Five Hidden-Gem Markets in the North End

Up your Bolognese game with ingredients from these specialty shops.

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Fresh Pasta
Monica’s Pasta Shop

Pick up handmade pappardelle (starting at $10 per pound) at this new pasta-only outpost from the brothers behind Monica’s Mercato & Salumeria and Trattoria di Monica.

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Meat
Sulmona Meat Market

Choose the ratios of beef, pork, and veal (starting at $5.60 per pound) for your ideal meat sauce, and fourth-generation butcher Franco Susi will grind it to order.

north end markets salumeria italiana

Cheese
Salumeria Italiana

Top your pasta with shavings of the good stuff: 24-month-aged D.O.P. Parmigiano-Reggiano ($18 per pound), shipped to this old-school grocer from Emilia-Romagna in giant wheels.

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Bread
Bricco Panetteria

No Italian-style meal is complete without pane. This shoebox-size shop churns out some of the crustiest baguettes and ciabattas (starting at $1 per roll) around.

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Wine
The Wine Bottega

Duck into this boutique-y vino haven to get advice on the perfect pairing—such as this red-sauce-ready sangiovese-based Paterna Vignanuova ($50)—for your culinary masterpiece.

 

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