MELBOURNE | When it comes to Italian desserts, I find it hard to decide which of the “holy trio” is my favourite. Cannoli, tiramisù, or panna cotta (gelato doesn’t count because it’s its own glorious thing). When it’s cannoli that I’m craving, the ones at T. Cavallaro & Sons are at the top of my list. They’re considered one of, if not the best, spots for cannoli in all of Melbourne, and for good reason.
The Cavallaro family have been making Italian pastries from the same Footscray pasticceria since 1956, when Tomasso Cavallaro emigrated from Lipari, Sicily, to Melbourne and established T. Cavallaro & Sons.
They’re best known for their cannoli – airy, crispy, golden pastry shells filled to order with your choice of vanilla or chocolate patisserie cream, or whipped ricotta, marsala and almonds. They’re perfect, using the same family recipe that’s been used since day one.
T. Cavallaro & Sons
98 Hopkins Street
Telephone: (03) 9687 4638
Mon – Fri: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Sun: 9:00am to 12:00pm