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Authentic regional Italian in L.A.?

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Authentic regional Italian in L.A.?

Arguitos | Oct 11, 2010 02:32 PM

Why, WHY is it so hard to find authentic Italian? Let's use Tuscan as an example: Tuscan in Florence, Siena or Certaldo means saltless bread, panzanella, pappa al pomodoro, game, truffles, animal innards and beans, beans, beans. Tuscan in Los Angeles seems to be whatever a restaurant that wants to call itself other than "Italian" says it is. Even the Olive Garden, it seems, does Tuscan. Except it doesn't. Not really. And neither does anyone else I've found. And Umbria? Emilia Romagna? Even real Sicilian or Neapolitan? Fuggedaboutit.

Am I missing something?

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