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San Marzano Tomatoes - any deals in L.A. area?

Looking for a few cases of DOP SM's. Anybody know who's blowing 'em out? Can't seem to find them for less than five bucks a can. Having good luck with Cento brand right now, but open to others.

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  1. I don't know their exact prices, but my first inclination would be to call Guidi Marcello in Santa Monica. Their selection of canned tomatoes is here:
    http://www.guidimarcello.com/tomatoes...
    and they do sell by the case.

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    Guidi Marcello
    1649 10th St, Santa Monica, CA

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    1. re: will47

      Love that place. Good call, I'll pay him a visit. I'm sure I will at least walk out with a small fortune in pork and fungi.

      1. re: will47

        Second recommendation for Guidi Marcello. Also good for reasonably priced olive oil.

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        Guidi Marcello
        1649 10th St, Santa Monica, CA

        1. re: maudies5

          Yes. A little birdie told us about that one, and their house olive oil is not bad at all for the price.

          1. re: AAQjr

            No. It's in an industrial park, and is setup more like a small wholesaler / distributer, but they will sell you stuff retail.

        2. I just bought them at Whole Foods for $3.99.

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          1. re: cls

            Whole Foods only carries the "San Marzano" brand tomatoes which are grown in the domestically.

            1. re: A5 KOBE

              Not true. Whole Foods carries a few different kinds of imported canned tomatoes. At least the branches in Pasadena do. They have Cento, Carmelina and a third brand.

              1. re: Jack Flash

                The ones I buy from Whole Foods are imported.

                1. re: cls

                  likewise. Whole foods in weho has a few brands of imported tomatoes.

          2. Around CHristmas or maybe January saw several different brands at Surfas all under $5. I saw some at Monte Carlo and even Trader Joe's, I can not tell you anything about the flavor of TJ's. Good Luck!

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            Good Luck Bar
            1514 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

            1. Thank you for your suggestions. I'll check out the WFM brand. I also found Cento for 5 bucks on Amazon Prime. No tax or shipping to my front door makes that a decent deal, but I was hoping for better. I'll report back on Guidi Marcello.

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              Guidi Marcello
              1649 10th St, Santa Monica, CA

              1. You might also try Roma Market in Pasadena (where I'd get them when I lived out there) or any Claro's ( i shop at the La Habra location now). They've always been welll under $5.00 at both stores.