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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Really, Really Good Sandwiches in the Richmond

Posted By on Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM

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Angelina's Café, nestled on California and 22nd Avenue, is one of the Richmond District's hidden gems. Bustling with a lively and spirited neighborhood vibe, Angelina's is the perfect place to venture when you have a hankering for a mouthwatering sandwich, side dish, and soda pop.

See also:

- Porchetta Sandwich: Carmel Pizza Co. Wins Lunch

- Bar Tartine Sandwich Shop: Worth Some Time in Line

My sandwich choice of the day: smoked turkey on rosemary foccacia bread with provolone, roasted Roma tomatoes, and a stroke of genius more commonly referred to as kalamata aioli.

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It was precisely the perfect blend of sweet-yet-smokey, gooey-yet-crunchy goodness that melted directly into my taste buds. Angelina's stellar selection of hot grilled sandwiches also includes prosciutto and brie on a toasted baguette; grilled chicken with white cheddar and caramelized balsamic onions on a ciabatta roll; and flank steak with jack cheese, grilled peppers, and chipotle mayo. They also serve roasted turkey cranberry, Italian subs, and BLTs.

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Some side dishes include tortellini salad, beat and orange salad with goat cheese, grilled vegetables, mac and cheese and meat lasagna.

And what about that post-lunch sweet tooth, you ask? Well, with their new soft-serve ice cream machines and candy sold by the pound, I think Angelina's has you covered in that department. I tried a sample of the vanilla ice cream topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon and it reminded me of hot cocoa with whipped cream.

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More impressive than anything, perhaps, is Angelina's ability to momentarily transport customers out of a restaurant and into an environment that feels much more like your best friend's mother's kitchen.

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