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L'Angolo - A different perspective

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L'Angolo - A different perspective

Jo | Feb 24, 2003 05:14 PM

Please, no poison emails from you L'Angolo fans. We went to L'angolo last Friday evening with high (perhaps too high) expectations. We arrived at 7:00 and the restaurant was almost empty. I think the snow caused a lot of late arrivals.

We were greeted warmly and ushered to our table for three in the main dining area. The room is pleasant and had a cozy but not cramped feel. Our waiter was attentive and very professional. All good signs.

The bread arrived warm. It was delicious. Even when it cooled it was still very tasty.

For apps we ordered the antipasto assortment to share and the tomatoes and mozzarella salad. That's when things started to go downhill. The antipasto assortment was ok but nothing special. We have had much better at La Laconda del Ghiottone (sp?) The salad was also just ok. The mozzarella was fair and the seasoning/dressing was not memorable. We have had much better at Tre Scalini (they use buffalo mozzerella I think). The prices for these dishes were in line with those other restaurants.

For entrees we ordered the homemade ravioli stuffed with cheese and mushrooms and the chicken with mozzarella and proscuitto. The portions were large but both dishes suffered from an excess of salt. The ravoli stuffing was dry. The sauces on both were pretty good.

The food service was lightning fast. The apps were served withing 5 minutes of ordering. We finished our main courses by 7:45! Perhaps that was because the restaurant was practically empty but is that really necessary?

For dessert we shared the marscapone cheesecake and hazelnut gelato. Both were pretty good. The cheesecake tasted homemade.

Bottom line... it was just Ok. For the same cost or less I think that Tre Scalini, Lauletta's and Hosteria del Elio are better choices.

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