E'Angelo

★★★☆☆
  • 2234 Chestnut St

    San Francisco, CA 94123

    Cross street: at Pierce

    Map & Directions
  • 415-567-6164

About E'Angelo

Hours
Tuesday To Sunday From 05:00 PM To 10:30 PM

Food

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The great thing about fresh ingredients that are simply prepared is that in general, they produce a dish that really shines because of its inherent freshness and simplicity. This is the case with E'Angelo.

We were in the Marina District

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★★★★★

The great thing about fresh ingredients that are simply prepared is that in general, they produce a dish that really shines because of its inherent freshness and simplicity. This is the case with E'Angelo.

We were in the Marina District

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I lived in the bay area from 1981 to 1984 and during that time ate at E'Angelo's at least once a month. Absolutely loved their small pizzas (we always got one for an appetizer - shared) and the cannelloni Eduardo was fantastic.

If there's a wait to get a table, here's a little secret: Put your name down on the spiral notebook and write Chestnut St Bar & Grill (it's directly across the street) next to it. When your table is ready they will come and get you.

The last time I went was in 1995 while on a trip to the area. Very disappointing. The menu was completely different and not for the better. Cannelloni Eduardo was no longer on it! I asked the waiter why they changed it and I got a dirty look along with a snide remark "so we wouldn't go out of business." Yeah right. They were always busy. So I ordered the lasagna and it was just average. I just looked at the menu now and see that it's now back to being very similar to the old menu. Yay! Maybe I will go there again.

BTW, they used to close for a month each year and all went to Italy on vacation. I can't remember for sure but I think it was in the Dec-Jan time frame.

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★★★★☆

I lived in the bay area from 1981 to 1984 and during that time ate at E'Angelo's at least once a month. Absolutely loved their small pizzas (we always got one for an appetizer - shared) and the cannelloni Eduardo was fantastic.

If there's a wait to get a table, here's a little secret: Put your name down on the spiral notebook and write Chestnut St Bar & Grill (it's directly across the street) next to it. When your table is ready they will come and get you.

The last time I went was in 1995 while on a trip to the area. Very disappointing. The menu was completely different and not for the better. Cannelloni Eduardo was no longer on it! I asked the waiter why they changed it and I got a dirty look along with a snide remark "so we wouldn't go out of business." Yeah right. They were always busy. So I ordered the lasagna and it was just average. I just looked at the menu now and see that it's now back to being very similar to the old menu. Yay! Maybe I will go there again.

BTW, they used to close for a month each year and all went to Italy on vacation. I can't remember for sure but I think it was in the Dec-Jan time frame.

Pros: Great food then

Cons: Then they changed the menu when I last visited in 1995

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E Angelo has been a favorite of mine for years. It's a classic, "checked tablecloth" Italian restaurant.
The food is always delicious (try the pizza or raviloi).
Service ranges from ok to wonderful, depending on the server (some of the older, Italian waiters are right out of
Central Casting).

The biggest drawback is that the tables are very close together. Also, in recent years, they installed new seating along the wall. The wooden bench is too short, which makes it incredibly uncomfortable (PLEASE FIX THIS!). This change was not an improvement.

I am so glad that a basic, unpretentious place like this still exists in the trendy Marina! It's a classic.

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★★★★☆

E Angelo has been a favorite of mine for years. It's a classic, "checked tablecloth" Italian restaurant.
The food is always delicious (try the pizza or raviloi).
Service ranges from ok to wonderful, depending on the server (some of the older, Italian waiters are right out of
Central Casting).

The biggest drawback is that the tables are very close together. Also, in recent years, they installed new seating along the wall. The wooden bench is too short, which makes it incredibly uncomfortable (PLEASE FIX THIS!). This change was not an improvement.

I am so glad that a basic, unpretentious place like this still exists in the trendy Marina! It's a classic.

Pros: Delicious food, refreshingly un-trendy

Cons: Small space, cramped seating

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While visiting San Francisco my boyfriend and I were looking for a low-key Italian restaurant with amazing food and we found that at E' Angelos. The minestrone was the best I have ever had with deep rustic flavors and wonderful presentation in clay vessels (the parmesan and fresh cracked pepper suggested by the owner made the soup). I ordered the Pasta Carbonara (a dish I have always wanted to try but fearful I would be disappointed) and it was unbelievable. The egg, cheese, bacon and cream was very rich but I could not stop eating it. Our service was wonderful and the staff spoke Italian to each other which gave great charm to the quant restaurant. I can only wait to go back to San Fran and enjoy another meal at E' Angelo!

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★★★★☆

While visiting San Francisco my boyfriend and I were looking for a low-key Italian restaurant with amazing food and we found that at E' Angelos. The minestrone was the best I have ever had with deep rustic flavors and wonderful presentation in clay vessels (the parmesan and fresh cracked pepper suggested by the owner made the soup). I ordered the Pasta Carbonara (a dish I have always wanted to try but fearful I would be disappointed) and it was unbelievable. The egg, cheese, bacon and cream was very rich but I could not stop eating it. Our service was wonderful and the staff spoke Italian to each other which gave great charm to the quant restaurant. I can only wait to go back to San Fran and enjoy another meal at E' Angelo!

Pros: Minestrone Soup, Charming Staff

Cons: No Website

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Our dinner visit to E'Angelo was pleasant.
The place is tiny, almost claustrophobic.
Portions were small, especially for an Italian restaurant and by SF , NY standards or otherwise.
My spaghetti carbonara , which the menu described as , al dente, with crispy pancetta ,was over cooked spaghetti with barely cooked and mushy pancetta..There was such a tiny amount of pancetta, I didn't have one tiny piece of it with each fork full of spaghetti. A quarter way through the spaghetti, the bacon was no more and I left the blah, overcooked spaghetti on the dish. The waiter asked if I wanted to take it home and I told him why I didn't want to and that I was disappointed in the dish. Fell on deaf ears.
The other diners with me, one had gnocchi which she said was good but the meat sauce was not good. The 3rd. diner was pleased with the fish.
The waiter, Pasquale was great but he wasn't our waiter. Ours left alot to be desired.

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★★☆☆☆

Our dinner visit to E'Angelo was pleasant.
The place is tiny, almost claustrophobic.
Portions were small, especially for an Italian restaurant and by SF , NY standards or otherwise.
My spaghetti carbonara , which the menu described as , al dente, with crispy pancetta ,was over cooked spaghetti with barely cooked and mushy pancetta..There was such a tiny amount of pancetta, I didn't have one tiny piece of it with each fork full of spaghetti. A quarter way through the spaghetti, the bacon was no more and I left the blah, overcooked spaghetti on the dish. The waiter asked if I wanted to take it home and I told him why I didn't want to and that I was disappointed in the dish. Fell on deaf ears.
The other diners with me, one had gnocchi which she said was good but the meat sauce was not good. The 3rd. diner was pleased with the fish.
The waiter, Pasquale was great but he wasn't our waiter. Ours left alot to be desired.

Pros: one nice waiter , Pasquale, and one good meal out of 3

Cons: Pasquale wasn't our waiter and they served small portions

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Reviewing the food and whole experience is inconsequential, with "Raymundo" i experienced without any doubt the worse service ever.

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★☆☆☆☆

Reviewing the food and whole experience is inconsequential, with "Raymundo" i experienced without any doubt the worse service ever.

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E'Angelo has always been crowded, so my husband and I decided to try it. We were very disappointed. First, the wait was very long -- about 20 minutes. It took our server 10 minutes just to get us a menu, and another 20 minutes to take our order. He forgot to ask whether we wanted anything to drink, and was very standoffish and rude. The restaurant also keeps its front door open at all times, which meant eating dinner in my winter coat. The eggplant parmesan was greasy and, because they didn't peel the eggplant first, unappetizing and difficult to eat. The mixed green salad was mostly iceberg lettuce and used canned garbanzo beans. It wouldn't have been so bad, but dinner for two with only one glass of wine came to over $60. The couple at the table next to us were served immediately by the owner, while we were greeted with barely a sneer. I suppose the owner has his favorites, and we just weren't one of them.

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★☆☆☆☆

E'Angelo has always been crowded, so my husband and I decided to try it. We were very disappointed. First, the wait was very long -- about 20 minutes. It took our server 10 minutes just to get us a menu, and another 20 minutes to take our order. He forgot to ask whether we wanted anything to drink, and was very standoffish and rude. The restaurant also keeps its front door open at all times, which meant eating dinner in my winter coat. The eggplant parmesan was greasy and, because they didn't peel the eggplant first, unappetizing and difficult to eat. The mixed green salad was mostly iceberg lettuce and used canned garbanzo beans. It wouldn't have been so bad, but dinner for two with only one glass of wine came to over $60. The couple at the table next to us were served immediately by the owner, while we were greeted with barely a sneer. I suppose the owner has his favorites, and we just weren't one of them.

Pros: None

Cons: Bad service, bad food, long wait for a table, pricey

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This is our favorite Italian restaurant in the city. Usually we are adventurous restaurant hoppers and seldom repeat, but E'Angelo is so good we keep coming back. Their homemade pasta is the best around, and the variety of sauces is incredible. For example: we were there with a group of 6 six people, and each ordered something to be split family style. Each of the items with a red sauce came with a DIFFERENT red sauce, each of which was fantastic. I love restaurants like this, that don't just serve the same bland sauce on everything. And as for the service that others have been complaining about - come on! It's authentic Italian service. The owner is always there, and is very attentive. He can come across as gruff, but if you're offended, that's your problem. He's a really nice, warm, funny guy. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND E'Angelo.

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★★★★★

This is our favorite Italian restaurant in the city. Usually we are adventurous restaurant hoppers and seldom repeat, but E'Angelo is so good we keep coming back. Their homemade pasta is the best around, and the variety of sauces is incredible. For example: we were there with a group of 6 six people, and each ordered something to be split family style. Each of the items with a red sauce came with a DIFFERENT red sauce, each of which was fantastic. I love restaurants like this, that don't just serve the same bland sauce on everything. And as for the service that others have been complaining about - come on! It's authentic Italian service. The owner is always there, and is very attentive. He can come across as gruff, but if you're offended, that's your problem. He's a really nice, warm, funny guy. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND E'Angelo.

Pros: fresh pasta, variety of sauces, local favorite

Cons: no credit cards, noisy, the wait

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Food was bland. Rude staff who hurried us along. They dont take credit cards. Cheap theme throughout. A waiter became angry with the parents of a child who made a small mess on the floor. Would not recommend-

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★☆☆☆☆

Food was bland. Rude staff who hurried us along. They dont take credit cards. Cheap theme throughout. A waiter became angry with the parents of a child who made a small mess on the floor. Would not recommend-

Pros: location

Cons: bland food, cash only

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Good food, pretty straight forward menu. A nice place for a group of 6 or so. Nothing outstanding to report but the salads and entrees were nice. Service was attentive and pleasant.

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★★★★☆

Good food, pretty straight forward menu. A nice place for a group of 6 or so. Nothing outstanding to report but the salads and entrees were nice. Service was attentive and pleasant.

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While the daily specials miss from time to time; the veal entrees are tender and tasty (saltimbocca is unrivaled), white sauce pasta dishes (ravioli is an 11 out of 10) appeal better than the red sauce, and the spinach/carrot/potato medley hardly leave room for Tiramisu. Wait staff is courteous and attentive. A small funky neighborhood restaurant that should be on the list of places all San Franciscans eat at at least once a month!!

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★★★★★

While the daily specials miss from time to time; the veal entrees are tender and tasty (saltimbocca is unrivaled), white sauce pasta dishes (ravioli is an 11 out of 10) appeal better than the red sauce, and the spinach/carrot/potato medley hardly leave room for Tiramisu. Wait staff is courteous and attentive. A small funky neighborhood restaurant that should be on the list of places all San Franciscans eat at at least once a month!!

Pros: food, service

Cons: parking in the marina

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It was my experience that the owner/manager is really unfriendly towards my family and was downright nasty when we chose not to order anything from their wine list (my wife is pregnant). Inappropriate comments were made about how much we were spending. The mortifying comment from the owner was that, "... if we couldn't keep our children quiet that we should take our ten dollars of buisness someplace else!" We are taking your advice and would never venture into your place again, but as a businessman and restauranteur, you should learn that while it wasn't that we were being cheap it was just of matter of young children just don't eat that much. And pregnant mothers usually are advised by their doctors to avoid alcohol. With the kind of attitude that you displayed, it's only a matter of time before the ship sinks.

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★☆☆☆☆

It was my experience that the owner/manager is really unfriendly towards my family and was downright nasty when we chose not to order anything from their wine list (my wife is pregnant). Inappropriate comments were made about how much we were spending. The mortifying comment from the owner was that, "... if we couldn't keep our children quiet that we should take our ten dollars of buisness someplace else!" We are taking your advice and would never venture into your place again, but as a businessman and restauranteur, you should learn that while it wasn't that we were being cheap it was just of matter of young children just don't eat that much. And pregnant mothers usually are advised by their doctors to avoid alcohol. With the kind of attitude that you displayed, it's only a matter of time before the ship sinks.

Cons: Unfriendly Owner, Not Family Friendly, Sharing Is Frowned On

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It is like being back in Italy. Small and unpretentious with consistently excellent food. Same waiters and menu for 20 years. Mouth-watering smells when you enter. Can be noisy when full.

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★★★★★

It is like being back in Italy. Small and unpretentious with consistently excellent food. Same waiters and menu for 20 years. Mouth-watering smells when you enter. Can be noisy when full.

Pros: consistent, delicious, familiar

Cons: noisy, lacks decor, parking

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This small, charming, authentic Italian restaurant serves food that is beyond belief! The best-kept secret in San Francisco, the attentive staff serves up incredible pastas, salads, and other entrees sure to make a believer out of even the most hard-to-please diner. Great wine list, superb french bread. If you haven't yet been: GO! You WILL NOT be disappointed. The only drawback: The place is really small. There are not many tables and the sign up list can get pretty full (I don't beleive they take reservations), but it is well worth the wait.

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★★★★★

This small, charming, authentic Italian restaurant serves food that is beyond belief! The best-kept secret in San Francisco, the attentive staff serves up incredible pastas, salads, and other entrees sure to make a believer out of even the most hard-to-please diner. Great wine list, superb french bread. If you haven't yet been: GO! You WILL NOT be disappointed. The only drawback: The place is really small. There are not many tables and the sign up list can get pretty full (I don't beleive they take reservations), but it is well worth the wait.

Pros: Incredible Food, Great prices, charming

Cons: small, no reservations

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A dozen tables dressed in blue- and white-checked tablecloths line one wall of this unpretentious storefront and enticing aromas waft from the kitchen, hidden behind a high wall. After penciling in their names on the…

 

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