Stopped into Angelo's with my mom at the beginning of the school year to have an early dinner. I live on Federal Hill, and have walked past Angelo's many times and it always seems to be very busy.
At first, we had trouble finding the enterance to the building, so we ended up going through the "take out" door. After the fact we find out that the enterance is actually located in the back of the restaurant... Doesn't really make sense but thats okay. They just need better signs.
A young lady took us to our table, and she was also our waitress. The restaurant was very quiet at this time because it had just opened (only a dinner restaurant), and like I said, we had early dinner so we were one of the first customers of the day. I thought, "well that might be a good thing because the food will be extra fresh!"
The atmosphere of Angelo's is very homey. There are a lot of family pictures of the original owners, which I thought gave the place a nice touch. There is also a train that is suspended from the ceiling, but only runs when money is put into the machine (I think it's 50 cents or something), and all of the money is donated to a charity. I thought that was very nice and unique because I've never seen another restaurant do that before.
Our waitress took our drink orders and brought them to us fairly quickly. She also told us that she would bring some bread out, but it was finishing baking so it would be a few more minutes. And sure enough when she brought the bread it was soft and hot and it was really yummy. Since my mom and I had never dined there before, the waitress gave us a plenty of time to review the menu, and also gave suggestions on the most popular items. I ended up ordering the chicken and broccoli alfredo, and my mom ordered the lasagne.
When the food came, the plates were hot and the serving sizes weren't overwhleming, but just enough. My alfredo was SO good, and I tried my moms lasagne and hers was awesome too. I was definitely a member of the Clean Plate Club that day. It was so good. So good that I ended up ordering it again a few weeks later when I didn't feel like cooking for myself.
I would definitely recommend Angelo's to anyone who is looking for a casual place on Federal Hill to have a nice Italian meal. It is good for people of all ages, and great for families as well.