No one talks about Tony Angelo's on this board, and I must admit it always slips my mind when I come around to recommending restaurants. The fact that it's a bit out of the way might have something to do with it.
Anyway, this was one of my favorite restaurants growing up. I always imagined I was eating in a room full of mafiosos, and there definitely seemed to be a few who fit the bill. Seemed also that a lot of Metairie Italians ate here.
Has anyone been to Tony Angelo's recently who can give us a report?
My one beef with the place was that even when you had reservations you often faced an epic wait for a table, and the maitre'd did nothing to appease you, even when you pointed to the picture of your grandfather on the wall :) (I think too many people can claim that distinction for it to be worth something.)
Though the wait was always worth it for the "Feed Me" special--and the amazing lobster cup! Though the real star here is the atmosphere--a split-level metairie cottage that feels like you walked into someone's (noisy and crowded) home. Everyone dresses up. It truly is a special place. I'd love an update.