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Linguini and meatballs
A tomato-based sauce is the mother of many Italian dishes, like linguini and meatballs at Lil'Vinny's. (Wiqan Ang for the Boston Globe) Wiqan Ang for the Boston Globe

Seeing red

Enough of trendy. We want old-fashioned Italian.

By Leigh Belanger
February 21, 2007

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At Lil' Vinny's, the kitchen goes through 100 gallons of marinara each week. Owner Vinny Migliore's red sauce includes white wine and fresh rosemary, and this marinara shows up on classic spaghetti and meatballs. But it also morphs into puttanesca, enriches braising liquid for osso buco, and forms the base for minestrone. "You could say red sauce is ... (Full article: 1135 words)

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