One of my favorite memories of childhood, was our Sunday trek to NY's little Italy with my mother's parents for the most amazing almost fall apart Braciole covered in a rich meaty 'ragu'. (they actually called it "gravy").
I'm not sure if it was pounded beef or pork (although I'm sure the ragu had multiple meaty flavors).
Is there any old style sicilian style restaurant in San Fransisco? Apart from the braciole, I want the whole package as well (great 'gravy', perfect pasta, etc).