Cucina D’Angelo (Boca Raton)
Cucina D’Angelo, 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, Florida 33486 (561) 750-2344.
The other day I saw a newspaper “ad” for Cucina D’Angelo…the deal, 25 bucks got you a 3-course meal…soup/salad or appetizer–entree with pasta–dessert/coffee. Last night, I (and 5 others) tried this semi-upscale” white tablecloth Italian joint.Take a look at Cucina’s website www.cucinadangelo.com for menu/prices/photos.
Cucina D’Angelo is a great-looking joint…inside and patio dining. When we got there around 7:15 pm there were exactly 6 other people in the restaurant. Now, we are talking Sunday night, so the lack of shall-we say patrons, should have been a tip-off of what was coming.
The verdict…caesar salad (fair), meat balls with fried onions (lousy), veal parmigiana (lousy), manicotti (lousy), shrimp fra diavolo (lousy), chicken francese (fair), chicken marsala (fair), service (fair)…this joint should be ashamed of itself.
Cucina D’Angelo should rename itself Ragu City (no insult intended to the makers of Ragu sauce), but the meat- balls, veal parm and manicotti were bathed in a sauce that reminded me of the Ragu stuff I use to eat as a kid. Watery-garbage. The shrimp fra diavolo had maybe 3 baby-shrimp…I think you get the picture!
My dining companions “thought” that just-maybe the $25-special was different food than the “normal menu” because nobody was happy with their meal.
With tax and tip, a meal ran $32.50 a person. I am telling you…without even “knowing” the name of your favorite “mom & pop” Italian joint, that it is better than Cucina D’Angelo. To put it bluntly, the food STUNK. Oh, one other thing, the Italian-bread that was on the table, was borderline stale.
I am not sure how long this joint has been around…I think, that it has been able to “survive” based on the fact that it is located near a number of hotels in Boca Raton…drawing the unsuspecting tourist crowd.
Don’t believe me?…Cucina D’Angelo is open Monday-Friday for lunch and Monday-Sunday for dinner.
hey jeff i have been to cucina d’angelo as well as cucina bova they are right across militray trail from each other. you didnt like either one and i agree with you on that. which one is better? personally i think that cucina bova is better.
Mark: Just had a chance to read your post.
Both joints are lousy.
If I had to pick which one is better, I would go with Cucina Bova because it is cheaper and it does serve good garlic rolls.
Thanks for reading…
Couldnt agree with you more on this one Jeff
I was shocked by the comments I saw here and the meal Jeff had. I just heard that they shut down. I had not been there in a while (maybe 8m onths or so) but I never had a bad meal. Their veal parm on the bone was excellent. I think they were pricey for dinner but they had lunch specials and I used to go there on the weekends. They had a local following and they would modify dishes and please the customer. Sometimes restaurants go downhill. Its a tough business.
I liked this place but alas it is now closed
jeff, you called it perfectly.
good riddance to this place. OVERPRICED and LOUSY FOOD.