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Alleva Dairy

Closed Now: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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This place has the best and freshest cheese in the city. If you want authentic Italian cheese buy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ogden, Utah
via mobile
Shoved it in my mouth and my suitcase

We sampled the mozzarella and proscuitto on a food tour and we had to go back to get more. I used... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Orlando, Florida
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  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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188 Grand St, New York City, NY 10013-3729
Little Italy
+1 212-226-7990
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best and freshest cheese in the city. If you want authentic Italian cheese buy it here

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We sampled the mozzarella and proscuitto on a food tour and we had to go back to get more. I used to work in an Italian restaurant so I've had a LOT of both in my life. We ended up with a huge mozz ball,...More

1  Thank Naynee17
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Went on bus trip to NYC.had time on my own to grab lunch. I stopped in Alleva for ricotta balls and sauce. They were very good. They were selling canolis outside of the store but I didn't get any.id go there again.

Thank mycatfatsoo
Reviewed September 24, 2018

I have my go-to Italian sub place in Boston's North End and wanted to find something comparable here in Little Italy. While walking up Mulberry St, we asked a local businessman where to go and he suggested Alleva's. I ordered the classic Italian sub and...More

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed August 6, 2018 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 laceyt1979
Reviewed July 26, 2018

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 July 26, 2018 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

3  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 3SEse7
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
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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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