Soooooo very good!
I lived in Greenwich Village for seventeen years but am now in rural Rappahannock County, Virginia. Two significant differences between these locations are that you can't hail a cab to get home after a couple of glasses of wine somewhere and you can't get good pasta and gravy. Raffetto's sauces and pastas are as good as you'll get anywhere and I mean anywhere. Italy, Little Italy or any Italian restaurant. They arrive perfectly packed and freeze beautifully. As described they endure well in the freezer for a couple of months. We're within the $9.95 overnight shipping zone which makes it all even better. There's no sensible argument against buying a month or so's supply of this delicious grub. The Foody Direct service is easy to use and does exactly what it says.
Refrigerate pasta immediately upon delivery. Any pasta not eaten within 2 days of delivery should be frozen. All of Raffetto’s pasta can be frozen up to 2 months, and if stored frozen should be cooked frozen.
The amount of salt in the water is very important. Raffetto’s does not put any salt in the dough; therefore it is critical to add salt to the water for maximum flavor. Add approximately 1½ tbsp. of salt per 10-qt pot, and cook 8-10 minutes. After straining the pasta, Raffetto's suggests tossing your pasta in a small amount of olive oil to keep it from sticking. Avoid "shocking" the pasta with cold water as that will wash away some of the flavor.