Best Italian Specialties 2018: This well-established foodie hub delivers some of the region’s finest Italian food in a market setting. Baked ziti, chicken pomodoro and lobster ravioli are a few customer favorites. We’re partial to the meatballs and the eggplant Caprese.
Best Cheesemonger 2017: Cheese takes center stage at this beloved Italian grocer. Enticing samples allow shoppers to graze on select offerings to discover new favorites. European classics like Roquefort and Manchego El Trigal share case space with such domestic beauties as Cabot Clothbound and Humboldt Fog, and an ever-changing local creamery selection.
From 2015: A great selection of cheeses, pastries and prepared specialties, plus an epicurean line of groceries, makes this the market from which gourmet dreams come true. The grilled salmon, chicken salad and frozen pastas expand the list of options available for hungry fans in and around Ardmore and West Chester.
From 2014: Carlino’s unparalleled inventory includes deli meats, sausages, crusty breads, oil-cured olives, dried figs, sun-dried tomatoes, handmade pasta, sauces, over 40 olive oils and balsamic vinegars, sweets, and more. Take away
house-made meals, or easily assemble your own. Catering is also available.
From 2010: How can something so simple be so delicious? It’s all in the chunky tomato sauce (which is a secret recipe, by the way). The thick, soft dough—with just the right bit of crunch from the oven—soaks up a garlicky, sweet sauce that’s almost velvety from all that imported olive oil. Order it in a half- or full-pan size. The perfect party dish—and so good you won’t even miss the cheese.
Second location: 128 W. Market St., West Chester, PA 19382. Call (610) 696-3788.