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Marble Mortar & Pestle

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Indispensable for crushing herbs and spices to release their full flavors, this tool is the best choice for pounding an authentic pesto sauce.

  • Heavy mortar is carved in Italy of fine Carrara marble.
  • Four integral handles.
  • Beechwood pestle.
  • Deep sides keep food in bowl.
  • Rough interior surface of bowl helps grind ingredients.
Dimensions & More Info
  • Mortar: 7" diam.
  • Pestle: 7" long.
  • Made in Italy.
Use & Care


  • Hand-wash. Dry thoroughly.
  • If light stains appear, remove with lemon juice or vinegar.
  • Clean promptly after use with acidic ingredients.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful & Functional I've been looking for a larger marble mortar & pestle, having used a small olive wood m&p I bought in Provence years ago. I was thrilled when this went on sale, and couldn't be happier with the purchase. Not only is it beautiful, but the weight and size of the pestle is perfect for making pesto. I followed the advice of the previous reviewer who grew up in Genoa, and washed the wood piece and coated it with olive oil - SUPER helpful (thank you!). Yes, this is heavy, but it is so beautiful that I leave it out on my kitchen countertop so it is ready to use whenever I need it. I wish they made a larger version so I could make larger batches of pesto!
    Date published: 2019-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! My Granma had a very similar to this one when I was a child, Every time I use it is like being in the kitchen with her. It's the of my kitchen!
    Date published: 2019-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sure comes in handy when you need it! I cooked for years without a mortar and pestle. Now I own this beauty and am glad it is in my kitchen. I use it almost every other day for mashing garlic and rosemary and fresh herbs and anchovies for Cesars and for a myriad of other salad dressings. Yes it could be larger, but I'm not complaining. It is very useful for most of my cooking tasks requiring a mortar and pestle. This is a quality product that will keep you happy for your whole life through - what's not to like about that? It's very easy to clean. It took me a few years to get up the courage to buy this product but now I'm really glad that I did.
    Date published: 2018-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Need a replacement pestle desperately How about a replacement pestle? Mine is worn out and the the mortar is wasted as a flower pot. Mortar and pestle are a great product and makes me look like a real cook. Help me out.
    Date published: 2016-02-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Marble Mortar & Pestle I returned this item. It is too large and too heavy for my needs. It is very pretty but cumbersome.
    Date published: 2014-08-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from WS: larger sizes please! This is an amazing design. The steep taper makes the mortar work for small or large batches. There is no need for a set of graduated sizes/smaller bowls. Now imagine the smallest size you would want for a mixing bowl for pressing/crushing ingredients with the strengths of your whole arm... Unfortunately, only tiny apothecary sizes like this are imported to the states. After seeing gorgeous large versions of these in several cookbooks and cooking shows, I saw large versions of these in markets in Argentina (a lucky coincidence... I am not broadly traveled). I decided against buying them because I didn't think they would fit in my suitcase. Now, I am wishing I were back in Buenos Aires, because NOBODY is willing to import these to the states. Everything is a miniature size for a pharmacist (6-7" or less). I am lusting after a true large size mortar. Please come through for us Williams Sonoma! Stop Americanizing the quality cooking products!
    Date published: 2013-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless Classic This beauty performs perfectly. To the person who said the bottom should be polished to avoid scratching, most books recommend setting this on a kitchen towel before starting to use, and you can always buy stick-on felt feet at any Michael's store for next to nothing. I just wish Williams Sonoma would offer the bigger sizes (this company makes several sizes, and a big one is used in Italy for big batches of pesto [and yes, it will be heavy]). The other thing I'd like to see is replacement wooden pestles made available for sale, as the mortar will last forever but the pestle will need replacing at some point. This is a beauty and a classic perfect for most every use.
    Date published: 2012-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is the real thing I was born and raised in the province of Genoa where pesto and salsa di noci is the norm and this pesto mortar is the only one that it has been used for centuries . The wight is necessary to stabilize the work . As soon that you take it home,wash it with soap and water; this will be the last time that this mortar will touch soap; than apply a thin coat of olive oil. Then always clean with towel paper and always reapply olive oil. The same with the pestlet.
    Date published: 2012-05-31
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  • How many cups does this hold? 

    Asked by: Charla
    Hi Charla, The capacity is 20.28 oz.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-07-15

    I see the outside measurements are 7”; can someone please tell me what the inside dimensions are ... width and depth?  Also, what is the weight of the mortar?  Thanks so much for your help.

    Asked by: lakegirl23
    hi lakegirl23, • Exterior: 7” diam; Interior: 5” • From each extremity 9 ¼” • Height 4” • Weight (collectively) 7 lbs
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-05-22
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