Gaetana’s isn’t a great restaurant. That said, it is a nice and charming one. The space has tiled floors and candles on every table, and the walls are covered in Frank Sinatra memorabilia as well as several photos of little league teams and even a dog. It also tends to stay pretty quiet here, so stop by and eat some chicken parm the next time you’d like to hide from the world. The food is very standard red-sauce stuff, and there’s roughly a 0% chance that you’ll walk away composing a haiku about your dinner in your head - but sometimes you just want to at sit at a small table covered in a white tablecloth, listen to Billie Holiday, and eat some decent broccoli rabe.
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