BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 07: Angela Lansbury attends the inaugural Robert Osborne Celebration of Classic Film Series screening of "Dodsworth" presented by The Academy at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 07, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Food - Drink
Angela Lansbury's Connection To The California Dining Scene
Angela Lansbury had a connection to cooking that went far beyond her iconic character's Cabot Cove kitchen. Her only daughter, Deidre Angela Shaw, is a chef who owned and operated a few popular California eateries — including Positano in Santa Monica and Enzo & Angela's in Brentwood — along with her husband, Enzo Battarra.
Lansbury once suggested food writer Shirley Firestone visit Positano, who recalled being captivated by the chef-owner couple and described the restaurant as "a gift waiting to be found." Firestone was equally impressed with Enzo & Angela's, saying the menu was "marvelously appealing," making special mention of the terrace and the second-floor al fresco dining area.
Although Enzo & Angela's closed permanently in 2019, per OpenTable, the archived listing gives the restaurant a 4.3 star rating, calling it a "neighborhood gem." On Yelp, the restaurant is described as having a warm and inviting atmosphere, with the about section explaining that it was focused on delivering "authentic Italian food" with fresh ingredients.