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Wholly Cannoli

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488 Grafton St, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 753-0224
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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The only good thing about Grafton Street

The cannolis are fantastic. They also have a good selection of pastries and cakes. Never have I been disappointed. The only negative is the location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Jodi L
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The cannolis are fantastic. They also have a good selection of pastries and cakes. Never have I been disappointed. The only negative is the location.

Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I know everyone goes for the cannoli but I love the "Dynamite Bite" (a smaller version of the classic Dynamite stick. Just an amazing dessert I have never had anywhere else. This is a cute little bakery. Good green mountain coffee. It is always pretty busy.

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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I've had fresh cannolis at many nice Italian restaurants, but they all take a back seat to Wholly Cannoli! The specialty flavor varieties are the ones to try, so many selections to choose from. A little pricey (around $4) compared to otehr places, but the freshness and flavor can't be beat. We try to head over to WC any time... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Read some of the reviews. The lady that said they use buttercreme?? You better get your facts right!! They use the top quality Ricotta and Mascarpone!!! I know for a FACT!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Have been going there for years. Selection is still fantastic, but the service and consistancy are falling short compared to the past. The staff is not nearly as friendly as they used to be, and wait time is long. Maybe there has been a management change. Hopefully they can acheive past levels of service in the future.

Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I was happy to be in town over the weekend so we could stop by our favorite Cannoli shop! We were surprised to see the expansion and detailed menu! The staff suggested just the right box for a post Sunday dinner desert! I still love the original, but the kids enjoyed (and finished) the mini's!

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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Any time someone shows up with a box of these treats, my family rips into these and piggishly gobbles them up. Enough said. Pricey, but hey, who can but a price on happiness.

Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I was there with my husband a couple of weeks ago, on a late Saturday afternoon. We were driving by so we decided to go in. We ordered a tiramisu to share and i also ordered an espresso. As someone else mentioned, at this place they use butter cream in their desserts, instead of using ricotta or mascarpone cheese for... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This is one of the best places to go for desserts- the cannolis are delicious, many unique combinations and flavors. There are also many delicious dessert choices besides cannolis, and they make really good breakfast sandwiches. Great for grab and go goodies, don't buy just one, they are so gosh darn good.

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Central Mass
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

OK, this is controversial in my family -- my half-Italian wife thinks it's sacrilegious to put chocolate chips on a cannoli, but I like them just fine. We'll often pick up a box of mixed cannolis for pot lucks and parties. I just wish they still made the raspberry marzipan cake!


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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 488 Grafton St, Worcester, MA 01604
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: (508) 753-0224


Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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