I live in the south bay (hermosa beach) and have been doing a bit of chowhound research trying to find the best italian market in the area for groceries (mainly ricotta since I need some for my easter dinner / sopranos season premiere dinner) . I would prefer not to drive to far but from what I can find the only ones around here are Sorrentos, Giulianos and then Bay Cities (a bit farthur than I would like). Which one of these do you recommend for some good fresh ricotta and other groceries? Will the closer two (sorrentos and Giulianos) do? Not too concerned with bakery items and sandwhiches ... but more the homemade pasta, cheeses, meats etc.
On another note, I usually go to the torrance farmers market. has anybody seem the cheese stand there carry fresh ricotta?
Thanks and sorry if this has been covered a gazillion times!