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Rose & Joe's Italian Bakery has a well-deserved reputation in Astoria for delivering excellent braided semolina bread, overstuffed cannoli with crunchy shells, and piles of chocolate-dipped and sprinkled butter cookies. The small, cash-only storefront by the Ditmars subway stop isn't exclusively focused on pastries, though. In true Italian fashion, it serves thick Sicilian pizza squares (and triangular margherita slices) that locals fawn over.

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Rose & Joe's Italian Bakery

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Rose & Joe's Italian Bakery has a well-deserved reputation in Astoria for delivering excellent braided semolina bread, overstuffed cannoli with crunchy shells, and piles of chocolate-dipped and sprinkled butter cookies. The small, cash-only storefront by the Ditmars subway stop isn't exclusively focused on pastries, though. In true Italian fashion, it serves thick Sicilian pizza squares (and triangular margherita slices) that locals fawn over.