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Apr 26, 2008 09:41 AM

Capone Foods in N. Cambridge

Every time I go to Capone Foods (located on Mass Ave a bit down from Pemberton Farms) I'm amazed at the quality and affordability of what they have and concerned that I'm the only customer there. I don't want to lose this place! They have 5 or 6 kinds of ricotta gnocchi for around $5 a pound and a bunch of filled pastas for about the same. They have tons of sauces, fresh pastas, and frozen meals. Their dry goods are very affordable and they have a huge variety of very cool stuff. But maybe the best part about this place is how nice they all are. Everyone I've spoken with there has been helpful, fun, and friendly.

So yeah... Just wanted to give some love to Capone. :)

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  1. Great excuse to go. May 3, 12-5pm they will be doing a oil and vinegar tasting, and some of their premade goodies will also be out for further tasting.

    1. It's one of those places I've been meaning to get to as a result of reading about it on the CH board Thanks for posting the link. I didn't realize they were right down the street from Pembertom Farm. I've passed Pemberton at least 100 times and didn't realize they were something other than a gardening supply place. That's the impression I'd always had of them until I read about them on CH. I swear CH is repnsible for the 10 lbs I've been trying to lose again. I went there last week and would have definitly stopped in at Capones if I'd known they were so close. Has anyone tried their ginger pasta? I love ginger and that's a new one for me. If so, how did you make it?

      1. maillard, I have the same worry about being the only customer in the store every time I shop there, and posted a few months ago encouraging people to check them out. They do have a good variety of pastas and sauces. I love that you can get extruded, shaped pasta made with egg, as well as have so many gnocchi choices. It really elevates some pasta dishes. I think their bread is Clearflour, too, and very reasonable, and you're right about everyone being really friendly and low-key. Usually a couple of samples to taste, always a bonus in my book.

        1. address

          Capone Foods
          2285 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

          1. ...and their italian sausage is great, too!