In celebration of Christmas Eve, Angelena’s will be open for lunch service 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. serving from our standard lunch menu. Additionally, dinner service will begin at 5:00 p.m. featuring our standard dinner menu along with a special celebratory “Feast of the Seven Fishes,” a fixed-price, five-course dinner.
The “Feast of the Seven Fishes” is an Italian tradition derived from the Roman Catholic custom of celebrating Christmas Eve as a vigil. The abundance of seafood reflects the observance of abstinence from meat until the feast of Christmas Day itself. This celebration is considered one of the most significant of Italian traditions. The family gathers to celebrate togetherness, Italy and the sea. With this in mind, Chef James Briscione has created a five-course dinner featuring seven fishes. The menu is as follows:
Baccala crostini featuring traditional salted cod with whipped potatoes and garlic
Baked Gulf oysters casino-style with breadcrumbs, bell pepper, and pancetta
Nana’s Caesar salad featuring an anchovy vinaigrette, Parmesan, Castelvetrano olives, and house-cured bottarga
“Paccheri con Sugo di Mare” house-made pasta with marinara, lobster, shrimp, clam, and mussels
Fifth Course – Choice of
Limoncello Cheesecake or Tiramisu
Cost for the fixed-price, five-course dinner is $45 per person plus tax and gratuity. A recommended wine pairing will be available.
To reserve your table for Christmas Eve lunch or dinner at Angelena’s, please call 850.542.8398.
Angelena’s Ristorante Italiano, located at 101 East Intendencia Street in historic downtown Pensacola, is inspired by the deep roots of our city’s history. At the turn of the century, Angelena Giatano, an Italian immigrant, was in search of the American dream and found it here in Pensacola. Angelena’s offers authentic, coastal Italian cuisine as well as an extensive list of Italian wines. Lunch service is offered Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Brunch service is available Sunday 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Dinner service is offered nightly 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. For reservations, please call 850-542-8398. For more information, please visit our website, www. angelenaspensacola.com.