The Places to Check Out for Great Cannoli in Manila

We cannoli say it's one of the best Italian desserts around.

PHOTO BY Patricia Baes, Facebook/Extra Virgin ILLUSTRATION Warren Espejo

( For the longest time, Italian desserts didn’t quite get the love they deserved in Manila as most restaurants usually serve the stereotypical gelato and tiramisu. But in recent months, we’ve been seeing more small shops and restaurants serving the classic confection known as cannoli—and we couldn’t be happier! This Italian pastry generally involves tube-shaped fried pastry dough that are filled with a ricotta mixture plus toppings like nuts, chocolate, and/or dried fruit—and when done right, they deliver a swoon-worthy union of crisp, crunchy, creamy, sweet, slightly savory, fruity, and/or bittersweet profiles. No need to book a flight to Italy, either, as we’ve rounded up places you can order the dessert in Manila.

Also read:
All the Places Where You Can Get Great Tiramisu in Manila

Get your cannoli fix from these restaurants and online sellers:

a mano

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You might be tempted to load up on the pasta and pizza when ordering from Italian establishment a mano, but be sure to leave room for their Cannoli Siciliani (P410/three pieces). In every order, you get a piece each of classic, pistachio, and chocolate cannoli that you can share away—or savor for yourself! You can give them a call for orders, and book a courier for delivery.

For orders, contact 0917-552-6266. You can also check out a mano’s Facebook page.

Cucina Artigianale

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You might recognize Cucina Artigianale (a.k.a. Gab’s Just Desserts) for their melt-in-your-mouth tiramisu, but don’t miss their Cannoli, either. Each pastry has a light and crisp shell and a rich ricotta filling, which comes in different flavors—some feature traditional Italian elements, like the Classic (P499/box of six, P899/box of 12), Pistachio (P549/box of six, P979/box of 12), and Arancia e Cioccolato (P549/box of six, P979/box of 12). Some are decidedly more playful, like the Oreo (P549/box of six, P979/box of 12), Strawberry (P549/box of six, P979/box of 12), and Matcha Cookies & Cream (P549/box of six, P979/box of 12). You can also get a box with two (P659/box of six, P949/box of 12) or three to four (P1,199/box of 12) flavors. Just send them a message on social media to place an order.


For orders, send a message to Cucina Artigianale on Facebook or Instagram.

Holy Cannolis

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Sure, you can get regular-sized Holy Cannolis (P499/box of eight) with toppings like chocolate chips, pistachios, and dried fruits from this Eastwood-based seller. But if your motto in life is to go big or go home, you have to check out their Ultimate Holy Cannoli (P180/piece, P300/with cold-brew Arabica coffee)—a seven-inch version of the dessert with candied cherries and chocolate chips! Just send them a message on social media for orders.

For orders, send Holy Cannolis a message on Facebook or Instagram.

KT’s Kitchen

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KT’s Kitchen makes more than just fluffy, powdered-sugar dusted beignets; you’ll also want to try their Cannoli (P500/box of four, P720/box of six, P1,400/box of 12) made with a blend of mascarpone and ricotta cheeses. You can choose between Classico, Cioccolato, and Pistachio flavors—or go for a mixed box! Just send them a text or Viber message to get your fix.

For orders, send a message 0917-843-4454 through text or Viber. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Salvatore Cuomo

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What Italian dish doesn’t Salvatore Cuomo do well? Among their standout dishes is the Cannoli (P301.34), which are stuffed with a mascarpone cream, candied fruit, and nuts. You can order for delivery through their website.

For orders, visit Salvatore Cuomo’s website. You can also visit their Facebook page.

Extra Virgin

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Food commissary Extra Virgin makes all sorts of Italian eats, including the Sicilian Cannoli. They’re a great way to end any Italian meal with their sprinkling of pistachios and snowy dusting of powdered sugar! You can reach out via call or text to their contact number to get your fix.

For orders, contact 0919-000-0367. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Giuseppe's Fatto a Casa

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Giuseppe’s Fatti a Casa’s basic Cannoli (P360/half dozen, P700/dozen) goes for the simple but stellar pairing of ricotta cheese and chocolate chips—but if you’re more for cookies and cream, they also make a must-try Oreo Cannoli (P400/half-dozen, P780/dozen). Just message them on Facebook or Instagram to try it yourself.

For orders, send a message to Giuseppe’s Fatto a Casa on Facebook or Instagram.

Nothing But Jill

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Can’t get enough of chocolate? You’ll want to try Nothing But Jill’s Chocolate Cannolis (P450/five pieces), which are filled with chocolate chips and dipped in chocolate! They also make a Plain version (P350/five pieces), or you can go for a Mixed box (P450/five pieces). Just head over to their website to get your fix.

For orders, visit Nothing but Jill’s website. You can also check out their Facebook page.


PHOTO BY Facebook/Francesco's

Come for the pizzas, stay for the Cannoli (P450) at this well-loved Italian restaurant. Their version is a great example of a classic done right, featuring fried pastry shells stuffed with ricotta cheese, candied fruits, and pistachios. You can send them a message through text, Viber, or Whatsapp to place an order, and they’ll help arrange a courier service for you.

See a list of Francesco’s branches and their contact numbers. You can also check out their Facebook page.


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