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Angeli Cafe on Melrose - Very disappointing

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Angeli Cafe on Melrose - Very disappointing

Sarah | Aug 15, 2005 04:54 PM

I was excited after reading several reviews on Chowhound. Ended up very disappointed.

I called two weeks ago and left a message for a reservation. They never called me back. Then I couldn't get someone to answer the phone for a week. Finally on Friday night at 7:30 I was able to speak to someone. The woman grudgingly took the reservation, but it wasn't written down when we arrived.

Sat at table 10-15 minutes without bread or water. Waitress brought cold pizza bread, holding it to the plate with her thumb (saw her do it for several other diners).

Waiter was nice, but overworked. Didn't see much of him.

Suppli - Decent, but nothing like we had in Rome.
Bean Soup - Very few beans, more of a minestrone.
Heirloom tomato salad - Tasty.
Penne Bolognese - Generous portion, but not overly flavorful
Lasagna - Just okay and only had spinach as the seasonal vegetable.

Never bothered to ask if we wanted desserts.

It's a mid-range Melrose Ave. Italian restaurant, closer to Louise's than Angelini Osteria. If you go in expecting fine dining, you too will leave disappointed.

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