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Dec 6, 2010 10:04 PM

I am looking to buy real Italian Mortodella.?

I tried some Mortodella in Paris few years back. It was buttery and all I can say I could not try the same thing here in the state. I am new at this site. Any idea where I can buy real Italian delicasen in the la area. Thanks

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  1. You don't say what area of the city you live in, but if you are willing to drive if need be then Guidi Marcello and Bay Cities in Santa Monica as a back up location.

    Bay Cities Italian Deli
    1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Guidi Marcello
    1649 10th St, Santa Monica, CA

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      1. re: maudies5

        And I believe Sorrento's Italian Deli in Culver City does as well.

          1. re: reality check

            Claros has both domestic and imported mortadella. psssst. get the imported with pistachios.

            1. re: reality check

              Claro's (at least in Tustin) has excellent Italian mortadella.

        1. re: Servorg

          If you are in North Hollywood AKA Valley Village check out Village Gourmet on Tujunga. I know they carry a lot of imported products and highly recommend them.

          Village Gourmet
          4357 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA

        2. You don't say where you are in town, and I'm not sure I could tell "real" mortadella from the gringo stuff, but SuperKing (San Fernando Road, just off the 2)'s deli section has about a dozen different kinds, and they will sell you small amounts, so you could try all of 'em.

          1. Having just gone through a Mortadella craving recently, I can only vouch for Boar's Head Mortadella at Gelson's.

            It was stellar!

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            1. re: SilverlakeGirl

              I agree...although perhaps the Italian mortadella at Claro's in Tustin is a bit better, I just had a Boar's Head mortadella and provolone sandwich from Gelson's, and it was quite tasty!

            2. Bristol Farms has excellent mortadella from Italy...and often on sale!! It was approx $7/pound a few weeks ago...and so, so good!

              1. Joan's on Third carries the best Ive had in LA. Also make an excellent mortadella sandwich if you have them hold the mustard.