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Old 02-09-2008, 08:30 PM
 
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We relocated recently from Pittsburgh to Raleigh and I'm really missing the availablity of a good Italian deli among other things.
I would love to be able to find an Italian deli...someone told me there was one in downtown Raleigh but I've been unable to come up with a name or address. I'd love to get some fresh mozzarella, sopressata, proscuitto, mortadella, oh I could go on and on....
Boar's Head stuff is good, but just not cutting it for me....
I'm also looking for a fishmonger and a bakery. You know the kind I mean? With glass cases of pastries, fresh baked breads, cakes, tortes, cupcakes, cookies.... mmmm!!! In a white box tied with string would be heaven!!

I miss the Strip District!!
Can anyone help?
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:42 PM
 
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You will not find fresh mozzarella at Conti's downtown. So far, the closest thing that I have found to fresh mozz is sold at Whole foods (Chapel hill Creamery, I believe).
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:55 PM
 
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For Italian, try Capri Flavors. They are a wholesaler in Morrisville, but have a small retail store attached. I'm not sure they have the fresh mozzarella as they are an importer, but they have a lot of what you want.

Personally for seafood I go to Whole Foods in Raleigh or to Sea Depot in Cary. There also is a fish store across the street from the fairgrounds that has a lot of freshwater fish, but the name escapes me right now.

Bakeries here tend to either focus on breads or desserts (not that they don't sell the other, just that it isn't the primary focus). For breads I would recommend Guglhupf in Durham or La Farm in Cary (La Farm also sells at the Farmer's Market in Raleigh) or Neomonde in Raleigh. For desserts there are many options ... Hereghty in Raleigh, Once in a Blue Moon in Cary, Francesca's or Mad Hatter in Durham. There are more, those are just favorites of mine.
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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there is an asian market on Raleigh that has fresh seafood. that is the closest thing to a fishmonger i have seen down here
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:30 PM
 
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there is an asian market on Raleigh that has fresh seafood. that is the closest thing to a fishmonger i have seen down here
You may be thinking of Grand Asia Market in South Hills Mall. That's technically Cary, but very close to Raleigh. I forgot about them! Yes, they have good and very fresh seafood and are one of the few places with actual tanks.
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:27 AM
 
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thanks for the great responses! looks like i have some exploring to do this week!
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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Default deli,etc

Welcome to Raleigh I too am from Pittsburgh.Raleigh doesn't have the distinct ethic neighborhood like Pgh, You aren't going to find an Italian Deli like the ones in Bloomfield next to Del's where the Pasta is fresh or you smell the spices in the fresh made sausage or the store on Freeport Rd (names I have forgotten) or even those on the Strip..Sorry no bakery like Paddy Cat or McIntyre or even Jenny Lee and don't even try to find a Wholey or Benkovitz for your fish either.. I have lived in a lot of places and except for maybe Chicago or New York it is hard to find those distinctly ethnic stores..
I have found fresh Mozzarella at Fresh Market (on Falls of Neuse or Cameron Village).
My advice to you is do like the rest of us and savor the memories until you can take a trip home, you will find good food here in Raleigh , it just won't be like Pittsburgh..
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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thanks sfalady!
i'm actually heading back there this friday. i plan on eating til my hearts content!
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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Sad to say there is nothing here that compares to the Strip However you will really appreciate it when you go back home, we take a cooler with us and stock up as much as possible!!!!
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:40 AM
 
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Fellow Italian planning to move to the Triangle this year. I read a lot about how many people are looking for all this Italian specialty food. Don't you think there is enough demand for someone to open a good deli?
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