Review on Angelina Restaurant
Angelina Restaurant is a fascinating newcomer on Dalston Lane, named after American singer Louis Prima's 1946 song, it launched in February 2019 serving a unique fusion of Italian and Japanese cuisine. The concept was created by owner Joshua Owens-Baigler, whose CV includes critically acclaimed restaurants such as the River Cafι, the Bistrotheque Group, Bocca Di Lupo, Artusi and more recently Zest at JW3. The 40-cover space has been designed by his mother Anna Owens featuring a sleek minimalist dιcor using high quality Italian materials, with pretty hanging lanterns, big potted plants and an Italian marble bar overlooking the open kitchen.
Taking helm of the kitchen is Italian chef Daniele Ceforo, who also worked at Bocca di Lupo, as well as Enoteca Turi and was most recently Head Chef at Zoilo. He and the team showcase a five course tasting menu alongside a chef's daily plate and there's also the option of wine pairing. Proceedings kick off with fritto misto and crudite of tuna, prawn and bream, followed by unagi risotto, burnt soy butter and dashi, moving on to onglet, radicchio and hibachi and finishing on a sweet note with a black sesame pannacotta and milk chocolate.
Operating a strict no phone policy, guests can enjoy signature cocktails in the hidden six-seater bar named the Golden Gai, inspired by the infamous Shinjuku district of Tokyo.
Italian / Japanese
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Sat & Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm Wed, Thu & Sun (10.30pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express