5 Cannoli We Love in Chicago

[Photos: Michell Eloy]

"Leave the gun; take the cannoli." It's an indelible phrase in American cinema that underscores the sanctity of this signature Italian pastry. Yet the pervasiveness of bad cannoli out there would surely have Michael Corleone spinning in his grave. Overly sweet ricotta filling, flavorless chocolate chips, soggy casing...These are just some of the common offenses that plague this sweet treat. But these five Chicago bakeries are doing the Don proud.

Our Picks:
Il Giardino Del Dolce
Buona Terra
D'amato's Italian Bakery
Palermo Bakery
Sicilia Bakery

Do you have a favorite cannoli in Chicago? Let us know in the comment section.