Italian Specialty Market near Forest Hills
I'm looking for a really good Italian specialty market. Somewhere they make their own mozzarella, maybe imported some buffalo mozz, homemade pastas, and imported other goods such as pasta, flour, etc.
2 of my favorite places in Manhattan are Russo's (East Village) and Buon Italia (Chelsea Market). I've never been to Sapori D'Ischia during the day. Still it's not the closest place to go to. It's easier to almost go to the places in the city.
Leo's Latticini aka Mamas, in Corona makes their own mozzarella and fresh pasta,including ravioli. They also have some other imported Italian goods. Their bakery is also very good. In my opinion a VERY good cannoli.
Marios meat market on Metropolitan in Middle Village also has fresh mozzarella, as well as imported Buffalo Mozz. They also have a good selection of olive oils and other imported Italian products.
I work on 101 Ave, it's realy not worth the detour. Furcis is mainly takeway prepared foods w/soem pasta they dpn't make. How about ragTime on cross Bay in Howard Beach. They make sauage, lots of good prepared foods, but no house made fresh pasta. There's a place (Pastoosa?)just south of Liberty of the Westside of Cross Bay that is a fresh pasta place, a branch/franchise out of Brooklyn.
Some place links ...
75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
55-15 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11377
Sorriso Italian Pork Store
44-16 30th Ave, Queens, NY 11103
46-02 104th St, Queens, NY 11368
Furci Food Products
103-09 101st Ave, Queens, NY 11416
Ragtime Gourmet Deli
157-48 Cross Bay Blvd, Queens, NY 11414
132-10 Cross Bay Blvd, Queens, NY 11417
Russo's Mozzarella and Pasta
344 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
69-00 Grand Ave, Queens, NY 11378
75-55 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11379
re: squid kun
thanks squid kun, very helpful list....Went to Ragtime a long time ago, they had some good stuff there and old time feel to the place which I liked.
spoke to this place in LIC months ago about selling to Natural on Austin St in Forest Hills, don't know whatever came of it...perhaps, they are carrying it now? I've been on a non pasta diet, so I haven't noticed.
Here's the link for the pasta shop guy in Ozone Park, also. I love Rafetto's in the city for fresh pasta, I buy my olives from the Iavaroni in New Hyde Park (lake sucess shopping center)--fantastic selection---but I've never cared for the fresh mozzarella from Iavoroni....best fresh mozzarella as I said is Sorriso's in Astoria (melts in your mouth), or Casa Della Mozzarella in Bronx.
Have not tried Mario's, the place is never open late, so it's not very convenient for me, but I really should check it out. There is also Durso's in Bayside/Whitestone area which some people like, I think it's just okay and they are pricey--http://dursos.com/
Marino Bros' in Whitestone/Flushing--
This place looks pretty cool, anyone been lately, --I saw a very old post that mentioned it from 2000
The Pasta Store
102-07 101st Ave, Queens, NY 11416
This is a scaled down and less expensive version of a Ragtime store. They have a great selection of typical Italian goods - deli, prepared foods, produce, imported goods, domestic goods, etc ... but, I have to admit, they don't have the selection that Ragtime does. I do make a point of stopping by when I'm in the neighborhood though.