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Dec 6, 2010 12:15 PM

Where to find real canned San Marzano tomatoes in North County?

I have found some at Ralph's, but they are $6.50 a can. Does anyone know where I can find these more reasonably priced?

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  1. In north county, I have no idea. However, Mona Lisa does have San Marzano tomatoes for around $4 a can.

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    1. re: jmtreg

      They have them at Albertson's in Mira Mesa, last purchase was 2 for $5 with Albs card, bought 10. They also carry these a Johnathon's ($4.99). $6.50 is very high, do you recall what brand?

      1. re: stevuchan

        I don't recall the brand, but they did carry the seal from the Italian government. (just because they say San Marzano on the can doesn't mean they are real San Marzano tomatoes)

      2. re: jmtreg

        I was hoping to avoid a trip down there but that is probably my best bet. I need 00 flour anyway.

      3. Cardiff Seaside market has them all the time.

        1. To be real San Marzano tomatoes they need to carry the DOP 'Denominazione d'Origine Protetta' .

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          1. re: smithareeny

            Yup. These were the ones that were $6.50. I guess I need to make a trip down to Mona Lisa's.

          2. Major Market in Escondido sells them.

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            1. Boney's on O'side Blvd sells them .