Denver >Food & Dining > Angelina's Italian Restaurant
8100 West Crestline Ave, Littleton, CO | Directions 8012339.617577 -105.088179
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Marston, Southwest Denver
Angelina's is the best Italian. – We found this little place by accident. It's fantastic. Authentic Italian. They are very nice there and Bob is a friendly host. Very New York Italian. We love everything we've ever ordered. The house wine is delicious and ask Bob about the story behind it.
As good as it gets – After having lived in Europe for four years, then taking my family for a month in Italy, I think I have found a decent Italian restaurant in Littleton. My family has visited Angelina's on several occasions. We have never been disappointed. My son, an Executive Chef, trained in a Michelin 3 star restaurant in Italy, loved this place. The service has been excellent every time, and the food was prepared with care, and tasted like it. I will continue to go here. If you want fast-food Italian, at fast-food prices, then this is not your place, perhaps Fazoli's would suit your taste buds better.
Rip Off! – Found Angelina's Italian Restaurant through a website selling discount coupons. Would never have even tried them except for the coupon. We made reservations and was seated. Our waitress tried to upsell us on our dishes, but it was late and we tried three different items on their menu that were not too heavy. The first item presented was "burnt" garlic bread. The second item was a small dish of their version of salad. The glasses and silverware were smudged and that was just the beginning. Three small plates of pasta were presented that came to $48 without a coupon. My plate consisted of overly seasoned pasta and mushrooms, which tasted somewhat burnt. We presented our coupon at the beginning of our meal as instructed. At the end of our meal they presented the check and announced that our coupon was expired. At the bottom of the coupon it reads " This Gift Certificate does not expire". If it is called in, and they did, it is automatically voided. We had to present another coupon that we happen to have with us, luckily. So, basically they called in both coupons and voided them both. Service, customer service and food get "two thumbs down". Am warning as many people as possible about their deceptive practices!
Good Restaurant – We almost didn't go to this restaurant because there were several unfavorable reviews on this site so I decided I would write a review about my experience. We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant and highly recommend it. The service, food and atmosphere were great. The food we had was not typical restaurant chain food - you can tell it is homemade and it was excellent. Several reviews mentioned the owner in an unfavorable light - well, the owner did walk around and visit the customers, ask if their dinner was OK. He seemed to me a straight forward, very direct guy - he gave me a pat on the cheek and tease us a bit and thanked us for coming to his restaurant. We enjoyed visiting with him. So bottom line, I would go back to this restaurant and will recommend it to friends.
Unfortunate Experience – Won't comment on the food, because the proprietor needs to know that grabbing patrons on the chest and abdomen is not acceptable.
Check the CitySearch rating chart ! – I have read all of the reviews..and to me, it is a bit strange that people either hate it or it has no faults at all....kind of like perhaps maybe the owner as well has the staff have come in and made positive comments. I would just like to say to the restauranteurs that you should listen to critical reveiws and improve things ! Not just ignore them and fluff the reveiws up yourselves ! Fresh Italian is the best way to go ! Get a fantasic cook/chef in your kitchen and improve your customer service! How hard is it to make good Italian food? Not hard. Perhaps I will visit when I see a real review...where someone expounds the improvements in service and quality. Until then, I would be a bit wary.
Spiraling downward? – After going to this restaurant for many (8) years, since it was only a small take-out establishment a few doors down from where it is now, the food quality and service has gone from good food, abrupt New York-ish stand-off attitude to poor food and same or worse attitude.
The prices have increased, the portions decreased, the ?my way or the highway? attitude of the owner is, in my opinion driving business away. You use to get a decent sausage sandwich (2 full links / 4 half pieces) for $6, now you get 3 pieces (1/4 link each piece) for $9.85. I would not be surprised to see Bob out of business within the next 12 months.
I/we dine out at least 3 nights a week and after my last three experiences here (I figured I would give Bob the benefit of the doubt for having a bad day), I will never return. Part of the issue is with the turn-over in his staff causing inconsistency, which is hard for him to keep because of his demanding stand-offish attitude.
Worst Experience Possible – Where to begin. First off, this place is a dive. It seats about 20 people, but you still have to wait about a half an hour to sit, despite half of the tables being empty. When you do sit down, you'll find the prices to be OUTRAGEOUS. It becomes even more obvious when you get the food. I ordered Lasagna. I paid 20 dollars. It was a half a piece of lasagna in a lasagna soup. The reason it was half a piece? They served it to another guy who started eating it!!! They said ' we'll bring another right out' (no apology) and they took the other guys away from him and brought me a 'new' piece. Kinda shady when it takes an hour the first time to cook a piece of Lasagna, and 30 seconds the next. Even more shady when you look at the piece the other dude was nibbling on, and your piece is exactly his nibble shy of a full piece. This was the worst experience we've ever had, and i'm reporting this place to the city health inspector and the Better Bus. Bureau. Do yourself a favor, pay 15 bucks for an entre at Macaroni Grill or Olive Garden. I'd rather stay away from chains too, but trust me....it's THAT bad!!!!
ONe more thing....the chef asked me how I was doing and I said 'Alright', not being too impressed, and instead of trying to impress me, or find out what was wrong, he told me to finish my meal like I was 10 years old. I'm 30. Trust me. Don't eat here.
this is Italian food? – Angry New York attitude from the owner with an arrogance that made the whole dining experience terrible. It might work in Manhattan but not here. The food? marginal at best, I have had better sauce from the kid;s cafeteria at school. It seems this guys relatives played a mean joke and taught him how to cook like a ninnny. Don't waste the time or the money.
personal courtesy and food prepared with a lot of heart – We found Angelina's a couple of years ago because we had a coupon from the Entertainment book, and it has become a favorite at our house! The service is always great, the dining room is clean and comfortable, and the food is always delicious. The alfredo sauce is to die for! They have nice menus that are easy to read and offer great wines, too. Bob, the owner and chef, is personable and enhances the dining experience as does his manager, Renee. My kids love to go, too!
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