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Best Salumerias - Little Italy

mrbozo Jul 30, 2007 08:04 AM

I'm looking for the best salumerias in terms of quality/price in both central Little Italy's (College and St Clair). If one shop is better for cheeses and another is better for meat products, that's fine.

TIA

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    joey36 Jul 30, 2007 08:53 AM

    I usually go to Centro del Formaggio on College near Manning. It's small but you can find good products and the owners are quite helpful!

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      mrbozo Jul 30, 2007 10:51 AM

      I used to go there years ago before the change of ownership and recall good quality. I particularly liked the scamorza they got in weekly. How does the new ownership compare in terms of service, product selection and pricing? I know you stated satisfaction with the first two but I'm wondering if previous levels have been maintained, surpassed, or gone down.

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      mangiobuono Jul 30, 2007 01:30 PM

      I absolutely love Grande Cheese for this type of fair. Not in Little Italy but they do have a few stores throughout the north end of the city. If you can, go to their flagship store up in Maple, it's worth the trip. The give you a free ricotta or ravioli (your choice) with every $30 purchase and the best selections of all things Italian.

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        mrbozo Jul 30, 2007 01:41 PM

        Good to know1 Thanks. What's the best way up there by TTC?

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          Mila Jul 31, 2007 10:57 AM

          Here are the other locations in case they are closer. I usually hit the Orfus Rd one which is more than well stocked.

          Address: 175 Milvan Drive, Weston, Ontario, M9L 1Z8
          Phone: (416) 740-8883
          Open: Mon. to Fri. 8 - 6; Sat. 8 - 5; Sun. 9 - 3

          Address: 468 Jevlan Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario, L4L 8L4
          Phone: (905) 856-6880
          Open: Mon. to Thurs. 8:30 – 6; Sat. 8:30 – 5; Sun. 8:30 - 2

          Address: 9737 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 8S7
          Phone: (905) 883-3539
          Open: Mon. to Thurs. 9:30 – 7; Fri. 9:30 – 8; Sat. 9 – 6; Sun. 10 - 6

          Address: 22 Orfus Road, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 1L6
          Phone: (416) 787-7670
          Open: Mon. to Thurs. 9 – 6; Fri. 9 – 7; Sat. 9 – 6; Sun. 9 - 5

          Address: 9929 Keele Street, Maple, Ontario, L6A 1R6
          Phone: (905) 832-6189
          Open: Mon. to Thurs. 9 – 6; Fri. 9 – 8; Sat. 9 – 6; Sun. 9 - 5

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