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Such Great Fresh Mozzarella Balls and Prosciutto!

This place has been in business for decades - and I know why! Their fresh (that day fresh... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jenny S
Palm Coast, Florida
Italian heart of gold!

My son is very in tune with his Italian heritage and enjoys cooking homemade Italian dishes. One... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here specifically bc of the rave reviews of the fresh mozzarella. I ordered a mozzarella stick and was disappointed to see the guy pop it in the microwave before he gave it to me. It was fine, but the breading tasted a bit...More

Thank Lacey T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has been in business for decades - and I know why! Their fresh (that day fresh!) mozzarella balls are wonderful, especially when you wrap a slice of their homemade prosciutto around them! Such a simple, yet decadent, dish!!! The people behind the counter...More

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son is very in tune with his Italian heritage and enjoys cooking homemade Italian dishes. One day he came across Scamorza Cheese while researching Italian cheeses and has been dying to try it ever since. We live in Texas and struggle to find it...More

Thank with3boyz
Reviewed June 16, 2018

No doubt about it, each and every my family drives to NYC ( 2 hr drive), we make a point of going to Alleva's around 9:30-10 for breakfast... you read it right, Breakfast... we alway have "JOE" make us a fresh Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Roasted Pepper...More

2  Thank hbr211
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

You will come here on your food tours.An authentic Italian place for Rice and meat balls.They are delicious.

Thank SE s
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

That’s it! Had the best meatball of my life here and I love meatballs, have had them in many places.

2  Thank SofiMTL
Reviewed April 24, 2018

one of the few original italian stores in Little Italy. here you can find various kinds of delicious arancini (rice balls), freshly made cannoli, ....

Thank michel l
Reviewed April 6, 2018

authentic mozzarella & prosciutto in Little Italy...some of the few Italians left. Enjoyed this stop on our Food tour with Brian of Urban Adventures, would love to take it home!

Thank LookingForFamilyFun
Reviewed March 10, 2018

It's true that Little Italy seemed mostly touristy and less authentic like I read; however, that is not the case with Alleva! We went in for cheeses and salumi to take home. The two men in there were so helpful - they answered all our...More

1  Thank 822judis
Reviewed February 11, 2018

We had read an article about Alleva being the oldest cheese shop in North America & decided to visit on a recent trek to New York City. It was not clear from the reviews or website if Alleva had seating. After a cold rainy walk...More

Thank TAFCRacer
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Little Italy
While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest
neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors
from around the globe, especially on summer weekends
when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up
Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a
dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables,
cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised
when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in
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