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Spaghetti and Meatballs-Style Italian

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Spaghetti and Meatballs-Style Italian

Gerard | May 16, 2006 11:33 AM

A few varieties of Italian restaurants (as I see it):

1) authentic and devoted to a particular region;
2) crappy, staffed by non-Italians (or Italians) out to make a buck on store-bought noodles;
3) inauthentic but sometimes very good California Italian;
4) competent but overpriced, i.e., we put out white linens, so you owe us an extra fifty bucks;

and on and on...

What I'm looking for is an Italian-American neighborhood joint, but a great one. Where the aim is low, but they never miss. Where the sausage is right. Where the marinara is always perfect. Where the garlic bread is a meal in itself.

A little help?

G

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