+
General Discussion

"Red sauce" Italian restaurants - what does it mean

Brit on a Trip | Apr 27, 200703:07 PM     65

I often see this description of Italian restaurants on the boards I've been searching. It's usually being used in a derogatory way (for instance I was warned against NYC's Little Italy as the restaurants are all "red sauce".)

But can you explain to this Brit what it refers to; what it means and how a "red sauce" place is different from other types.

It's not a term we have the UK. For us an Italian is an Italian is an Italian (although we might distinuish between northern and southern cuisine).

TIA

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

Celebrate Rage Baking with a Recipe for Buttermilk Pie
Food News

Celebrate Rage Baking with a Recipe for Buttermilk Pie

by Amy Schulman | In this politically charged climate, oftentimes we feel helpless. The polar ice caps are melting...

11 Romantic Risotto Recipes Perfect for Valentine's Day
Recipe Round-Ups

11 Romantic Risotto Recipes Perfect for Valentine's Day

by Shelly Westerhausen | Although risotto is one of the simplest meals you could whip up, there is something undeniably fancy...

Pasta Loves Vodka: 7 Variations on a Classic Pairing
Recipe Round-Ups

Pasta Loves Vodka: 7 Variations on a Classic Pairing

by Chowhound Editors | A sauce of canned tomatoes tempered with cream is a no brainer for pasta. This recipe, however, which...

How to Make Chocolate Mousse
How To

How to Make Chocolate Mousse

by Miki Kawasaki | It’s not often that you run across a homemade dessert that can be made easily and on a whim (save...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.