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Dec 29, 2011 03:58 PM

Angeli Caffe closing!

How sad...

Darn the darn recession!

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    1. re: mc michael

      i so enjoyed their food.
      it was the only restaurant that could motivate me to drive to west hollywood to eat.
      sad for me.

      1. re: westsidegal

        anytime i had to meet my SO on the west side we'd eat at angeli. we'd toss around options and always wind up there, totally happy that we did. i used to be able to walk there when i lived off beverly/melrose. this can't be happening!

    2. Got their e-mail tonight. They will really be missed. They will be open every night for dinner until they close for good (including Sunday, the 1st, and Monday the 2nd). Last day of business is January 8th. Please support this wonderful restaurant while you still can. They will continue catering and Evan with still be hosting Good Food on 89.9 KCRW, Saturdays at 11am.

      Angeli Restaurant
      7274 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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      1. re: wienermobile

        They will still be serving New Years Eve. From Evan's e-mail...
        "As per tradition, we will be open for regular dining from 5 until you stop coming in. “No midnite frolicking”. Just come in with good friends for good simple food. Let us share a hug and wishes for the best in 2012. All of us at Angeli will be embarking on new horizons so we'll especially appreciate your send off."

        1. re: wienermobile

          Wow - so sad!

          Best ricotta gnocchi I've ever had and always a lovely time.

      2. I'm so sad that Angeli Caffe is closing. Their Gnochhi is incredible, of course. But last summer i had a dish of burrata, pesto, and a peach. It was outrageously lickable.

        1. i'm not sure i've ever been so sad over something going away like i am with this news. i've had the gnocchi everytime i've been there since i first had it. for lunch i sometimes got the veggie pizza. i always ate a ton of their amazing bread. anyone have their bread recipe??? ughhhh. i wanna cry!

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          1. re: Clyde

            Here's her recipe for her pizza dough - and she also has a note as to how to use it for flatbread - which is what I think you are talking about. I hope!


          2. I have such great memories about Angeli -- my favorite is when they gave my 5 -7 year old nieces pizza dough to play with while the adults ate dinner. The kids were mesmerized and could not wait to go back.

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            1. re: Ciao Bob

              exactly the point i was going to make... solid food and really a welcoming place. good for groups, good for kids, just good.

              i know where at least two meals will be this week.

              sigh. why do the good ones have to go? and why do others get to stay? neither talent nor merit can be applied as any sort of portent for success anymore.

              1. re: Emme

                We were so sorry when they moved from West Los Angeles. They were on Santa Monica Blvd and it was a great favorite of our family. Very welcoming and good food.

                1. re: maudies5

                  my first Angeli dining experience was at the West LA location 20-some odd years ago and I will always remember what we had ...warmed olives....and then grilled radicchio with mozzarella melted over it...and then penne Arrabiata....simple pleasures.