Dolcetti, West Melbourne
I asked around the office for where the best cannoli in Melbourne can be found, and Anthony (bearing an Italian passport) pointed me over to Dolcetti. It’s an easy walk from the market and the cabinets are lined with lots of delicious-looking baking across cakes, cheesecakes, danishes, donuts and tarts. I was only here for the one thing though.
The cannoli, bearing vanilla and chocolate custard was indeed very good with a sweet, crispy exterior and a deliciously creamy inside. It was a fresh product and doesn’t cut any corners, with specks of vanilla bean throughout the custard and a rich chocolately taste in the other filling. The cannoli delivers that crunch and contrast in textures and flavours that a great Sicilian cannoli really should. Such details and execution make me feel quite confident about the rest of the products on offer, which apparently can sell out quite fast.
Here the cannoli are a small serving for $3.50 but enough for a simple, cream filled bite. I think I might very slightly still prefer the T Callavaro & Sons ones, they seem to specialise it a little more and that shows a little bit more. Maybe it’s just because they’re bigger. lol. Dolcetti offers a great spot for coffee and a proper sit down and I’m positively I’ll be equally thrilled with some other treats on my next visit. Also, Anthony’s only really half-Italian, but don’t know the Italian government that.