Rosemary fettuccine going through the guillotine pasta cutter.
Fresh-cut black pepper pappardelle
Raffetto's also house-makes gnocchi. They're frozen to prevent sticking. These pumpkin gnocchi are one of the most popular offerings. In fact, I have a pounds in my freezer right now.
Use the manual
A worn owner's manual shows the 100-year-old pasta cutter still used at Raffetto's.
The small space
Dozens of dry pasta shapes are available behind the counter...
A killer selection.
Containers of marinara, one of many to-go sauces perfect for fresh pasta.
If you have pasta, you probably need cheese. Raffetto's offers a selection of pasta-suited staples, such as ricotta salata and smoked mozzarella.
Specialty dry pastas also abound at Raffetto's, even though dry pasta is no longer made in-house.
Andrew Raffetto pulls a tin of lasagna Bolognese from the oven.
Raffetto's offers prepared food made from family recipes.
Though the founder of Raffetto's was Genoese, the shop has no geographic focus within Italy. Case in point: the shop offers tortellini, a pasta from Emilia-Romagna.
Raffetto's also offers baked goods, like this zucchini cake from the second-generation owner.
Various Italian sweets like panforte and pizzelle are on hand, too.