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taralli2 Feb 21, 2007 11:19 AM

I just moved to Houston. Are there any Italian grocery stores in the metro area? I found some things at Central Market but thought there might be something better.

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    oltheimmer Feb 21, 2007 12:33 PM

    The first 2 things that come to mind are Spec's Liquor Whse Deli downtown on Smith and Antone's in the Village on Dunstan. http://www.specsonline.com/ Click on 'browse the store' and you can search for specific items.

    I believe the Antone's is the only 'original' one left and it's a small import food store in addition to being a deli.

    Years ago I used to go to Andros on Fondren for mortadella, olive oil, etc. I haven't been there in years but I see it's still open (listed as a Greek deli on b4-u-eat.com).

    Then I just found this on Google:

    http://www.damico-cafe.com/

    That's a new one on me but looks good.

    Some of the big grocery stores besides CM carry a lot of imported foods.

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      taralli2 Feb 21, 2007 04:24 PM

      Thanks for the tips. I'll check them out.

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        oltheimmer Feb 21, 2007 07:31 PM

        Here's another one I've heard of but have yet to go: http://www.phoeniciafoods.com/

        I see pastas, olive oils, pancetta, etc. listed.

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          geegeeTX Feb 22, 2007 03:50 AM

          Nundini's is an Italian Import store/grocery - and gelateria. Never been, though I have heard they have good gelato and sandwiches. (Nundini Food Store, 500 Shepherd Dr Suite B)

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