A destination for killer cannoli and sfogliatelle
Story Date: 10/18/2019
Publisher: Portland Monthly
Author: Benjamin Tepler
Why detour to Bella’s Bakery out in Lents? There haven’t been cannoli this good in Portland since Southwest’s original Little Italy crumbled in the mid-1900s. Blistered and shatter-crisp from the deep fryer, each treat is pipetted to order with sweet, creamy, tangy house ricotta and studded with chocolate chips or almonds. Dive deeper into Bella’s pastry case to find more Italianate rarities: lemony ciambella crumb cake; crackling, cheese-crisped sfincione bread, and thinly layered sfogliatelle clamshells baked with semolina ricotta filling. Patrons have been known to drive from as far as Centralia for a taste.
Place Category: Food & Drink and Shopping
Story Category: Top/Best/Coolest Lists