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May 9, 2008 11:57 AM


Can someone tell me where I can buy Bottarga in the East Bay? I'm not having any luck in tracking it down. I'll drive to San Francisco if it is available there.


Cerise 37

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    1. The Pasta Shop's the only place I've seen it, but call first.

      1. I have seen it at the Pasta Shop, too- either in Berkeley or Rockridge. Otherwise, try online!

        1. If the Pasta Shop doesn't have it, give Boulette's Larder a call to see if they have it.

          1. Wow, loved the article in The Chronicle. Thanks for the link. I didn't know what Bottarga was in 2006. I went to Olivo (Sardinian Restaurant) in London in February and had it on pasta and it blew me away. Have been looking for it ever since. I've been to The Pasta Shop on Fourth St. and they said they have it once in a while. I will call Rockridge Pasta Shop.

            Thanks so much for all your help. I really appreciate it

            Cerise 37

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            1. re: Cerise 37

              Did you try Ratto's in old Oakland? They usually have all things Italiano...

              1. re: adamshoe

                Bottarga's a pretty esoteric product. I don't believe Ratto's carried it even back before they sold off most of the space and turned it into a sandwich shop.

              2. re: Cerise 37

                For restaurants, try La Ciccia. They bring in their own bottarga from Sardinia.