Cafe D'Angelo

3.8
24 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

Café D'Angelo is an Italian American fusion restaurant that features a B.Y.O.B. option. Start off with an appetizer such as the fried calamari, a creamy crab dip or apple butter flat bread. Move on to a salad filled with cantaloupe, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, baby spinach and balsamic vinaigrette, or a salad consisting of roasted pear, goat cheese, raisins, walnuts over arugula and a pear vinaigrette. Café D'Angelo serves entrées that include crab cakes, classic lasagna, pomegranate glazed salmon and Maine lobster ravioli. Radio Voice Italia broadcasts live from Café D'Angelo the first Wednesday of every month. Reservations are not required but are suggested, especially on nights with entertainment, and can be made online.

What 24 people are sayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.8based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
BB
BobB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

chicken parm was thick and tough. I am Italian and used to cutlets thin and tender - chicken and veal.
Veal parm is not available at this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2016
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I was really excited to visit Cafe D'Angelo. I have to say that I was not impressed. I met two friends, and before our party was complete that waiter was trying to give us the specials. Once our party was complete, he asked to take our order about 5 times before we were ready hovering about the table. The place was completely empty but 2 other tables, so it wasn't like they needed the table fast. The food was so so... When we ordered a dessert to share he practically rolled his eyes, then tried to take the dessert multiple times before we were finished. We paid him, and he came by the table taking a fork, then a glass, then the pen, pushing us to leave. It was 8:45 when we left on a Friday night. I waited tables all through college and know it's tough when it is slow. But our waiter was nothing short of rude and unwelcoming. I wouldn't go back. And I won't recommend it to anyone.

e
vipedgemere
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the service and food. Place was clean, food yummy and well priced, and a great selection.
come and be surprised..........lemon pie was to die for.

S
vipSeh239
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2015
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It took 55 minutes for us to get served our appetizer. The waiter did not check on us prior to serving the appetizer. I ordered the sirloin medium rare and it was over cooked. The meat was not a good quality.

EE
vipEasyEd
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2015
Overall4food3service2ambience2

Was not prepared for the live airing of Radio Voice Italia. While the music was enjoyable the volume made conversation difficult---maybe it was the result of no sound absorption because of the exposed brick walls---- but a good DJ/host would have taken that into consideration.

Though at the time we arrived, it was a light crowd, service was painfully slow; water refills were few and far between, the waitress continually made excuses about the delays ----a new cook, having to train a new waiter, etc. While much of this is understandable, it was apparent that the kitchen was confused and disorganized at best. Add to this a person who was waiting for a large take-out order and constantly pacing through this small dining room, not conducive to a fine dining experience. We were there for about three hours but the wit staff appeared to congregate at the hostess station for socializing. We asked for an ice bucket for the wine, it never appeared. My daughter asked to take her uneaten portion home, and although the waitress kept saying it would be out in a minute, after hearing this 3x, we left without waiting any longer it. First time we were disappointed in what we had begun to consider a real neighborhood gem turned out to be still very much in the rough. Supervision and organization is the key to success---and that door remained unlocked this visit.

K
Keith
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had dinner here for our anniversary. Since it was a Wednesday night, it was not very busy. I made reservations, but definitely did not need them as there was only one other couple in there when we walked in. Regardless of the amount of people, our server was very courteous. The food came out very quickly, both appetizer an main courses. We had the calamari as an appetizer. It was well made and not extremely chewy, like I've had at other places. I would recommend that. For a main course my wife had the crab cakes , which she said was very good. I had the chicken and shrimp. That, too, was very good and I would recommend. Also, the portions were fairly generous. My wife and I both took leftovers home
with us. Overall, it was a very good experience and I would definitely recommend going here.

MG
vipMGMT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2015
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Over priced and tasteless offerings. It was a struggle to give cafe D'angelo one star.

b
beachbum
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great BYOB, very nice atmosphere and food was excellent, portions a bit on the small size (which was ok with the ladies, guys would have liked a little more on their plates) Appetizers were delicious, we had the calamari, shrimp scampi dip (YUM) and the eggplant special appetizer - served with crusty bread.

Only complaint was the Entree Veal Sorrentina - veal medallions with thinly sliced eggplant, prosciutto and mozzarella. Entree only contained one very small veal medallion and the a lot of eggplant. Very good, but would have preferred more veal

Would definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2015
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Our server Never told us the specials. After we placed our order she returned to tell us that Both of our entrees were unavailable that evening yet they were on the menu. We ordered once again and our entrees were very very bland at this point I thought we were being punished we never received bread. She did ask if our meal was ok as she seen that we ate very little. She was new and had no clue.

OT
vipOTGal
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Once again we weren't disappointed in Cafe D'Angelo. The food was well prepared, nice selection of entrees, appetizers and dessert. Our server, Susan, was very helpful describing our choices and was a very attentive server. I'd recommend Cafe D'Angelo it is a great neighborhood restaurant!

A
Angela
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A great date-night dinner. The food was very tasty and prepared perfectly – just the right amount. Would I bring the kids - not for dinner - might spoil the mood or atmostphere.
Service was attentive/friendly/accommodating! The decor was very pleasant on the eyes (wouldn't change a thing). Only missing element - no varity of a pasta selections.

OT
vipOTGal
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner at Cafe D'Angelo on Saturday evening. Experience was outstanding from start to finish. Service from Mike, our server, was impeccable. The food was delicious. We will be back and have shared our experience with others. Great neighborhood find!

M
vipMonica
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Decided to try this after reading reviews on another site. Pleasant evening and being a BYOB is a plus. Just be aware that that you do not receive any Open Table dining points for booking through Open Table. That should change.

L
vipLarryderm
Philadelphia
303 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Located in Havertown, this is a nice neighborhood restaurant with traditional Italian dishes being offered. The food is ample, and the service OK. It is BYOB, giving an added plus. They do serve a number of pasta dishes, but they are slightly obscured in the menu listings..

JJ
JJTJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience4

variety of choices from full sized entrees ans small plates to even a few sandwich selections. Has something for everyone. Also very nice daily specials. Apps where excellent and the entrees will bring you back

EE
vipEasyEd
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great from arrival to departure. All courses were served promptly and at a good temperature---it was obvious that each course ws freshly prepared and hadn't spent time under a warming lamp. All was extremely well seasoned without an overabundance of salt or too much of herbs and spices---very balanced and pleasing to the palate.

M
vipMaxie
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little neighborhood treasure!!!

BD
BigDaddy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We received a Christmas certificate and have been pushing off going here for awhile. We decided to go and enjoyed everything. Our waitress was adorable and played along to my ribbing. We met the owner and thanked him for the service of the waitress and food quality. Everything was very good.

f
frank
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a delicious salmon dinner which was grilled and topped with a
creamy orange sauce that was delicious. I have had salmon with different sauces and
toppings at many restaurants, but this had to be the best we had ever tasted. Accompanying
the salmon was sauteed spinach and tips of asparagus with garlic and oil which was very
tasty also. Wild rice was the other side and that too was very good. I would be remiss if
I did not mention that the bread at the beginning of the meal was so good and hearty and
they had one dish with oil and vinegar and spices and red peppers (sweet) in a breadcrumb
mixture that we devoured. So, to say the least we left very happy. Also, I must comment too
that the service by our waitress was excellent and everyone else working there were pleasant

L
vipLizanne64
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were fortunate enough to get a last minute reservation for 4 here... It's right around the corner. Pre fixed menu that evening- odd options so hard to choose main course. Duck was grateful for sweet potatoes as an accompaniment ....no complaints about the flat iron steak with crab cake. Whole fish wasn't deboned therefore a mouthful of bones made it unpleasant to eat. Apps and dessert were good. Busboy that night was very attentive to customers needs as well as being friendly. Overall it suited the purpose so can't be disappointed!

AM
vipAnneM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2014
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We made a reservation and they were running behind about 15-20 minutes late. But we got a very nice table - it was our anniversary. Food was good, but too much lag time between appetizers and entrees. Nice atmosphere. Be prepared - No wait area in restaurant.

MG
MGrant
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2014
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was mediocre at best. The calamari appetizer was advertised as "puttanesca style". When it arrived, there were perhaps a dozen small rings of calamari SWIMMING in 2 cups of sauce with at least half a can of olives. It would have been better labeled as tomato-olive soup. I ordered the seafood scampi for the main, and while most of it was indeed fair, the mussels that came in it were distinctly overcooked and had a very strong "off" fishy flavor, which I would not have eaten even if I were not pregnant. My fellow diners' reviews were of the "meh" variety. I really wanted to like this place as it is a small local establishment, and we need more of these in Havertown, but the food was just not up to par. Too bad.

B
vipBbrynmawr
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Kind of restaurant every neighborhood needs. Not fine dining, but good, solid food.

S
vipSnowfall
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience4

food was not special. We had calamari, bruschetta but that was more bread than topping, lamb bolognese, seafood with linguine, and a steak special. ho hum.

FAQs

Cafe D'Angelo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 449-2690.

Cafe D'Angelo is rated 3.8 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.