Our story predates 1947. In 1938, Angelino and Augusta are united in holy matrimony, embarking on their quest to become restaurant owners that became a reality almost ten years later, right when Italy was slowly recovering from the deep scars left by WWII. Grandpa Angelino was the restaurant host and Grandma Augusta was the queen of the kitchen. You’ll be surprised to know that back in the days, Via dei Fori Imperiali was a pretty much unused stretch of road, crossed only by military parades and celebrations. But for Angelino and Augusta that place had a special aura, like a mystical quiet that laid there for explorers to discover.
Grandparents were then joined by Uncles – Franco and Vincenzo – bringing on board their passion and zeal for a project based on a simple style of cuisine that would be deemed enjoyable by the ones cooking it in the first place. Seasonal, fresh ingredients, together with a friendly and relaxed, yet caring service make up Angelino’s second generation that provided its fair share of novelties, with renovated interiors, an Italian-style bar and a Pizzeria.
Then, making pizza was a gamble that paid off and after thirty years we can proudly say so. We thought hard and long on this but it was eventually our foreign guests that motivated us into filling this gap on our menu with Italy’s most recognizable foodstuff. We wanted our pizza to feature with a leading role in our menu; hence, Angelino’s pizza was the latest and most cherished addition to embody our spirit of conviviality.
Mister Franco was a key figure in consolidating the legacy left by the second generation – refined dining rooms, a totally refurbished kitchen, improved service –paving the way for the third generation to thrive on the trail that was marked decades ago. Friends and clients that over the years have come and enjoyed our cuisine are naturally vested as our own special global ambassadors, sharing our philosophy the world over.