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Warm spices in Italian tomato sauce?

zackly | Jan 1, 202010:01 AM     8

There's an old school "red" Italian restaurant nearby who have been in business for over forty years. I love their baked manicotti and order it often as well as their eggplant parmesan. They use a spice in their tomato sauce that has a Caribbean or Middle Eastern flavor. I know nutmeg is fairly common but this is different, I'm thinking along the lines or cloves, cinnamon or allspice. Are there regions in Italy that use these type spices? Any insight?

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