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Written by MilwVon on 22 Aug, 2007
Angelo’s is tucked away in a gated community of Hiddenbrooke in Vallejo, near the entrance to California’s famous Napa Valley. We learned of them via the website Restaurant.com and were glad we did! Since we were only in the area for essentially 24 hours, we…Read More
Angelo’s is tucked away in a gated community of Hiddenbrooke in Vallejo, near the entrance to California’s famous Napa Valley. We learned of them via the website Restaurant.com and were glad we did! Since we were only in the area for essentially 24 hours, we needed to make things convenient to where we were staying or near the main freeway system. Angelo’s markets themselves as a "fine Italian dining" establishment. That may be a bit over-exaggerated, but the meals provided are indeed outstanding!We stopped in Sunday morning for breakfast at around 8:30am. Given their published 7:30am opening, we were concerned that perhaps they were closed as there wasn’t a car in the parking lot, the inside didn’t appear to have any lights on . . . and there was a white paper hanging in the front door window. My heart sunk as I walked up to read the sign, only to learn that they were hosting a private party later in the day. The door was unlocked so I poked my head inside. There was plenty of activity inside, just no customers. Perhaps not the best sign, but I waived David from the car and inside we went for breakfast.The bright natural light flowing through the large windows on the two exterior walls was such that there was no need for the inside lights to be on. We were invited to sit where we wished, so we took up at a front table, with a nice view of the hillside. Our server Edward was immediately at the table to offer up drinks. David enjoyed his coffee and I sipped on a tall glass of orange juice. Given that they also offered cappuccino, espresso and lattes, I was surprised he didn’t go for something with a stronger kick.The breakfast menu was quite extensive including the usual breakfast faire, plus crepes, frittatas, sour dough French toast and omelets. Unable to really decide, I opted for the Angelo’s breakfast sampler and David ordered the egg white omelet with everything but the kitchen sink. My sampler plate included the French toast, two strips of bacon, a sausage patty, an egg over easy, breakfast potatoes, fruit and wheat toast. Holy cow – way more food that anyone should eat at breakfast! I don’t think I touched my toast given that the two slices of French toast were more than enough in the way of carbs. David said that he had never had an egg white omelet and that he said was very good. Breakfast, including tax and gratuity was just over $30.We enjoyed our breakfast so much; we decided it would be a great place to meet another couple for dinner. With a 6:30pm reservation, we were already looking forward to dinner! When we arrived, they had just completed cleaning up from their afternoon private party (a baptism party for over 150 people). As we looked through their dinner menu, I struggled with whether or not to try their wood oven baked pizza or something more traditional at an Italian restaurant. David went for the grilled salmon, while our friends did opt for a large pizza. I sold out for the spaghetti and meatballs, along with an ala carte dinner salad. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their dinner and had their eye on dessert. I felt I couldn’t eat another bite, but agreed to share a cheesecake with strawberries with David, while the other couple shared a crepe with strawberries and chocolate sauce.The total dinner bill came to around $110, which was not bad given the amount of food we had enjoyed. I should note that while the restaurant had a full service bar and an extensive wine list, we did not imbibe since everyone had some driving to do after the meal.I hope that Angelo’s will be able to make a go of their new restaurant. Given that they are somewhat remotely located in a gated community, which could really hurt them. The good news is that they are right off the I80 and very accessible without having to venture into the city limits of Vallejo. Hopefully with marketing efforts such as Restaurant.com, they will get their word out and people will find them. We’re glad we did!
Angelo’s Restaurant8308 Bennington CourtVallejo, CA(707) 644-5500www.myangelos.com