DeAngelo's

4.4
84 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
New York style pizzas, calzones, heaping salads, and pastas with a Louisiana "flare" - you can enjoy all these and more at DeAngelo's, voted one of Bloomington's Best Italian Restaurants. Come visit our casual family oriented restaurant for Italian food at its best.
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j
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good but not plentiful. Two of the four people wished there had been more (cheese ravioli, Jambalaya). Service was okay and it was a little loud, but not bad.

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IU
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been dining at DeAngelo's since they opened, a couple of decades ago. Excellent neighborhood trattoria with good food and outstanding service. Wish the pasta offerings were more diverse, not in a cajun direction but more traditional.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

Service was very slow.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, the noise level was not very high, and the service was very very good. We will definitely be back! They have some very different things that are great.

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a
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Under staffed for a Friday night. Food was good but just barely warm. Staff did not know how to check in an Open Table customer

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HM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Sunday night and it was a very slow night. Meagan was our server. She was great. Very quick and attentive service. She recommended the spicy meatballs as a started and they were fantastic. Entrees were just as good. Very nice atmosphere. Overall a very nice dining experience and I am sure we will go back.

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T
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great. Waitress was mediocre. Looked either nervous or new. Or both.

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S
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food with good service. A dependable neighborhood regular restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was as usual an enjoyable experience.

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d
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slow and I told waitress up front I was going to drink lots of water. My glass was empty for 5 -8 minutes and I had to wave her down to get a refill.

Food was good but nothing extraordinary. Atmosphere was okay. It was quite enough for good conversation.

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MS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pretty decent Italian food. Being from New York, I was surprised. It was definitely better than I expected.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Had to finally ask what was taking food so long as other tables had food first .

When food finally arrived it appeared cooks intentionally put excessive chunks of tomato in sauce and made sauce very watery.

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CS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was thoughtful and attentive. His name was Shawn.

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JJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Our Mother's Day dinner reservation was at 5:00 and the restaurant was half empty when we arrived, so I was incredibly surprised and disappointed when we walked into the dining room to see how filthy the room was. Every bit of carpet was covered in food or bits of trash. Our chairs, table, and menus were greasy or sticky as well. There is no excuse to start the dinner shift without cleaning the carpet.

When we left, 4 staff were hanging out in the waiting area just chatting. Instead of lounging, staff should be cleaning -- running a carpet sweeper over the floor and cleaning the crud off of menus and chairs.

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A
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I was skeptical of a restaurant in a shopping mall and my skepticism was well founded. Things started off badly when they were out of their one premium bottle of wine (during IU graduation weekend....really?). So I ordered the $40 bottle vs the $70 bottle. During our dinner, a guy just started vacuuming next to our table (you can’t make this stuff up). It wasn’t a cleanup, he vacuumed for several minutes. On the good front, the egg plant parmesan was quiet good. Please work out your service issues.

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MS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The hostess couldn’t find our reservation but found us a booth that was across from the bar. A busy area to sit in but it worked

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OS
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great calzones and pizza specials. Definitely going back.

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L
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

There is nothing especially remarkable about DeAngelo's decor; it is a typical mall-style restaurant wedged between two large retail stores. But it is a comfortable place, with a friendly and efficient staff. Since I prefer places that are quiet enough that one can converse without shouting, I was very comfortable with the noise level and the lack of wallpaper music. But to the real point: the food was very good. On my first visit I had a full order of calamari appetizer ($10) and the meat lasagna entree ($17), served with bread and oil. I enjoyed both so thoroughly that I returned a few days later and had exactly the same meal. The second experience was just as good as the first. As a bonus, on Thursdays $10 buys you a 1.5 liter bottle of wine (I chose a California Merlot, and it was quite decent). I don't know if this is a temporary promotion, but it is worth taking advantage of while it lasts.

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G
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always consistent and absolutely delicious! Highly recommendable to all ages.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly casual atmosphere. :)

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t
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Son’s birthday. He received some complimentary tiramisu.

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a
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

The best thing I can say is that I was able to make a reservation on an otherwise busy day in our College Town. Thank you Open Table! Just afraid the restaurant is a bit BLAH...

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Came in and waited for 10 until after 10mins. A manager finally acknowledged us even those he saw us when we walked in. Totally was ignored. We asked a couple in front of us. They said the same thing. The server was terrible. She was unhappy. We asked for a large pizza and calamari and never saw calamari and she came back with a medium size pizza. Food was good. Just bad and bad management. If u r an owner, do something...

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GB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we were recommended DeAngelo's and were not at all disappointed. the service was great and the food was fantastic. appetizers were wonderful. we had a variety of their specialties and calzones. desserts were great as well. will definitely be back. nice wine list for a smaller restaurant.

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E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding dinner! We ordered the shrimp and crawfish diavolo as well as the crawfish etouffe. Both of them were terrific. The calzone was also extremely good. I would definitely go back. Our waiter, Michael, was wonderful!!!

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IU
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been eating at DeAngelos since it opened, many years ago. It remains one of our favorite Bloomington restaurants. Good food, excellent service, pleasant ambiance. Highly recommended.

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SK
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and loved the idea of being able to choose Cajun or Italian entrees. Will definitely recommend to others.

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AV
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

It's really a shame that there is no "adult supervision" at this restaurant, because the food is actually very good. Yes, it's location near Indiana University in Bloomington makes it entirely logical that college students would represent a large part of the service staff. However, the college student staff at DeAngelo's are not properly supervised by more seasoned staff member that would impart a more serious attitude about service quality.

Along these lines, we found the atmosphere at DeAngelo's to be more about the college student employees having a good time, rather than them focusing on the quality of service that is provided to customers. Thus, while the employees always seem to be having a good time, a member of our party was served the wrong meal, and we had to keep asking our server many times for something as basic as water refills and additional napkins. Disappointing for sure.

Again, this is really a shame, because the food is often times excellent.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Not my favorite place to take for special diner to astudent member of our family
Totally disappointed!!

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C
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was slow tonight, but the food was more than worth waiting for.

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JB
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The special that day was $10 bottles of wine but they were out of all the sweet/semi-sweet bottles. The menu isn't very creative...almost all of the pasta dishes were traditional that someone could make at home, yet the price doesn't reflect such simple dishes.

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CP
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

DeAngelo's never disappoints. I had not been there for awhile and it's good to see that things are still the same. Great food, ambiance and service.

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PP
Corpus Christi
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

The food was just OK. While the chicken alfredo wa al dente, it was rather bland and the chicken was dry and flavorless. The chianti was average for the price. The tiramisu was outstanding however. It is odd for an Italian restaurant not to have veal on the menu?

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place to gather with family. The food is solidly good and the wait staff very friendly.

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G
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They didn't have my reservation. I have no idea why not since I received emails from Open Table confirming and reminders too. They did accommodate us and thank goodness since it was graduation weekend.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Some of the food was good. My entre was extremely bland. Maybe I should have stuck to their specialties listed on the menu (my husband ravioli which was a special was delicious).
While the server was attentive, she was almost aggressively so, and I wouldn't say she was friendly.
There really wasn't anything special about the restaurant or the good. We won't be back.

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SH
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Chicken and mushroom ravioli was delicious and the texture of the pasta was excellent. Service was fast and polite. Calzones had tasty, crisp crusts.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Generous portions and very tasty. We were there on half price wine night, which was a bonus. Food was good and more than enough. Ended up taking some home.

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R
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This is a busy non-chain local Italian restaurant. The cuisine tastes home made. The ravioli entree and the calzones my party ordered were delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. Prices seemed a little high for a hometown family restaurant, this being said, I am looking forward to my next meal at DeAngelo's!

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