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Jul 14, 2007 10:37 AM

The Ravioli Store

The Ravioli Store on Sullivan Street (next to Grandaisy bakery nee Sullivan Street bakery) has closed. There was a sign in the window that said they were continuing wholesale operations (I think it said from a factory in one of the boroughs). It referred to their web site, but that hasn't been updated.

We've always loved their black bean ravioli, which my wife serves with a mexican style salsa cruda (tomatoes, onions, cilantro and olive oil). Before this store opened we were getting a very similar (or perhaps the same) ravioli at Dean & DeLuca for twice the price. Haven't been to D&D lately, so I don't know if they still sell it, but I need a new Manhattan location to buy it!

I also really liked their spinach and artichoke ravioli, which was delicious with just butter sauce. If you've seen these in any food shops in the village or chelsea I'd love to know...

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  1. Go to Raffetto's. Less precious and it's been there 40 or so years.

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    1. re: sing me a bar

      Just like I don't eat at only one Italian restaurant, I don't shop at only one pasta store! I shop at Rafetto's and like it a lot, but it's completely different. At Rafetto's I like the stuff that's been there forty (100?) years - the cheese ravioli (or cheese and spinach), cheese tortellini, etc. I love their pumpkin ravioli served with brown butter and sage (and that even though it's doubtless made from canned pumpkin, they only offer it in the fall, as would be true in Italy). I have not had good luck with the more complicated newer raviolis at Rafetto's. I don't want one great pasta store, I want ten of them. And I will miss The Ravioli Store, none of who's products is anything similar to Rafetto's.