You know those Italian places you see in the movies? Those charming neighborhood joints where the walls are lined with empty bottles of wine (most of them bearing messages of thanks from customers past) and the room has a constant candlelit glow? The kind where the menu isn’t a revelation, but the big portions of food are hearty and delicious? Where herbaceous spinach lasagna and savory eggplant parmigiana pull in regulars who’ve been coming “for years”? Yeah, this place is exactly like that.
|Venue name:||Angelina Ristorante|
3561 N Broadway
|Cross street:||between Brompton Ave and Addison St|
|Opening hours:||Brunch (Sat, Sun), dinner|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Addison. Bus: 36, 146, 151, 152.|
|Price:||Average main course: $18|
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Average User Rating
4 / 5
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- 4 star:2
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- 1 star:0
We went for brunch late on a beautiful weekend morning, on a day when there was a 1:20pm Cubs game, so the place was busy. We were able to get a table right away though, which was great, except we were seated right next to a group of 20 really loud Cubs fans, obviously headed to the game afterwards. The waiter serving that party was also taking care of the other 8 tables in that room, including ours, and was clearly in the weeds! It took him over 10 minutes to approach our table for the first time. He was very scattered, asking us some of the same questions twice, but he finally got our order, and our Bloody Mary's came out pretty quickly after that, thankfully! The kitchen saved the waiter by sending our food out before the large party's, so that was nice! We shared the Salmon Benedict (pictured), which was very tasty - a nice alternative to bagels & lox, and the French Toast. This was maybe the best French Toast I've ever had...the bread was airy and light and they put sliced almonds in the batter so they come out toasted and stuck to the outside of the bread - heavenly! I would definitely recommend this place, but maybe not on a day when there's a Cubs' game!