An acclaimed Hudson Valley Italian cannoli maker is finally opening up their own bakery and cafe.

You have probably already enjoyed some of Mamma Musetti's fresh baked Italian pastries without even knowing it. The legendary bakery run by Rosaria and Andre Musetti has been turning out some of the most delicious desserts in the Hudson Valley for years and selling them to local restaurants.

That delicious cannoli on your favorite restaurant's dessert menu most likely came from Mamma Musetti's. So, it comes as no surprise that there's lots of excitement around the launch of their first bakery and cafe.

I had the pleasure of tasting a sampling of Mamma Musetti's cannolis this past year and, as someone who was never a big cannoli fan before, I was instantly hooked. These are just like the pastries I used to enjoy from the little Italian neighborhoods I grew up near as a kid in New Jersey.


Now, those authentic Italian cannolis and more will be available to the public at The Mamma Musetti Cafe opening soon in the Village of Wappingers Falls. Located at 2649 East Main Street, the shop is right in the heart of the Village across from County Fare and Grinnell Library.

The bakery will feature Italian cookies, cannoli cheesecake, coffee, espresso and, of course, Mamma Musetti's famous cannolis in a variety of decadent flavors. The cozy, inviting space is also being remodeled to create the perfect spot for customers who want to sit and enjoy a menu of breakfast and lunch foods.

For breakfast, the cafe is expected to serve items like cannoli filled pancakes and brioche French toast along with a variety of breakfast wraps. The lunch menu will consist of wraps, Italian style soups and specials. The Musettis say their food should remind you of "Sunday dinner in a to-go lunch form."

After Mamma Musetti's opens sometime in April, look for special events and live entertainment, too. You can follow their progress and get updates by following them on Facebook.

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