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Fresh pasta or pasta sheets in SD

runningforfood Nov 11, 2008 02:29 PM

I'm looking for fresh pasta or pasta sheets in the Central SD area. I'm sure there are one or two places in Little Italy, any suggestions? I went to Mario Batalli's Osteria Mozza in LA on Saturday and had the BEST ravioli, only one on the plate but filled with fresh homemade ricotta and a poached egg. The egg oozed out into the sage butter and was absolutely fantastic. I can't wait to replicate, but I haven't quite worked my way up to making pasta at home. Sounds like I need a pasta maker for Christmas! Any ideas on fresh pasta?

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    keena Nov 11, 2008 03:24 PM

    Assenti's pasta on India street in Little Italy.
    If you are in the PB area, Lotsa Pasta also will sell you fresh uncooked pasta.

    1. leanneabe Nov 11, 2008 03:40 PM

      Whole Foods also carries fresh pasta and lasagna sheets.

      1. Josh Nov 11, 2008 04:19 PM

        Assenti's is my pick in San Diego. They provide a lot of restaurants, and have been family-run for many years.

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          beth1 Nov 12, 2008 11:25 AM

          Third that on Assenti's. They only take cash, so go prepared.

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            keena Nov 12, 2008 02:55 PM

            Is that egg inside the ravioli or on top? If inside, I wonder how you get it there and cook it perfectly without breaking it. or if it's already poached and put in there..well same thing? I would not be brave enough to try but let me know how it turns out. Sounds wonderful!

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            1. re: keena
              runningforfood Nov 12, 2008 05:04 PM

              The poached egg is inside the nice big fluffy ravioli. It was great nesting on the fresh ricotta, floating on yummy sage brown butter.

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                Fake Name Nov 12, 2008 05:23 PM

                I've had the dish- not at the same place. It was beautiful. Not going to get that at Assenti. But I love Assenti.

                1. re: Fake Name
                  runningforfood Nov 13, 2008 08:00 AM

                  I'm looking for the pasta sheets and the fresh ricotta, then I'll take it from there and make it at home. Look out Mario here I come!

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