Angelo Elia Pizza
Angelo Elia Pizza: 4215 N. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
The South Florida Eats team has driven past Angelo Elia Pizza on Federal Highway numerous times, but we had never been there before. So when our friends Chris and Ken decided they wanted to go there for dinner, we were more than willing.
Angelo Elia Pizza is a nice sized Italian restaurant located on Federal Highway in Oakland Park. Inside you will find plenty of tables and half booths. A large bar runs along one of the walls, and there are two private party rooms. It’s a modern decor, but nothing fancy. Since there are not a lot of soft services in the place, if the restaurant is full it can get quite loud. They also only have valet, so if you are not a fan of that, then this is not the place to go.
The staff is very friendly, although I couldn’t tell if our waiter’s New York Style Italian accent was real or fake. Either way he was a great waiter and we really had a fun time at Angelo.
The menus at Angelo Elia Pizza is a mix of tapas, pizza, and full entrees. For starters I decided to have the lobster bisque. Everyone else went for just some bread with olive oil. The bowl of bisque was full of lobster chunks in a great tasting broth. I could not believe how big a bowl you recieve for $12, and the flavor was just incredible. I could not get over how much lobster was actually in it as well.
For the main meals, Ken decided to have a Margarita pizza. I have to say that this is a pretty nice size pizza, with six slices. Cheese was melted perfectly on it and the sauce had a very good flavor as well. He could only eat three slices and took the rest home.
Chris ordered something that is off the menu, the Veal Piccata. They also had a special for the chicken version that night. Chris said that the veal was cooked perfectly, many places don’t really know how to cook it. A lemon caper sauce gave a good accent to the dish and the pasta that accompanied it.
Jerry decided to have another special of the evening, the sea scallops and shrimp. Four large sea scallops were cooked perfectly and topped with large jumbo shrimp. Sauteed spinach accompanied the dish which really help set off the flavors. Jerry was definitely in heaven with his meal.
My dish was the chicken parmigiana. A perfectly cooked chicken filet, coated in a bread coating and perfectly fried. The chicken was then topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. They served it over a bed of spaghetti. I had to take half of it home since I had the lobster bisque which helped fill me up. The chicken was cooked perfectly and with the right amount of sauce and cheese, I really enjoyed how the flavors mixed.
For dessert we tried two of the gelatos, chocolate and nutella. I got to be honest, when I first thought of nutella gelato, I did not think it would be good at all. But it sure was. Chocolate was our other gelato and the flavor was very good.
Pricing: $$$-$$$$ all depending on which food you order and your choice of drinks. The four of us had delicious meals and would definitely recommend you check it out.