“Wanna go to the Italian place?” An invitation with those words in it is one I rarely, if ever, turn down. Heading into the parking lot of Angelo’s, located just off I-55 North near Gluckstadt, I was surprised to see the words “barbecue and pizza” along with Italian. Although I had my mind set on my favorite cuisine, I was glad to see others could take their pick from among other selections. I soon found out Angelo’s offers Italian food and a whole lot more.
For example, the long list of appetizers runs the gamut from chicken tenders with dipping sauce ($6.99), mac and cheese bites ($7.99), barbecue nachos ($10.99) to wings served with a variety of different sauces ($10.99) to cheesy bread with homemade tomato gravy, a perfect accompaniment to an Italian meal or any other, for that matter.
Speaking of an Italian meal, the meal is filled with plenty of selections. I try to be versatile and try new dishes, but each time I’ve visited Angelo’s, I’ve gone straight to my favorite, spaghetti and meatballs ($13.99). It’s an Italian feast of angel hair pasta, homemade meatballs, tomato gravy, and Parmesan cheese. With a salad and side of homemade garlic bread ($4.39), it’s easy to forget there are other items on the menu.
Seafood lasagne is a favorite Italian dish at Angelo's near Gluckstadt.
Also on the menu are spaghetti with sauce and cheese ($10.99), chicken Parmesan ($14.99), lasagna ($16.99), grilled chicken Alfredo ($16.99), chicken Sicily ($16.99), shrimp Alfredo ($19.99), seafood pasta ($23.99), and shrimp scampi ($17.99).
Once you sample one of these made-from-scratch, rich and tasty dishes, it’s easy to forget there are actually other menu choices, but they do exist and from my friends’ recommendations, everything is equally as good as the Italian dishes.
For sandwich lovers, there’s the Godfather, filled with meatballs, tomato gravy, and cheese; Scarface featuring Italian sausage with sautéed onions and peppers; Sopranos with grilled chicken, dressings, and cheese; Goodfellow packed with three sliced meats, olive salad, and cheeses; “Untouchable” highlighted with smoked turkey, dressings, and cheese; and last but not least, The Mafia. It’s a manly beef patty topped with sautéed onions, tomato gravy, and cheese. Each of the Italian-inspired sandwiches is $9.99.
Other sandwiches ($5-$7 range) are filled with pulled pork, chicken, brisket, and traditional burger ingredients.
True to its sign, Angelo’s serves up plenty of homemade pizzas topped with diners’ favorite ingredients. Select from a multitude of sizes, shapes, sauces, and toppings, including specialty pizzas ($11.49 and up) named for area sports teams like the Bruin, Bulldog, Jaguar, Titans, and Panther and topped with everything from pulled chicken to Italian sausage to shrimp, along with a variety of accompanying sauces, vegetables, and cheeses.
Hearty meat plates served with your choice of pulled pork, chicken, brisket, ribs, or chicken and choice of two sides and bread are in the $10-$13 range. Eating light is not a problem if you choose one of Angelo’s salads, ranging from pulled pork to chicken to Greek ($9.49 each). With homemade kumback or another delicious dressing, it’s a meal that will more than satisfy.
If you’re hungry at lunch, pull into Angelo’s for daily specials that include, but are not limited to, smoked pork chops, meat loaf, hamburger steak, chicken spaghetti, country fried steak, grilled chicken Alfredo, ribs, shrimp scampi, red beans and rice, and pulled pork ($9.99 range). Specials rotate daily and are served with various sides and tea.
Angelo’s is located at 128 Weisenberger Rd. in Madison. Hours are Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and then 4:30 – 9 p.m.; 4-9 p.m. on Saturday and closed on Sunday. Call 601-898-1070 for more information.