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Looking for Italian cheesecake (i.e. ricotta) in cake form, not just slices, and not too sweet

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Looking for Italian cheesecake (i.e. ricotta) in cake form, not just slices, and not too sweet

Zinnia | Sep 1, 2004 10:46 AM

Have to feed about 6 people. Would like a not-too-sweet, not-too-big cake.

Veniero's has the perfect sized cake, reasonably priced and tastes nice too. However, for this occasion I am looking for something more heavy on the ricotta; Veniero's seems to be a hybrid cream cheese and ricotta, and there are other Italian cheesecakes I've had in the city that are more heavily ricotta. However, I have only had them at restaurants where only individual slices are sold.

Willing to go to Brooklyn as well. Unfortunately Monte's Venetian Room only sells individual slices. I have not been to Monteleone's but have seen on posts that their cheesecake is on the sweet side, and don't know if they sell whole not-too-big cakes. I have read here that Angelo's is good, but it is a bit of a trek and don't know if they sell whole cakes, or even if they do, if there is anything closer that would be a viable alternative.

Any recommendations welcome.

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