I’m going to cheat a little bit with this review about Roma Capoccia in Riverwood in Sydney’s south.

Cheating, because I had a Sfogliatelle rather than an actual doughnut.

To put you in the picture, a sfogliatelle is a shell-shaped filled Italian pastry native to Campania. Sfogliatella means “small, thin leaf/layer”, as the pastry’s texture resembles stacked leaves – that info is lifted from Wikipedia.

From what I know, Roma Capoccia makes the pastries themselves, including some rather exceptional Italian-style doughnuts. They used to have loads of them a couple of years ago and I did a review in the early days of DomNuts, but these days they only have a small offering.

On my recent visit, they had Sfogliatelle with 3 different fillings – vanilla custard, Nutella and ricotta. I had the ricotta.

As expected, it was excellent.

The pastry was a little bit crispy. Bite into it and it’s like biting into a crisp shell with a soft interior. The texture is light and somewhat perfect.

The ricotta filling was thick and not too sweet, while the Nutella one was a bit sticky and sweet, as Nutella tends to be.

It had a light dusting of powdered sugar on top.

As a whole, it’s delicious, and sadly seems to be over too quickly. It’s not too sweet and is a perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee.

I’m going back again soon to try one of the doughnuts.

Roma Capoccia

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