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What should I have on Angeli's last night?

arb Jan 12, 2012 11:55 AM

I managed to get a reservation for tomorrow night, the last night Angeli will be open - made it a couple of weeks ago, and all I could get is 5:30, but at least I'll be there on the last night! My first time at Angeli was the first week it was open.

So I'm agonizing over what to eat. I was there last week also, and had the Ligurian fish soup, which is what I usually get. What are your chow-ish recommendations, what are the very best dishes?

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  1. Dommy RE: arb Jan 12, 2012 12:20 PM

    Early is good! The kitchen is less hurried and things tend to back up around 6:30pm in my experience these past weeks with take out orders and such...

    On our recent visits, we stuck with the classics. Gnocchi, Vegetables (the Brocolli is better than the potatoes) and Pizza Special (Great sausage!). The Chicken coming out also out looked outstanding!


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      Babette RE: arb Jan 12, 2012 12:33 PM

      We are doing takeout for our final Angeli meal:
      white bean soup, pizza bread
      potato croquettes
      caesar salad and forte salad
      beet gnocchi
      sausage & onion pizza and margarita pizza.

      The guys are bringing it all home right now. What a treat! I hope her next endeavor won't be too far away. Wish her well and huge thank you to Evan Kleiman and her staff. We have been fans from the start.

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        Babette RE: Babette Jan 12, 2012 12:40 PM

        and seafood linguini.

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          arb RE: Babette Jan 12, 2012 12:52 PM

          Mmm, I was thinking of the seafood linguini. Have you had it before?

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            Babette RE: arb Jan 12, 2012 04:14 PM

            My son loves it and ate most of it. I had a piece of shrimp, it was pretty good. But I'm so fat and happy from the pizza, gnocchi, soup, bread, and salad.

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              Babette RE: Babette Jan 12, 2012 04:45 PM


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              Babette RE: arb Jan 12, 2012 04:16 PM

              Also love the veg lasagne but didn't get it today.

        2. Das Ubergeek RE: arb Jan 12, 2012 01:46 PM

          Nineteen hundred rounds of that bread.

          Gnocchi, whatever they may be.

          Insalata forte.

          Any sausage pizza.

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            arb RE: Das Ubergeek Jan 12, 2012 01:54 PM

            True, whatever I actually order is likely to be the next day's dinner, since I am planning to pack in as much of the bread and olive oil as possible.

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              Clyde RE: arb Jan 12, 2012 02:39 PM

              one of the reasons i like getting the gnocchi is to dip the bread in the butter sauce.
              one item on the menu i regret not trying is the spicy pasta sauce- anyone ever have that? is it awesome?

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                ebethsdad RE: Clyde Jan 12, 2012 10:23 PM

                In a word (pardon the cliche)...yes.

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            Clyde RE: arb Jan 12, 2012 01:49 PM

            Beet Gnochhi! or whatever gnocchi they have tommorrow night. Also, ask for some extra bread to go and freeze it for another time. I love the veggie pizza too. The first thing i ever ate there was the ravioli and i kept getting that until i discovered the gnocchi. so i'd switch off with gnocchi and veggie pizza and sad to say i never really experienced much else on the menu. i got the seafood linguine once and i don't remember loving it, but that was many years ago.

            1. TonyC RE: arb Jan 12, 2012 05:19 PM

              Don't forget patience, though probably less of it is needed at 5:30pm.

              I never "got" their gnocchi, nor their pizzas, but the potato croquettes and the desserts remain absolute killer.

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                1foodie1 RE: arb Jan 13, 2012 04:36 PM

                Had lunch there today - primarily because your post made me remember! So thanks! They don't have any seafood left, but I tasted my friend's lasagna bolognese and it was divine. Better than the pasta bolognese I had. We also had the chocolate bread pudding, which was amazing. But the best part was the bread - better than I've ever had before. If someone could score the recipe, that would be amazing!!!

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                  Babette RE: 1foodie1 Jan 13, 2012 04:51 PM

                  I am going to try this as both pizza crust and bread:

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                  Clyde RE: arb Jan 16, 2012 05:20 PM

                  what was everyones last meal at angeli? friday night at home we finished up the pizza and bread from the day before. have two breads in my freezer for a later date.

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                    arb RE: Clyde Jan 17, 2012 08:53 AM

                    Lasagna bolognese - I decided to go with a classic. Trio of appetizers before (various marinated vegetables), and chocolate chunk bread pudding. And, of course, insanely good bread and olive oil. I will really miss Angeli.

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