The Ferrara family opened its first cafe in Little Italy in 1892. Fast forward more than a century and you can still nibble on a Napoleon or crack a cannolo. The torta di ricotta (ricotta cheesecake with candied fruit) is great too.
Belmont's Egidio Pastry Shop is justifiably famous for its cannoli, but make sure to get a cartoccio alla crema as well, so that you can combine the filling of a traditional cannolo with a sugar donut. Win win.