Are you in the mood for that perfect lasagna or baked ziti that only you know how to make? But what you need is some fresh, flavorful and wonderfully fanciful cheese. Luckily there is such a place in Little Italy (where else?) called Di Palo’s Fine Foods.
Located at 200 Grand Street between Mulberry and Mott Streets, just stepping into Di Palo’s is a treat unto itself. Founded in 1910 by the current owner’s great grandfather Savino Di Palo, as a latteria, it wasn’t until four years later that Savino was able to bring the rest of his family to New York.
Through the years and generations the Di Palo family has striven to bring the wonderful traditional cuisine of Italy to the shores of the United States. Today the present owner, Lou Di Palo is true to that tradition.
Cheese is not the only item on hand at Di Palo’s. In addition they offer oil, vinegar, pasta, rice, other grains, cured meat, coffee, honey and preserves, sweets and specialty items from northern central and southern Italy. Stop by and see for yourself what a true Italian delicacy can mean. Maybe you can even get a new recipe for lasagna while you’re there?
Di Palo’s is open Monday through Saturday from 9am until 7pm and on Sundays from 9am to 5pm. Call 212-226-1033 for more information.