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“Best food to buy and a great owner!”
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Angela's A Taste of Italy
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Restaurant details
Springfield, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Best food to buy and a great owner!”
Reviewed 23 December 2011

You can buy like in a grocery store some Italian staples. You can buy premade dinners to freeze or just heat and eat. You can buy the best cheeses, baguettes, shrimp salad which is my favorite and lots of homemade cookies etc. Angela is like a dear friend once you go in and chat. You can learn a lot about Rome from her too! She is a treasure!

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  • English first
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English first
Springfield, IL
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“You must try it”
Reviewed 4 August 2011

I am usually the cook for extended family dinners but was too busy and did not want to deal with the stress this time. Ordered a pan of Veggie Lasagna. It was homemade and excellent and clean up is almost non-existent. If I didn't enjoy cooking myself, I would become a regular. I definitely recommend this place and will tell my non-cooking relatives about this place when they come to town so I can share the responsibility of family get-togethers.

Visited June 2011
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foodieil
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Amazing Authenitc Italian food store”
Reviewed 10 February 2011

Angelas is a small house on Macarthur blvd, that is truly a hidden gem. When you walk in you feel like you are in a small shop in Italy. The first thing you see is a meat fridge that holds proscuitto di parma, salami, soppresata, salami, pepperoni, stuffed peppers, calamata olives, greek olives, fruit salad, bruschetta salad, Parmesan, asiago, gouda, mozzarella, gorgonzola. Right next to the counter she has a meat slicer from Italy that she slices whatever you would like up. She also fills the small shop with homemade dishes from her kitchen like Gazpacho, Eggplant Parmigiana, lasagna, fusili, spit pea soup, minestrone and more. She also has tons of imported pastas, candies, cookies and canned/jarred items from Italy. Angela is from Palermo Italy and is probably one of the most loving and nice people you will meet. She is the real deal. The prices are a little high but it is very worth it to be able to support such a unique local business and for the great quality of food that she provides. Check it out if you are a foodie, not being from Springfield I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I found it, due to the fact good food is hard to find in this town. Her hours are M-F 9-4, Sat. 9-1. She also has homemade ravioli, gnocchi and pizza dough for sale.

Visited February 2011
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“Great place to find Italian imports”
Reviewed 22 July 2008

Great place to find Italian imports

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