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sourgirl Mar 22, 2010 09:51 AM

I'm looking for the best and freshest burrata in Manhattan, preferably downtown, but willing to travel. Also, does anyone know of a restaurant that serves a pasta dish with burrata? thanks!

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    small h Mar 22, 2010 10:04 AM

    I had a burrata appetizer at Scarpetta that was fantastic.

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      gloriousfood Mar 22, 2010 10:16 AM

      Ditto small h 'cept mine was at Marea.

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      Marea
      240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

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        mch Mar 22, 2010 10:54 AM

        go to chelsea market. in the back of the italian shop at the counter is fresh burrata. they fly it in from italy. i had it two weeks ago, he had gotten it in the night before. it was AMAZING. you might want to call to see when he gets a fresh order in.

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          chow_gal Mar 22, 2010 11:03 AM

          It's called Buon Italia and they had it Saturday. If I recall it s was reasonably priced too.

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          Buon Italia
          75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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            stephaniec25 Jun 21, 2010 07:23 PM

            I've had the BuonItalia burrata and I agree - it's awesome!

          2. Jess321 Mar 22, 2010 11:14 AM

            I have to recommend the amazingly delicious Burrata pizza at Keste, they serve it as the special on Thursday nights until it runs out, and it usually runs out on Friday or Saturday. I believe they have it imported from Italy. I've had it twice now, and it's simply divine...at $22 it's a bit pricey but it's very filling and covered in burrata, grape tomatoes, basil, and olive oil (no red sauce). Heaven on a plate!

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              boccalupo Mar 22, 2010 11:45 AM

              Some places to try.

              - DiPalo (Best Italian cheese store in NYC)
              - Obika Mozzarella Bar
              - Motorino: pizza with burrata, sausage and brocolli rabe.

              Will have to think if I have seen pasta with burrata anywhere.

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              Obika
              590 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022

              Motorino
              349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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                small h Mar 22, 2010 11:51 AM

                Saxelby in Essex Market sometimes has burrata, but I've never bought it.

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                  Cakegirl Jun 21, 2010 05:39 PM

                  You can pretty much always find it at Murray's Cheese Shop on Bleeker Street.

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                  Murray's Cheese
                  254 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

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                    mybellyisgrowing Jun 21, 2010 06:35 PM

                    Gnocco in the East Village has a great Burrata appetizer. Super fresh burrata with cherry tomatoes and olive oil that you spread onto their bread. It's not a part of their menu but more often than not, its a special the waiter will tell you about before you order.

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                    Gnocco
                    337 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10009

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                      gutsofsteel Jun 21, 2010 07:23 PM

                      DiPalo's
                      Agata & Valentina

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                        edwardspk Jun 22, 2010 07:00 AM

                        Esca is serving a delicious burrata appetizer topped with a very generous portion of American caviar. The saltiness of the caviar works well with the creaminess of the burrata. Plenty for 2 to share.

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                        Esca
                        402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

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