L’Angolo West opened in June at 26 East Eagle Road and has already garnered a great deal of attention and a following of loyal customers. The restaurant owners pride themselves on their authentic Italian dishes and exciting new offerings. Signature dishes include pappardelle (a ribbon shaped pasta) with brazed duck, homemade gnocchi, and grilled calamari.
Owners Kathryn and Davide Faenza met over twenty years ago while working at a restaurant. Kathryn, who grew up in East Falls and has a degree in Fine Arts, was working as a server during college when she met chef Davide, who had immigrated from Italy.
They opened L’Angolo on W. Porter Street in South Philly in 2000. As two-time Best of Philly award winners, the restaurant owners had been looking for a second location for a few years.
“Business in Havertown has been great,” claims Kathryn, “The community has been really welcoming to us, both our customers and fellow business owners. We already have many regulars who we know by name!”
HPED recently hosted one of its First Wednesday Dining Club events at L’Angolo West. “The food was plentiful and delicious,” organizer Don Kelly noted. “For several people it was their first time, and they can’t wait to go back!”