Hours: Lunch, dinner: seven days
Saturday & Sunday brunch
Open late: Friday & Saturday till 2, Monday-Thursday till 1, Sunday till midnight
A long-time Albany Park take-out joint gets a facelift and an honest-to-god sommelier.
It's rarely a good sign when a takeout/delivery joint offers everything from crab legs to linguini with clam sauce, plus grilled cheese, Italian beef, fried chicken, barbecued ribs, and pizza. But for decades that's exactly what Angelo's did from a dreary storefront in Albany Park. Then earlier this year things suddenly went dark and Angelo's Wine Bar rose up behind the papered windows. Now it's got a spiffy dinning room with reclaimed-wood walls interrupted by a solid line of flat-screen TVs playing classic Italian cinema, a glassed-in wine cave, and an honest-to-god sommelier roaming around. Frankly, I'm surprised the neighborhood is ready to embrace $108 bottles of Barolo, $12 old-fashioneds, and fennel and grape pizza, but it's been busy. And besides, if you still want your cheesy Italian meatball sub, the old fast-food menu is still available for pickup and delivery.
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