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Angelina's Ristorante

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Angelina's Ristorante Review

Here it's all about the experience—one of the most indulgent, pampered meals you'll ever eat. Formally trained waitstaff attend to your every need in this temple of traditional Italian cuisine. A dramatic wine tower hovers over the main room; the plush private booths surrounding it are the best tables (call early to snag one). The taste circus begins with an amuse bouche. Pick between antipasti, crispy flatbreads, and wholesome soups before moving on to homemade pastas and grilled meats. Absolutely try the butternut squash ravioli, an inventive version with citrus-tomato butter and truffled almonds. The evening ends with a complimentary nightcap. There is also a great prix-fixe menu.This is an upscale restaurant. Don't show up in flip-flops, jeans, or shorts; the staff may be too polite to turn you away, but you will be uncomfortable.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • No lunch.
Updated: 05-17-2013

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    Angelina's Ristorante Review

    NOT RECOMMENDED! We just dined at this restaurant and were automatically charged 25% gratuity! There was just the two of us and our 4 year old! Since when does a restaurant apply 25% gratuity on the bill, automatically??? Well, this place does. Disgusting! We choose the gratuity, not Dan the waiter. I would have left around 18%. That is my choice and I do not accept the waiter making such a decision for me. This is not a fine dining establishment, the food is not the greatest and the service is not the best. Overpriced? Yes! There are better places such as the Ritz Carlton and The Capital Grille near by. We would never go back here and we would never recommend this place. Enter at your own risk and be prepared to line the waiter's pocket with plenty of $$$ !

    by SWFLAcitizen, 8/24/12

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