Angelini Osteria

I am sorely behind in my blogs.

I should have posted one about the party we had for Azad (because he’s leaving) and my trip to the San Diego zoo.

Now we make up for lost time.  Avanti!
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Italian, you say?  Very apropos, because TONIGHT I took Mateja to Angelini Osteria in Hollywood for her bday – THANK YOU LAUREN for that suggestion – and I must say this was probably the finest dining experience that we were going to have in 2008, if not like, EVER for a bday.

Mateja and I have been looking for some good Italian joints that were a tier above BJ’s, so this was a very happy occassion.

The upscale crowds in Hollywood are a far cry from Venice.  Last year for Mateja’s bday we dined at Boa on Ocean and well… let’s just say that while Hollywood has its headaches, I still prefer their classy “Old Money” stuffiness to the Venice Beach/Santa Monica “anything-goes-Blasé”.

Our waiter (We forgot to ask his name, Doh) looked like Patrick Fischler and made the overall dining experience amazing.  The meals are served multi-course and they tell you the specials in Italian.  The only damper to the evening was the mother/daughter couple who sat RIGHT NEXT TO US (it is a very tight fit in the restaurant…)  talking about how lovely their sex lives were, but what can you expect with Old Money.

I would suggest you go to this place immediately.

And I would recommend you try the Tagliatelle with Boar Sauce (secondi) and the Blood Sausage (antipasti).

not a good photo of the blood sausage – but c’mon.  you can’t go by its name NOR the photo.  You just got to try it…..

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2 comments
  1. Oh yeh – the address: Angelini Osteria. 7313 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 Phone: (323) 297-0070.

  2. I don’t get it. Are you a food and restaurant critic now?

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