If you are looking for authentic New York Italian pastries, this is the only place to go. Now, I can't tell you about all of the pastries: a. because there are so many to choose from and b. because I only ever order two things from here.
It's a family tradition to come to this bakery for cannoli's and the sfogliatelle. You are probably familiar with what cannoli's are, but sfogliatelle (In Italian means many layers) look like clam shells and they are filled with ricotta flavored with candied orange rind. They are super super super tasty when done right! Here they are lined up in their case:
La Bella Ferrara
108 Mulberry St. (between Canal & Hester St.)
New York, NY 10013