Di Palo's of Little Italy

    The story of the Di Palo's is classic New York: In 1925 an Italian immigrant couple opened a store on Mott Street that sold food in the style of their homeland. Today, 3 generations later, Lou, Sal, and Marie Di Palo are continuing their grandparents' legacy by running one of the best Italian gourmet stores in the City. Di Palo's transports you into a world of epicurean delights from the Old Country - cheeses and meats hang from the cealing and through a window you can see fresh mozzarella being made. Save for that mozzarella, all of their products are imported from Europe, like the giant wheels of parmiggiano which are personally selected in Italy, and branded with the Di Palo seal to assure they find their way to the US after the aging process. Lou Di Palo travels to Italy regularly to pick out the best products. It seems his relationship with vendors couldn't be better. We were proudly told that Lou was crowned Grandmaster of a recent Speck-Fest in the Alto-Adige region. We were also shown a photograph in the store window which depicted the Sant Eustachio coffee shop in Rome, a locale which reciprocally displays a photo of Di Palo's. The family spirit of the store is tangible, as the fourth generation begins manning the old, waist-high counters and running the Italian wine shop next door. As Sal explained to us, "This is our home, and we welcome people into it."Show lessRead more

    200 Grand Street , New York (btw Mott St & Mulberry St)



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