The Deli Dish

August 16, 2022

The Best Artisan Pastas Share 5 Key Factors

Why are the best artisan pastas so far superior to the mid-range stuff? The basic process for producing dried pasta is fairly simple, and likely familiar, to many folks. Flour and water are mixed into a dough; the dough is extruded through metal dies to create a multitude of shapes and sizes; the freshly pressed […]

August 8, 2022

Introducing Dalla Costa

Pastas that are Full of Flavor, but Free of Gluten  Dalla Costa is an Italian pasta maker and like the others on our shelves, committed to the traditional methods of pasta making with high-quality wheat, bronze dies, and slow drying times.  They are attentive to new trends and take pride in their ability to meet […]

August 8, 2022

Introducing Filotea

One of our favorite pasta makers Filotea is located in the Marche region of eastern Italy, between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. They are a small company, dedicated to the preservation of the Marche history and craftsmanship of pasta making. In addition to making pasta to sell around the world, they also operate […]

August 4, 2022

Introducing Mancini Pastificio Agricolo

A Pasta Maker with Thoughtful Agricultural Practices Mancini Pastificio Agricolo makes their pasta in a wood, glass, and concrete factory located in the middle of one of their wheat fields. It was designed to be integrated into the landscape of the farm–to be a symbol of how the most advanced technology and tradition can combine […]

August 4, 2022

Introducing Pastificio Caponi

An Italian Pasta Maker We Love Located in Pontedera Tuscany, Pastificio Caponi has been making handmade dried egg pasta since 1953. Committed to this tradition of manual processing, but also looking to evolve and meet the needs of their customers, we were thrilled when Pastificio Caponi started making a high-quality, gluten-free pasta with corn and […]

August 4, 2022

Introducing Rustichella d’Abruzzo

A Traditional Italian Pasta Maker Rustichella d’Abruzzo started in 1924 and remains committed to the ancient traditions of Italian pasta making–good quality semolina wheat, bronze dies, and a slow drying process.  The Wheat Rustichella uses multiple different types of wheat, including heirloom and organic varieties. You will find some of the Rustichella varieties labeled “Senatore […]

August 4, 2022

Introducing Pastificio Gentile

One of our favorite pasta makers Pastificio Gentile was founded in 1876 in the town of Gragnano, and has been run by the Zampino family since the 1980s. It is one of the historic artisan factories that have made the city of Gragnano famous for its pasta. We love their pasta for the commitment to […]

July 27, 2022

Pasta 101

What’s in a shape? Well, for pasta it can tell you a lot about where it’s from, what kind of sauce it’s best served with, and more! Join our Deli Managing Partner (and lead pasta buyer) Grace Singleton and Deli Events Coordinator Tessie Ives-Wilson on Zoom for Pasta 101. We’ll talk about some of our […]

July 8, 2022

Mancini Pasta from the Marche Region

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A farmstead artisan pasta from Italy’s east coast Artisan pasta has long been one of the greatest contributors to the quality of my culinary life. The names of the pastas are, for me, a bit like the act of rattling off famous actors, authors, or athletes would be for others. Rustichella, Martelli, Gentile, Faella … all […]

July 8, 2022

Turanici Pasta from the Marche

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews An ancient wheat makes its way from the Middle East to the Midwest It’s been a couple years since I first tasted the pasta of the Mancini family. I was pulled in immediately by the story behind it. The folks at Mancini are growing all their own wheat, which makes their […]

April 12, 2022

A Gluten-Free Guide to A Flavor-Full Deli Visit

A delicious adventure awaits, no matter the dietary restriction It’s important to us to help maximize eating enjoyment for every single one of our guests, no matter their dietary restrictions or preferences. It’s just an everyday part of our desire to give great service to every guest—no one should have to forgo access to great […]

August 8, 2021

Orecchiette Pasta made with Senatore Cappelli Wheat

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Orecchiette Pasta or “Little ears” The unofficial pasta of our national effort to be better listeners Orecchiette, if you don’t already know them, are pasta shaped like little ears. Given that good listening is clearly a key to a better future for all of us, it seems like an opportune […]