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Need Italian grocer in New Haven

fame da lupo Jan 21, 2008 08:22 AM

I'll be in New Haven this afternoon and am looking to pick up the following products: guanciale, pancetta, and pecorino sardo. Any tips on where to go? I tried Ferraro's but they only have pancetta. Am looking for a speciality store.

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    rosieg Jan 21, 2008 10:37 AM

    Try Nica's on Orange St. It's great.

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    1. re: rosieg
      fame da lupo Jan 23, 2008 12:56 PM

      I ended up at Nica's, turned out well. They carry pancetta and interesting sausages (not just your typical Italian-American fennel stuff). No guanciale or pecorino sardo. Italians working behind the registers. Cool place.

    2. cheereeo Jan 21, 2008 10:40 AM

      You may try Romeo and Caesar's (www.romeocesare.com) or Nica's, both on Orange Street in New Haven or Liuzzi's on Upper STate Street in North Haven (www.liuzzicheese.com). Its not Arthur Ave Market, but close. Another terrific place, but farther is Gaetano's Salumeria in Stratford CT, but more of a deli and cheese shop than a market, www.gaetanosdeli.com, owner is formerly of Arthur Ave.

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      1. re: cheereeo
        fame da lupo Jan 23, 2008 05:30 PM

        I called Liuzzi and they carry pecorino sardo. Thanks!

        1. re: fame da lupo
          fame da lupo Feb 18, 2008 04:57 AM

          Went to Liuzzi, what a selection. Multiple different types of pecorino (two sardo, calabrese, toscano, crotonese, romano, tartufo). Good staff.

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        Big Fat Moe Feb 12, 2008 04:03 AM

        By the way, have you ever been to Frigo's on William St. just off I-91 in Springfield's South End? Pretty close to the real deal.

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        1. re: Big Fat Moe
          fame da lupo Feb 12, 2008 06:00 AM

          No, thanks for the tip!

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