Angelena's

4.7
772 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Angelena's is a new Italian concept in Pensacola, Florida.

Chef Briscione’s menu brings creative, Southern touches to classic Italian cuisine. Handmade pastas, thoughtfully prepared vegetable dishes are served alongside an abundance of Gulf seafood. The dining room’s wood-fired oven lends flavor to everything from Neapolitan-style pizzas to meatballs and desserts. Wine Director, Brooke Parkhurst, curates the extensive Italian wine list, highlighting wines from thirteen different Italian wine-growing regions.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 772 people are saying
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vipMichaelLaylaG
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dinner. The ambiance. The service. The food. All incredible and such warm service at that. The food was perfect too! My nephew loved the food!!!

And Layla was grateful for the warm loving she received too from all of you. Can’t wait to visit again!!!

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vipMomaFlo1
Shreveport
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely dining experience. Server very helpful and knowledgeable

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LynB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Angelena’s for our Thanksgiving dinner, and it was a great choice! We visit Pensacola to see our son and daughter-in-law, and spent Thanksgiving with them. The ambiance is wonderful, the service was top notch and our dinners were fantastic. Authentic Italian, great wine, great music in the background.. it was perfect. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Becky is a fantastic server

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Perfect service, delicious food and a great atmosphere!

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Ann2
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So thankful that Angelina's was open for Thanksgiving! Food was delicious and a turkey entree had been added. The service was excellent.

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FaithC
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We look forward to having these special dinners at Angelena's. Thank you for the excellent service and food

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KarenP
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Craft cocktails soot on! Fried seafood light and lovely. All food and drink was magnificent. Service was okay, but server was new and it was Thanksgiving, we were grateful she worked!

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vipFoodie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-Thanksgiving birthday dinner for my wife and reunion with my Marine officer son. Best Italian wine menu I’ve seen for the amateur anywhere. All of the food was tip top. Service delightful. Homemade pasta melted in my mouth. We will be back!

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vipGwenC
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun to see the place bustling with couples and large groups.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with a well-trained staff, and a pleasant ambiance. We were expecting exceptional food, and it was just ok. For this reason, we didn’t think it was a great value. We’ll go back, and try something different on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We went to Angelina’s for the first time last night. One of the members of our party is vegetarian and the menu doesn’t have much for vegetarians. The drinks were so-so. The food wasn’t great except for the lasagna. The food came out very very quickly, as if it was already prepared and not made to order. Our server was pushing us out the door to turn the table quickly. Overall we did not have the fine dining experience that Angelina’s advertises.

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Rhett
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our birthdays. Everything was amazing from start to finish. We cannot wait to go back!

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Volgirl
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. New to area trying out new places. Great atmosphere for a special date night. Food was good. Large portions sizes. Sides could be eaten between two. I had chicken parm it was good, Brussels sprouts were great. My husband had meat balls and rigatoni he liked. Dessert was the best the chocolate salami was superb. Just enough sweet to end the meal. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good. Much better than our last visit over a year ago. Service was good, with a few minor glitches like forgetting wine with first corse when we ordered a wine pairing. Then delivered third course when we had only taken a couple of bits from our second course. I asked then to take it back until we had finished second course do it wasn’t a big deal, just made us feel rushed. The food was too good to rush through! The wine pairings went well with the three courses. Overall, a very nice meal.

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BobM
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great atmosphere! Servers are always pleasant and take great care of us!

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SeeingDouble
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. Food was fresh and delicious. Noise level was high energy.

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Mom61
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Skip it!
They have a great selection of Italian wines and call themselves an Italian restaurant. In whose mind? I hate when fancy chefs try too hard to make something out of the box and call it normal.
Got seated at the closest table to the door and it was very noisy. First waitress came over after 7 minutes and couldn’t even hear her. A soft talker for you Jerry Seinfeld fans. Second waitress appears and she’s another low talker!
Ordered deviled eggs because she said they came with prosciutto to make them an Italian take on a southern classic. Too bad they only put .00001 crumbs of prosciutto on 4 of them! Or maybe that was the chili crisp and there wasn’t any prosciutto!
Ordered risotto balls with tomato and mozzarella. Luke warm and a dabble of marinara sauce. Needed more.
No check in from the waitress so impossible to let her know.
Ordered a bottle of wine & the bread with EVOO was good.
DH had Frutti di Mare which was disappointing and had lemon aioli instead of sauce.
I ordered homemade rigatoni with meatballs with vodka sauce. It was so spicy hot I’m not sure what was up with the sauce. It was NOT vodka sauce. Again trying to be fancy and making it too much your own. And the pasta was not rigatoni. Please just call it what it was.
Sent back my dish and asked if they could just use a marinara sauce and the waitress said yes and it would be out right away. Well, my husband finished his dinner and there I sat for 20 minutes and no new dish. She stopped by and said it would be a few more minutes and I said that it had taken too long, my husband was finished and I had loss my appetite. Her response was “don’t you see how busy the restaurant is?” Need I say more?
Someone came over as we were leaving (I assume the manager) and asked me what happened. He apologized and did say it shouldn’t have happen and offered dessert. We declined.
And the hostess kept licking her fingers and touching the menus. Ugh!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Right down the street from Saenger Theater. Perfect pre-show spot. Excellent short ribs

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LenoraC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food was just ok. We started with the burrata and the aranchina. The tomatoes and pesto with the buratta were not seasoned at all so the overall dish was not good. The Truffle cream on the arancini was really good but the Arancini itself has stringy pieces of poorly seasoned short rib. I also ordered the short rib ravioli. It came as just one big ravioli and had the same poorly seasoned short rib filling. My daughter had the lasagna and she said it was ok but nothing special. We spilt the lemoncello cheescake for dessert and it was to die for!! The pizzas looked really good And I might go back there to try that.

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mdavandgbaby
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great, we went for a birthday and had a wonderful time.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The food was presented very well and also very tasty. It is pricey, but a very nice place to go for a special occasion.

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vipLukeI
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really great pizza! Great, clean building and conveniently location in Downtown Pensacola.

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JamesR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta tasting and chicken pasta entrees were both delicious. Excellent wine by glass selection.

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StevenD
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In another case of 'You get what you pay for', Angelina's was perfect. Tiana was spectacular. The food was supreme. Cherry-Olive tampenade? Are you kidding me? Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Chianti braised short ribs are delicious! Fork tender. Sauce, polenta, and accompanying veg and garnish were all delicious too. Would definitely get this again. 5 stars for this dish.

Don’t get the beef tartare appetizer. Presentation was haphazard, flavor was not impressive, it was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This evening was our anniversary and it exceed our expectations! Great food with a wonderful taste, great service and overall excellent experience.

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vipnoleman
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were fantastic!

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Siebs
Tallahassee
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Upscale Italian cuisine.

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Angelia
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was fab; meat and cheese platter very good value

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Grace
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our second time dining in, and we were not as impressed as the first visit. Food and atmosphere is great, but we tried to get recommendations on wine and dinner options and the server just said "depends on what you like". I thought their staff were trained on wine so they could interact with customers? More interaction and engagement would have made it a much better experience. They were also out of multiple beers, which was disappointing for those with us that did not drink wine.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Limited menu options. May be better for some but not what we were looking for.

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vipFunfoodie7
E. Tennessee
168 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We wanted to love Angelena’s. It was our first visit and after visiting Jackson’s the night before, we thought we would. Food quality can be improved. Caesar salad was dry, there were no anchovies and while we liked the Doppio, it could have been better flavored. It was Cecelia’s first night on the floor by herself and she did a good job handling our party of six. Sweet attitude and beautiful smile! Thanks!

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JessicaR
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No wait due to our reservation. Great service. Great food. Not too loud at all. Everyone was very nice and welcoming and knowledgeable. Our waitress was on her second week and she was great already.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to Ballet Pensacola performance of Dracula

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GaryS
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was very good, however overall experience was disappointing secondary to a waitress who was very nonchalant about my wife’s dairy allergy. She made recommendations that should be safe but my wife’s salad came with cheese on it. After calling attention to the allergy to the kitchen staff who served it, we found out the main course that had been recommended and ordered also had dairy in it. I have my doubts the waitress actually talked to the chef. We have eaten at restaurants where the chef actually came to the table to inquire about the food allergy and made suggestions on items that he could modify to accommodate my wife. After the salad incident, it was difficult to feel confident that the food being served was dairy free. This overshadowed the good wine and tasty food and out a damper on the evening.

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Janet
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time

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vipGwenC
Tallahassee
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding dinner. A word to the wise, if your desired reservation time is unavailable, keep trying, a slot may open later in the day.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was superb! This our newest favorite restaurant!

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Jeff
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, the food was amazing and the ambiance is very chill!

FAQs

Angelena's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 542-8398.

Angelena's is rated 4.7 stars by 772 OpenTable diners.

Angelena's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://greatsouthernrestaurants.com/shop/angelenas-ristorante-italiano-gift-certificate/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.