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Posted by Roseanne on 11/09/2013
I am a second generation Italian and have grown up with all the traditional and regional specialties that my grandparents brought with them to this country. I know good quality food and have a palate for the best flavors. With all that being said, inspite of it all, I was never a fan of the cannoli, not even my Nonna's. Baby John's cannoli is exceptional. Not the gritty sugary filling that is so overpowering with sweetness. Cafe Palermo makes a very delightful filling that is rich in flavor and texture with just the right creaminess. The cannoli shell itself is light, flakey and just the correct amount of crunchiness.
Posted by Julie G on 07/26/2009
We went there for dessert and coffee, I tried one of the world famous cannoli's and thought it was ok, over hyped. I thought the desserts were expensive for what you get, even by NY standards. Our bill was $30 for 2 coffees and 4 desserts.
Posted by LadyNewYorker on 05/06/2009
Great bakery, usually wonderful service (the gentlemen managers are friendly) with the exception of today's waitress. After being invited to sit down by them for "table service"-we-along with 3 tables only (very quiet for this usually popular establishment due to rain) waited for this particular waitress to even greet us. We saw her back for an entirety of 10 minutes even though we were seated right by her 'pick-up' station without a hello, menu, or water. She took her time. As the place started to fill up her proud stance, unprofessionalism, ineptness in her work, and lack of courtesy unfortunately turned us off to this otherwise wonderful bakery. The cannolis are still the best here! The managers started to serve tables themselves. However if we pass by and see her through the window again, we might just unwillingly forgo our dessert.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/16/2008
This place really does have fantastic cannolis. Coming from Brooklyn I can be a cannoli snob, but I left this place very impressed. The cappucino and gelato are also very good. The service and atmosphere were also very good. The prices are what you would expect to pay for dessert at your typical Italian restaurant in Manhattan.
Posted by mikro on 09/24/2007
We went there after reading these reviews. Canoli has an odd flavor, nutmeg I think? Couldn't finish it. Chocolate cake was good, but not great for $6. Surly waitress, no free refills on coffee. With so many other choices we won't be back.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/04/2006
I've been to this place a few times and each time the desserts have been amazing. Much better than Ferrara.
Posted by Paul on 03/20/2006
Not an Italian food expert, but don't think you can top this. The homemade tiarimasu was heavenly. The other choices just as good. Staff friendly and helpful to us out of towners. We were made to feel right at home. No doubt we will return on any return trips to New York City.