Monday, February 27, 2012

Hidden Gem: A. Litteri Italian Market

Hidden Gem: A. Litteri Italian Market

by Francesca Hemsey

Serving Washington, DC and the surrounding areas since 1926, A. Litteri Inc. is home to a multitude of Italian wines, cheeses, pastas, fresh meats, sauces and even dolci, this hidden gem of the district is located at 517 Morse Street, NE 20002. Do not be fooled by the exterior as A. Litteri is stashed discreetly amidst an array of warehouses and wholesale markets representing other regional cuisines. But within this frenetic environment frequented by restaurant buyers throughout the metropolitan area is an excellent source of fresh Italian products, authentic brands, and pleasant folks. Hours are limited so make sure to plan ahead and arrive midday. Closed on Sundays and Mondays, this venue is sure to be bustling with people. Fresh mozzarella and pastas, decadent cannoli fillings, and a plethora of olive oils and canned items span the shelves. Craving a San Benedetto iced tea or Cento crushed tomatoes? Maybe some Bellino tortellini. Among there other offerings are De Cecco pastas, Balsamic vinegars from Modena, Panettone, and Fiorucci prosciutto, to name but a few. Additionally, order platters to accommodate anywhere from 10 to 150 people for your next special get together. You are sure to leave contented by your purchases and anxious for the hearty meal a la Litteri to come. Buon appetito!

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