Angelo's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria has served traditional Italian food for over 50 Years

By Jewelyn Co

The 18-inch family-sized pastrami pizza always generates looks of amazement from customers.

Located at 1540 W. Valley Blvd, Angelo’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria is a family-owned restaurant that has been serving delicious Italian food since 1962 in Alhambra.

Originally owned by Angelo Sabatelli from 1962 to 1979, this small town style pizzeria was later sold to Angelo Comas. It was in 2005 that Zack Frluckaj happened to be at the right place and time when he came upon the opportunity to purchase Angelo’s Italian Restaurant. Mr. Frluckaj, with his previous background and experience with his family-owned restaurant in Downey, decided to purchase Angelo’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria from the family of Mr. Comas.

He decided to keep the restaurant name and original recipes to continue what the original Angelo had built. “I worked very hard to keep the original restaurant interior, menus, cooks, and staff to continue what Angelo had because this is what people come for,” Mr. Frluckai said. Angelo’s has been a familiar destination in Alhambra. People who have been dining at Angelo’s for many years still continue to come, along with a new generation of diners.

Well known for its handmade dough and fresh ingredient pizzas, Angelo’s also has an extensive menu of pastas, sandwiches, salads, and other baked dishes like homemade lasagnas. Their juicy tender steak sandwich is prepared with hot toasted 12-inch bread, making every bite crunchy. Angelo’s special dinner combination, such as the warm hearty Pasta Portofino Combo, is served with chicken breast and shrimp over linguini, garlic, sauteed tomato, and white wine sauce.

Made daily from homemade sauces of meat sauce, alfredo, and marinara, pasta combinations can be spaghetti, fettucini, and penne pasta. Customers can choose from Angelo’s thickened crust pizza specialty items or they can build their own pizza with choices from one item to multiple items of fresh toppings and choose from a list of in-house sauces. None like any other in town, Angelo’s original Pastrami Pizza is topped and covered with hot meaty pastrami, pickles, mustard, and cheese. Pizza sizes are from Bambino at 10 inches to the enormously jumbo sized 24 inches, which can only be ordered for take-out. Angelo’s has a great collection of wines from the San Antonio winery that can be paired with a delicious dish.

“I like the family-style restaurant,” Mr. Frluckaj said. I plan to stay and continue Angelo’s Italian Restaurant and reside in Alhambra for many years to come. I appreciate all our customers and all of their support. We want our customers to feel at home and be comfortable to ask questions. Everyone is welcome, and we want them to come back.” “Thank you to everyone in the Alhambra and San Gabriel Valley for supporting and continuing to come to Angelo’s.”

Dine in or get orders to go by calling Angelo’s at 626-282-0153. Third party delivery service is also available through Doordash, Grubhub, and Postmates.


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Sep 2020


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