best cannoli toronto

The Best Cannoli in Toronto

The best cannoli in Toronto perfectly marry two amazing elements to make one of the most perfect Italian desserts. These crispy cylindrical shells made of dough stuffed with sweet filling, often dusted with sugar, are some of the smallest, simplest, and most satisfying pastries.

Here’s the best cannoli in Toronto.


North Pole Bakery
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North Pole Bakery

This proud Italian bakery on the Danforth makes their cannoli from scratch by hand, the bubbly, golden brown shells filled with custard, chocolate or ricotta selling in the thousands each week.

Bar Buca
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Bar Buca

This elegant little Italian eatery tucked away from King West makes their cannoli in true Sicilian style. It's a bit on the small side but packed with flavour.


Francesca Italian Bakery
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Francesca Italian Bakery

Also in a Sicilian style, four spiced fritters are filled with sweetened ricotta and dusted with sugar at this Scarborough bakery.

Messina Bakery
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Messina Bakery

This old-school bakery on Scarlett Road has the perfect crunchy shell lightly sprinkled with icing sugar, filled to the ends with fresh ricotta.


Tre Mari Bakery
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Tre Mari Bakery

The fresh cannoli sold at this St. Clair West Italian bakery comes with a delicious custard cream.


Riviera Bakery
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Riviera Bakery

Where else to go for cannoli than Little Italy, specifically this place where the bubbly cannoli shell is rivalled only by the smooth, sweet filling inside.

Sud Forno
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Sud Forno

The bakery on West Queen West makes a mini cannoli lined with dark chocolate and filled with ricotta, pistachio and candied orange peel.


Lamanna's Bakery
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Lamanna's Bakery

This Scarborough destination not only makes incredibly crunchy cannoli filled with fluffy cream, they even make a gelato out of them.

Nino D'Aversa
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Nino D'Aversa

Appealing golden brown cannoli perfectly filled with a beautiful cream is available at this popular Italian bakery chain.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns. Other photos by foodie411foodblogzto, natsuki_t and laurenmote.

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