There were certainly some hidden gems.

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Okay, basically, little Italy sucks. It's for tourists. There are some exceptions, like the Italian Homemade company, but that's it. 

The mission has actually good places, like Flour + Water. 

Oakland has that good place. It's called Dopo. Got the pork ragu, I believe:

This is a really good list, it seems, so should go to these places next, not any place in Little Italy.