(quote) Cindy-534370 said:
Paul, do you know a place where you can get real Italy style food, pizza, spaghetti and.....etc.
How will know the real difference, if we can't get to Italy?
Unfortunately, even in Italy except for the Naples area, it has become difficult to find authentic pizza because of the demands of the flood of American tourists over the years.
I live in the greater Seattle, WA. area and know of no place that solely serves authentic Italian pizza except in my house which is not a public restaurant.
I grew up in Chicago. When
I was growing up there were any number of great Italian restaurants, including one downtown whose name escapes me, where one could get the real ones. But with the end of WWII it all began to change as the retutning GIs,most of who were not of Italian heritage or Italian but not of a Neopolitan background, opened up a pizza "joint."
The experimenting with menus along with the addition of all kinds of toppings from the sublime to the ridiculous followed to end up with what we have now.
During the war years and immediately afterwards, my relatives in New York would never eat its "famous" thin crust pizzas. In Chicago we never heard of the "deep dish" ones. And we all would laugh at anyone who put anything besides tomato sauce and cheese and the addition of sausage and or pepperoni for a meat one.