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Where can I find a huge selection of dry pasta?

OSUDebbie Feb 12, 2009 12:48 PM

My CT-based mother-in-law makes her lasagne with mafalde (also called mafaldine) pasta that is apparently easy to find back there. I would love to make the same lasagne, but cannot find this pasta anywhere (other than online). de Cecco makes it, Colavita makes it, Barilla makes it--but who carries it? I've check Safeway, Lucky's. Andronico's, Trader Joe's, A. G. Ferrari, and some other specialty stores with no luck. I am near San Mateo, so Peninsula suggestions are especially welcome. Thanks for your help!

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  1. wolfe RE: OSUDebbie Feb 12, 2009 12:54 PM

    I have a thread for you but it depends on whether OSU is Oregon or Oklahoma. If it is Ohio, I will keep it secret. Here it is anyway.
    Or if that doesn't help how about fresh cut to the size you want.

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      DavidT RE: OSUDebbie Feb 12, 2009 02:48 PM

      Check with Molinari's deli on Columbus Avenue in North Beach, SF.
      Check with Lucca deli on Valencia@22nd in SF.

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        david kaplan RE: DavidT Feb 12, 2009 06:38 PM

        I recently purchased several boxes of Delverde brand Malfadine (No. 16) from Lucca's.

        Lucca Ravioli
        1100 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

      2. Melanie Wong RE: OSUDebbie Feb 12, 2009 03:30 PM

        You might try calling Stangelini's in San Mateo, http://www.chow.com/places/21015

        1. pilinut RE: OSUDebbie Feb 12, 2009 05:25 PM

          Have you checked out the selections at Sergio's Pasta Shop on E 4th Ave. in San Mateo? ( It's across the street from Draeger's.) Maybe they'll make it fresh for you if they don't have it dried. There's also Pasta Pasta, just a block or two west of Sergio's.

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            OSUDebbie RE: OSUDebbie Feb 16, 2009 06:22 PM

            Thanks all, for your help (especially you, Wolfe--I know how difficult it is for a Wolverine to help a Buckeye, and I have to compliment you on spelling every word correctly! :)). I checked out all Peninsula recommendations and found mafaldine, which actually is not the same. In the end, I bought regular Barilla lasagne noodles and made a killer lasagne for Valentine's Day. I know, not fancy, but nonetheless DELICIOUS. I was told by a woman in the Belmont A G Ferrari that I'll never find mafalde on the West Coast, yet it's everywhere in Italy. Mother-in-law is emergency shipping a supply from CT, so we'll make it. Since I am a newbie to this board, I will sit back and watch the very interesting posts for now!

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