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Alleva Dairy, New York City

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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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  • At home are all Italian products, cheese, salami, olive oil. Ideal for New York. High prices and friendly staff although I prefer (when they are abroad) eat local foods
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  • Were it not for the tour guide informing us, we would have bypassed Alleva Dairy because their signage speaks mainly to their offering of cheeses. However, once you step in side you realize it is a gr...  read more »
  • Lovely mozzarella, pasta and ice cream but for me a first cannoli that was a delight. I had plain, pistachio and chocolate over two days. Great place and saw Tony Danza sitting outside with the locals...  read more »
  • Was on a Little Italy tour and stopped here for a taste of their cheese. We got an order of Mozzarella sticks and they were made with fabulous fresh Mozz. cheese. I even saw Tony Danza behind the counter.....was too starstruck to say hello....tried to sneak picture, but blurry :) My daughter got a cannoli from outside and it was also great!
  • Mozarella salad is a must, excellent cheese olive and fresh bread selections, good fried REAL mozarella amazing italian classic sandwhich oldest cheese store in north america i believe amazing food don't listen to the haters
  • The cheese and the atmosphere was great and appealing to me and my wife, but a man that was there was very uncaring and on go when we had questions for him overhearing us like we were not there I think they call him dean Daniel idk that's what the workers was calling him other than that great place
  • Was looking forward to trying this place now that I'm working nearby but now two times disappointed. First visit chicken parm was undersized and seriously overcooked. Second visit prosciutto and mozzarella was just stale. Seems like they're only set up to rip of the tourist hordes now. Pity.
  • If you are in search of fresh Italian cheese, look no further: freshly made mozzarella and/or basket cheese served to you with a smile
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