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!
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.
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!
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: