Rao's is a famous Italian restaurant in East Harlem that is known for being impossible to get a reservation. They also have an outstanding line of premium pasta sauces
that are available at select Publix and at Italian/gourmet food markets. (Doris and Epicure carry them). I am not a fan of jar sauce and was fortunate to have homemade sauce on a weekly basis growing up. That said, I have had my share of jar sauce over the years and Rao's marinara is fantastic and easily the best jar sauce I've ever tasted. It costs approximately $9.00 which is expensive for jar sauce but it is worth every penny and still less expensive than going out. They have several options (vodka sauce is great too) but you can't go wrong with the marinara.