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Fresh Filled Cannoli in Queens


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Fresh Filled Cannoli in Queens

welle | | Jan 29, 2006 11:48 PM

My bf and I have accidentally stumbled upon this place in Middle Village yesterday. In the middle of all residential neighborhood (one side of a street is a cemetery) there was this standalone hand-painted sign 'Anna Mia's Fresh Hand filled Cannoli' or something like that in front of what it looked like a one-family home. The sign also claimed it was the 'Best'. We decided to see if it was. I had cannoli and my boyfriend had a cheese danish (they had apple ones too). My cannoli was in a thin waffle filled (right in front of me) with ricotta cream, very little sugar just perfect, dusted with pistachios (you could opt out if you're not into nuts). Mmmm... My bf's cheese danish was also filled with ricotta with a tiny hint of sugar, on a very thin pastry. so good.

They also had tiramisu, cookies and other pastries. They operate mostly, my understanding is, by telephone orders and on Saturdays open the store for retail (10am to 6pm). They also make three-cheese cheesecake (they didn't have it at that time, I'm having it next time) and angelfood cake and many more. Two ladies operating the store are very nice and made us feel welcome instantly (we were obviously out of place in that neighborhood where they greeted their customers by names). They also serve coffee - freshly brewed to order, and have like three tables with chairs. The place is a bit of a trek from subway, but is so worth it (Q67 bus runs right in front of them, or you can get Q18 from woodside and walk like 10 blocks from Grand ave).

Anna Mia's
61-55 69th St.
MIddle Village