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Caffe Palermo

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Little Italy
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148 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013
+1 212-431-4205
10:30 - 23:30
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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when you get that popular you do not work customer service anymore the place was packed- tables inside are for table service only- you would not know until the guy over the counter screen at you I was very disappointed by the service and staff cannoli were good but I am sure I can find as good in another place

Thank LouiseAtlanta1
Geoff A, General Manager at Caffe Palermo, responded to this review

Louise-We appreciate you sharing your honest words with us in your review. We’re glad you enjoyed our cannoli! We apologize that you felt our customer service was not up to par. We hope that you will give us another chance to earn your business again in the future. More 

Culpeper, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No kidding! The best cannoli, we had the original and chocolate. In my opinion, I thought it was better than Carlos Bakery in Hoboken. Sorry it's so far away....

Thank Darlingmary
Geoff A, Manager at Caffe Palermo, responded to this review

Mary- Thank you for stopping in while in town! Stop back in for some more cannoli and to say “Hi” to Baby John soon! More 

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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We picked up a single cannoli to take back for a late night snack. It was amazing and we wish we would have gotten more. We will seek this place out on a future visit.

Thank Judy F
Geoff A, Manager at Caffe Palermo, responded to this review

Judy- Thanks for stopping in for some dessert! We are so happy to hear you are craving more, and we look forward to having you back in again real soon. More 

Allentown, PA
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418 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had previously visited this restaurant to purchase their cannoli.........good, but not THE best, as the restaurant boasts. This weekend, when we were in Little Italy, we wanted a quick lunch and decided to return here. Not a good choice for lunch! We each ordered a glass of house wine.........$10 for a half glass of wine????? Really, that is how... More 

Thank LivinglifeinPA
Geoff A, Manager at Caffe Palermo, responded to this review

We are sorry to read your feedback as we work hard to provide the best food for our customers. Your business means a lot to us, and we would like to gather a little more information about when you stopped in so we can address this matter with the proper kitchen staff. Please reach out to me, John, at jdelutro@aol.com... More 

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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were walking in Little Italy in NYC and then we saw the huge title about cannoli king. It was really a king cannoli! Delicious, fresh! Very good! I think it is for sure one of the best cannoli in New York City!

Thank Aleksandra M
Geoff A, Manager at Caffe Palermo, responded to this review

Aleksandra, thanks for stopping in! We are so happy to hear you loved the Cannoli, and we look forward to having you back again soon. More 

Fort Worth, TX
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429 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This place and their deserts live up to all the hype. They have a huge selection of cakes and baked items to pick from, plus gelato, but you go for one thing really..the cannolis. Easily the best cannolis I have ever had - the shell was nice and crunchy and the filling smooth and creamy with just the right amount... More 

Thank TexasTraveller56
Geoff A, Manager at Caffe Palermo, responded to this review

My Man! Thank you for stopping in for our delicious desserts while in the great city of New York! I am so happy to hear that you could not get enough, and I hope to serve you again the next time you and your family are in town! More 

Sunnyside, New York
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283 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I'm not a dessert person but I have tried many types of cannolis and desserts over the years living in this city. We came here after having dinner somewhere else. This is not only a dessert place but they serve food as well. Very touristic! It would be one of the places I would try when I'm new to NY.... More 

Thank NoraFrydman
Geoff A, Manager at Caffe Palermo, responded to this review

Nora, thank you for the feedback. We are happy you and your husband joined us for dessert while in Little Italy. We hope you join us again soon! More 

Malaga, Spain
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I am from Spain, I´m a great fan of Canolli.I have tried canolis everywhere I travel. I have tried the canollis of this cafe shop. It is delicious. They are much better than Carlo's Bake Shop. Without so much publicity, give more quality.

Thank Juan A
Geoff A, Manager at Caffe Palermo, responded to this review

Juan, thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We're glad you enjoyed our cannoli, despite not being a fan of cannoli in the first place. We hope you'll have the chance to visit again and try some more of our desserts! More 

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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

It really was the best in the world! The shell was so crisp and the filling. Also having a good beer to wash it down with. My wife got an eclair and said how fresh that was as well. Server was very friendly and we will be back whenever we return!

Thank Tabby B
Geoff A, Manager at Caffe Palermo, responded to this review

Tabby, thank you for stopping in with your wife, and letting us know how much you enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to having you back in the Caffe soon! More 

Palm Beach, Florida
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We always go to Caffe Palermo after the theater when we visit NYC. It's an authentic New York Italian experience that just happens to have the BEST cannoli anywhere. The shell is crisp and crunchy and the filling is so tasty. There is usually a short line because people love this place, but it moves fast and they are always... More 

1 Thank AttractiveTraveler
Geoff A, Manager at Caffe Palermo, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review! We’re glad you make it a point to come in when you’re in the city and that you enjoy our delicious cannoli. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 212-431-4205

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Little Italy

Neighbourhood Profile
Little Italy
While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors from around the globe, especially on summer weekends when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables, cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in for a coffee and a cannoli, or grab a streetside table to take in the scenery over a hearty Italian meal.
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