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Jan 7, 2008 04:43 PM

Where to buy fresh bucatini in Manhattan?

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. By fresh do you mean rather than dried? I don't think I've seen fresh bucatini anywhere.

    1. I'm not sure it is really possible to make fresh bucatini. It would certainly not be done by hand.

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      1. re: eca

        Thanks - that was what I was trying to get at - seems to me that by definition, because of the hole, it would have to be dried.

        1. re: MMRuth

          Well, in order for it to be dried, it would need to first be fresh... I believe that Bucatini is made by hand using a mold, but I have never seen it sold (at least in this country), in any form other than dried. "Fresh" Bucatini certainly shows up on menus in Italy..

          1. re: bnemes3343

            You SHOULD be able to find it. I buy it often in Astoria, Queens. Both Sorrisso's and Tony and Dave's sell it freshly made.

            1. re: quentinC

              Thanks - the thread piqued my curiosity and I'll have to check out your suggestions - learn something new every day.

        2. Grace's Marketplace probably has them.

          I don't remember Citarella or Agata & Valentina having fresh bucatini. If you're on the UES, you can visit all 3 places mentioned here to make sure.

          1313 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

          Agata & Valentina
          1505 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021

          Grace's Marketplace
          1237 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

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          1. re: Cheese Boy

            I'll keep an eye out - I go to Citarella pretty frequently and my sense is that they have a relatively small selection of fresh pastas. Never go to A & V - don't know why!

            1. re: MMRuth

              Thanks everyone, I ended up buying the dry one at Dean & Deluca, but it turned out delicious.

          2. Fresh Direct has dried bucatini... you can also do a google maps search for the restaurants that serve it and maybe call and ask them if they buy it fresh and if so from where: (Quinto Quarto and Il Riccio are the two manhattan restaurants i see


            I wonder if Buon Italia in Chelsea Market may also have it - I know they have Guanciale (i'm making a carbonara), which is a rare italian bacon-like meat -- so I would check there.

            Il Riccio
            152 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075

            Buon Italia
            75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

            Quinto Quarto
            14 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

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            1. re: jdipasq

              Guanciale is not all that rare these days. Eataly, Murray's, Salumeria Biellese, Salumeria Rosi, DiPalo's all sell it, too.

              Murray's Cheese
              254 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

              Di Palo's Fine Foods
              200 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

              Salumeria Biellese
              376 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

              Salumeria Rosi
              283 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023

              200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010