Alpine Bakery's cannoli are the closest Atlanta has to New York's or Chicago's (can't include Sicily, of course). Ask them to fill to order and eat that day. Alpine's sfogliatelle ("sfoi-ya-del"--good luck with that) is excellent--they roll their own dough! I like the baked ricotta custard filling with citron and orange essence.
Although we loved Antico's true pizz, we were terribly, deeply disappointed by the cannoli (stale, yucky shells with way too much gunk on them, not Italian at all; you could hardly taste the ricotta in the filling). The sfogliatelle were dry, dry, dry, with way too much leaden filling. At $20+ for 3 of each, we felt so bad to throw them away.
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