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    Stella in midtown is my favie. And there used to be an Italian place in Marlow (randomly) that was pretty yummy, but I'm not sure it's still there.

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    Giuseppe's, and it is still there....

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    Yeah? Is it good, what is it my imagination?

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    It is pretty damn good...it is located in an old bank building...

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    Yes! On the NW corner of that intersection, seems like. Glad to know its still there... I havent been there since like 03.

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    Fazolis has mr pibb, just sayin.

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    Originally Posted by jdmt37 View Post
    Fazolis has mr pibb, just sayin.
    Fazolis is crap.

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    Olive Garden... SUCKS! Seriously, $10 for all you can eat salad and bread? That cost them about $4.. if if you are going in thinking oh, Ill just have a salad.. then the fatty ends up eating 20 breadsticks.

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    Since we're talking about I-Talian food it's time for my obligatory Dalesandro's plug. If you're a Tulsan or ever in Tulsa you should try it. On Friday & Saturday nights they have swordfish picatta and it is tremendous

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    if i wanted terribly microwaved "Italian food" I could pop a stoffers tv dinner in at home. To complete the experience I even have a few candles around the house I could light. We typically go to Zios or Primo's if we want Italian style food.

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    Oh!! Tucci's in Tulsa. So much yum.
    The calamari will set your mouth on fire.

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    Originally Posted by RMoGib View Post
    Oh!! Tucci's in Tulsa. So much yum.
    The calamari will set your mouth on fire.
    Biga is also a decent choice for Tulsa peeps

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    say what you want about OG, but i've never had terrible service. i appreciate that.

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    I have a David Cross CD,
    he mentions being in the south somewhere and they had a new Italian restaurant. He asked if it was good, and some redneck says, "Eh, it ain't no Olive Garden..."

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    I like Sophabella's and Papa Dio's for local Italian, Mac Grill for chain Italian.
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    Originally Posted by dtex View Post
    say what you want about OG, but i've never had terrible service. i appreciate that.
    Setting the bar high.

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    Originally Posted by soonersmc View Post
    THe one in Tulsa is not bad, the sirloin marsala is always a good choice...

    Napoli's...in chikckasha?

    napoli's in enid is terrible...

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    Originally Posted by Sieve View Post
    I miss the place that used to be in the London Square strip center just north of 61st and Lewis. That place was money. I took my first wife there on our first real date. I can't think of the name right now.
    That was probably Mondo's, which is going to re-open on Brookside later this year.

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    Hey 87, is Costello's in Enid any good? Kinda sounds yummy.

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    Originally Posted by 2121sooner View Post
    Not good Italian food, but most people on this board wouldn't know what good Italian food is supposed to taste like anyway
    This. I like the Olive Garden. But I don't pretend like it's some kind of Italian cuisine. It's dumbed down semi-fast food that derives most of its tasty from being unhealthy.

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    I like Johnny Carino's. I ate there frequently before i gots the beeeeetus.
    Last edited by jdmt37; March 9th, 2012 at 10:39 AM.

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    Originally Posted by jdmt37 View Post
    I like Johnny Carino's. I ate there frequently befor i gots the beeeeetus.
    Do we see a correlation?

    Oh cruel, cruel hindsight...
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    Originally Posted by RMoGib View Post
    Hey 87, is Costello's in Enid any good? Kinda sounds yummy.
    i've been there a few times for dinner....it's pretty good...
    lunch is ok...not as good as dinner imo
    the menu is kind of limited.....

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    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    i've been there a few times for dinner....it's pretty good...
    lunch is ok...not as good as dinner imo
    the menu is kind of limited.....
    That's what I heard. Im mostly there in the day, but next time I spend the night, Imma eat there. Yum.

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    Originally Posted by The View Post
    Do we see a correlation?

    Oh cruel, cruel hindsight...
    hahahaha!

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    Originally Posted by Jason View Post
    Setting the bar high.
    that's just how i roll.
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    Originally Posted by cosmoxl View Post
    I like how everybody hates olive garden and always eats at better italian places.

    I guess sometimes it's just cool to hate on certain things....for no apparent reason.

    Old lady writes a column in which olive garden sounds good. for shame!
    I don't get it either. Also been good. A little overpriced but its good.



    Originally Posted by silverwheels View Post
    Macaroni Grill is miles better than Olive Garden. OG is bland, bland, bland, and unimaginative.
    How is OG bland and unimaginative? Sure their endless pasta bowls are bland and unimaginative, but their main dishes are good and their monthly special is usually pretty imaginative.
    Originally Posted by pphilfran View Post
    Giuseppe's, and it is still there....
    very good
    Originally Posted by dtex View Post
    say what you want about OG, but i've never had terrible service. i appreciate that.
    Me either. Always friendly and good service

    And LOL at dissing OG while pimping mac grill.
    I'm guessing most people in this thread are dissing it b/c it is a chain and the "hip" thing to do. But in reality, if you did a blind taste test, they would like the food

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    Originally Posted by jdmt37 View Post
    I like Johnny Carino's. I ate there frequently before i gots the beeeeetus.
    always wondered who was keeping that place in busines...

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    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    always wondered who was keeping that place in busines...
    Haven't eaten there in 2 yrs or so. May have gone down hill? All i know is that the jalapeno tiliapa was awesome, and loved dipping the bread in the garlic/herb infused olive oil.

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    Originally Posted by Sieve View Post
    I miss the place that used to be in the London Square strip center just north of 61st and Lewis. That place was money. I took my first wife there on our first real date. I can't think of the name right now.
    Not the place you're talking about but I'm a fan of Ti Amo at 61st and Sheridan.

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    Originally Posted by mgsooner View Post
    Since we're talking about I-Talian food it's time for my obligatory Dalesandro's plug. If you're a Tulsan or ever in Tulsa you should try it. On Friday & Saturday nights they have swordfish picatta and it is tremendous
    I have heard this place is the shit. Too bad it's completely on the other side of town from me.

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    Originally Posted by KeithStone View Post
    That was probably Mondo's, which is going to re-open on Brookside later this year.
    Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner. Yes it was Mondo's.

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    Originally Posted by Eigenvalue View Post
    Not the place you're talking about but I'm a fan of Ti Amo at 61st and Sheridan.
    Yes Ti Amo's is pretty good. Good locally owned restaurant. I used to eat there all the time when they were off 21st and Memorial. I don't think I have ever been to the new location.

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    I guess I'm uneducated on all things Italian food... I like Olive Garden and Zios... Heck, Fazzolis was just fine when trying to feed 5 people for a reasonable price.

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    Originally Posted by jdmt37 View Post
    Haven't eaten there in 2 yrs or so. May have gone down hill? All i know is that the jalapeno tiliapa was awesome, and loved dipping the bread in the garlic/herb infused olive oil.
    Dude... that jalapeno tilapia is one of the best meals on the planet. I swapped the fish for grilled chicken once and it was almost as good. Love that shit!
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    Originally Posted by FiveOhSooner View Post
    I guess I'm uneducated on all things Italian food... I like Olive Garden and Zios... Heck, Fazzolis was just fine when trying to feed 5 people for a reasonable price.
    I love Zio's!

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    Def try the Italian nachos at Sophabella's and Carino's. Very rich, but so ****ing good.
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    Originally Posted by Reclaimer View Post
    But do they have SODA?

    Because Zio's has a wide variety of sodas available to quench your thirst.

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    i love OG

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    I like Zio's and Johnny C's... I LOVE Victoria's (just for you mc)... I'll eat at OG if I have to, but only to get soup, salad, and breadsticks... Nothing particularly good about the rest of it to me.

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    Olive Garden

    Originally Posted by MikeLucky View Post
    I like Zio's and Johnny C's... I LOVE Victoria's (just for you mc)... I'll eat at OG if I have to, but only to get soup, salad, and breadsticks... Nothing particularly good about the rest of it to me.
    Og's chicken carbonara is great. Zoos has good thai chicken pasta

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    i like the chicken marsala at og....
    it is really good if you ask them for lots of sauce...
    if you don't....they put very little on ......and it's just ok...

  43. #93
    Does carbonara sauce = alfredo sauce + bacon?

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    one time I did the all you can eat pasta until I puked...of all my food comas it was definitely a top five.

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    Originally Posted by ThievingMagpie View Post
    Does carbonara sauce = alfredo sauce + bacon?
    Guanciale is the most commonly used meat, but pancetta is also common...!!!

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    The now-famous Olive Garden reviewer was a quick-fire judge on Top Chef a couple of weeks ago.



    This week's Quickfire guest judge is Internet-famous and Real Life-old food columnist Marilyn Hagerty. Though she's been writing for the Grand Forks Herald for over half a century, no one paid any attention to her until she wrote a review last year of a new local Olive Garden. She liked it, and that made ****s who read blogs in big cities go bananas.

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    If you are eating excellent Italian food in the MidWest, you are in St. Louis. There are so many good Italian restaurants especially on the Hill, you can't go wrong. If you go there if they are having the NCAA wrestling meet again eat nothing but Italian food for the entire stay and you won't have to go to a chain outfit in that town.
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    Giuseppe's in Marlow, Oklahoma of all places has excellent Italian food. Or at least it did a few years ago when I ate there. It's in what used to be a bank. Cool atmosphere. I was blown away by how good my meal was.

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    Originally Posted by traxx View Post
    Giuseppe's in Marlow, Oklahoma of all places has excellent Italian food. Or at least it did a few years ago when I ate there. It's in what used to be a bank. Cool atmosphere. I was blown away by how good my meal was.
    The owner has started a new thing in the last year or two called the Broom Closet. It's reservation only, special menu, and you have the room for you and your friends for the evening. There's a secret entrance to the room--it's a very cool thing to do with friends. The owner is a really cool guy that likes doing stuff like that that are fun. He's wanting to open up an underground restaurant at some point--he said he'd like to have a phone booth in a parking lot or something that's an elevator that would be your access point.

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