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Where to buy Cavatappi Pasta in LA?

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heatherlambirth Aug 28, 2009 12:01 PM

Hey -

I have a ton of recipes that call for cavatappi and can never find it in the stores. I've tried Bay Cities Italian deli and Whole Food with no luck either. Any ideas?

Thanks!

  1. boogiebaby Aug 28, 2009 02:16 PM

    Ralphs, at least the one in Chatsworth has it.

    1. Das Ubergeek Aug 28, 2009 03:32 PM

      Claro's. Especially the big one on Valley Blvd.

      Surfas probably has it too.

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        JeffSD Aug 28, 2009 03:35 PM

        Bristol Farms has it.

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          RicRios Aug 28, 2009 03:39 PM

          A typical web definition for Cavatappi Pasta says:

          "A short s-shaped pasta tube that resembles a small corkscrew. Its slender, spiral shape makes it suitable for serving with sauces, in salads, and in casseroles. Other pasta varieties that may be substituted include cavatelli, elbow macaroni, farfalle, and fusilli. "

          http://www.recipetips.com/glossary-te...

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            willyrosner Aug 29, 2009 09:04 AM

            Just bought some yesterday at Fresh & Easy...It's my secret pasta I use in my mac & cheese...

            1. Phurstluv Aug 29, 2009 01:51 PM

              My Gelson's in the Palisades carries it. You need to find an up scale store that sells imported Italian pasta. Surprised Bay Cities didn't have it. Did you ask or just look, they may be able to order it for you if that's the easiest place for you to go.

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                gwinky Nov 15, 2009 03:46 PM

                YES they have it at Bay Cities Deli in Santa Monica. DiCecco brand, $2.79 (ish) for a 1lb bag. It's my secret ingredient for all my baked pasta dishes (FORGET elbow macaroni! ugh!) & everyone loves it.

                I used to find it everywhere - but now its getting difficult to find. Barilla sells it under a different style name "Cellentani" and it is also called "Serpentini" - go figure. Pretty much, if you call a store, it's a good idea to find out all the possible names for the pasta shape first, and be able to give them a really good description of the pasta.

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