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Looking for butcher shop or salumeria with the best hot italian sausage

BellaBoston Dec 24, 2012 04:44 AM

I live in North Quincy, so anything around here would be awesome, although am more than willing to travel. I'm making a lasagna and will be searving sausage, meatballs and braciole on the side. Thanks!!

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    teezeetoo RE: BellaBoston Dec 24, 2012 05:19 AM

    I'm sure there must be some place closer to you but I get my sausage at De Pasquale's in Newton (they carry some of their sausages at Russo's so you could do your shopping there but they don't always have the "hots" at Russos).

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      skippy66 RE: teezeetoo Dec 24, 2012 06:10 AM

      I second De Pasquale's. Their hot sausage is actually hot. Most of the "hot" sausage you get in the supermarket is for babies.

    2. Gio RE: BellaBoston Dec 24, 2012 05:23 AM

      It means a trip into Boston but we love the hot spicy in-house made sausages from Pace. There are several locations in the Greater Boston area.


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        9lives RE: Gio Dec 24, 2012 07:26 AM

        All good choices but if you decide on Pace's, in addition to their hot, they make a rabe/cheese/pork sausage that is great...worth having in the freezer.

        DePasquale's used to make a sweet Chinese sausage that was also excellent. Haven't been in a while.

        Bianco supplies many of the carts in town and NE feasts. They were neighbors and we never got tired of eating their sausages..:)

        I've had the Dulock thyme/assorted herbs..excellent..haven't tried their hot yet. I'm sure they are excellent.

        Again, I don't think you can go wrong with any of the places named.

        For myself, I usually buy at Sulmona's or Pace's in the NE..but Dulock or DePasquale's would be in my regular rotation if they were more convenient for me.

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          Gio RE: 9lives Dec 24, 2012 10:38 AM

          I second 9lives' recommendation of Pace's rabe/cheese/pork sausage. Absolutely deliciously spicy. Plus the rabe makes the pork healthful. Doesn't it?

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        bear RE: BellaBoston Dec 24, 2012 05:32 AM

        The Watertown Shaw's is advertising Bianco's sausages. They are made in Revere and are excellent.

        I don't think all Shaws have them, though. This store has a small butcher dept. with a higher-end selection of beef. You could check your local stores.

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          Pegmeister RE: BellaBoston Dec 24, 2012 06:10 AM

          I live in North Quincy as well and my go to for sausages is the Butcher Shop in Adams Village, Dorchester. It's really the only place I buy sausage. In addition to Italian hot or sweet sausage they have other varieties which they alternate. My favorites are the curry; lamb and mint; village and suicide.

          1. C. Hamster RE: BellaBoston Dec 24, 2012 06:18 AM

            The very best sausage you can buy is at a little hole in a wall place in Norwell called the Smoke House.

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              AGM_Cape_Cod RE: C. Hamster Dec 24, 2012 12:30 PM

              2+ the Smokehouse

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                foodieX2 RE: C. Hamster Dec 26, 2012 05:58 AM


                I give my husband a GC to there for his birthday every year.

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                  Ronzoni RE: C. Hamster Jan 2, 2013 08:12 PM

                  Agreed!! Been buying my sausage from Smokehouse for years. My favorite is the "3P", roasted red peppers, prosciutto, and provolone. Many, many varieties. On New Years Day I used their andouille sausage for my jambalaya as well as a scotch bonnet pepper sausage to really spice it up! They are so spicy that I usually remove the sausage from the casings and use only 2 or 3 in jambalaya, chili, and other spicy dishes.No other heat is needed. Smokehouse supplies many restaurants in greater Boston and some smaller markets, including City Feed in JP.

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                  Madrid RE: BellaBoston Dec 24, 2012 06:31 AM

                  Dulock's, the new butcher near Union Square in Somerville, makes their own sausages including an Italian hot. Very good, far from Quincy....

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                    Bob Dobalina RE: Madrid Dec 26, 2012 07:06 AM

                    Dulock's sausage has pretty much ruined me for any other sausage.

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                    BellaBoston RE: BellaBoston Dec 26, 2012 05:47 AM

                    Thank you for the help everyone. I wound up at the Butcher's Shop in Adam's Village. I got a mix of hot sausage and their house special sausage which is a mix of garlic, fennel, and hot. Both were excellent!

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                      C. Hamster RE: BellaBoston Dec 26, 2012 06:01 AM

                      They make good sausage for sure. I live a block away and am a regular patron.

                      But theirs is nowhere near as good as the Smoke House, which is worth a try sometime

                    2. CocoDan RE: BellaBoston Dec 26, 2012 07:22 AM

                      Always happy with the hot and/or sweet we get at Previte's in Weymouth on Rt. 53.

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                        foodieX2 RE: CocoDan Dec 26, 2012 07:49 AM

                        Why do I always forgot about that place? I drive by on way BJ's and say I have to stop in and then never do. I love the little bakery attached too,

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                          Seamus RE: CocoDan Dec 27, 2012 10:09 PM

                          Previte's sausages are made by Bianco. Very good especially the garlic and cheese. I also like Tony's Market in Roslindale.

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                          AndOne RE: BellaBoston Jan 2, 2013 08:13 AM

                          My go to place is Sulmona. I also like Tutto Italiano in Hyde Park.

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