“Long, skinny Tonolo is the stuff of local legend,” says Lonely Planet -- a fact confirmed by “the never-ending queue of customers.” Pasticceria Tonolo is “a real institution in Venice and the must-go-to during Carnival for their amazing fritelle,” says Venezia Autentica. On Sundays, the place fills up with locals buying sweet offerings to take to lunch,” writes Time Out, “don’t be shy about asserting your rights or you may never get served.”
“Their frìtole alla crema are nothing short of sheer perfection,” says Great Italian Chefs. “Also worth a try are their frìtole laced with thinly sliced apple -- a nice, fruity change from the conventional creamy stuffing.” The Culture Trip goes for the “buttercream-frosted chocolate tarts, little slices of ricotta cheesecakes, tiramisu cups and cream-filled croissants,” Lonely Planet endorses the “flaky apfelstrudel (apple pastry), velvety bignè al zabaione (marsala cream pastry) and oozing pain au chocolat (chocolate croissants),” while Very Eatalian’s “heart was conquered by their Fritoe Venexiane (the classic Venitian-style frittelle – i.e.: a fried dough ball with raisins) … it was SO incredibly soft.”
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