100 Favorite Dishes: Cannoli From Mona Lisa Coal Oven Pizza | Clean Plate Charlie | South Florida | Broward Palm Beach New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida

100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes: Cannoli From Mona Lisa Coal Oven Pizza

As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to [email protected]

No. 94: Cannoli from Mona Lisa Coal Oven Pizza

You don't even have to like the classic Italian pastry to appreciate the awesomeness of Mona Lisa in Deerfield's version. Simply put, this cannoli is flawless. The recipe is three generations old, hailing from Mona Lisa's sister shop in Brooklyn, where daily-baked breads, cookies, and cakes are works of art in their own right. The Deerfield Beach shop pairs a crackly sweet crust and velvety, mascarpone cream filling with just a touch of cinnamon, and the results are extraordinary. Mona Lisa makes some fantastic, thin-crust pizza, but it's the cannolis we keep going back for.

Previous 100 Favorite Dishes:
No. 95: Cheeseburger from Le Tub
No 96.: LaSpada's Italian special hoagie
No. 97: Frito Misto from Sublime
No. 98: Chicharron tacos from Tacos al Carbon
No. 99: Primanti Bros. sandwich
No. 100: Chicken wings from Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
John Linn

Latest Stories