In a word: When in Monona, Angelo's is a good bet.
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JM ate the beef ravioli in marinara and a salad with a lemonade and worked the August 1981 Atlantic Monthly cryptic crossword.
Nichole ate the chicken caesar salad and a cup of chicken pot pie soup (when the menu turned out to be wrong about the split pea soup) with a Coke.
The bill was $25, or $12.50/person, plus tip.
JM gave Angelo's an A-; Nichole gave Angelo's an A (see our grading rubric).
The atmosphere is friendly and the Chianti bottles on the walls, decorated by diners, are cute. The women's room is the pinkest bathroom EVAR. Even smells pink.
The music could have come right off of JM's iPod. Close to three-fourths of the tunes were top tens from the 60s to the 80s. We overheard the waitress saying to the hostess, "This music is a bit much, isn't it? From jazz to rock..."
The waitress was really friendly, and it seemed like we were her first table of the evening after a day of "puttering in the garden," as she said. When the chicken Caesar came without the chicken, she came back around with a dish of slightly crispy chicken strips just moments later and said that she'd taken off before the chef could put them on the salad. The salad itself was a little soggy with too-tangy dressing and boring croutons. But the pizzas served on pedestals always add points, and the pasta's excellent.