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Dec 24, 2008 07:17 AM

New to the Bay Area, looking for good Italian Importer

I recently moved to Napa from the Los Angeles area. I was used to getting my essential Italian food supplies from Guidi Marcello's in Santa Monica. I was hoping someone could recommend a good place to pick up Spinosi pasta, Star mushroom bullion cubes, high-quality aged parmesan, imported olive oil, Balsamusse, Parma, etc all in one spot at reasonable (not AG Ferrari) prices. Any suggestions?

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  1. Try Dean and Deluca in St. Helena. I'm sure they can beat AG Ferrari prices.

    1. Genova Delicatessen is an old fashioned kind of place ..... worth stopping by. Here's a link to a discussion about that very subject with several other names as well.......

      1. Far West Fungi in the San Francisco Ferry Building just started to sell the Star mushroom bullion cubes. The building has some great products.

        1. Try Lucca's in San Francisco - either on Chestnut St or their other store on Mission

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          1. re: sonomajom

            Lucca on Chestnut and Valencia are not related. Lucca on Valencia is appreciably less expensive than Lucca on Chestnut and carries a much broader selection of Italian staples...and they have a free parking lot.

            Lucca Ravioli
            1100 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          2. Second on Lucca Ravioli.

            Zarri's in Albany doesn't have a huge selection, but the prices are great.

            I don't know of any great one-stop Italian shop.

            Zarri's Delicatessen
            1244 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706