Kevin dropped this review on a spot in Tustin (looks super good!) but I disagree with the statements that it’s hard to find red sauce Italian places in LA (not sure about OC…)
Not only are there plenty of red sauce Italian restaurants, they’re still very popular on every price point. Consider: Vito (crazy busy in SaMo), La Dolce Vita (BH), Dan Tana’s, and Madeo. Peppone, Matteo’s, Pace, Guido’s are still kicking around. On the outskirts, Pinocchio, Little Toni’s, Petrillo’s, Casa Bianca, heck even Scarantino’s is still serving in what I’m pretty sure is a mobster-owned place in Glendale. Andre’s, Jones Hollywood, Jon & Vinny’s (yes, this is red sauce Italian despite the modern look), and Little Dom’s. Anyway, it’s inspired us to do a map of it on Eater LA, so it’ll be easier to find them and enjoy some spaghetti and meatballs!