While there’s nothing quite like the aroma of freshly made tomato sauce and homemade bread coming straight out of the oven, Italian desserts can certainly pack a major punch, as well. From traditional cannoli to tiramisu, Italians know how to dish out some of the most delectable, creamiest and sweetest desserts.
Let’s explore some of the most popular, and highly sought-after Italian desserts.
Especially in Boston’s North End, cannolo are an absolute must-try and at Strega by Nick Varano, we’re all about making sure this Italian dessert is made completely authentic. What exactly is a cannolo? This is an Italian pastry dough that is fried and filled with creamy ricotta filling, however, some bakers choose to put their own unique spin on this classic dessert using other fillings. Depending on your cravings, you can order a cannolo with chocolate chips, nuts, fruits, and more.
Of course, we must discuss this light, pick me up treat. If you’re grabbing an authentic coffee at Caffe Strega, be sure to choose a sliver of tiramisu to go with it. This ladyfinger biscuit with coffee, cocoa powder, and mascarpone cheese has a fluffy texture that makes it the perfect night-cap snack. Many desserts are quite heavy, making it challenging to finish the entire dish but tiramisu is a guilt-free treat, leaving you ordering a second helping!
Panna Cotta gives a new meaning to pudding. Rather than digging into a sugary pudding cup, indulge in Italian’s traditional Panna Cotta. Originating from the sophisticated area of Piedmont, Panna Cotta can be infused with a variety of flavors and it’s most often drizzled with hints of coffee, chocolate, and fruit.
Difficult to say, but easy to eat. The Sfogliatella is great for a large group, or you can choose to keep them all to yourself. This confectionary delight originated in the birthplace of pizza – Naples. Similar to cannoli, but less filling and a bit smaller, Sfogliatelle consists of a thin puff pastry filled with ricotta stuffing.
Join us for Authentic Italian Food at Strega by Nick Varano
Stop by for dinner in Boston’s North End. Walking along the cobblestone streets will make you feel like you’re taking a stroll through Italy. Our menu of authentic Italian food can be paired with one of our many wines. After you’re done with the Pollo Al Mattone, Fettuccine alla Carbonara or Pennette al Basilico, bite into our Italian dessert.