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.Read More