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Jun 20, 2012 03:21 PM

FRESH pasta in Raleigh area

Was shocked today looking for fresh pasta to find that Trader Joe's, Fresh Market & Whole Foods had such a small selection of fresh pasta (NOT stuffed raviolis). Will I fare any better at Southern Seasons or Waver's Market? I don't really want to go that fr for something like this. Also, I eill try Antonio's Market in Lafayette Villsge but I'm not holding out too much hope. Can anyone throw me a liifeline or must I wait til my visit to Phila. in August?

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  1. I can't vouch for the quality, but you might want to give Melina's a try:

    Also, here is an older thread that may be of help:

    Finally, here is an article from The Independent Weekly about Melina's and 2 other producers:

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    1. re: carolinadawg

      Melina's is great. I get their pasta through Papa Spud's and I have been very impressed with the quality. They also sell their pasta at various farmer's markets in the area.

      1. re: carolinadawg

        Thanks for great info. Will try to get to Midtown Farmers Mkt. soon to taste Melina's.

        1. re: Tehama

          Thanks, but I haven't been impressed wit Capri's emphasis on packaged goods, though understand since this is mostly an online business.

        2. There is also a fresh pasta purveyor in Durham called Extrusions. I know Weaver St. Market in Carrboro carries their products but don't know if or who carries their pasta in Raleigh. You can give them a call and ask.

          Extrusions: A Fresh Pasta Shoppe
          W Nc-54, Durham, NC, 27713
          (919) 361-3666

          1. I get Melinas pasta every week or two at Saturday morning farmer's market behind Southern Season. I think her black pepper pasta is a little more interesting than the plain. She made a black pepper linguine that was wonderful but last week, she said she has stopped making it and is making angel hair instead. She is a work in progress. You can see locations where she sells at her website,

            1. Weaver Street carries fresh pasta (not ravioli) from Pasta and Provisions in Charlotte. It's not a very large selection, but I've always been impressed with P&P products. Now, if only Weaver St. would start carrying their delicious ravioli!