Recent reports on Osteria Angelini?
- lapizzamaven Apr 13, 2012 05:37 PM
Ive got my 2 dearest friends in from NY and we've got a res for tomorrow night..Anyone been to Angelini recently? any suggestions? I've read about the green lasagna and pastas...thoughts?
Went last month...it hasn't changed much since opening...virtually the same menu, though prices are a tad higher 10 years later.
While good, I certainly would never take a NYer there...NYC is full of great italian restaurants.
Also, for my money, Mozza is a much better dining experience these days, esp considering it's about the same price.
@manku...we couldnt get a res at a reasonable time at Mozza....and wed been there before....Angelini was an excellent dining experience...great ambiance...friendly attentive waiters, a lotta chatter w/o being deafening as Mozza sometimes is...we went with pastas...all excellent..mine bomboletti w/guanciale, pepper flakes & sumthin else...a pappardelle w/duck confit...delish! saw a couple salt encrusted Branzinos go by that looked amazing...nice salumi appetizer, and caprese w/burrata...very nice...ok profiterroles and ricotta cheese cake...as good as it was, i have to say i prefer Olive Garden and their never ending pasta bowl.....thats a joke CHers!
You're pretty safe with anything on the menu that sounds good. I was there about a month ago - pasta with uni stood out, my date though the octopus was the she'd ever had (I liked it a lot, but might prefer Mozza's more - but then again, that's my favorite).
Had the papparadelle with duck. Yeah, great. They had some kind of chicken liver crostini - which I like a lot too - but if that doesn't sound like your cup o' jo - you might not wan to go down that path.