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Looking for Italian market/specialty store near Pasadena

teri Nov 30, 2006 09:38 PM

I am looking for pickled Calabrese peppers and also some good imported meats. Any thoughts? I'm willing to travel, but would be thrilled to find something close to home.

Many thanks!

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  1. ipsedixit RE: teri Nov 30, 2006 09:42 PM

    Try Claro's Market in San Gabriel (about 4 miles south of Pasadena)


    1. DanaB RE: teri Nov 30, 2006 09:47 PM

      Second the recommendation for Claro's.

      Another good place, especially for your cured meats (they might also have the peppers but I'd call and ask first) is Nicole's Gourmet in South Pasadena.


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        Hailyn RE: teri Nov 30, 2006 09:53 PM

        In Pasadena, there's Roma Market on Lake. It's a great little place, great Italian breads, olive oils, and probably the peppers and meats you're looking for -- sometimes their stock fluctuates though. Claro's is a bit farther, but more consistent in what they stock. Also an excellent recommendation.

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          oro3030 RE: Hailyn Dec 1, 2006 12:28 AM

          I love Roma's. Especially since the guy behind the counter is like the Sicilan Nazi (a la Seinfeld).

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          teri RE: teri Nov 30, 2006 10:09 PM

          This is great - thanks to all for your help!

          1. Das Ubergeek RE: teri Nov 30, 2006 11:16 PM

            There's also a (smaller) Claro's in Arcadia, which may be easier for you. If you're closer to the Glendale side of Pasadena, Monte Carlo Deli in Burbank has the things you want, though I like Claro's better.

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              webb RE: teri Dec 1, 2006 12:23 AM

              There's also the Italian Deli in Eagle Rock.

              Eagle Rock Italian Bakery & Deli
              1726 Colorado Blvd.
              Los Angeles, CA 90041

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