The island of Sicily is a beautiful place with amazing scenery and unique food and if you have a chance to visit it you should definitely do it. However, if you are visiting Rome and wonder where to taste authentic Sicilian sweets there are several places you should visit.
One of the best places, I dolci di Nonna Vincenza Pasticceria is situated near Campo de'Fiori. This cosy place is ideal for having an espresso or cappuccino along with delicious Sicilian pastries and cakes which are on offer daily. The most popular sweet from this pasticceria are famous Sicilian cannoli - fried pastry shell filled with silky ricotta cream. You can choose from small and large size and also from a range of fillings - plain ricotta, chocolate, hazelnut, lemon or pistachio. Another typical Sicilian dessert are minne di Sant'Agata - small round sponge cakes with ricotta cream. You will find here an array of other delicous pastries and cakes from traditionally made in Sicily.
In the shop you will find a range of typical Sicilian sweet products waiting for you to take them home. You can choose from sweet spreads (almond or pistachio), almond paste, torrone, croquants (sesame, almond and pistachio), herb liqueurs, olivette di Sant'Agata, hand-made cookies etc.
If you are looking for authentic Sicilian cannoli you should visit L'involtino on Via dei Gracchi in Prati district. Besides tasty meat and fish involtini in many variations they serve authentic cannoli. On offer they have three different flavours of filling - plain ricotta, chocolate and pistachio cream (made of the best quality Bronte pistachio). Cannoli are filled on the spot according to you wishes. You can eat there or ask friendly staff to wrap them for take away.
Another place is Il regno di cannolo (meaning kingdom of cannoli) - small bar & pasticceria in Prati where you can have freshly filled Sicilian cannoli and other pastries.
Just a 10-minute walk from Saint Peter's Square (on Via Aurelia) you will come across Mastro Pistacchio Pasticceria & Gelateria. This cosy place is ideal for a quick breakfast, afternoon coffee break or as a stop for a gelato. They serve a range of coffee drinks and teas. Mastro Pistacchio offers a range of pastries, cakes and pies and their cannoli are among the best one in Rome. You can choose from two sizes - small and large as well as two flavours - plain ricotta and pistachio. The staff of this pasticceria is very friendly and helpful.