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Looking for great scacciata like D&S or Marino's used to make in Middletown, CT?

kattyeyes Dec 18, 2008 02:04 PM

I grew up in Middletown and am missing the scacciata (broccoli, spinach or potato pies) we used to get at D&S on Route 17 or Marino's on Ferry Street. The only thing I've had recently that was remotely close was from Patty Cakes in Rocky Hill. Any other suggestions? I don't mind taking a ride for good food, so anywhere in CT would work for me. Thank you!

  1. dennisl Dec 23, 2008 08:40 AM

    There was a place on 17 next to True Value (behind Liberty Bank) that had it. I can't remember the name, it's a pizza place, but I didn't think it was D&S.
    Sadly, no one really knows what I'm talking about when I ask about it (my stepfather's family always had it, they're Sicilian.)
    Patty Cakes' is ok, not the same.

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    1. re: dennisl
      kattyeyes Dec 23, 2008 04:20 PM

      Thanks, Dennis. I was beginning to think no one would respond! ;) The place you mentioned was D&S then Sebby's (or maybe vice versa) and it was terrific. We ate scaciatta throughout the year, but it was always great to have one on Christmas Eve. I never realized it was kind of exclusive to the Middletown area. BTW, the pizza place next to True Value is now nothing like D&S or Sebby's, unfortunately...and, of course, no scacciata. :( Agree Patty Cakes isn't the same, but it's all I've got until I learn to make it myself. Merry Christmas eating to you!

      1. re: joeyscaciatta
        kattyeyes Mar 11, 2011 12:22 PM

        I wonder if they have it every day, or you just got lucky. I'll check it out and report back when I get there. Thanks! And no doubt re your grandma.

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      Heartsong777 Mar 17, 2012 09:51 AM

      Oh, this brings back memories! I agree that it's hard to find a good scacciata when you've had the best!

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      1. re: Heartsong777
        kattyeyes Mar 17, 2012 12:14 PM

        Well, the good news is--that very same scacciata (like D&S) can be found at Gotta's Farm Stand in Portland once they open again for the season. It was my happiest food find of 2011!

        1. re: kattyeyes
          dennisl Mar 18, 2012 01:43 PM

          I forgot you found it, kattyeyes! I will put this on
          my calendar so I won't forget to go.
          Now craving it…

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        westie Dec 14, 2012 11:43 AM

        I was just reading an article about a bakery that has opened in Cromwell and found mention of scaciatta if anyone is still interested. The name of the bakery is Biscotti e Dolci and it is located at 621 Main Street. The few comments I have read indicate the baked goods are good. Here is a link to the article:

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        1. re: westie
          westie Jan 5, 2014 02:19 AM

          Sadly, Biscotti e Dolci has gone out of business.

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