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Where to buy Cavatappi Pasta in LA?

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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?


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  1. Ralphs, at least the one in Chatsworth has it.

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

      Surfas probably has it too.

      1. Bristol Farms has it.

        1. 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. "


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

            1. 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.

              1. 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.