One can look at Annabella as almost two different restaurants in one. There is only one seating area so that's not what I mean.
There is the sit-down experience. The food is very good but honestly it's pricey for what it is. So when we want a really good Italian meal we generally swing up to Amici's in Chambersbug (Trenton).
Annabella's may not be able to do much about their entree pricing since they are BYOB and must make all their money on the food. It's a shame. I doubt their business model can afford to adjust - perhaps they could have different prices / specials on their less busy nights? Or buffet or family style? Just an idea.
Where Annabella really SHINES is their hot subs and Stromboli. These are just EXCELLENT - the BEST around - without a doubt. So we'll order meatball parm / stromboli etc - about every 4 weeks or so.
Here's the rub ... there is no delivery. In fact, there is only ONE place left that still offers delivery (to my knowledge) in all of Bristol currently (May 2013) - a pizza place on Mill St. Their pizza is decent but their subs / stromboli are average.
If Annabella would offer delivery - even if it was only for certain key hours ... we'd probably order from them quite a bit more. Sometimes you just want to stay at home and have a great sandwich and not head out to pick up an order, right? But the only place that delivers is "decent" but not great - they aren't Annabella! So ... we end up cooking at home or going out somewhere else when we would otherwise get something from Annabella - IF they delivered. Hopefully they read this and consider doing something! (fingers crossed).
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