Announcing the Launch of Melina’s Fresh Pasta…

After 30 some odd (ahem) years of watching my mother cook authentic Italian food, and a recent trip to Italy to go to Pasta Making School in Bologna (coupled with an attempt to eat as much cured pork and salami as possible) I decided that I needed to share my special knowledge about traditional Italian cooking and food with my new neighbors in my new home in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. So, here we are, after months of test kitchening, inspections, pasta rolling –... Read More


Using traditional recipes and methods learned in Italy, we produce fresh pasta, ravioli, gnocchi and sauces using fresh and local ingredients.  Read More

Meal in Minutes

Baked pastas are perfect for a no hassle meal for the family. Melina’s offers a variety of lasagnas made with fresh pasta sheets, handmade sauce and fresh filling ingredients like all-natural ricotta, spinach and cheeses imported from Italy. Just pop in the oven for an easy meal!  Read More

The Pasta

Fresh pasta is made in the the Italian tradition with just eggs, finely milled durum flour and semolina. Melina’s Fresh Pasta produces a variety of ravioli stuffed with special blends of spices, seasonal vegetables and imported Italian and all-natural cheeses.  Read More

How to Buy/Ship

Melina’s Fresh Pasta products are available for sale at the following Farmer’s Markets year-round – Carrboro, Western Wake, Durham and seasonally at South Durham, North Hills, Wake Forest & Downtown Raleigh.  Weaver Street Market also carries our pasta. Our pasta can be shipped nationwide through Heirloom Provisions Check it out at  Read More

Pasta Making Class

In Italy, Nonna would make the dough and roll out the pasta with her marterello every day.  I would love to share this tradition with you during hands-on pasta making parties at the pasta shop using special equipment from Italy. We eat what we make!  Read More

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