Russo's Mozzarella & Pasta, East Village, Manhattan
Russo's Mozzarella & Pasta is a real treasure. Nestled on East 11th Street next door to Veniero's Pastries is a store with all kinds of amazing Italian foods. They opened in 1908! That's right over 100 years ago! The face of the store has the look and feel of the old days in NYC!
They have all the fresh pastas and mozzarella as well as everything you might need to make an excellent Italian meal or picnic. This is the real thing. Of course you can go to other newer Italian specialty stores with big names and with big prices. Or you can go to the place where New Yorkers have been going for a really long time!
Russo's Mozzarella & Pasta, 344 East 11 Street near First Avenue