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D'Angelo

Pizza - Wine - Tapas

4215 N. Federal Highway
Oakland Park, Florida 33308
(954) 561-7300



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D'Angelos Pizza, Bar & Tapas

 

D'Angelo offers an extensive, classic Italian menu with a variety of pizzas, calzones, tapas and wine. Click here to view the menu.

 

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Delightful D’Angelo
New pizza, tapas and wine bar impresses

 

D'Angelo Pizza Wine & TapasChef Angelo Elia has once again reinvented his Italian culinary mastery in his newly opened D’Angelo, a tapas, pizza and wine bar just three miles north of his signature restaurant Casa D’Angelo in Fort Lauderdale.
 
The interior is sleek and modern yet the atmosphere is casual and fun with an outside seating area as well fit for beautiful nights under the stars. The restaurant located just south of Commercial Blvd on US-1 does not take reservations so we arrived at 8 p.m. on Sunday to avoid a wait. The restaurant to our surprise was quite full and busy with activity even on a Sunday evening, which was a promising sign of what lay ahead.
 
Our friendly and very knowledgeable server started us off with two glasses of Planeta, La Segreta Rosso 2006 for $8 each. The wine list consisted of about 65 different Italian wines with a healthy number of wines offered by the glass along with only one Italian beer and a few other imports and domestics.
 
The menu consists of tapas, salads, soups, pizze, pizza bianche, bruschette, ceviche, carpacci, paninis, calzones, wood oven frittata, cheeses and cold cuts. We started off with two large veal and pecorino cheese meatballs braised in tomato sauce ($9) and chicken liver mousse with vin santo (translates to Saint wine as it is fit for a Saint) ($7). The meatballs were big, juicy and full of flavor. Lots of extra sauce allowed for smothering each bite with more of the goodness that made these simple meatballs very enjoyable. A big fan of chicken liver mousse, I liked D’Angelo’s take.
 
D'AngeloThe crispy fontina polenta with reggiano and roasted porcini ($10), which we ordered next was one of my favorites. While the polenta wasn’t really crispy, the flavors worked remarkably well together and our plate was overflowing with hearty porcini mushrooms and an amazing sauce that absorbed all the rich flavors of the mushrooms. I would definitely have this dish again.
 
Finally, we had to try one of the over 20 pizzas on the menu and decided on the Angelo – a pizze bianche with buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula and shaved reggiano ($13).  The pizza tasted great and the flavor combinations were successful. The prosciutto contrasted nicely with the delicate buffalo mozzarella while the arugula added a nicely balanced bite. The pizze menu included everything from shrimp to tuna to asparagus and Italian sausage and I will definitely be back to sample more.
 
For about $30 a person including wine, we were very happy with the spread we had and the extensive menu will keep me coming back to try more. And when in the mood for a more traditional Italian meal in a more rustic setting, I will venture a couple miles down US-1 to sister restaurant, Casa D’Angelo.

 

 

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