Hi friends, welcome back! You may recall from my 2023 Bucket List that one of my goals was to dine at Don Angie. This West Village restaurant opened in 2017 by a husband-and-wife team with a passion for Italian comfort food. The restaurant earned a Michelin Star in 2021 and their pinwheel lasagna is one of the hottest dishes in NYC. It has been on our list for a few years, but reservations are hard to come by. Reservations go live on Resy at 9am for seven calendar days in advance, and within about fifteen seconds are gone. You have to refresh the page at the right time and get lucky. They also accept a few walk-ins if you’re feeling spontaneous.
I’d been trying for months, but was never quick enough until a few weeks ago. On a Sunday morning I logged into my Resy account (if you aren’t logged in, Resy will text you a security code and by the time you get the code the reservation is gone – learned that the hard way for Jon’s birthday) and at 8:59:58ish I refreshed and clicked on the first time slot I could see. The miracle happened, we were confirmed for a Saturday lunch at 1:15pm! I know it sounds dramatic, but it really feels like the Hunger Games of making a dinner reservation.
After a quick subway ride, we were very excited to be seated at our table. The interior is very cozy and small, but it didn’t feel like the tables were on top of each other. It looked like a pretty even mix of couples and groups of friends catching up over a delicious meal. The menu is relatively small so it’s easy to decide on what to order. We started with a Margarita, The Italian Coffee Situation, and Stuffed Garlic Flatbread. The bread tasted like spinach artichoke dip and it was cheesy, garlicky heaven.
If you come here for the first time you have to order the famous Lasagna for Two. It is expensive ($68), but you could easily have this as your only entrée and be stuffed or share it with the table. Jon was impressed how thin the noodles were. It was such a creamy and delicious lasagna.
We also ordered the Veal “Da Pepi” which was a veal schnitzel topped with prosciutto and arugala. It was a great complement to the lasagna.
Jon and I were STUFFED and definitely did not earn the clean plate award. We were eying the tiramisu for dessert, but we were just too full! The leftovers made for a delicious dinner once we were hungry again.
We loved our meal here and I’d highly recommend dining at Don Angie if you can get a reservation! We would definitely go back to try more of the menu. You don’t have to twist my arm when it comes to Italian comfort food!