It simply cannot get more Italian than Angelo's and Vinci's Ristorante in Fullerton. From its name to decor of every possible bit of Italia memorabilia , ambiance and classic menu with memories of Sicily and Calabria, this restaurant has been pleasing patrons since 1971.
The late Steven Peck was a well known Hollywood actor and at the Ristorante he brought much of Hollywood lore, style and culture with him.
The restaurant is located in a building that in the late 1800s was a packing house for the harvested produce of local farmers. It is large with a variety of banquet rooms adjoining the main dining room and intimate bar lounge.
The dining experience for this Writer, and two other members of the Southern California Restaurant Writers, opened by a personal greeting from Cynthia Peck who has been operating the restaurant as owner and manager since the death of Steven eleven years ago.
The menu is long and filled with classic Italian fare much of it from southern Italy. We opened with Caesar salad, entrees like Ravioli Apostole and Linguine with shrimp and scallops, warm fresh baked rolls with two different flavorful dipping sauces and a rack with three tasting wines, cabernet sauvignon, Merlot and chardonnay. The list of pizzas is long and we were treated to a house specialty made with fresh basil leaves.
Our desserts Spumoni Italano and a Tiramisu that is flown in from Rome each day. It was memorable.
Angelos's and Vinci's Ristorante is open for lunch and dinner daily with banquet facilities up to 400 guests.
It is located at 550 North Harbor Blvd., in Fullerton with an extensive area of free off street parking.
Telephone 714 879-4023, web www.anelosandvincis.com.