L'Angolo Cafe is Permanently Closed
For a number of years this was the official website for L'Angolo Café, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.
Content is from the site's 2010 archived pages as well as from other outside sources.
According to Yelpers the L'Angolo Cafe is Permanently CLOSED.
101 W. 9th St.
Los Angeles, CA
L'Angolo Cafe is dedicated to creating traditional Italian cuisine using only the finest and freshest local ingredients. From hand rolled pastas to homemade desserts, we are bringing Italian comfort with casual elegance to downtown Los Angeles. Stop by for a quick and fresh lunch or come in during dinner for a delightful respite from the hustle of the city.
L'Angolo Cafe had its grand opening in January of 2007. Ever since, it has been continuously growing and offering great food with great services. From fresh seafood to unique salads, L'Angolo Cafe will definitely become a favorite for anybody who comes and gives it a visit.
L'Angolo is the perfect choice for your next office event or small get together. Our catering repertoire ranges from hors d' oeuvres to entree dishes, and is ideal for events ranging any where from 10 to 100 persons. To receive more information about our catering services, please contact us at 213-622-2262 during our normal business hours or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Angeles, CA
4.0 star rating 4/10/2013
I got the "Classic Kobe Burger" at the L'Angolo Cafe in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
Melted provolone cheese, fresh tasting veggies (tomatos, lettuce, red onions, pickles), big 7 oz Kobe beef patty (medium rare of course), and a soft brioche (sweet yeast bread) bun.
I don't know how they did it, but the sauce used with the burger is nearly identical to the special sauce you would find at In-N-Out Burger. And who doesn't like In-N-Out Burgers??
This burger was quite delicious and the best way to describe it would be it is a gourmet In-N-Out burger. Fresh tasting. Might be worth the $12 except the fries seem like they were soft and not a crispy as a prefer. They might remind you of school cafeteria fries if you are into that.
Burger gets 7/10
3.0 star rating 7/16/2013
This is one of those reviews that makes me think I may need to rethink my star-scale. On the one hand, in terms of the flavor of the food I had at dinner here recently with my sister and brother whom she and I were visiting, and the friendliness of the waiter, I think this place deserves four stars. However, based on the egregious amount of time we had to wait to get our check and prices I consider to be a bit too high, I'd rather go with a three... so I'm not sure what wins here. As much as I hate halves, I guess I'd consider this place a 3.5.
We were seated right away when we wandered in for a quick bite before an event at the Orpheum and had our waters filled right away, which I appreciated. I also didn't notice much time going by before our waiter took our orders. I liked that he seemed ok with the fact that we were ordering very small meals (we had just come from stuffing our faces with desserts at a Cupcake Showdown down the street). I also liked the soft bread they offered with the complimentary bruschetta. A nice touch, and way better than just plain old butter!
The menu is pretty straight forward, and although the lettering outside advertises this place as 'Cal-Iitalian,' it's mostly classic Italian restaurant dishes like spaghetti primavera and fried calamari.
I ordered the beet salad, which came with a nice grape dressing and candied walnuts, my fave. In my mind you can't really go wrong with beets, so I was very happy with my decision. Considering there was nothing much else to the salad though, I'm not sure it was worth $10.
My siblings and I had a lively discussion during our meal about our cousin's cubic zirconia engagement ring. Her fiancé gave her a ring with a stone that looked like a diamond but was in fact a synthetic crystal that was, to the uneducated eye, identical to a diamond. We all thought this was tacky, given he's a wealthy business owner, but she claimed she didn't care. In fact, she chose the ring herself from an online jeweler's collection of cz styles often used as engagement rings. Of course, we don't plan to criticize her or her fiancé for their private decision, but we can't avoid the topic when we're together since it seems to always come up in our family discussions. I tried to refocus us on the rack of lamb, which was awesome.
Now to get back to this rating for L'Angolo Café. The real downer of the evening was the fact that our waiter didn't check in on us once during the meal and seemed to have disappeared when we want to get a check and leave. The clock was ticking and we wanted to get going and yet there was no waiter to be found. Finally I walked up to the cashier, which I think should not happen in a full-service sit-down restaurant and asked for a check. She asked a busboy to find our waiter who apologetically came to the table with our check.
So, in short, I'm torn. I'd recommend this place to someone who's in the area and looking for a tasty meal, but not if you're in a rush or looking to save a few bucks.
3.0 star rating 6/8/2013
My parents and I dropped by here randomly for lunch since we were starving and didn't want to eat at the local Mexican huts around the corner..
Anywho, the food was decent and service was friendly. I ordered the Kobe Burger, which was HUGE. It was good, though nothing memorable. Came out huge and juicy with a side of fries. My parents ordered the Lasagna and the Chicken Piccata, but I believe they brought out the Chicken Marsala instead, no complains.. They ate it anyway. The Lasagna was very typical and a small lunch size portion.. Nothing else to mention about it. Though, my mum very enjoyed the Marsala. It was drenched in wine, which wasn't for my taste, but my mom loved it! My cousin got the fish tacos, which were very typical and kinda bland especially the side of rice it came with.. but you can't really blame them, since they are an italian based restaurant. Again, the food wasn't spectacular or anything too great.. wouldn't be dropped by again, but don't get me wrong! we still had a nice time there!
Service was nice. They brought us complimentary bread, and refilled it every time it went empty. Our hostess/server was friendly and always smiling, he greeted us, seated us, and waved us goodbye as we walked out (lol). Our second server.. I guess did mix up one of our order like I mentioned earlier, but whatever food is food my parents loved the Marsala!
All in all, nice quaint little place.
Los Angeles, CA
2.0 star rating 4/2/2010
I'm an avid supporter of small businesses local to my work and home. I'll always rave about a place if its good or well intended. I always try to give the benefit of the doubt to a place.
But this place ticked me off.
I'd like to say the food I got wasn't that bad at all. The pasta was cooked well. Even the shrimp was cooked nicely. The serving was generous. I actually would've gone back for the food.
But nope. Food service is always important to me. Its should be attentive and thoughtful, or unnoticeable or unobtrusive. The food service was poor.
I've passed by this place many times when I've been in the area. I was always curious what kind of food it served, but for some reason I was hesitant in going in. There was something about it that didn't ring well with me. I should have listened to my gut instinct. Instead, I ventured in with some friends for lunch.
When we entered, I could see that a few tables were already seated and already ordering or eating. I was curious why a big space like this wasn't full. We went ahead an ordered some pasta dishes. Simple enough right? Drinks came around, bread service came around... right? standard.
A girl friend wonders... hey this place is slow.
Oh shut up, impatient one. It'll come. Just wait.
As we were talking, we spot our waiter walking across the street! LOL
WTF? Did he take our order?
Even I started to wonder why my order was taking so long. I asked a busboy (or was it a psuedo waiter?) why our orders were taking so long. He replied with: "We are very busy"
WHAT? you're a fucking restaurant during a lunch service! You're supposed to be busy!!!
I monitored other tables as they were being seated or ordering, to see if they were served before us. I know we were among the first tickets taken to the kitchen.
Having 3 refills and 3 bread refills, its starting to tick me off. 45 minutes for a simple linguine scampi dish is ludicrous. It takes 9 - 12 minutes to fire up noodles!! WTF. I will rarely walk out of a restaurant. I was getting my things to go when the waiter scrambled and said our order was coming up. I stayed and went ahead with the lunch since so much time was invested in waiting.
The waiter apologized of course. He explained he had some huge order right before we came in.
HANDLE IT. You're a restaurant!
I let it slide because he tried to make it up. He knocked off 10 percent from the tab. Like I said, the food was decent, so I did not make an issue of it. However, I was irritated enough that I went in later that evening when I was in the area to complain to the manager about the inept service.
I may revise or update this review/score if I visit again. I am unsure when that will be, if ever.
Our take on the traditional starter, homemade flat bread topped with fresh tomato checca and crispy arugala
Carciofi Ripieni 12
Stuffed artichoke with seasoned homemade breadcrumbs and drizzled with a light garlic and herb sauce
Portobello all’Angolo 14
Portobello sautéed in white wine, olive oil and garlic and served on crispy arugala with shaved parmesan and finished with white truffle oil
Parmesan filled risotto balls covered in breadcrumbs, gently fried golden brown and topped with marinara sauce
Grilled Octopus 10
Served in a light balsamic vinegar reduction
Polenta e Salsiccia 12
Creamy polenta, marinara, melted parmesan served with sautéed shallots and Italian sausage
Molluschi All’Angolo 14
Fresh mussels steamed with garlic and herbs, served in a caviar sauce
Calamari Steaks 12
Tender breaded calamari steaks pan fried golden brown and served with fresh guacamole
Seared Ahi 16
Sesame seed crusted and seared sushi grade Ahi tunaon a bed of mixed greens and an orange ginger sauce
Funghi Ripieni 10
Large white mushrooms stuffed with seasoned breadcrumbs, onions, mushrooms and bell peppers, served with a garlic sauce
INSALATE & ZUPPE
Insalata Della Casa 8
Tri-colore salad (radicchio, arugala & enpes) tossed in a strawberry dressing with fresh strawberries and shaved parmesan
Insalata di Cesare 12
Romaine spears drizzled with house caesar dressing topped with parmesan, crouton and steamed shrimp
Caprese di Mozzarella 12
Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and sweet basil with salt, pepper and drizzled with olive oil
Lobster Cobb 15
Romaine, avocado, cucumbers, eggs and fresh lobsterclaw meat tossed in a fresh lemon vinaigrette
Goat Cheese & Pine Nut Salad 10
Served with green apples and arugala tossed in a lemon vinaigrette
Insalata di Finocchio 8
Crisp fennel and pink grapefruit are tossed in a light citrus vinaigrette
Insalata di Mare 15
Calamari, shrimp, mussels and clams on romaine tossed in a onion, bell pepper and lemon vinaigrette
Insalata di Granchio 12
Lump crab meat, frisee and arugala in lemon mustard vinaigrette
Insalata di Barbabietole 10
Roasted red and yellow beets, candied walnuts and mixed organic greens tossed in a grape dressing
Tofu Salad 8
Lightly grilled tofu, carrots, tomatoes and heart of palm on romaine tossed in a lemon vinaigrette
Hearty tomato and vegetable soup made from the day’s fresh vegetable selection
Zuppa del Giorno 7
Made fresh daily using the chef’s choice of ingredients
PANINI & SANDWICHES
Served on ciabatta with a side of French fries
Classic Kobe Burger 15
10 oz of our house ground kobe beef seasoned and flame broiled, topped with provolone and house sauce on a sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles on the side
Gorgonzola Burger 18
Gorgonzola cheese melted on our kobe beef patty withcaramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms and chipotle mayo on a sesame seed bun
Pineapple bbq Turkey Burger 17
Grilled pineapple, provolone, lettuce, onion, tomato, bbq sauce on wheat bun
Caprese Panini 12
Fresh mozzarella, tomato basil and pesto sauce
Italian Panini 12
Ham, salami, prosciutto, provolone, lettuce, tomato and peperoncini
Panini All’Angolo 12
Goat cheese, roasted peppers, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized red onions, sun dried tomatoes and basil pesto
Portobello Panini 12
Sautéed Portobello in a balsamic vinegar marinade, grilled onions, roasted peppers and fresh mozzarella
Balsamic Glaze Chicken 12
Chicken breast glazed in a balsamic reduction with fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers and mixed greens
Spaghetti Pomodoro 11
Spaghetti pasta tossed with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil
Pesto & Chicken 16
Penne pasta tossed with sautéed chicken breast in a creamy basil pesto sauce
Linguine alla busara
Tossed in a light tomato sauce, served with large fresh water prawn
Homemade with fresh pasta, seasoned beef, ricotta and mozzarella cheese
Fettuccine Alfredo 14
Creamy alfredo sauce with sautéed chicken breast
Tortellini Bolognese 14
Tri-colore cheese stuffed tortellini in a turkey Bolognese
Portobello Ravioli 16
Portobello mushrooms, onions and garlic filled in hand rolled pasta, served with a creamy asparagus sauce
Lobster Ravioli 18
Seasoned lobster filled in our hand rolled pasta served in a rich lobster sauce
Pumpkin Ravioli 14
Sweet pumpkin, parmesan and almonds fill hand rolled pasta, served in a light sage infused sauce
Cheese Ravioli 11
Five cheese ravioli served in marinara
Salmon Ravioli 16
Fresh salmon, white wine and herbs fill hand rolled pasta, served in a creamy asparagus sauce
Shrimp fra Diavolo 16
Sautéed prawns and linguine tossed in a spicy tomato sauce with garlic and red peppers
Lobster Gnocchi 24
Hand rolled potato gnocchi served in a creamy lobster sauce
Linguine di Mare 26
Shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels, clams and lobster in a spicy tomato or white wine sauce
Spinach and ricotta filled rolled pasta served tomato sauce beside creamy Alfredo sauce
Wild Mushroom Risotto 19
Porcini, Shitake, Portobello, oyster and white button mushrooms
Saffron & Crab Risotto 19
Risotto Milanese topped with crab meat
Risotto of the Day
Chef’s special using fresh ingredients available that day
Entrees are served with chef’s vegetables of the day
Chicken Scapriello 18
Sautéed chicken breast in a lemon sauce with rosemary and Italian sausage
Chicken Sorrentino 18
Sautéed chicken, eggplant, prosciutto and fresh mozzarella layered together and baked
Chicken Caprese 16
Sautéed chicken topped with tomatoes, red onions and melted mozzarella
Chicken Valdostana 16
Sautéed chicken breast and prosciutto in a savory
Rosemary Chicken 16
Chicken breast, fresh avocado and melted provolone in a rosemary & white wine sauce
Stuffed Chicken Romano 18
Chicken breast stuffed with spinach and provolone cheese
Rib Eye 25
Flame grilled and served with a peppercorn sauce
Rack of Lamb 28
Flame grilled, served in a demiglaze red wine sauce and shitake mushrooms
Veal Marsala 24
Sautéed with mushrooms and marsala wine
Seafood entrees are served with chef’s vegetables of the day
Saffron Tilapia 15
Sautéed in saffron & clam lemon sauce
White Fish 12
Sautéed tilapia in a light fresh tomatoes, black olives and basil sauce
Grilled Salmon 19
Flame grilled salmon served with a blueberry and champagne sauce
Stuffed Sea bass 25
Chilean Sea bass with lump crab stuffing pan seared with lemon thyme sauce
Flame grilled and served alla checca
Black Grape Snapper 15
Grilled red snapper in a savory black grape sauce