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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ANGELINA

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TALK OF THE TOWN

NBC CHICAGO

"Chicago has some great neighborhoods with excellent restaurants... Angelina Ristorante is a standout among many great eateries in Lakeview. It has an intimate vibe with a small authentic Italian restaurant feel."

TIMEOUT

"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."

THRILLIST

"This Lakeview mainstay has been around since 1988, supplying the neighborhood with authentic Italian cuisine and a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere. Old World decor and bright, white linens set the scene while classic, Italian comfort foods solidify the ambience."

CHICAGO MAGAZINE

"From the day Angelina Ristorante opened its doors in 1988, it had the Tuscan vibe down pat and drew a neighborhood crowd fond of low lighting, faux patina, and Italian staples."

CHICAGO READER

"[Nunzio] opened Angelina together with curly-haired Elite model Callin Fortis, who owns Neo, an exceptionally long lived dance club. The restaurant’s name is a tribute to Fresta’s grandmother, the saintly Angelina di Sicilia... 'I had a vision, of creating a place like she would’ve... cooked in and fed everyone in forever.”

THE INFATUATION

"Angelina’s is an Italian restaurant that’s been in Lakeview for over 30 years... this place has a fun weekend brunch. The menu is short and uncomplicated (with dishes like French toast and a frittata), with a bottomless mimosa package."

THE CHICAGO TRAVELER

"Nothing says romance like fine Italian cuisine over candlelight and soft music. It should be no surprise then that many Chicagoans looking to impress their dates head up to Lakeview to Angelina Ristorante... You'll ease into a night of comfort as you enter the softly lit room, decorated with oil paintings and black-and-white-photos. Show up early, or make a reservation: a line often forms before the doors even open."