LYD Recommendation: It’s romantic date night time! If you are looking to take your significant other on a cuddly and charming night on the town, LYD says head to Angelo’s Spaghetti House in the historic Lakewood Shopping Center. Angelo’s will serve you heart-warming classic Italian pasta dishes and a scrumptious handmade Italian desserts. Angelo's is a the place to go to get a little cozy with that special someone in the restaurants’ dimly-lit atmosphere romantic-o! Stop in for the all-you-can-eat buffet for lunch or Sunday Brunch and fill your sweetie with authentic Italian eats! Angelo’s will leave you full and wishing there was a gondola to take you on an enchanted ride home.
The Lakewood community in the heart of Dallas is home to many local eateries and mom-and-pop destinations, but if you’re looking to satisfy that old fashioned Italian desire head over to Angelo’s. Step into Angelo’s homey atmosphere of and the aroma of garlic and the fresh baking bread waft through the air and cause a flutter in your heart. Angelo’s Spaghetti House is named after the owner’s father, Angelo Peter Fantinnucci, and dishes up genuine Italian meals inspired by the family’s original recipes. They are bringing these meals straight from Papa’s table to yours! Take a seat in a comfy booth or a table outside with a view of the community and start the night off with warm, buttery, garlic rolls! Dip them in the family’s famous marinara sauce and close your eyes and see the rolling hills of Tuscany. All entrees are served with Angelo's Caesar Salad with their signature Caesar dressing which is Rome’s answer to the boring salad. Ask the server to assist in choosing a fine wine and enjoy the company in front of you while taking in the smells of fine Italian cooking as they fill the air. Angelo’s menu is filled with usual Italian staples and some of the family’s authentic, homemade, and exquisite dishes and separated into seafood, chicken, and veal specialities. If you aren't an Italian food connoisseur, Angelo’s offers a nice sampler platter for those whose taste buds have not been able to make the decision or if you just want to try a little bit of everything. Hand-breaded Chicken Parmesan, cheesy ravioli, and Fettuccine Alfredo all served together for all of your heart’s desires. The Chicken Parmesan is a savory, hearty dish with a chicken breast breaded and pan fried golden and topped off with shredded, mozzarella cheese. The chicken is served on top of a heaping size pile of angel hair pasta and Angelo’s own marinara sauce. The Cheese Ravioli is four plump squares stuffed and baked with four different Italian cheeses. The Fettuccine Alfredo is a simple and palate pleasing with the noodles dressed with a rich, creamy white cheese, buttery sauce, and sprinkled with some Italian herb. Angelo’s makes their pasta fresh, so the ravioli, fettuccine, ziti, and signature spaghetti is the most perfect al dente and made with the same passion Italians have passed down for generations.
If you’re in the mood for custom or specialty pizza, Angelo’s serves up an amazing pie! Made fresh-to-order, the hand-tossed pizza dough is flipped and spun in Angelo’s kitchen before baking the crunchy crust with an oh-so-soft center. The Spicy Dago Pizza is like an open-faced meatball sub; starting with the hand-made crust smothered in Angelo’s famous rich, red marinara sauce, spiced up with crushed red-pepper, and then throw in some chopped mushrooms, and layers of MEAT! With a robust family recipe for meatballs along with sliced pepperoni and all topped with melty mozzarella. Trust LYD when we say the small pizza is big enough for two and maybe three! Or if a journey to the lighter Italian country side is on the menu, try the Chicken Oglio. A vintage Italian favorite, the Chicken Oglio is earthy and dainty pasta entree that is served al dente with the penne pasta drizzled with Oglio sauce and tossed with capers, pitted black olives, and chunks of feta cheese. Angelo’s Oglio sauce is a homemade recipe blend of garlic and the ‘real deal’ olive oil with thinly sliced garlic sauteed in olive oil with a dash of finely chopped parsley, a sprig of oregano, ground black pepper, and spritz of salt. It’s perfect for a vegetarian or healthy eater. You can also try some of their fresh salads or seafood dishes for extra lightness with your Italian specialty dishes.
Do not try to push the dessert menu away this time, just do not even try! The traditional, straight from Grandma’s kitchen desserts are the perfect end to a great meal. Ask for two spoons and dish up bites for your loved one of Angelo’s Bread Pudding or Tiramisu. Bread pudding is made daily and is a common end to an old fashioned Italian meal. The flavors of vanilla and cinnamon spice are soaked up in every bite of the bread pudding and makes all the those calories worth it! For all you chocolate and coffee lovers, Tiramisu is the way to go. This lady finger lickin’ cake is born and bread in Italy and each lady’s finger is drenched in Italian coffee liquor with a sweet and sinful mixture of mascarpone between each layer and then topped off with curlies of cocoa. Let that be the aphrodisiac your night needs!
Angelo’s is the perfect spot for a quick Italian escape that will have you swooning to the sounds of classic Sinatra. So grab some friends you don’t mind cozy-ing up to, or take the brave leap and ask for that first date and Angelo’s will do the rest. Ah, l'amore!
Bon appetit, y’all!
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