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NY Style Italian...in the Valley?

Nyinya | May 9, 200802:51 PM

Does anyone know of a good, authentic Italian place in the Valley, with real Italian food, Spaghetti alla Gricia with guanciale (or anything with guanciale!), steamed clams, lobster fra diavolo, shrimp Vesuvius (well, that's more Chicago, but still), braciole, real Putanesca with anchovies. Not just the cliched pumpkin ravioli and pasta with canned clams. The real thing, garlic laden, with crusty bread, and red sauce that's made with three different kinds of meat. No "chicken alfredo" nonsense. And if it's in the Valley, that would be even better. I know about Tiramisu, and I know everyone likes it, but it's kind of nouvelle Italian, lots of chicken breasts and spinach, nothing -- you know -- earthy. I want Anna Magnani Italian, the kind that's slurpy and delicious, the kind that makes you clean your plate with a heel of bread. No holds barred Italian. The kind the Primo and Secundo would have served in "The Big Night."

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