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Published June 15th 2012
If you want to recreate some of the Italian dishes you've enjoyed during your visit to historic Little Italy in Manhattan, head to these iconic venues on Grand Street. Aside from these places in the area, you'll find many family-owned storefronts throughout New York City—stocked with ingredients for your next meals at your home.

Window display of samples of fresh and dried pasta offered at Piemonte Ravioli.

Di Palo's Fine Foods Inc.

If you want to purchase coffee, rice, preserves, baked goods, fresh and dried pasta, sauces and cured meats, drop by Di Palo's where you'll have a lot of options.

Importers of different types of cheeses from Italy since 1925, they have quite a selection displayed by their windows, hanging from ceilings, and sitting over and inside their counters.

Freshly baked bread and other goods.

A wide array of cheeses to suit everyone.

Plain (yellow) and smoked (orange) mozzarella.

Di Palo's Fine Foods Inc.
200 Grand Street

Alleva Dairy

A retailer in Little Italy since 1892, Alleva Dairy provides more than just dairy products, such as an array of cheeses—goat, Danish bleu, ricotta, etc.

Interior of Alleva Dairy at 188 Grand Street.

Some selection of cheeses.

They also sell all sorts of meat products, pickled vegetables, olive and truffle oils, olives, canned goods and more.

Select some sausages, ham, salami and other cold cuts.

Or some dry sausages and other links.

Alleva offers these items, as well.

Alleva Dairy
188 Grand Street

Piemonte Ravioli Company

Since 1920, Piemonte Ravioli's Manhattan retail store offers dried and fresh pasta, such as tortellini, ravioli, fettuccine, linguine, gnocchi and more. Their fresh pasta varieties are made daily at their Woodside warehouse, which is in the borough of Queens in New York.

Scan the venue and let the staffers know which of their fresh pastas you want, and they'll get everything set for you. They also offer cheeses, which they'll grate upon order.

Their refrigerator contains many of their freshly made items.

Perhaps you need fresh marinara, pesto or Bolognese sauce.

Why not try their new flavor options?

At Piemonte Ravioli, spend over $50 and carry your loot home in your very own reusable, eco-friendly canvas bag—perfect for when you come back again to replenish your pantry.

Spend over $50 and earn a reusable canvas bag.

Piemonte Ravioli
190 Grand Street

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