“We’ve always made mini-cannolis for the restaurant, but when COVID came, we thought: What’s more fun for families or date night than making cannolis at home?”
Jamie Antignano, vice president of Angelo’s Civita Farnese (more affectionately known as “Angelo’s on the Hill”) is referring to their recently released cannoli kit, which is suitable for people of all ages and skill level — I say this for my own benefit, though it’s also a great activity for children. “Someone sent us the cutest video of their little girl in an apron and chef’s hat, with music playing in the background as she piped cannolis,” Antignano said, a bright spot in the coronavirus gloom.
Cannoli kits come by the half-dozen ($10) or dozen ($18), complete with mini-cannoli shells, a pre-portioned bag of cannoli cream (a generous supply, Antignano assured me), along with rainbow sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles, oreo crumbs and powdered sugar to dust on top. You’ll find a note inside the box with the restaurant’s Instagram handle so you can share your photos and experiences. “We love seeing what people are doing!” Antignano said.
The cannoli kit is just the beginning of their online pantry offerings: They’ve also developed a build-your-own charcuterie kit, as well as frozen dinners that you can pick up or have delivered.
Angelo’s survived the Great Depression, two world wars, Providence in the ’80s and now a global pandemic, and it’s their passion and ingenuity that keeps them going. Cheers to 96 years!
Angelo’s Civita Fernese, 141 Atwells Ave, PVD; angelosrishop.com; 401-621-8171