Angelena's

4.7
667 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 667 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Larry
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening the food was great service was excellent I would definitely recommend it to my friends

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MikeK
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quality of food and service were excellent, Only negative comment was that the lighting of our booth was poor-also noticed several tables using their cellphones to read menus. The Lasagna got rave reviews.

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vipDebraT
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent, knowledgeable on wine !
We will be back!!

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KateC
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian we’ve ever had in Pensacola! We will absolutely be back every chance we get!

Calamari to start. Portion was generous, included some catch of the day as well (Grouper). Thinly sliced fried lemon - incredibly deliscious and added a really nice complexity.

Carbonara wood-fired pizza. Again, very generous, the bacon was plentiful and left us very satisfied. The egg yolk was a really nice touch to add that extra layer of flavor.

Doppio Raviolo, the star of the show! Wow! I can only say this was incredible and even bested the beef cheek ravioli we had in Rome! This should be Angelena’s signature dish and everyone should try it! The beef melted in your mouth, the cream was a perfect balance of flavors, and the pasta was light and cooked to perfection.

Service was great and the atmosphere is exceptional. Well done!

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LoveAGoodMeal
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was thoroughly impressed with this restaurant; the tasteful and casual atmosphere, the well-trained and attentive staff, the gorgeous and mouth-watering plates of food, the 'just-the-right-amount' of desserts. It all worked together to give us a night to remember! If you are ever in Pensacola you must go to Angelena's!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Cera B was awesome!

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lauried
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always top notch. This will continue to be one of our favorite places to dine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
43 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holy moly where to begin!!! Pros: everything. Service fast and smooth. Food is amazing! Ambiance, mood, experience: initiate, personalized, special!!! The focaccia is to DIE FOR! The beets…the BEETS! Who knew they could be so amazing???? Salads were a great start…so fresh and perfectly crispy. Pizza crust was outta this world- sauce and toppings were on so yummy.

Cons: lasagna lacked some seasoning as did the special no meat ravioli. Bland at best. Sauce just needs more taste.

Bottom line: the cons were minimal to the overall experience. We tipped 30% because our server was a pro.

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AudreyG
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our evening, they accommodated us 1hour before our reservation; staff very nice, food was delicious! Bonus , met the Chef and bought his cook book that he signed at our table . Great experience!!

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LawrenceH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chefs tasting menu was awesome! I wasn't too excited about the watermelon gazpacho but everything else was great. Our waiter Micah was very friendly and made the experience wonderful.

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vipTeresaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Just need to dim lights.. otherwise .. perfection.

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vipChristopherH
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience. The pasta tasting menu was delicious!!! Highly recommend it with the wine pairings.

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vipStevo
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as always is so tasty and well seasoned. We started with calamari and the roasted Brussel sprouts. These were perfect to share for our group. We enjoyed the our entrees, and I can't brag on any specific dish as the menu does change regularly.
Service was excellent and we felt we could enjoy dinner without being rushed, but still didn't feel like we were ignored.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server was so nice but needs training.
The restaurant was so cold we had to go to the car for clothes.
Food was good. Lasagna was excellent. Fish was very good.
Service results in C rating overall
Could have been easily fixed with some training.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitstaff and absolutely wonderful meal, enjoyed it thoroughly!!

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DanH
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous dinner! It has been over a year since our last visit due to COVID & we were really looking forward to our visit. It was even better than we remembered. The calamari appetizer was great & the scallops with risotto was outstanding. For dessert the tiramisu was perfect. And the service was excellent. What more could you ask for?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!

JJ
JJJJ
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and the best server of all!!! Chicken parm and lasagna Just wonderful

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Nunnie
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was awesome and checked back with us in perfect timing for each course. I have a new favorite restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The lasagna was fantastic.

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vipDinespine
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday, although Open Table didn’t convey this to the restaurant or they didn’t notice.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The beef and the desserts are exceptional. I expected the pasta dishes to be more flavorful as well as the Caesar salad. Overall, a very good dining experience. A bit on the pricey side for comparable restaurants in the downtown area.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service and food seem to be decling with each visit. Our glasses remained empty unless we flagged our server down. Never checked on us after food delivered from apps to entrees. Ordered the cheese plate like we always do, but was served with no bread or crackers - so we started at the board for a good 30 mins waiting to ask for crackers, which we were told were discontinued. So we ate cheese but didn’t enjoy without any accoutrements. Service was lacking - not sure we will be back again for awhile.

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MikeB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pleasant surprise in Pensacola ! Great food, nice service and festive ambiance- wish we had this in Dallas

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Saighusa
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

I'll start by saying we are very impressed by the professionalism and friendly staff. We were greeted and escorted to our table. Our waitress arrived, introduced herself, took our drink and appetizer order. We had a great start, but the evening derailed from there. No drinks came, but the bread was placed on our table by the waitress. She left, we realized no silverware was placed. About ten minutes later, the appetizer arrived, still no silverware, drinks, or waitress. After about ten minutes, I noticed our waitress enter the room and attend to another table across the room. She chatted with the table for another eight minutes or so. Meanwhile, other tables seated after us received drinks, appetizers, etc. We couldn't get her attention because her back was to us. Still no drinks or silverware, the appetizer is cold now, I'm ready to leave and would have, but this was a special occasion, so we stayed. Our waitress finally showed up and made light of the fact of our situation. We ordered, and a salad and dinner arrived after a reasonable time. The food was extraordinary, my compliments to the chef and cooking staff. However, the beginning overshadowed what should have been a great experience. Don't know if we'll return.

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Mattg
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great upscale Italian cuisine, the classics you expect as well as new dishes that are put together with the expertise you would expect from such a well decorated chef.

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Piper
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to Angelena’s for our date night. We had the best time! The staff was friendly, the ambience was inviting, and the food was amazing. It’s one of our favorite places we’ve gone together! We’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a nice night out.

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ErikaT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Love the atmosphere and the food was excellent.

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vipSarah
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food just a little overpriced for amount of food.

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SuBN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent up until our bill was delivered. Server didn’t come back for a very long time.

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vipFigurilli
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite. From the drinks, bread, appetizers, pizza and dessert we could not of asked for anything better. The meatballs were out of this world! My husbands family is from Italy and his families meatball recipe is tasty but I have to say these meatballs were better. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipGwenC
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Prices have increased, portions have decreased. Owners smooze and offer off menu items to select diners.

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StephenH
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Meals were okay but nowhere close to exceptional or memorable. The calamari was okay the lemon-based dip used is a mistake.

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bobs
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The menu was unimpressive, only one traditional meal item for the old timers who aren't part of the avant-garde of gastronomic experimentations. The server was quite pleasant and was as efficient as the kitchen would allow, it seems to take them about a half hour to put together a cheese and salami plate. The meatballs in the "alla vodka" had a nice flavor from the beef and pork mixture but were very dry inside.

The "All Italy" Wine List was very heavy into super Tuscans and east coast Valpolicella style wines that were just too heavy and overpowered the food. The staff should immediately decant the wines so they can breathe and let off some of the tannen chalkiness, they seem to rely instead on outsized stemware which didn't help much in that regard. One or two nice Chianti Classico's would help them out a lot!

Other than that they seemed to specialize in sparking wines a lot. Be prepared for sticker shock with the cheapest bottle coming in at $26 ( only 1 at this price) all of the other were $50 or more. I opted for an east coast wine for around $75, really not worth the money even after we asked for a decanter.

Bar drinks looked good but were in thick heavy-bottomed glasses holding 4 oz. or less but are you ready...no Beefeaters gin, and the Irish Coffee, served in a regular coffee cup, was cold by the time it reached the table...WTH!

Unfortunately later that night we were all sick and as we all had had the same supper it seems to go back to one thing.

I see why when we ask people if they have ever been, all they say is "We had the pizza", even our Priest. No one have ever said that it was great pizza, odd but telling when you think about it.

As for the price be prepared for a surprise, I was! I've had similar tabs but for more people at Jacksons and the District. But the shining light was our waitress, oops...sorry my P.C. friends, "our server", who still deserved the 20%+ on the total bill.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing place. Just go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and wines are outstanding. The waitress we had not so much. She kept forgetting our orders and when asked she would say sorry and then go get it. Given the bad waitress experience the food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Normally great service but this server was unfriendly, unhappy and generally miserable to be around. Lots of “no” and “can’t do that.” I have come to expect more from this restaurant as our experience is typically a lovely one.

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OtownFoodie
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brian was so awesome! The food and atmosphere were amazing too!

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Yummy
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Appetizers - brussell sprouts and beets were delicious! Our sever Mike took great care of us!

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 667 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.