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Real Italian Grocer in relative Detroit Area

BoomerHater Mar 24, 2011 10:17 AM

Are there any stores/butchers/grocers in the Detroit area (not 150 miles away like most solutions to questions) that sell actual Italian goods? I am looking for tipo 00 flour for pasta/pizza, real cured meats like assorted salumi and guanciale, etc. The places with a suggestive, Italian flair (Nino Salvaggio's) don't really carry much more than Kroger. And please, no Ann Arbor suggestions. It isn't near Detroit, contrary to popular belief.

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  1. rainsux RE: BoomerHater Mar 24, 2011 10:44 AM

    Cantoro Italian Market ... in Livonia


    If you are in the far NW 'burbs and your needs are modest; Giuseppe's Deli in Novi *might* have
    what you need.


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      BoomerHater RE: rainsux Mar 24, 2011 11:02 AM

      Thanks for the recommendations.

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        toro RE: rainsux Mar 24, 2011 11:56 AM

        second cantaros, some of the nicest people and rel knowlegable. Grat wines and bakery also.

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          coney with everything RE: toro Mar 28, 2011 05:14 AM

          Third Cantoro's

          Olive/rosemary bread worth the trip all by itself.

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        Wooderson RE: BoomerHater Mar 24, 2011 11:29 AM

        Villa Bakery and Delicatessen
        6237 Middlebelt Road
        Garden City, MI 48135-2460
        (734) 425-6245

        They should have Tipo 00, and compressed yeast if you ask.

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          Rosedale RE: Wooderson Mar 30, 2011 03:25 PM

          And pick up a pizza roll while you're at Villa. Yum.

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          kellycolorado RE: BoomerHater Mar 24, 2011 01:36 PM

          Maybe Vince and Joe's will fit the bill for you. Lots of old italian grandmothers milling about and lots of imported italian items. http://www.vinceandjoes.com Worth your drive to check it out.

          1. tokyo RE: BoomerHater Mar 24, 2011 02:58 PM

            Since you are concerned about proximity, can you be more specific about which part of the Detroit area (quite broad in itself) you are looking for? For example, if you are in Grosse Pointe, Livonia wouldn't really be much more convenient than Ann Arbor, and since Ann Arbor is too far, Livonia might be too.

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              BoomerHater RE: tokyo Mar 24, 2011 04:24 PM

              Downtown Detroit, Grosse Pointe, East Side in general. Maybe into Macomb County.

              Pointe Cafe
              1881 Seven Mile Dr, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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              gooddog RE: BoomerHater Mar 24, 2011 03:36 PM

              Ventimiglia's, Dodge Park N of 15 mile in Sterling Heights. Or, though I haven't been down that way in quite some time, there's Gonella's on S Oakwood, actually in Detroit, or Alcamo's on Schaefer in Dearborn.

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                BoomerHater RE: gooddog Mar 24, 2011 04:27 PM

                Thanks. I have tried Alcamo's, but they didn't have what I was looking for. I will look into the other two.

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                  VTB RE: gooddog Mar 25, 2011 07:05 PM

                  I second Ventimiglia's, and Vince & Joe's, as well as add Papa Joe's.

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                  qriusminds RE: BoomerHater Mar 28, 2011 06:23 AM

                  Giglio's Market in St. Clair Shores might be what you're looking for. Lot's of authentic Italian products, and one of largest pasta selections I've ever seen. They sell Martelli pasta for a fraction of the price you'd pay at Zingerman's.

                  It's located on Harper, just north of 11 Mile Rd, across the street from Nino Salvaggio's.


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                    BoomerHater RE: qriusminds Mar 28, 2011 06:34 AM

                    Thank you. I hadn't even noticed it right there.

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                      goatgolfer RE: qriusminds Mar 30, 2011 12:44 PM

                      I went to Giglio's today (first time) and they are liquidating. Not much on the shelf but what is was 20% off the sticker. I think Nino S. might have something to do with it.

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                        RedTop RE: goatgolfer Mar 31, 2011 07:20 AM

                        Painful occurance.

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                      goatgolfer RE: BoomerHater Mar 28, 2011 03:12 PM

                      Boomer: You seem to be in some pain. A Chowhound link to your question: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/711898

                      I don't think they do Jewish chicken soup. That's another link. ;-)

                      1. momskitchen RE: BoomerHater Mar 31, 2011 01:03 PM

                        You can get the tipo 00 flour at Busch's and maybe even Meijer.

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