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Fresh Pasta in DFW area?

RGC1982 Sep 27, 2009 11:10 AM

Looking for a retail store that sells fresh pasta, such as stuffed shells, ravioli, manicotti, etc. for home cooking. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

  1. irodguy Sep 27, 2009 01:15 PM

    First choice would be http://www.jimmysfoodstore.com/. They should have all of the above and any other Italian fair you like.

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    1. re: irodguy
      DallasDude Sep 27, 2009 02:14 PM

      Love the Jimmy's bit not a fan of their fresh frozen pastas. I had bad luck with the ravioli. Everything else there is tremendous.

      Tomasso's used to be on Spring Valley and they were delightful. They made pasta in the front where you could watch, they had a small cafe as well. Now they only sell through retail stores everywhere.

      Personally, I love to make my own. Easy as hell, and so tasty. I have the contracption for the stand up mixer as well as one of those hand cranks for extruding and cutting.

      I am suprised there arent more places making pasta in town, it's a huge void.

    2. LewisvilleHounder Sep 27, 2009 02:28 PM

      I am not sure if you want already pre stuffed shells, ravioli, etc.

      Phil Civellos Raviolissimo and Holy Ravioli would fit the bill.



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      1. re: LewisvilleHounder
        DallasDude Sep 27, 2009 02:31 PM

        LOL I was just about to edit my post and mention Holy Ravioli. Its on Lovers and quite a nice operation. they also have their product at Whole Foods. Frozen.

      2. twinwillow Sep 27, 2009 09:15 PM

        Yes, please. I'd like to know as well. I'm needing fresh (not dry or frozen) pasta for a dinner on the 24th. I would actually like to get some Italian style, egg pappardelle if possible. Wholefoods stocks their "365" brand egg noodles. But, I would buy it only as a last resort.

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        1. re: twinwillow
          queenie Sep 28, 2009 05:44 AM

          It's too late for your dinner but Holy Ravioli does sell fresh pappardelle - however, it isn't available everytime I've been in the store looking for it. You might call ahead and ask - they are very accommodating so I would imagine they could arange to have it available for you. He will also sell you large sheets of fresh pasta if you want to cut your own shapes or make your own ravioli, etc. WF does carry some of their raviolis but not all. They also sell a decent frozen pizza dough.

          1. re: queenie
            DallasDude Sep 28, 2009 12:48 PM

            Whole Foods sells fresh pizza dough that is pretty decent, if you go to the pizza counter and ask. It's about 2.50 a ball (makes one giant pizza or two largish mediums. I used this last night for the pizza grillin in picture atached.

            twinwillow, I heard mention of a blog you might be doing but haven't been able to find it.

            edit: ahh, thought you had your own exclusive blog.

            1. re: DallasDude
              twinwillow Sep 28, 2009 01:43 PM

              'Dude. not sure which one you mean. I've always got a few going on about 6 sites. Including one I started here on Chowhound this morning for, "inexpensive sushi restaurants".

        2. twinwillow Sep 28, 2009 10:59 AM

          Thanks for all the above tips. Scott from Holy Ravioli on Lovers Lane, replied to an email from me requesting fresh pappardelle made with eggs. He said he'd be happy to make it for me.

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          1. re: twinwillow
            twinwillow Sep 29, 2009 06:34 PM

            Just in case you're curious about what I'm doing with the pappardelle, I'm doing a wild boar and porcini mushroom sauce as a condiment for the egg pappardelle I'll be getting from Holy Ravioi.

            1. re: twinwillow
              queenie Sep 30, 2009 02:41 PM

              That sounds like a very appealing fall/winter dish. Have you made this before? Please let us know how it turns out - and how the Holy Ravioli pasta did in the dish or else we would need to move to the Home Cooking Board....might need to anyway if you deem it a big success and get asked for the recipe!

              1. re: queenie
                twinwillow Oct 1, 2009 09:55 AM

                It's actually a fairly simple recipe of a dish I watched Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin) make on Dallas' PBS TV station.
                The hardest part is going to be finding the wild boar. I think they have wild boar at Central Market.


                1. re: twinwillow
                  twinwillow Oct 1, 2009 10:06 AM

                  The actual recipe (along with the roast pork) can be found here at the top of the page.


                  1. re: twinwillow
                    toasterqueen Oct 5, 2009 11:58 PM

                    You just need to befriend one of many hunters in the area that have a ranch somewhere. Wild boar is a nuisance so the meat is usually in abundance! I just snagged some ground wild boar and ground venison from my dad's freezer and plan to make it into tourtiere this weekend for canadian thanksgiving.

                    1. re: toasterqueen
                      tiramasue Oct 6, 2009 07:38 AM

                      I received some ground venison from my in-laws that I haven't known what to do with, what is tourtiere?

                      1. re: tiramasue
                        DallasDude Oct 6, 2009 09:50 AM

                        French Canadian dish with meat and potatoes. I have seen them served straight from a lidless dutch oven with crust on top. It's popular in New England states.

                        1. re: DallasDude
                          toasterqueen Oct 6, 2009 06:10 PM

                          Exactly! Its a meat pie that is popular with French Canadians around Christmas time. But we are celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving this next weekend (because who can have too many thanksgivings?) so I'm going to make one. I'm pretty excited. I saw the photos of many of them in the dutch ovens, like how you described, but I can't afford a dutch oven at the moment so I'm doing it in a big 12" pie pan.

                        2. re: tiramasue
                          twinwillow Oct 8, 2009 07:34 AM

                          Make chili!

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                Analisas mom Sep 28, 2009 07:15 PM

                i have been buying fresh pasta from Holy Ravoli for a couple of years it is a fantastic product.

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