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Feb 12, 2009 12:48 PM

Where can I find a huge selection of dry pasta?

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. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: DavidT

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

        Lucca Ravioli
        1100 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

      2. You might try calling Stangelini's in San Mateo,

        1. 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.

          1. 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!