Virginians flock to Arlington for cannoli at the Italian Store, which makes fresh trays each day.

15. Thompson Italian

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124 N Washington St
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 269-0893
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Co-owner and pastry chef extraordinaire Katherine Thompson makes cannoli with ricotta mousse, dark chocolate, candied orange, and pistachios ($8) at her family-friendly suburban hot spot.

Cannoli with dark chocolate, candied orange, and pistachios from Thompson Italian
Cannoli with dark chocolate, candied orange, and pistachios from Thompson Italian
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16. Officina

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1120 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 747-5222
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The first floor market of chef Nick Stefanelli’s three-story Officina at the Wharf has grab-and-go selections including cannoli with crushed pistachios or chocolate chips ($3).

Chocolate and pistachio cannoli from Officina
Chocolate and pistachio cannoli from Officina
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17. Grazie Grazie

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85 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 216-2999
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This Italian sandwich shop from Taylor Gourmet co-founder Casey Patten offers chocolate cannoli based on his grandmother’s recipe ($4). 

A stacked triangle of cannoli from Grazie Grazie
A stacked triangle of cannoli from Grazie Grazie
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1. Filippo's Italian Specialties

11224 Triangle Ln, Wheaton, MD 20902

There’s a small Italian deli tucked into the Wheaton Triangle Shopping Center, and it serves one of the best cannoli options in the D.C. area. Owner Filippo Leo stuffs each fresh upon order. —Tim Ebner

11224 Triangle Ln
Wheaton, MD 20902

2. Manoli Canoli

8540 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Manoli Canoli is a small Italian restaurant with a takeout option in Chevy Chase. Cannoli come in two sizes: mini ($2.99) and regular ($4.50).

8540 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

3. Vace Italian Delicatessen & Homemade Pasta (Multiple locations)

3315 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

Vace has two locations, in Cleveland Park and Bethesda. Each store sells fresh cannoli with ricotta cream filled to order. —T.E.

3315 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

4. 2 Amys

3715 Macomb St NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

Save room for dessert. Cannoli are $7.25 each at this Neapolitan pizza lover’s paradise.

3715 Macomb St NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

5. Brookland's Finest Bar & Kitchen

3126 12th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20017
Pistachio cannoli from Brookland’s finest
Pistachio cannoli from Brookland’s finest
Scott Suchman/For Brookland’s Finest

Cannoli are a staple on the dessert menu at this Northeast neighborhood bar. Chef and co-owner Shannan Troncoso uses her grandmother’s recipe to make crispy shells that are stuffed with ricotta, chocolate, and pistachio ($7).

3126 12th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

6. Menomale

2711 12th St NE, Washington, DC 20018

In addition to traditional Neapolitan pizzas, Menomale also serves cannoli filled with fresh ricotta and orange zest (two for $8). 

2711 12th St NE
Washington, DC 20018

7. Casolare Ristorante + Bar

2505 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
Three cannoli with pizzelle waffle cookie shells at Casolare
Casolare uses pizzelle waffle cookies as the shell for its cannoli
Casolare [official]

Pastry chef Alex Levin puts an unexpected spin on his cannoli, using pizzelle waffle cookies as the shell. Vanilla is always available, but there are also flavors on special, like pistachio, lemon, and chocolate ($5). 

2505 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

8. Masseria

1340 4th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

Of course there are foie gras cannoli in D.C. At Masseria, it's called the 'foienolli' and it comes served in a cocoa cannoli shell filled with foie gras mousse, black truffles, and Sicilian pistachios. This luxury treat is appropriately only available as part of a tasting menu.

1340 4th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

9. Stellina Pizzeria

399 Morse St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Pistachio and chocolate cannoli from Stellina Pizzeria
Pistachio and chocolate cannoli from Stellina Pizzeria
Stellina Pizzeria [official]

This new, essential pizza, panino, and pasta counter in the Union Market district has cannoli Siciliani with ricotta, chocolate, and pistachio ($7).

399 Morse St NE
Washington, DC 20002

10. Il Canale

1065 31st St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

People swear by the cannoli at this Italian restaurant on the Georgetown canal.

1065 31st St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

11. Piccolina da Centrolina

963 Palmer Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001

Chef Amy Brandwein’s new all-day café sells a signature Piccolina cannoli, filled with ricotta, candied orange peel, and toasted pistachios ($3). 

963 Palmer Alley NW
Washington, DC 20001

12. Fare Well

406 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

For a dairy-free take on cannoli, head to this vegan diner. Fare Well is offering cannoli filled with almond-based ricotta and flavored with cinnamon vanilla as a dessert special this winter ($8 for 2).

406 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

13. Sfoglina

1100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
Cannoli at the new Sfoglina in Rosslyn
Cannoli at the new Sfoglina in Rosslyn
Lani Furbank/For Eater D.C.

Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s casual pasta house now has a light and delicate cannoli (two for $7) on the menu at its recently opened Rosslyn location. It’s filled with sheep’s milk ricotta crema and garnished with candied orange, Bronte pistachio, and an edible flower.

1100 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

14. The Italian Store

5837 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205

Virginians flock to Arlington for cannoli at the Italian Store, which makes fresh trays each day.

5837 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22205

15. Thompson Italian

124 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046
Cannoli with dark chocolate, candied orange, and pistachios from Thompson Italian
Cannoli with dark chocolate, candied orange, and pistachios from Thompson Italian
Thompson Italian [official]

Co-owner and pastry chef extraordinaire Katherine Thompson makes cannoli with ricotta mousse, dark chocolate, candied orange, and pistachios ($8) at her family-friendly suburban hot spot.

124 N Washington St
Falls Church, VA 22046

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16. Officina

1120 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
Chocolate and pistachio cannoli from Officina
Chocolate and pistachio cannoli from Officina
Scott Suchman/For Officina

The first floor market of chef Nick Stefanelli’s three-story Officina at the Wharf has grab-and-go selections including cannoli with crushed pistachios or chocolate chips ($3).

1120 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024

17. Grazie Grazie

85 District Square SW, Washington, DC 20024
A stacked triangle of cannoli from Grazie Grazie
A stacked triangle of cannoli from Grazie Grazie
Grazie Grazie [official]

This Italian sandwich shop from Taylor Gourmet co-founder Casey Patten offers chocolate cannoli based on his grandmother’s recipe ($4). 

85 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

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