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Feb 11, 2008 05:14 PM

Venda Ravioli ~ Providence

We had the opportunity to stock up on our favorite fresh/frozen pasta from Venda this weekend. Lobster gnocchi, spinach gnocchi, smoked mozzarella ravioli, gorgonzola & walnut ravioli, eggplant tortelloni, spinach and gorgonzola tortelloni. Wanted to try the squid ink ravioli but they had just sold out. To go with the pasta, we tried the pink vodka sauce and the gorgonzola cream sauce. Everything was excellent as always...this is our favorite pasta place. We also bought some fresh cheeses, olives, parma proscuitto, and pancetta. Now I'm going to be cooking a big italian pasta dinner for my sweetheart for Valentine's Day.

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  1. Don't forget the white anchovies. Last time @ $12 pound.

    1. I am sold! I think I need to make a trip to Venda!!! Enjoy!

      1. Don't forget stuffed cherry peppers.

        1. You are soooo right about Venda. My family is in Providence; I grew up there and dearly love Rhode Island. On my way back to the Berkshires, I ALWAYS stop there, and pick up I say: "I'll let Mr. Costantino make our dinner." Actually, I get overwhelmed by all the choices. It is an incredible store; and, that ain't all...out here in the Berkshires, one cannot find the white anchovies. At Venda, they are available by the ounce...I always stock up...they will keep for a while in the refrigerator. One of the cheese guys is from the Berkshires, North Adams. I do not even know his name, but I greet him with: "Hey, North Adams, how are you?" and he responds to that.

          1. We actually picked up a few of the stuffed cherry peppers. Filled with proscuitto and dry provolone in olive oil. It's also nice to sit and have lunch, or even dessert. A couple was sitting in the cafe area having a glass of chianti and some dessert. They have great gelato, tiramisu. And don't forget about the panini's and subs in the prepared food section. They just sell a little of everything. Wish they would open in NH or even sell wholesale to some of the restaurants. Many of the fresh pasta joints buy wholesale from Venda.