Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Lazzaroli's Pasta YUM!

Growing up in NE Ohio, I was used to having a bunch of Italian stores around. In Youngstown, Ohio, you can still find Rulli Brothers, Anzivino's, and LaRiccia's.  I *love* going in them when I get back to Y'town.

Unfortunately, many of  the larger cities in which I've lived as an adult have not had many *authentic* stores.  There is a big difference in the cheese that you buy from a chain grocery and the ones you'll find in a small, ethnic grocery.

A few months ago, I found a GREAT Italian store in Nashville - Lazzaroli's Pasta.  They make their own pastas, ravioli (including pumpkin, pear/goat cheese, butternut squash, and more), and sauces.  The smell reminds me of my grandmother's house.  Sigh.

Tomorrow, I'll show you the store inside.

Yesterday's What Is It was the entrance to a bar.  Pretty cool, no?  Brian was close!


Jim said...

No stuffed cherry peppers? It sounds yummy and popular.

Halcyon said...

I'm going back to ye olde world today! There are plenty of great Italian restaurants in Berlin. Our favorite is "The Golden Cock." (It does not sound as kinky in German).

Rambling Round said...

Nothing better than authentic!

Tricia said...

rambling round said it best - Nothing better than authentic - especially when it's Italian!!!

Lawstude said...

The menu looks yummy. Can't wait for your next post on what's inside the store. Thank you for sharing.

quinttarantino said...

Olá Chris.
Nada como a chamada dieta mediterrânica ... sabores, cores e aromas magníficos.

Ming the Merciless said...

Good Italian cheese is definitely worth the extra cost.

I took a cooking class at a culinary school in NYC with a friend a couple years ago (it was my birthday present for her) and the chef/instructor let us taste all the cheeses in the fridge. The real stuff tastes so much better than the pre-grated, store packaged kind.