Cannoli are Italian desserts with a hard fried dough shell shaped as a tube usually containing a creamy ricotta filling. Since, Boston has a high Italian presence there are many shops and bakeries that serve the traditional dessert. Many tourists flock to the the North End to line up at the popular Mike’s Pastry. The bakery has expanded and opened a location in Harvard Square; so I decided to visit this location and hopefully escape the lines. They have a large of selection of cannoli such as pistachio, chocolate chip, oreo, peanut butter, strawberry and amaretto. They also have other baked goods such as tiramisu, lemon coconut roll, macaroons and apple turnovers. On this visit, I tried the hazelnut cannoli and the tiramisu. The cannoli was very big and almost impossible to enjoy without feeling like a slob. There was too much filling and the cannoli was just OK; I’ve had better cannoli from places that didn’t specialize in it. The tiramisu was another let down. It was very bland and far more moist than I would have liked. All in all I would say Mike’s Pastry is all about the hype; I rate it a NAH.
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Where is your favorite place to get cannoli? Let me know in the comments!