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Q: A close friend from New York just moved here and is dying for a great cannoli. Where can I find the best cannoli in town?

A:When people want an authentic New York experience in Denver, I usually tell them to fuggedaboudit. But the cannoli at Santino's on Downing (2390 South Downing Street, 303-298-1939) is the real deal: Crunchy cannoli shells wrapped around a homemade concoction of cream, ricotta cheese and powdered sugar, sweet enough but not too sugary, creamy on the tongue, with a super-smooth consistency. Purists may not like the chocolate chips that chef/owner Sonny Rando throws into the mix, but for this former Easterner, they're icing on the, um, icing.

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Kyle Wagner
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