Restaurant Review for
Angelina’s Italian Grill, Concordville, PA
Owner: Angela Momo
Address: 1102 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342 (behind Fulton Bank off Rte 1 North, or off Applied Card Way, the new spur off 1 and 202 which passes through Wegman’s Shopping Center.
Ambiance: It is a cozy and warm environment, and they have improved on the lighting from the original Mile High Steak House. The night we were there, early in December, there was a “one-man band musician, Dean Garofolo, singing and playing back-up music. Although he was an enjoyable addition to the birthday party for which he was performing, it wasn’t quite appropriate to the fine dining atmosphere I craved.
Service: We received perfect service from our seasoned server, Teal. She was attentive in every way, but not intrusive.
Experience: We enjoyed the meal and could have been quite happy just enjoying appetizers and a small salad, which they at $7. Caesar salad is $8, Angelina Salad with feta cheese added, is $11, caprese salad $9, and Antipasto Italiano $15. It is BYOB, and there was a $5.00 corkage, as indicated on the menu.
Menu: There were 9 appetizers, mostly Italian classics, with a chef’s special, which I ordered, called a “Stacked Tomato” appetizer ($10). I give it 5 stars! It was a stack of breaded and fried tomato slices with melted cheese and a luscious tomato sauce on a bed of arugua. With some jumbo lump crab and capers, it was a meal and beyond excellent, very filling. Fellow Cheap Eater Bob ordered the Italian Sausage appetizer for $9, which came in a pool of delicious marinara sauce with onions and peppers. There were nice touches on the table: delicious bread and butter, small plates of red pepper flakes and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Entrees: My Ravioli Nicola was described as a cheese-filled rav, topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, in a brandy cream sauce. I could not find any lumps of crab, which disappointed me, and the raviolis were cold in the middle. But our waitress quickly remedied that and brought a whole new dish, now hot. Bob’s Ravioli Pomodoro was cheese filled ravs with fresh tomato and basil sauce, definitely a 5-star dish. I understand their pasta and sauces are all house-made, which I appreciate.
Total Bill: My Ravioli Nicola was $22,00, Bob’s Ravioli Pomodoro was $17. $72.08 with $5 cockage and tax; tip added another $14.00. Total $86.08, not a cheap night, considering we bbrought our own fine bottle of red blend. We got no dessert or coffee, and we felt there should have been a small side salad included to round out the meal.
Additional Comments: They were totally booked Christmas Eve, and I imagine they are also for New Year’s Eve, which is a good sign. We will see over time whether Angelina’s can break the “curse” on the difficult location of the hidden little center behind Fulton Bank off Route 1.
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