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Alleva Dairy, New York City

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#113 of 161 in Sightseeing in New York City
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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 asked a chef in a doorway of an Italian restaurant, Is there a bakery nearby with good cannoli? He pointed to the corner and said, Right there. We all got a treat, from the three year old to the 62 ...  more »
  • Stopped in during our annual trip to Lil Italy while bouncing through NYC. This is a regular stop for us and always adds a little spark to our trip. The owner was there"Tony" Danza , but was a lil bus...  more »
  • It's so hard to eat in Little Italy for a meal then walk by Alleva without eating! We made this grab and go stop multiple days. The arancini balls are out of this world and the meatballs are the best ...  more »
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  • Sandwiches are enormous, staff is super friendly, and if you're lucky, you may just see a star. Grab a canoli, you know you want one
  • 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!
  • 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.

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