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Non-Ronzoni bucatini/perciatelli in Park Slope?

applky Nov 6, 2010 03:17 PM

A pretty specific question: I'm looking for bucatini/perciatelli in Park Slope that isn't the Ronzoni brand stuff. I'm not a fan of Ronzoni. I've had De Cecco before and it's fine; I hear tales of Barilla bucatini and how amazing it is, etc.

Anyone seen any non-Ronzoni bucatini/perciatelli in Slope supermarkets?

(And yeah apparently bucatini and perciatelli are the same thing. Didn't know that before now. http://lacucinaitalianamagazine.com/g... )

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    budcar RE: applky Nov 6, 2010 07:59 PM

    Applky, Sometimes Fairway carries this pasta variety in their Plainview store. Hope this helps. It might be berst to check beforehand.

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      jinx RE: applky Nov 6, 2010 08:25 PM

      I've never had luck finding bucatini in any of the Park Slope markets. I usually stock up at Coluccio (they have a Di Martino from Italy which is fine, and not as expensive as De Cecco), but I think Fairway carries it too (De Cecco and maybe Barilla as well.)

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        jen kalb RE: jinx Nov 7, 2010 07:32 PM

        no bucatini of any kind at Fairway, at the moment

      2. Cheese Boy RE: applky Nov 6, 2010 11:06 PM

        Love perciatelli and bucatini also. TJ's has some "BUCATI" pasta [same as bucatini -- different name] and IF they don't have any, settling on the DiMartino brand from Coluccio isn't a bad option at all. (TJ's pasta has gotten favorable reviews).

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          Amy Mintzer RE: applky Nov 7, 2010 07:40 PM

          Blue Apron has some fancy "artisinal" Italian brand. D'Vine Taste often carries it too.

          D'Vine Taste
          150 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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            bob96 RE: applky Nov 7, 2010 09:20 PM

            You might try Esposito Pork Store on Court + President Streets--they have a dried pasta selection--or the new iteration of A+S pork stores near 3rd on Fifth; thought I saw pasta there, too. Coluccio, as well as any Italian grocer/pork store in Bensonhurst surely will always have it. The DeMartino brand is fine, and good value. Your query makes me crazy to be reminded once again of the almost complete disappearance of Italian Park Slope, esp. along Fifth Avenue where I grew up. Granted, now 50 years ago, but for a generation, the stretch between Union and Third St had at least 3 bakeries, 2 large pastry shops, 3 or 4 latticini or cheese stores, fruit/vegetable markets, fish stores, and others. As was typical in such nabes, hardly a restaurant beyond a corner pizzeria, coffee shop, and ice cream parlor. Even the supermarkets (ours was called Spinner's, now the site of Union Hall tavern) had full lines of Italian food and deli. Now even basic bucatini is an endangered species. Forgive the nostalgia, and good hunting.

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              jen kalb RE: bob96 Nov 8, 2010 06:12 AM

              Ditto Bob's comment. the remaining Italian groceries in Carroll Gardens are worth a look as is Eagle Provisions which had this item in past years (havent looked recently) . I could not believe that with rack upon rack of pasta at Fairway there was no bucatini - dont know who their pasta clientele is.

              Eagle Provisions
              628 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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                applky RE: jen kalb Nov 8, 2010 05:55 PM

                Guys, guys, it's OK. There's still D'Amico foods and M&S for all your Italian needs.

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              foodforu RE: applky Nov 8, 2010 02:25 PM

              I like the bucatini at Pastosas in Bensonhurst. Beware Barilla, some of it comes from italy, some of it comes from Mexico. Read the label carefully.

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                applky RE: applky Nov 8, 2010 05:57 PM

                Thanks so much for all the responses! I'll definitely check out D'Vine Taste soon. If not there, then I'll probably make a trip to Bensonhurst or somewhere else. Any other ideas for the Slope would be appreciated! (Couccio is in Bensonhurst yes?)

                D'Vine Taste
                150 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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                  jinx RE: applky Nov 9, 2010 05:04 AM

                  Its sort of on the Bensonhurst/Borough Park border, depending who you ask..60th St between 12th and 13th Avenues.


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                    Amy Mintzer RE: applky Nov 10, 2010 01:39 PM

                    Blue Apron, which I mentioned, is on Union just above 7th Ave. I forgot Russo's on 7th Ave and 11th St. (just came from there!), which has Italian-made dried pasta as well as their own housemade fresh stuff.

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                    FAL RE: applky Nov 10, 2010 12:39 PM

                    Take a ride to Coluccio 60th st and 13th ave . They will have a few choices for you. As for Barilla they have 2 brands the blue box is made in the US and Mexico and then they have a Yellow box the one imported from Italy. You can get that at La Bella supermarket on 13 th ave in Dyker Heights

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                      bob96 RE: FAL Nov 10, 2010 01:31 PM

                      Fairway in Harlem carries DeCecco perciatelli; don;t know why they don't in Brooklyn. Coluccio is always worth a trip.

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                        missmasala RE: FAL Nov 14, 2010 04:47 PM

                        hmm. never knew that. never seen yellow barilla boxes.

                        does this mean that the blue-boxed barilla pasta that everyone uses in italy is made in mexico, too?

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                        applky RE: applky Nov 13, 2010 04:18 PM

                        Your weekly bucatini update: The Key Food on 7th Ave carried De Cecco Perciatelli (no. 15), so I got a few boxes of that.

                        Blue Apron unfortunately didn't have any but will be back there to pick up some guanciale. All this bucatini is calling out for some amatriciana sauce.

                        Sadly wasn't able to make it to Coluccio. Will try next time for sure.

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                          ShanDeez RE: applky Nov 14, 2010 02:07 PM

                          Russo's on 7th Ave. and 10th St. They sell fresh bucatini. My boyfriend lives for this stuff. All their fresh pastas are amazing. Really great, reasonably-priced Italian food store.

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                            mike1213 RE: applky Nov 14, 2010 06:23 PM

                            Eagle Provisions on 5th Avenue and 18th Street sell De Cecco brand. Long before there was Union Market and the smaller specialty stores (but other Italian places that were pretty special), I shopped at Eagle to get things that you would not get anywhere else. The store is still pretty special, but not as unique as it once was.

                            Eagle Provisions
                            628 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

                            Union Market
                            754 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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