There’s a new eatery on the east-end, serving up pizzas made in Ontario’s first, 10,000-pound coal-fired oven. Vv Magazine’s Amanda Phuong gives us the dish.
Angelo’s is the St. Lawrence ‘hood’s new destination for pizza, but there’s a catch. Angelo’s isn’t just whipping up plain ol’ pies, the restaurant is the first in the city (and Ontario) to feature a coal-fired oven – a 10,000-pound flash-baking contraption that produces an evenly crisp, thin crust.
On their menu you’ll find a variety of sharing sized pizzas including a classic Margherita with fiore di latte ($13), the Goodfella; mozzarella, sausage, caramelized onion and roasted red peppers ($18), and on the pricier end of things, the Carol; figs, gorgonzola, pancetta, fiore di latte, and duck confit with a pistachio crumble ($24).
But pizzas aren’t the only thing that Angelo’s cooks up in their coal-fired oven. Coal-fired chicken wings ($12) are stacked high with sweet caramelized onions, while coal-fired mussels with sea salt and citrus ($16) appease seafood lovers alike.
Other appetizers include satisfying salads like the Angelos ($12); red wine tomatoes, cucumber, green beans, ricotta salata, romaine hearts and red wine vinaigrette, the Caprese ($14); marinated cherry tomatoes served alongside basil pesto and topped with mozzarella di bufala, and finger bites like Tomato Bruschetta ($8), Polenta Fries ($8), and stuffed arancini ($8).
And if pizza and wings aren’t up your alley, Angelo’s menu also consists of family-sized pastas and pans that Nonna would approve. The Orecchiette ($22) comprises of sausage, rapini, and chickpeas. While on the heartier side, the Strozzapreti Pan ($24) uses loosely twisted pasta to lock in the flavours of a saucy veal ragu.
Now on to the desserts. The line-up includes options no sweet tooth could ever deny; Nutella bombolone ($8), coal-fired apple pie ($8) and salted caramel and pear gelato ($8) top our to-do list.
And while most dishes are served in family-style proportions, Angelo’s also offers Nonna’s four-course prix fix dinner ($48 per person, 4 guest minimum) and a three-course lunchtime special ($15 per person) for those midday pick-me-ups.
Angelo’s Coal Fired Pizza is located at 106 Front St. East and is open from 11:00am to 10:00pm on weekdays and 11:00am to 11:00pm on weekends.
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