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Where can I find Sanbitter- San Pellegrino's Aperitif Soda- in Manhattan?

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jlge Sep 20, 2007 11:52 AM

My boyfriend fell in love with this stuff at a restaurant in the West Village several months back. We've been searching for it in grocery stores and specialty shops around town ever since--with no luck. It comes in small bottles, is red in color and, like it's name suggests, really bitter. So, any ideas on where we can find San Pellegrino's Sanbitter in Manhattan?

Any leads would be appreciated...

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  1. MMRuth RE: jlge Sep 20, 2007 11:57 AM

    Have you tried Murray's - don't know for sure that they have it, but do remember seeing a small variety of small Pelligrino bottles there.

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      captkenjeroo RE: MMRuth Sep 21, 2007 05:08 PM

      If not Murray's, right next door at Faicco's may have them. I think I remember seeing them there - worth giving them a call. Boy - sanbitter - certainly an acquired taste, much like their Chinotto.

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      BillyBob RE: jlge Sep 20, 2007 01:07 PM

      Call Buon Italia in the Chelsea Market. They have a number of Italian sodas (not sure if they carry that one but they have a number of them).

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        steeltowngrl RE: BillyBob Sep 29, 2007 08:43 AM

        saw it there a few days ago.

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        kobetobiko RE: jlge Sep 20, 2007 08:45 PM

        I have seen them at Zaytuna on Battery Place. They carry the big bottles, but I will suggest that you call first to confirm.

        I think I did see them at Murray's on Bleecker before (as MMRuth mentioned). But I am not sure if they always have them.

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          jlge RE: kobetobiko Sep 21, 2007 11:07 AM

          Thanks for all the suggestions--we'll definitely check them out!

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          paisley RE: jlge Sep 21, 2007 01:48 PM

          not sure if any of these places carry it - probably should call first, but thought i'd throw them out there....you might try Citarella - there is one on the UWS; Dean & Deluca (market) on prince street; maybe even Gourmet Garage - i think there are two locations -one is on the UWS. what about Whole Foods?

          1. rose water RE: jlge Sep 21, 2007 03:42 PM

            I'm almost certain Raffetto's on Houston has them.

            1. steeltowngrl RE: jlge Sep 22, 2007 06:53 PM

              Fresh Direct has it.

              1. MMRuth RE: jlge Sep 29, 2007 08:24 AM

                A sighting - Ideal Cheese - 1st Ave. and 52nd Street. Had to buy one - just tried it - reminds me of campari without the alcohol. Worth the trip there for the cheeses as well.

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                  jlge RE: MMRuth Sep 29, 2007 04:43 PM

                  Thanks for thinking of us! We actually found Sanbitter today at Raffetto's on Houston--boyfriend is so happy! It's good to know that this stuff IS out there--and there are at least a couple of places to find it. Thanks to everyone for all the help!

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                  foodie229 RE: jlge Sep 29, 2007 05:51 PM

                  I think Dean and Deluca carries it

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