We have some great Italian food in the N/E Detroit suburbs, Where Southern Italians rule. I usually eat at Da Fratelli in Shelby Township. Not that well know even in the Detroit area. This is where the locals eat. Try the Veal Sicilliano with the Amogio sauce and peppers.
The salad is the last course, just as they do in Italy.
Also, I was in St. Louis on business, Wed. Went to Cunneto's on the hill for Lunch. I had the Pranza Insalata, Breaded Veal sandwich and Pasta in a meat sauce, Excellent.
After that I went to Urzi's (Italian Market) and got a sandwich. Volpi Salami, Mortadella, Provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, peppers, oregano and oil & vinegar.(don't do mayo) Had that for dinner at the hotel
Thank God for good Italian Food.......Joe