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Italian food store near LIE in Nassau or Suffolk?

erica Aug 22, 2010 01:27 PM

Just wondering if there are any sources for fresh mozzarella near the LIE, along the route from Manhattan to Riverhead...or any in Riverhead itself..

Many thanks!

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    nmurawsk Aug 31, 2010 07:00 PM

    Ceriello in Williston Park is great. Fantastic fresh mozzarella and mozzarella knots - knots of cheese marinated in olive oil with red pepper flakes, etc.. My favorite. A really great shop with aged meats, prepared foods, lots of imported oils, vinegars, pastas. South off the Willis Avenue exit off the LIE.

    1. coll Aug 22, 2010 06:18 PM

      When I go to Nassau (once or twice a year) I have to stop at Razzano's in Glen Cove, it's up at the end of Glen Cove Rd. It's like all of Arthur Ave stuffed into one little store.

      Riverhead, unfortunately I don't think so. Now if you want some good fresh keilbasa or horseradish........

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        erica Aug 23, 2010 04:14 AM

        These are all great suggestions...I did not realize that Mama's was so close to the LIE. I've never been to that famous place!

        I will look into each of them...Razzano's sounds great, too.

        Last week I stopped at Fairway for fresh mozzarella and it is serviceable, but not nearly as good as DiPalo, for example.

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          EZ Pass Aug 23, 2010 05:43 AM

          Razzano's is fantastic, but on LI it could hardly be further from the LIE, maybe 30 minutes North...

          I'd stop at Lombardi's Market in Holbrook (1055 Main Street) which is about 5 minutes from exit 61. Huge, busy market connected to very successful restaurant.


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            coll Aug 23, 2010 06:28 AM

            I usually cut off on 107 through Locust Valley so it's not as far out of the way as going down Glen Cove Rd but still a hike. Speaking of the Holbrook area, I forgot DelFiore's in Patchogue and Rocky Point, definitely top notch mozz but again a little out of the way. There's another market on Willis Ave just a bit south of the LIE near Riverbay, on the left, they had a nice selection of everything last time I was there. Not Ceriello's, it's across the street and bigger. And then you have Massapequa, although you'd have to cut south, that's a cornucopia for good Italian provisions. This is my favorite though http://www.primaveraitalianspecialtie... When I'm out on business (i.e. without impatient husband) I love to make all these detours!

            1. re: EZ Pass
              erica Aug 23, 2010 09:12 AM

              Do you know if Lombardi's make their own cheese?

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                abu applesauce Aug 31, 2010 10:33 AM

                I love Razzano's, in fact, I'm there once a week, as I live close by, but Leo's muzzi is the way to go (and Razzano's is far from LIE).

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            stuartlafonda Aug 22, 2010 06:12 PM

            How about Leo Latticini AKA Mamma's in Corona. Exit north on 108 and it is just a short distance. Left on 47 ave and park at the next corner, 104.

            1. mcf Aug 22, 2010 03:39 PM

              Well, near the Northern pkwy is Iavarone Brothers: http://www.ibfoods.com/about/#locations
              Also very close to rte 135, Seaford Oyster Bay expwy and LIE.

              Iavarone Brothers
              729 W Jericho Tpke, Huntington, NY 11743

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