Just saw Throwdown with Bobby Flay and the episode was about Rao's. It got me craving a family style Italian restaurant now. Seeing all the posts on how impossible it is to get into Rao's, what are the good family style Italian restos in the city or out? I've been to Carmine's and Tony Di Napoli's, I know they're touristy but I liked them. What else is out there?
(I've posted something similar on the Manhattan boards but want to see what's out in the boroughs as well. And before anyone starts on it, yes, I know I won't get Babbo or Scarpetta type Italian. Frankly, I'm not looking for that type in this case either.)
Thanks in advance!