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Alleva Dairy, New York City

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Get a taste of Italian flavors at Alleva Dairy. Based in the neighborhood of Little Italy, the store concocts delicious cheeses that you can sample on site and then take home for souvenirs. Advertised as the oldest Italian cheese store in America, they offer delicacies like fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, and rice balls. If you're looking for a bite to eat, stop in to get one of their ready-made sandwiches with fresh-cut imported meats. Make Alleva Dairy a centerpiece of your New York City vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our New York City trip itinerary builder.
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  • I try to make a stop at this store every time I am in Little Italy. They make some of the best Rice Balls in the world! I found out last time I was there in December 2016 that Tony Danza is part owner...  more »
  • We were in Little Italy to meet some friends for lunch. We were early, so we stopped at Alleva Dairy. We went inside, and the store was very clean and organized. (unlike some others in the area). The ...  more »
  • My wife and I were exploring little Italy when we saw this shop. Not really impressed with the selection they had. I can buy almost the same in Walmart. However we had noticed Tony Danza behind the co...  more »
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  • I don't know where the haters come from. I am always treated great. They give you a little taste of the different cheeses so you can pick what you like. The Italian combo is knock out fantastic
  • The most amazing cannoli !! Prior to having theirs, I thought I didn't like cannoli. Upon returning to Florida it's all I can think about. Can't wait to return ...it's perfection ❤️
  • I went to Alleva with my wife about a year and four months ago. Great service! I will be back!
  • Tried to stop by, as I just moved to the area. Not sure I'll be coming in again. Stopped by just before 6:45 (they closed at 7PM that day). Was met at the door by a man who told me that they're closed. I mentioned the 7 PM closing time, and asked if the hours changed and he said they close at 7, but they aren't accepting any new customers. I asked when's the latest they are taking new customers (as there were already customers in the store, also, so I know for next time, if I were to come back another day), and he said to take up your questions with management. I get that people have bad days, but the way he spoke to me was in such a manner that I was being a jerk for trying to do business with them. It costs nothing to be courteous and polite.
  • Terrible terrible customer service. We walk in at 6:40 and he says we are closed, when it fact they close at 7. We said we just want to buy ricotta and he said ok that's fine. And then as we walk back to the counter he said "F**king customers". This is unacceptable. We had small children with us and the place wasn't even closed. The other workers tried to say it wasn't towards you yet we were the only ones there. We will NEVER come back. All the years coming here and never again will we come back. There are other places that are equally as good, if not better down the street.