At last night's chowdown in San Mateo, Peter Yee treated us to a box of witches fingers from Romolo's in San Mateo. A mildly sweet, almond flavored cookie similar to Italian bones of the dead, each one looked different and scary for Halloween.
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For a few years now, each time I see Peter, he asks me if I've tried Romolo's cannoli yet. At dinner yesterday, he didn't ask me. He had brought a pair for me to try, the regular with candied fruit, and the one with chocolate lined tube and pistachios. Romolo's fills to order or provides the filling in a squeeze bag to fill yourself. These were already filled (before romolo's closing time of 5:30pm, presumably), and we tried them after 9pm. Still, the pastry part was the best I've had so far in this part of the world - fragile crispness, bubbly and well-browned, rich in flavor. The filling was more creamy and rich than I like, preferring more rustic graininess of ricotta. But all in all, great, and many thanks for the gift!
Romolo's Ice Cream Spumoni and Cannoli Factory
81 37th Ave, San Mateo, CA