We took our son and daughter in law for a special night out after the birth of their son seven weeks prior. They both work for investment banks in NYC and dine out six nights a week. So.... We thought that they would love Angelina's. we have always had great food there in the past. Anyway, we arrived in time were seated promptly and ordered a bottle of wine and two cocktails. We listened to the speech about the new chef who came in second in some competition in Texas and how she has changed the menu and altered the courses and portions accordingly. We then ordered our entrees at 7:30 after arriving at 7:15. At 8:30 we asked our server what was holding up our salads. She said she would check.
At 8:45 we asked the manager why we were not served and the table of 12 to our rear was ifinished with their first course. We finally received our first course. The Caesar salad was warm, the greens were limp, the plate was not chilled, and there was a dire absence of any dressing. This was from a new chef who couldn't compete with a chain Italian restaurant like Carabbas. The Caesar was the worst I have ever had in 50 years of dining. The next disappointment was the Chicken Cacciatore . It was simply a roasted chicken breast over a plate of mediocre polenta. Have you ever had Chicken cacciatore without a tomato in the recipe?
To sum it up..... When a new chef tells the management what patrons want instead of listening to their clients...... The clients leave... I am one of those clients! The service was horrific and our check or four was $330 before tip.... Adios Angelina's
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