When life gives you a cornetto, don’t ever let it go. It doesn’t matter how big this delicious Italy pastry is. Eat it piece by piece, all the filling included.
It had been over a year since I got my hands on an authentic cornetto. These citrus-essenced Italian pastry is not a croissant. So often, many market croissants as cornetti or vice versa. It just confuses people like crazy. They come to Italy, go to a coffee bar and expect a traditional flaky French croissant. Instead, they receive something totally different.
But, to me, so much more amazing.
Maybe it’s the nostalgia. I typically eat a cornetto immediately after I land in Italia. I don’t care if it’s a pre-frozen cornetto from a random airport coffee bar. With a perfectly foamy cappuccino, it is absolute heaven.
There is no rule to eating a cornetto. Just enjoy the hell out of it. Warning: these pastries come in various delicious fillings. Choose wisely – everyone has their preferred cornetto filling. Knowing this will keep you endlessly happy for mornings to come.
Typical Cornetti Fillings:
- Crema (pastry cream)
- Marmellata (jam – typically apricot or mixed berry)
- Cioccolato (chocolate)
- Crema di nocciola (hazelnut cream)
- Crema di pistacchio (decadent pistachio cream pictured below!)
You can also score a cornetto vuoto, or plain version. But, that’s just so boring.
There is also IT Italian Trattoria. It boasts some delicious cornetti as well, along with a gorgeous lever manual espresso machine that makes a mean macchiato.
Gosh, I’m such a sucker for a good caffe.
Love cornetti like me? Tell me all about it. I’m still in my cornetti daydream.