Angelo & Sons Redux...now in Revere
We were huge fans of Angelo & Sons (Sicilian seafood) in East Boston for years (dinner there at last once a week) until they abruptly closed 9 or so years ago, putting a big hole in our dining out.
Thrilled to report that Angelo's sons, Ralph & Joe, have recreated the menu and are now the restaurant within The Boulevard (bar on Revere Beach next to Bianchi's) - as Angelo & Sons
Sicilian Seafood. Had dinner there last night - food is as delicious as I remember - everything impeccably fresh and authentic. Prices really good - menu tops out at $24.95. Open 2 weeks. Atmosphere is quite different from the original Angelo's, but they have received a permit for several tables outdoors.
Outstanding raw bar. I had 1/2 doz huge oysters , DH had littlenecks and cherrystones. DC, who visits from Midwest every year or so and indulges her lobster and fried clams cravings, had fried clams for app-declared them unbelievably good (DH & I confirmed by tasting).
We had 3 pasta dishes...homemade fusilli castello - lobster base sauce, real crabmeat, shrimp & lobster meat; linguini with calamari in red sauce; homemade fusilli ala scoglio (menu is with penne, but, of course, they'll accommodate your pasta preference) - clams, scallops & lobster meat in spicy garlic & olive oil sauce - $16.95, 10.95, 15.95, respectively. While the dishes had somewhat less seafood than Angelo's used to, the prices are proportionately lower and the flavor and quality were just as we remembered. Also had a delicious side of broccoli in garlic & oil (not on menu) .
As at the original Angelo's, menu is primarily seafood - seafood salads, grilled, fried, raw and with pasta - with a few chicken dishesl and steak tips for the carnivores. Right now, swordfish and fried fish & chips are the only fish on the menu, but I imagine they will expand and/or have specials as time goes on.
Ralph and fiancee, Lynda, are aiming for more of a restaurant, rather than bar ambience, (and family friendly - children are now allowed; apparently that was not the case when The Boulevard was strictly a bar). If you loved the original Angelo's or even if you never got there, if you love quality seafood simply and expertly prepared, you've gotta try Angelo & Sons.