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Ciao, bella! The prettiest pastries this side of Palermo are sold on 18th Avenue

A slice of Sicily lives on 18th Avenue – a pasticceria with a stand-up coffee bar and separate sections for pastry, gelato and bread, just like in the old country. The cannoli are so fine, they’re served at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club at Barclays Center. “We’re all about the cannoli,” said Antonio Alaimo, 26 (also known as Anthony), a third-generation co-owner of Villabate Alba, the Bensonhurst bakery in question.They’re the most popular product at the Sicilian-centric shop at 7001 18th Ave., which also sells a staggering 40 pounds per week of marzipan – almond-paste

 

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