Monday, March 30, 2009

Holy Cannoli: They Actually Exist in Seattle!

A Cannoli! In Seattle! From Remo Borracchini
One of the first things I noticed when I moved to Seattle a few years ago was the distinct lack of Italian bakeries. Moving from New York, I had become accustomed to a certain quality of life which included mass consumption of lobster tails (the pastry, not the seafood), anginetti cookies and--most importantly--cannoli. Now this is not to say that Seattle doesn't have its share of awesome bakeries--but most of them gravitate toward Nordic and French styles of baking rather than Italian.

But recently, I was tipped off that I might be able to score a cannoli at Remo Borracchini on Rainier.

Sure enough, they had cannoli--in chocolate cream as well as the traditional ricotta with fruit bits--as well as cookies by the pound, Hot Cross buns, and more Italian treats. The fact that they looked at me blankly when I asked if they had zeppole may give them slight demerits, but I was pretty thrilled to find a place to score cannoli. They may not be the finest I've ever had, but it's comforting to know they exist, and it did inspire me to get artistic and make a "CannoLisa Loeb".
Cannoli-sa loeb
Remo Borracchini's Bakery is located at 2307 Rainier Ave. South, (206) 325-1550; online at

1 comment:

  1. Ever tried the cannoli at Delaurenti's in Pike Place Market?

    I went there after visiting Borracchini's and I have to say that the cannoli was better there

    yaayyyy for cannoli lol