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Dec 13, 2006 05:08 PM

Best homemade pasta sauce for sale in New York?

I live in the East Village, and have bought sauce from Russo's (on 11th st b/w 1st and 2nd, next to Veniero's), several times, and it is very good, but at times is inconsistent. Was wondering if anyone knew of a better place to get sauce (marinara, meat, pesto), as well where to find fresh pastas and ravioli.

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  1. DiPalo's on the corner Grand Street and Mott has a large variety of fresh ravioli and some sauces. Next door to DiPalo's is Piemonte, which also has a large selection of homemade ravioli. They also have a very good marinara sauce. You can get fresh pasta at Raffetto's on West Houston near Sullivan Street.

    1. Buon Italia in Chelsea Market makes fresh sauce.

      1. DiPalo's is absolutely your best bet. Amazing marinara sauce, pesto sauce, vodka sauce. They also have a huge selection of homemade pastas and ravioli (from lobster to pumpkin). You won't ever want to buy this stuff anywhere else (not to mention their amazing meats and cheeses).

        1. Someone please define "homemade" for me.

          1. The best "commercially bottled" sauce I have found is Cento San Marzano Marinara. It is available in most supermarkets and I stock up when it is $2.99 (28 oz). It is an excellent product.

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            1. re: TonyO

              Big ditto. I've been getting Cento San Marzano sauces at Fairway, and loving it - particularly their Vodka and Marinara. There's also a "Petit Dice" (not sure of the spelling), which is simply diced San Marzano tomatoes and makes a great base for a homemade sauce.