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Sweet Italian Sausage in Detroit area

Inspired by a post in another forum...

One of my all-time favorite foods is home made pasta served with sweet italian sausage. For a long time though, it seems all the italian sausage I've bought and cooked up, is unremarkable. Any locals have suggestions on where to purchase a memorable italian or sicilian sausage? I will travel a distance in the tri-county area to purchase a sample of your suggestions.

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  1. Cantoro's in livonia on middlebelt north of 7 mile should have what you're looking for and more

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    1. my MIL who is Italian loves both the hot and the sweet Italian sausages at Produce Palace On Dequindre just north of 12 in Warren.

      1. Where are you located? Ventimiglia's on Dodge Park between 15 & 16 Mile is "da best". Please don't tell everyone, to paraphrase Yogi Berra "it's already so crowded people don't go there anymore".

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        1. re: schaf1

          Only about 8 miles southeast of Vents. When I worked in that area, used to stop by frequently for their italian subs with hot pepper. Thanks for the heads up and reminder, schaf1.

          1. re: schaf1

            Went to Ventimiglia Wednesday and got the sweet. Cooked a homemade batch of red gravy in the Crock Pot yesterday. The raw sausage went into the pot at the start of cooking. Seven hours later we had a glorious dinner. The sausage was bellissimo. Thanks for the rec, schaf1.

          2. Alcamo's on 4423 Schaefer in Dearborn, just south of Michigan Ave. I have yet to be disappointed.

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            1. re: Summerfield

              RedTop -

              You should also be able to find the Alcamo's Italian sausage at the Nino Salvaggio stores around town. They sell them in 4 or 5 packs, both sweet and hot.

            2. If you find yourself in Ann Arbor, try Sparrow's Meats in Kerrytown.

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              1. Vinnie's Italian Sub Shop in Romulus grinds their own Italian sausage:

                7300 Middlebelt Road
                Romulus, MI


                1. Vince and Joes in Shelby Township (25/Van Dyke) makes their own. It's an italian market, and everything I've bought there has been great.

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                  1. re: wzj8xw

                    I know there's a Vince & Joe's closer to me, in Sterling Heights, I think. Would they have the same offerings?

                    1. re: RedTop

                      The sausage is the same at both stores and the sweet sausage is very good. I've become a regular customer since they opened a store in Shelby.
                      They make darn good Sicilan sausage and chorizo as well.


                      1. re: Fritter

                        Thanks, Fritter, I'm out that way later this morning. I'll stop to pick some up.

                  2. Here's an Italian hot sausage alert!

                    Revisited Marios Meats on 10 Mile Road, just west of I-94 in Eastpointe recently. I was looking for meat market quality in a managable serving size. Well, when I was there they had just put out their hot Italian Sausage links. I bought three links and the server warned me that they would be hot.

                    Fried them up last night in an all metal pan prepped with just a small amount of bacon fat. These chubby, ample-sized sausages were simply wonderful. Spiced just to the right side of "ouch". I'm going back for more next week!

                    Highly recommended.

                    1. I am also looking a italian meat market in the oakland county area that has great italian or sicilian sausage. Anyone please advise.