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Place to buy fresh cheese ravioli

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cucina Dec 23, 2008 06:18 PM

Does anyone know where I can buy good fresh cheese ravioli (need it for Christmas dinner)? I've searched the boards and read about Dave's and Capone's. I live in Needham and was wondering if there is a good source closer to me. I will probably go to Dave's if there are no closer options. Does anyone have an opinion of their cheese ravioli? I don't like a lot of dough, or specifically thick chewy edges. I tend to like a more delicate pasta.
Any ideas?

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  1. trufflehound RE: cucina Dec 24, 2008 04:28 AM

    Russo's has good pasta and you can get nearly everything else you need there and it's closer. I am sure it will be chaotic today.

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      PinchOfSalt RE: trufflehound Dec 24, 2008 09:05 AM

      I just was at Russo's. It was busy but not too bad. Beware they are closing at 4 today.

      The Dave's Pasta truck was at the loading dock as I pulled in!

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        cucina RE: PinchOfSalt Dec 26, 2008 10:48 AM

        Thanks to everyone for the input. I ended up getting them at Russo's. Of note, Russo's charges 7.49/lb vs getting them at Dave's in Somerville for 4.99/lb. But for the convenience it was worth it with the pre-holiday craze.

    2. hiddenboston RE: cucina Dec 24, 2008 04:47 AM

      How about Comella's? They have branches in West Newton and Wellesley.

      http://www.comellasrestaurant.com/Com...

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        smtucker RE: cucina Dec 24, 2008 06:24 AM

        I love Dave's cheese ravioli. These little bundles are all about the filling, with just enough pasta to hold them together. Based on your stated preferences, I think you would enjoy Dave's raviolis as well.

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          TomH RE: smtucker Dec 24, 2008 07:08 AM

          I second this opinion. Dave's is all about the fillings. Their fresh basil ravioli is also phenomenal.

          Don't forget your coupon! :)

          http://www.davesfreshpasta.com/coupon...

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            Allstonian RE: smtucker Dec 24, 2008 07:47 AM

            And if Russo's is easier for you to get to, bear in mind that the fresh pasta at Russo's comes from Dave's.

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            emilief RE: cucina Dec 24, 2008 08:00 AM

            The Cheese Shop in Wellesley Center carries a variety of fresh pasta and several raviolis. That is very close to you. However, it will be very crowded today and they may be out of things. Certainly the wait there is not like the horror that is Russo's on days like today.

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