I was tasked with getting lasagna for dinner. We didn’t feel like cooking at home or dealing with dishes but we wanted to eat at home so curbside carryout was the answer. After asking around for suggestions, one restaurant that caught my eye that I haven’t eaten at in some time was Angelo’s Italian Restaurant.
With their dining room closed, they were only doing curbside carryout which was right up my alley.
5231 E. Central
Wichita, KS 67208
Tuesday – Saturday: 4pm – 8pm
Closed on Sunday & Monday
I called in my order and was told it would be ready in 40 minutes. When I arrived, there was a line of cars along the front of the building. They had employees coming in and out of the building tabbing people out and delivering food to cars. (Side note: during times like this, please tip appropriately if you can. There’s nothing wrong with tipping 20% if you have it in you. With their dining room closed, the staff could use the extra money to make up for lost tips.)
Their setup was a well-oiled machine. Cars were getting in and out with ease. I was quoted 40 minutes. I arrived two minutes earlier and was out probably 5-6 minutes later with my food.
For dinner, we went with the large lasagna which came with an order of their awesome house salad which we upgraded to a large for an extra $2. Not thinking that would be enough food, we ordered a side of a small deluxe pizza.
Upon arriving home and unpacking everything, I soon came to the realization it was too much food; not a bad problem to have.
Their small pizza was 10-inches which I figured would be small enough that I could finish with ease. I completely forgot how thick their pizza was. The deluxe was made with home-made Italian sausage, spiced ground beef, house cut pepperoni, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed green peppers and onions topped with mozzarella cheese.
After two slices I was about ready to call it quits. It was thick, heavy, rich but so delicious. It was everything a deluxe pizza should be with mounds of topping all kept intact. The sauce had a sweet yet tangy aftertaste that made me wish I had room for more pizza.
Everybody else dove in for the lasagna which was equally good. I forced myself to eat some. Lasagna is one of my favorite Italian dishes and I couldn’t pass up on a small piece.
Even after the car ride home, it was still hot right out of the container. Each bite contained cheesy goodness layered with noodles and stuffed with a blend of meatballs, sausage and meat sauce; essentially picture perfect lasagna.
And if you’ve ever had their house salad, you’ll know it’s one of the best in town. The one thing I should have asked for though is extra homemade pickled eggplant. It really makes the salad.
In hindsight, ordering a large lasagna with a side of pizza wasn’t one of the most practical ideas but it sure satisfied our tummies.
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