It’s not very often I visit one of Northern Ireland’s newest cities, and as a few people have said to me, ‘Lisburn?, why would you go there for dinner?’ As it turns out, Angelo’s is as good a reason I can think of to go to Lisburn for dinner!
I headed there straight after work and with only a 9 minute express train journey from Belfast, and a few minutes’ walk (why on earth would you drive), the City and Angelo’s is quick and easy to get to.
The restaurant has been around for 30 years and in the last year or so it’s had a big makeover of both the decor and the menu. The food is Italian cuisine with a great selection of pizza, pasta and other traditional Italian food.
The menu had plenty to choose from and we were spoilt for choice.
For starters we chose hickory smoked egg and soldiers. An unusual but really delicious starter we both enjoyed.
Main course is always a dilemma for me in an Italian restaurant…pizza is always a priority, but on this occasion I had Italian chicken and chorizo curry. Curry isn’t traditionally a dish from Italy, but with inspiration taken from Italian dining, I’m glad a made the choice.
Our other main was a tasty 28 Day Dry hung 8oz Irish sirloin steak with Portabello Mushroom, Roasted Tomato, Creamy Peppered Sauce and Chunky Chips.
Finishing off was a dessert of pear crumble and some delicious homemade raspberry ripple ice cream. They have a great selection of unusual ice creams, something I’ll try more of next time I’m there.
They say on their website that they are one of Lisburn’s best kept secrets….well, it’s time to let the secret out of the bag and go visit Angelo’s for a tasty Italian meal with a twist.
Angelo’s can be found at Market Lane (Piper’s Hill).
Check out their Trip Advisor and see what great reviews they’ve been getting.
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