Nonno Gregorio Zenere was born in Caldogno, Vicenza, Veneto to Vittorio Zenere and Letizia Fabbi. Nonno departed Genova, Liguria, Italy on 1st Feb 1951 aboard the ship ‘Ugolino Vivaldi’ and arrived in Melbourne 12th March. He later moved to Sydney where he met and married our Nonna Angelina in Leichhardt.
Nonna Angelina Zenere was born in Gardolo, Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige to Luigi DeManincor and Carolina Facchini. She left Italy when she was just 5 years old with brother Giorgio and her mother Carolina. They departed Italy aboard the ship 'Esquilino' in Feb 1938. Her brother Sergio soon followed. Nonna's homemade ricotta cannoli creams are proving to be very popular amongst customers visiting the cannoleria.
Adrian Zenere, the eldest son of Nonno Gregorio and Nonna Angelina, is a registered architect who loves to share his appreciation of some of his nonni and mother's favourite cannoli cream recipes and Italian piccolo dolci that he grew up with so much so that he made room in his Sydney architectural practice for La Famiglia Zenere Cannoleria.
Amber Zenere married into the family over 25 years ago. Being immersed in the Italian culture for nearly 3 decades she has come to love all things Italian and often says that you don't have to be Italian to appreciate the culture, coffee, food, architecture & design. Amber spent over 20 years working in restaurants and as hotel management for international hotels Hyatt, Hilton and Sheraton both here in Sydney as well as in Auckland, London and New York and with Qantas Airways as cabin crew and an inflight services trainer.
Being a family business with both their sons Zack and Blake and Nonno Gregorio and Nonna Angelina, all lending a helping hand they recognise their busy customer’s 'on-the-go' lifestyles and need for quality cannoli and piccolo dolci. So with a focus on both retail and catering options for celebrations, weddings and corporate events .........Piccolo Cannoli Bar, Sydney's First Cannoleria was born in February 2019!
Piccolo Cannoleria was founded on love of family, sharing of quality Italian dolci and passion for small business.
Simply Italian, Piccolo Cannoleria believes 'Amore is in the Detail'. Offering authentic Italian cannoli prepared fresh daily using Nonna Angelina's secret ricotta cannoli cream recipes made with love and care. Piccolo Cannoli Bar brings authentic artisanal Italian cannoli and piccolo dolci to Sydney's southern suburb of South Hurstville where Sydneysider's can buy retail products at the cannoleria or catering products via their website.
Drawing on the families Rich Italian Heritage, Amber's 20 years of airline & hospitality experience and Adrian's 20 years of business experience when you shop with Piccolo Cannoli Bar, you are supporting local communities and local suppliers who share the same ethos, social and environmental responsibility and to source only quality ingredients.
Delicious cannoli and dolci comes from delicious ingredients, and delicious ingredients are fresh and local. Piccolo Cannoli Bar source only the best local suppliers including award winning ricotta from artisanal Sydney cheesemakers so their customers have desserts they both trust and love!
Having developed an enormous amount of respect and passion for their work through dedication, love and pride Piccolo Cannoleria also offer cannoli kits, giant cannoli baskets and cannoli towers for gender reveals, baby showers, christenings, baptisms, holy communions, confirmations, birthdays, bridal showers, engagements, weddings and corporate events.
All enquiries can be made directly at the cannoleria 848 King Georges Rd, South Hurstville or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
colour photo courtesy of John Veage (The Leader)