Mister Meatball has published a taste test between Micucci’s house brand puttanesca sauce and the puttanesca available from Pemberton’s, Scarpetta’s and Rao’s. (the taste test begins about halfway down the page)
1st Place. Micucci is lucky indeed to have hooked up with Lanzalotta (I know, I sound like I’m in the tank for this guy, but the truth is that I’ve never actually met the man). This is one very concentrated, complex flavor profile you got here, folks, loaded with good stuff, and plenty of tasty olives. If you’re looking for a jar of sauce to pour over pasta that needs no doctoring whatsoever, this is it.