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veal parmigiana

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I am a transplanted New Yorker and miss the sicilian style Italian food of my youth. Thick cut veal Parmigiana smothered in cheese and broiled in a metal dish crispy and rich, spumoni and homemade ravioli and meatballs.so far the only authentic place I've found is in south lake tahoe Teps villa roma. Anything in san fran??????

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    ChowFun (derek)

    I also am eternally searching for a good "Southern Italian-American" "red sauce" New York/Jersey style restaurant...This Brooklyn boy has not found one....but parmagiana-hopes springs eternal.
    I am hoping for a positive response to your query...until then, please tell us about this restaurant in Tahoe!

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    1. re: ChowFun (derek)

      I've taken to making it myself.

      1. re: ChowFun (derek)

        teps villa roma,ski run and stateline southlake tahoe,great salad bar, homemede pasta checkered table cloths great sauce,everything excellent. has other restaurants rahway nj and san diego. across street from heidi's {a great little breakfast joint also}

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        Robert Lauriston

        Trattoria la Siciliana in Berkeley makes Sicilian-style food, but I'm not sure they make anything like you describe.

        1. Try Gasparies on Geary Street for their veal parm. The pizza is also the closest to N.Y. pizza on the west coast- just ask for it very well done.

          1. Try Gasparies on Geary Street for their veal parm. The pizza is also the closest to N.Y. pizza on the west coast- just ask for it very well done.

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            1. re: Mel

              if you find it please post it. I've had a heck of a time finding real italian on the west coast. An example of real italian to me means breaded (pan-fried) veal thick-cut parm sandwich with mozzarella, peppers, onions. etc. Native californians scratch their head, they've never even heard of a veal parm sandwich.

              1. re: vegas baby

                Maybe because it's not "real Italian" -- it's
                "real NY-style Italian American" which is not the same thing.

                1. re: Ruth Lafler

                  You may be right, but then why do californians bother offering a chicken parm sandwich but not veal? Based on your logic, a chicken parm sandwich is not real italian. Odd how everyone in california is looking for real NY-style pizza.

                  The tri-state area is not the only area to offer veal parm sandwiches. Go to a real canadian-italian nieghborhood in Toronto and you'll find veal sandwiches everywhere.

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                  Robert Lauriston

                  Native Italians woulds scratch their heads, too, unless they'd spent time in the Tri-State Area.

              2. Victor's Pizza on Polk - makes a very nice and substantial Chicken Parmigiana...been around for 50 years. Excellent pizza too. Generally speaking a very solid and casual red-sauce spot that is very easy on the wallet. I'm from Long Island, so I know your So Italian food jones pain.