I'm afraid that I need to be schooled in the ways of 'real' Italian food. I've always thought I didn't like Italian food, because all I've ever really known is heavy American Italian food, which I can't STAND.
However, I love light Mediterranean flavors and fresh, cool vegetables and crusty breads-- which I'm thinking are pretty much classic elements. of real Italian cuisine.
So, what am I missing and do we have an authentic restaurant here that can show me a good meal?