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Not All the Stars Shine So Brightly

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Among the chaotic jubilance that is Melrose, All’Angelo unassuming. I usually tell people it’s near Azami Sushi Café (also a great place to eat) but it’s still easy to miss. When you get inside, it’s not flashy like Geisha House or Table 8 or a lot of super hip places. No, at All’ Angelo, they save the flash for the food.

One of their stars is hard to see – in a small stretch of space between the bar and the dining room, there’s a large black object, which as it turns out, is an antique meat slicer. When you ask for the meat plate, they slice up four or five different meats including two kinds of prosciutto, speck and salami. It’s a divine platter, outfitted with grilled bread, marinated artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes. Last time we were there, we had it with a sparkling red wine, recommended by the waiter, mild and almost sweet.