Cannoli Siciliani

Cannoli are Italian pastries that originated on the island of Sicily, primarily in the cities of Palermo and Messina, and are today a staple of Sicilian cuisine and known all over the world.


Cannoli Siciliani consists of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta. Over time the recipe has evolved, it is now very common to see cannoli with the addition of small pieces of candied fruits, particularly lemon, orange, cherry that will sometimes be mixed into the cream, along with Italian Pistacchios di Bronte DOP and chocolate chips.

The dessert was traditionally made during holidays, especially during Carnival but today it is enjoyed year round.

true italian taste

When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.

Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.

Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.

So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.