Cannoli is a popular and most visited Islamabad-based restaurant, which after serving well in Islamabad, opened its doors in Lahore for food lovers. The specialty of this restaurant is its desserts and burgers though other dishes are also worth trying. Cannoli is an Italian dessert prepared with elongated, baked dough having a creamy filling.
It is similar to cream roll consumed in Pakistan, but it has less cream and is like a stick. The menu consists of Pasta, Flat Bread, Beef & Chicken Burgers, and Drinks & Coffees. This article has all the information about the restaurant, including Cannoli Menu.
|Residence:||Islamabad and Lahore|
|Branches:||Gol Market Islamabad, Nazm-ud-din Road Islamabad, and Boulevard Gulberg Lahore.|
|Owners:||Dia and Uzma|
|Scandal:||Making Fun of Manager over the English Language|
|Known For:||Desserts and Burgers|
|Menu:||Burgers, MilkShakes, Desserts, Pasta, Starters, Flat Bread, etc|
|Social Media Handles:||https://www.instagram.com/cannoli_cafesoul/|
- Blue Blaze
- Beer Cheese
- Smokie Buffalo
- Cheese Burger
- Sriracha Burger
- Shroom & Swiss
- Ranch Burger
- Spicy Chicken Fillet
- Luther Burger
- Salted Caramel
- Mixed Berry
- Kit Kat
- Very Vanilla
- Tangy Tomatoes Pasta
- Alfredo Pasta
- Sticky Wings
- Buffalo Rings
- Onion Rings
- Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Nutella Calzone
- Cannoli with Nutella and Whipped-Cream
- Apple and Cinnamon Calzone
- Cannoli with Vanilla Custard
- Classic Margherita
- Aubergine & Wild Mushroom
- Spinach and Feta
- Barbeque Chicken with Caramelized Onions
- Buffalo Mozzarella, Fresh Tomato, and Basil
- Chili Slaw
- Buffalo Shoe Strong
- Ringo Star
- Jalapeno Cheese-Filled
Beef Burgers served with Swiss Cheese and Mushroom. The specialty of Bahria Town Cannoli is their beef burgers served with minty lime. Fresh and high-quality beef is used in burgers.
Cannoli Restaurant Environment
The restaurant is an aesthetic spot decorated with un-plastered brick walls and a full-sized glass-front. The restaurant is always crowded, but this crowd is worth bearing as it provides good company. The layout and arrangement are clean and beautiful, including neat washrooms. To keep customers entertained hip hop music is played on quality speakers.
- Food is of excellent quality; the only problem is their serving size as Pakistani are healthy eaters and need to order some extra fries or dish.
- The price range suits only the elite class as a meal for four persons could cost 8000 Rupees or more, including taxes.
- Their burgers are unmatchable in taste.
- Shop Number Three, Gol Market Islamabad-44000
- Shop Number Fifty-Six Beverly Center, Nazm-ud-din Road, Islamabad Pakistan
- Main Boulevard Gulberg Lahore, Pakistan 54000
On 21st Jan 2021, Cannoli received a lot of criticism for making fun of the manager. Cannoli owners names Dia and Uzma made a video mocking at restaurant manager for not having a command of English. The scenario was that Uzma and Dia started making a video, and at its start, they said we are getting bore, so let’s have some fun and introduce our staff.
They called their manager and asked him to talk in English, who struggled to say some words, and after listening to this, they started criticizing him and accused him of wasting money that owners pay for English courses of their staff. Those owners didn’t limit themselves to make videos only and uploaded the video on the social media platform.
This act shook the social media users, and they flooded the social media sites with criticism of Uzma and Dia. Twitter users started a trend #BoycottCannoli urging Pakistanis to boycott this restaurant. Public but also media stars also severely criticized them, stating that English is not a scale to measure intelligence and ability.
Statement by Management of Cannoli Lahore
In response to the social media criticism, the administration at Cannoli Lahore stated that Cannoli Lahore and Cannoli Islamabad are two different bodies and are not related to each other in any way. And they wouldn’t own any mistake made by Cannoli Islamabad owners. But no one knows the authenticity of this statement.
Apology by Cannoli Owners
After receiving severe criticism by Pakistanis, restaurant owners apologized to the public, stating that they never meant to humiliate their staff. Their employees are working with them for a decade, and they don’t feel any need to portray themselves as kind and cooperative owners, but the public didn’t accept this apology and started making memes on that. After this incident, cannoli Islamabad closed for a few days.
Social Media Handles
Address of Cannoli Islamabad
Nazm-ud-din Road Shop# 56, Beverly Centre, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
Ph# +92 51 8739324
Address of Cannoli Lahore
Boulevard 57 57, Main Gulberg, Lahore, Punjab 54000