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Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

Haha I'm listening loud & clear, I've just tried every suggestion.

Oct 09, 2013
NewYorkMeetsCali in Los Angeles Area

Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

The only place you can get the best sub ever with a real Jersey sub roll is White House in Atlantic City. I will never get a sub as long as I live anywhere else. No point. There's something in the water that reacts with the yeast in there homemade bread. Untouchable. No one can come close.

Oct 09, 2013
NewYorkMeetsCali in Los Angeles Area

Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

Sorry to open a can of worms! I just revisited my post and noticed it kind of branched off to totally unrelated topics. Again, I apologize for posting at an emotionally vulnerable time while craving some Italian goodness.

Oct 09, 2013
NewYorkMeetsCali in Los Angeles Area

Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

True!

Oct 09, 2013
NewYorkMeetsCali in Los Angeles Area

Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

Ew Carmine's is terrible. I had the dishonor of trying their "chicken parmigiana" haha more like flat white rubber covered in red shit & soy cheese. That's what it tasted like lol

Oct 09, 2013
NewYorkMeetsCali in Los Angeles Area

Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

Seriously everyone needs to stop highlighting the bucca reference. That's not what I want! I was simply pointing out the fact that it's sad that after dining there with friends (not my selection) I had better decent red sauce than anywhere else in Los Angeles. That's the truth! I'm not saying I want bucca food. I'm looking for a great hearty Italian meal, as well as some authentic top notch high end Italian joints as I have been to Italy and obviously nothing compares to actually being there, but the fact that I haven't come close is sad. Since people are getting so personally affected & offended I guess I will continue my sad search for a great Italian meal leaving me satisfied, until then I will cook my own meals in my free time when I get the craving.

Oct 09, 2013
NewYorkMeetsCali in Los Angeles Area

Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

YES!! essa is hands down the best. You don't even know what a bagel is until you've had one hahaa

Oct 09, 2013
NewYorkMeetsCali in Los Angeles Area

Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

Wrong on so many levels. I indulge in Nonna made authentic Sicilian food as my family is straight of the friggin boat 100% Italian and I've dined at the finest Restaurants from Salerno to Tuscany so don't jump ahead of yourself. I've never had anything come close to that in LA but I have had that magic East. Sorry but it's the truth! Have you ever had an Italian meal in NY/NJ/Philly?

Oct 09, 2013
NewYorkMeetsCali in Los Angeles Area

Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

Girl!! You get me haha but thanks so much for the great suggestions I will definitely try them out! I don't understand why so many people are getting offended over the truth. Obviously they haven't tried a top notch family style Italian meal before because this is what they're used to. I guess it's not their fault so I won't take it personally :) lol

Oct 09, 2013
NewYorkMeetsCali in Los Angeles Area

Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

I appreciate you're reply, but you clearly didn't read my post fully. I only ate a bucca with a friend who wanted to go and what I said was a sarcastic slur and the truth I had a better italian meal there than anywhere else... It's not like that's where I hunted out "real" Italian food. Don't undermine me like that. I've eaten at every restaurant you named and they all did nothing for me. Sorry, it just wasn't there. That spark was not there! I guess there must be something in the water on the east coast.

Oct 09, 2013
NewYorkMeetsCali in Los Angeles Area

Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

Lol I was just thinking about the bread situation the other day! I grew up in the tri-state area including Philly and I always thought subs/cheesesteaks just naturally had that warm soft slight shell crunch indescribable homemade italian roll until I tried one in LA........ I won't even get into that one but my oh my is LA missing out on some major eats.

I also once ordered 4 "Philly Cheesesteaks" at the Bazaar once and almost threw up. $40 dollars for 4 bite sized stale hollow bread rolls filled with a inch piece of cheese and topped with cold quarter slice of steak. WTF the name fits the bill! I was stunned to say the least.

Sep 29, 2013
NewYorkMeetsCali in Los Angeles Area

Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

And where is that? My parents & grand parents are Italian from Sicily, I've never had authentic Italian food here.

Sep 29, 2013
NewYorkMeetsCali in Los Angeles Area
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Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

Hahaha! I appreciate your honesty, I'm not saying Cali doesn't have good food because I've had superb Mexican, Japanese, French, American, California style meals just never an A+ Italian meal in LA. I did hear about RAO and am a huge fan of the NY location I just fear that it could be a tourist trap with commercial copies. I will try it out eventually, won't hold you to it tho if it sucks.

Sep 29, 2013
NewYorkMeetsCali in Los Angeles Area

Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

I searched it up, food looks pretty legit... I will try it next time I make it down there. And speaking of Newport Beach, I actually did have one good italian meal at a place that stumbled across in the South Coast Plaza mall called Nello Cucina. Let me re-phrase things... I've yet to find an authentic Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. Better?

Sep 29, 2013
NewYorkMeetsCali in Los Angeles Area

Where in the hell does a New Yorker find some REAL ITALIAN FOOD?

I don't even know how this can still be a valid question but I mean really... where the f**k in LA is there real authentic EAST coast style Italian. I'm sorry, no disrespect but any californian that has ever referred me to an Italian restaurant here clearly has no idea what Italian Food is. The poor excuses for "Italian Food" are laughable and it's crazy to me that people here actually think it's GOOD I guess because they've never tried BETTER. I'm looking for real new york family style authentic Italian food with some killer Marinara not brown/orange bitter crap! I want sweet San Marzano Sunday Gravy that's bright and luscious! It amazes me that I've literally spent thousands of dollars on these swanky wanna be Italian joints out here, I mean from Cecconi's, to Rivabella, to Toscana! All these places that claim to be so Italian. Geez! You know the closest I've come? BUCCA FRIGGIN DI BEPPO! How sad is that? A generic chain has presented me more italian food than any Zagat restaurant out here. Please help me if you by any miraculous chance happen to know a Place that can DELIVER?!

Sep 29, 2013
NewYorkMeetsCali in Los Angeles Area