I'll be coming out to New York in a few weeks, and am planning out a few of my meals. Here on the SF board, I often hear people complaining about how the Italian food isn't anything like what they got back in NY.
So, what's make it "New York" style Italian? I see it also described as "red sauce" Italian. I'm pretty sure I've had versions of this (just saw an old thread that calls Buca di Beppo a "bad nostalgic rendition," haha). Still, thought I'd get in some good Italian food while out here! (Went to Lupa on my last trip out here, but that doesn't really fit *this* definition of Italian.)
Where should I go to experience this? What particular dishes should I try?