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Any REAL North Italian in or near OC?

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bagdoodle Aug 10, 2011 04:19 PM

Affordable or at least semi-affordable would be nice, too. Any suggestions? If not in or near Orange County, where?

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  1. scottca075 RE: bagdoodle Aug 11, 2011 10:30 AM

    Can you give an idea which Italian places you have been to in OC that you don't consider "real" northern Italian?

    By northern do you mean Tuscan, Venetian, Piemontian, Ligurian, etc. Each region in the north has specialties and styles all their own.

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      gator28 RE: bagdoodle Aug 11, 2011 11:26 AM

      Not sure what you are looking for, but there is an excellent Italian restaurant in Huntington Beach called Basillico's. It's a small place with only a few tables and there's usually a wait, but it is really good.

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        brentbacher RE: bagdoodle Aug 23, 2011 05:42 PM

        I like finbars in seal beach.
        papalucci in belmont shore is good, great value. crowded.
        fora in naples, long beach--expensive.
        however my fav. italian is parolaccia osteria long beach--great value, crowded.

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