‘Pastina is back!’ Popular N.J. Italian market selling endangered pasta for limited time.

Acini di Pepe

Acini di Pepe at Piccolo's Gastronomia Italiana. Pastina has been discontinued, but Jersey Shore Italian market Joe Leone's has secured a small supply. Amy Kuperinsky | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com


A Jersey Shore Italian market has a small supply of New Jersey’s favorite small pasta.

Joe Leone’s Italian Specialties, a market with locations in Point Pleasant Beach, Manasquan and Sea Girt, has procured a small amount of pastina. The tiny pasta shape was recently discontinued by Ronzoni, sending pastina lovers into a tizzy trying to secure some before it sells out.

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