It is true-Italian/European style, so everything is more expensive if you sit down and enjoy the ambiance, but it's not too bad. They offer all sorts of coffee - including caffè corretto ("corrected coffee" or coffee with a little something extra... oh you Italians make me laugh) - and cakes and cookies and gelato. Furthermore, they serve tartufo (a ball of gelato covered in chocolate shavings with a cherry in the middle) that was perfectly adequate as it was the first time I've seen it in this country, but nowhere near as good as the tartufo I had in Rome.
If you have the chance to head over to Veniero's, here's what you absolutely must try: the cannoli (there's like four different varieties... I don't care. Choose one), the tarts (regular-sized to mini, kiwi to blueberry), the little fruit rugalas (especially the raspberry rugala), and the pistachio-tulip cup (it's a chocolate cup filled with pistachio cream and Bavarian cream and God knows what else).
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If you have to choose just one thing, try the cannoli. I can't be anywhere on the East Side without purchasing one.