Restaurant Review Roulette: Angelina’s Kitchen

No one should say that Greg Cox doesn’t seek out places in the “hinterlands” when he reviews restaurants for the News & Observer.  Last week he hit Mambo Italiano in Apex.  This week, he goes even more remote — all the way to Pittsboro! — with Angelina’s Kitchen.  Now I’ve heard some good things about this place.  It’s small, and it focuses on Greek food with an occasional southwestern dish thrown in.  But this place is adamant about sourcing its ingredients from local farms, and that includes beef and poultry.  Heck, they even rave about the peppers one nearby farmer grows.  The menu is limited, but there are always a handful of daily specials.

So, what’s Mr. Cox going to award to Angelina’s Kitchen?  This is another restaurant that I haven’t visited, but I’m guessing its locavore bent will gain it at least an additional half star.  So here are this week’s odds:

4.5 to 5 stars — 1,000 to 1

4 stars — 20 to 1

3.5 stars — 5 to 2

3 stars — 2 to 1

2.5 stars — 5 to 1

2 stars — 10 to 1

1 to 1.5 stars — 75 to 1

I might be a little late to post the results here, as I’ll be out of town, but I’ll do my best.  What do you think about Angelina’s Kitchen?  And how many of you have actually visited it?


8 Responses to Restaurant Review Roulette: Angelina’s Kitchen

  1. Tom from Raleigh says:

    I’ll say 4 stars. With a recent 1 star review, I’ll bet Greg will be enchanted by the place in Pittsboro. The menu certainly looks good.

  2. Tina from Durham says:

    This is a great place for locally grown food and deserves 5 stars! The specials are creative and delicious, and the staff superb. Much attention is given to how food is prepared and that alone should make you smile. Menu specials are posted daily on their website: as well as community events.
    Celebrating their first year of operation, this Saturday (March 13th) is a great day for a visit–toga and tiara wearers get $5 off their order, bellydancers get $10 off! Live music at 4pm by The Swang Brothers.
    See you there!

  3. fullsteam says:

    I’m with drew – 3.5. It’s a charming place, but the menu is too limited to be in the four star range.

    If I’m wrong, I will gladly eat my words.

  4. Angelina says:

    : ) we’re totally psyched to have our little kitchen in the “hinterlands” reviewed !!
    Anyone mentioning this blog can have a free piece of baklava for coming to personally judge for yourself what we’re doing out here.

    there actually are fun things to do in pittsboro – check out the local shops, farmer’s markets on thursday afternoon and saturday morning, a great co-op (Chatham Marketplace) – you just ask me and i’ll help you fill your day with fun stuff out here in the boondocks ❤

  5. Tom from Raleigh says:

    Greg wrote a nice piece about Angelina’s but didn’t rate it. Congratulations on their 1 year anniversary. Long may Angelina’s prosper.

  6. burgeoningfoodie says:

    He did a review of a different place and gave it 2.5 stars…

  7. carm says:

    Angelina’s always delivers — and Pittsboro is lucky to have such an amazing woman celebrating and enhancing our charming and vibrant community. Well worth the trip!

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