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eateat22 Sep 21, 2013 01:32 PM

guys

just came back from Italy and had some of the best Mortodella (obviously since it's made there). Is there any place to buy it in New York (any borough) which doesn't make it too salty and as authentic as italy?

Thanks

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  1. roxlet RE: eateat22 Sep 21, 2013 04:17 PM

    Mortadella can be found many places. Try Arthur Avenue in the Bronx (Calabria Pork Store), or Eataly in Manhattan are just two spots off the top of my head. You might want to edit your post for the correct spelling :).

    1. chompchomp RE: eateat22 Sep 21, 2013 07:48 PM

      Bedford Cheese Shop has some pretty nice Mortadella. Meat Hook has it now too (homemade I think), but I have yet to try it. And Stinky Cheese in Brooklyn has the best we've had recently.

      1. erica RE: eateat22 Sep 22, 2013 05:26 AM

        It is only very recently that laws were changed to allow mortadella to be imported into the US. Even now, I think that there are restrictions on import, with only the products of certain producers allowed. So while you may never find the exact product you enjoyed in Italy, you can find both imported and domestically made versions in many, if not all, large Italian markets. I would head for one of the pork stores/butchers along Arthur Avenue. In Manhattan, DiPalo is a great source.

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          JonL RE: eateat22 Sep 22, 2013 06:00 AM

          Google pulls up a specific mention of Meat Hook's mortadella NOT being too salty. Esposito's (Court St, Bklyn) house-makes a lot of really good stuff but their mort. might actually be Italian import. It has been way too long since I tasted it so I can't comment on it (other than that I've never had anything bad there).

          1. JohnAM RE: eateat22 Sep 24, 2013 09:21 AM

            If you ate it in Italy you must get the imported mortadella. Most of the delis on Arthur Ave, in the Bronx carry it.

            1. David11238 RE: eateat22 Sep 24, 2013 09:42 AM

              I would give BKLYN Larder and Valley Shepard Creamery at 228 Flatbush Ave and 211 7th Avenue in Brooklyn, and respectively, a try. Both, I believe, make their mortadella in-house. Pretty good stuff.

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              1. re: David11238
                jen kalb RE: David11238 Sep 24, 2013 12:47 PM

                I very much doubt either of these places make the traditional type of bolognese mortadella, even if they sell it (I know the larder does carry it). I love this stuff, with its crisp cubes of fat, pistachios etc.

                I see that Franny's has a mortadella di fegato on their menu, but that is a different product.

                Imported (industrial) mortadella has been available now for several years in the US and is available at a fair number of places around the city.. Coluccio's offers it, but they do not slice.

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                  Sluggo1407 RE: jen kalb Sep 30, 2013 05:45 AM

                  In addition to Coluccio's, there is Frank & Sal's in Bensonhurst and now in Staten Island:
                  http://www.frankandsal.com/

                  1. re: Sluggo1407
                    Ziggy41 RE: Sluggo1407 Sep 30, 2013 05:50 PM

                    Good to know about the new SI branch. Thanks

              2. Ziggy41 RE: eateat22 Sep 30, 2013 06:00 PM

                I also recently came back from Italy and was searching for the same thing. I more or less found what I was looking for at Di Palo's in Little Italy. Not exactly Roscioli (Rome) but good enough. Nice Mortadella, prosciutto di parma, Finocchiona, and some fantastic truffled pecorino.

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