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Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

NewYorkMeetsCali | Sep 29, 201308:01 PM

I don't even know how this can still be a valid question but I mean really... where the f**k in LA is there real authentic EAST coast style Italian. I'm sorry, no disrespect but any californian that has ever referred me to an Italian restaurant here clearly has no idea what Italian Food is. The poor excuses for "Italian Food" are laughable and it's crazy to me that people here actually think it's GOOD I guess because they've never tried BETTER. I'm looking for real new york family style authentic Italian food with some killer Marinara not brown/orange bitter crap! I want sweet San Marzano Sunday Gravy that's bright and luscious! It amazes me that I've literally spent thousands of dollars on these swanky wanna be Italian joints out here, I mean from Cecconi's, to Rivabella, to Toscana! All these places that claim to be so Italian. Geez! You know the closest I've come? BUCCA FRIGGIN DI BEPPO! How sad is that? A generic chain has presented me more italian food than any Zagat restaurant out here. Please help me if you by any miraculous chance happen to know a Place that can DELIVER?!

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