Angelo’s Celebrates 100 Years

How is this even possible? Angelo’s Civita Farnese on Federal Hill has been operated by one family for one hundred years. Opened in 1924 by Angelo Mastrodicasa, it is now in the capable hands of Jamie Antignano, the fourth generation to run the restaurant, and she wants to celebrate. Events are planned for three days starting Friday, with birthday cake being served all three days.

Friday: Official kick-off will include live Italian music and cigar rolling

Saturday: Live Italian music/from noon to 4pm, grape stomping

Sunday: Live Italian music/from 1pm to 5pm, pasta making station/8pm close, raffle winner announced

And then there is the train.

Even after 100 years the hearty comfort remains the same. . . The original community tables are still here, as is the 125 feet of solid brass track on which runs the full scale L.G.B. train from Germany. As it has since 1996, a quarter will send the train traveling around the dining room ceiling. One hundred percent of all donations benefit children’s charities in Rhode Island, totaling more than $40,000 to date.

Seriously, how many restaurants are there in the United States that have lasted an entire century? Go here for Angelo’s history.

Celebration starts noon, Friday, April 5, Angelo’s, 141 Atwells Avenue, (directions)

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