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

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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!

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  1. 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

      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

        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.

    2. 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

        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!
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/793545

        1. re: kattyeyes

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

      2. 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:
        http://www.middletownpress.com/articl...

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        1. re: westie

          Sadly, Biscotti e Dolci has gone out of business.