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Old School Italian (SF) Does It Exist?

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Old School Italian (SF) Does It Exist?

Niki | Aug 12, 2005 08:26 AM

Tell me what you want, what you really, really want. Well I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want. I want to start with a nice cold antipasto with some prosciutto, salami, cheese, olives, tomatoes, maybe roasted peppers. Then a nice appetizer like clams oreganata, or a classic pasta dish like liguine or baked ziti (nothing nouveau).
Then for the main item you're going to have a nice veal dish like parmigiana (and not paper thin and dry either), osso bucco, or even eggplant parmigiana.
Beautiful.
None of these items is negotiable.
Also you should be very comfortable: preferably in a booth, and it should be a little bit dark and cool in the restaurant. Maybe a couple of (union) waiters smoking out by the back door.

Of course anywhere in NYC, LI, or Jersey, this old-school Italian experience can be enjoyed easily.
I challenge you to find it in SF.
I really, really, do.

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