Nothing confuses a child more than asking him or her to fit a cavatappi noodle through a farfalle mold. Today's Groupon rewards bright children and their parents with $30 worth of Italian favorites and drinks at Angelina's for $15. Though the restaurant is under new management, it presents the same menu and chef, delivering authentic bites of Italian food and cheerful happy-hour specials every day of the week.
Angelina's casual, welcoming dining room provides a cozy setting for families and couples to gather around the pages of a lunch and dinner menu filled with freshly prepared bites. Mozzarella is raised to entree status by being breaded and pan-sautéed atop marinara sauce in the Mozzarella Inverno ($7.95 for lunch, $9.95 for dinner). Appetizers draw maritime inspiration for the vongole en brodo, a serving of Manila clams heated with roasted garlic, white wine, butter, herbs, and a tomato garnish ($10.95 for lunch, $11.95 for dinner). Hearty gardeners can turn to Angel's Chop Chop salad topped with herb-roasted chicken, salami, veggies, mozzarella, and garbanzo beans under a light basil vinaigrette ($9.95 for lunch, $10.95 for dinner).
When the pasta wagon rolls into town, it brings with it steamy plates of handmade four-cheese ravioli happily stuffed with provolone, romano, parmesan, and ricotta cheeses in a diner's choice of three Italian-flag-colored sauces—marinara, alfredo, or pesto ($12.95 for lunch, $14.95 for dinner). Angelina's dinner staples include lightly breaded chicken parmigiana ($16.95) and the savory flavors of braised lamb shank served alongside garlic mashed potatoes and a spinach vegetable sauté ($19.95).
Though some quibble over the benefits and drawbacks of the "family atmosphere," Angelina's is a West Seattle institution. Yelpers and Citysearchers give it 3.5 stars, and 66% of 133 Urbanspooners recommend it:
- The atmosphere is casual and family-oriented, but the food leans towards the authentic, rather than the American versions, of Italian food. It's a dressed up alternative to pizza... – jenava, Citysearch
- I grew up in West Seattle, and places like Angelina's really represent the spirit of the area. Laid back, friendly staff who know most of the patrons by first name, consistently tasty food at a reasonble [sic] price … and a good wine selection. Not too fancy, but a fun place in a changing area. – Monique, Urbanspoon
- Angelina's is one of my favorite restaurants in the Seattle area. I've probably been to this restaurant more than any other. – Chow Down Seattle, Urbanspoon
2311 California Ave. SW
Seattle, Washington 98116Get Directions