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Hey Kids,

I have a friend looking for an old (I mean OLD) Italian resty.  Not all remodeled and shiny.  He loves mid-century and doesn't mind peeling plaster.  Any ideas?

For old-fashioned, red sauce Italian, I like La Traviata on Mission between 24th and 25th. They bring you piping hot bread fresh from the oven and plenty of butter, and the meat dishes are served with a side of tortellini (your choice of red or white sauce). The walls are covered with hundreds of photos of opera singers, and opera is always playing softly in the background. Not everyone's cup of tea, but I like to go occasionally and the service is really good.

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