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The Cannoli Counter at Eataly Boston: Dreams Do Come True

The Cannoli Station at Eataly Boston:dreams do come true!
The Cannoli Station at Eataly Boston.

Article and photos by Eric Hurwitz. Page updated on 10/22/17.

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Walking toward the Cannoli Counter at Eataly Boston in Boston, Mass., begs the question: Why didn't anyone think of this before?  And having to choose amongst the vast variety of cannolis at this gem formally called I Cannoli di Eataly -- and then eating one or more of them -- prompts another profound thought: Sweet dreams do come true.

Many people happily take the advice of the sign above the Cannoli Counter stating, "You cannoli live once," While it's a challenge to choose amongst the four restaurants, more than 10,000 Italian products, several to-go counters and wine selections at Eataly Boston, many visitors tend to make things simpler for themselves by first choosing the Cannoli Counter at Eataly. Apprently, it's OK to have your dessert before a meal if following the crowds here.

Located at the bottom floor of the Boylston St. entrance, the Cannoli Counter staff makes cannolis while you are waiting -- no sights of any pre-made stuff here -- and offers options to buy individual cannolis, or four or eight packs. They even offer a "Cannoli DIY Travel Pack," a build-your-own cannoli kit consisting of six cannoli shells, one pastry bag of ricotta filling and three toppings for dipping.

Start with a classic shell or chocolate dipped shell, then fill it up with plain riccotta or pistachios or dark chocolate chips, consider adding one of 10 toppings (or a mix of them), and the final product tastes delicious and as good, if not better, as anything you'd find in the legendary North End of Boston.

Handmade black and white cannoli from the Cannoli Station at Eataly Boston
Handmade black and white cannoli from the Cannoli Station at Eataly Boston.

But wait, that's not all. For those 21 and over, the phrase "When in Sicily, do as the Sicilians do, (OK, I know the phrase really starts with "Rome") also applies to Boston as the Cannoli Counter offers a cannoli and wine pairing. Additionally the Cannoli Speciale -- a glass of Marsala dessert wine paired with a classic cannolo -- comes in at under $10, at this writing. This might be the most obvious statement in the history of the world -- and this coming from a non-drinker -- but this pairing would be far better than a glass of Boone's Farm with a Twinkie!

File the Cannoli Counter at Eataly Boston under "Brilliant Idea." Few Boston attractions are as sweet as this meeting place for lovers of cannolis.

Eately Boston is located at 800 Boylston St., Boston MA. Tel. (617) 807-7300.

Related article: Visiting Eataly Boston

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