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“Very Good Sandwich”

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Ranelli's Deli & Cafe
Ranked #161 of 942 Restaurants in Birmingham
Cuisines: Italian, Delicatessen
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Chelsea, Alabama
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119 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Very Good Sandwich”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Picked up lunch to go from here last week, had a small meatball and a small richman. The meatball sub was awesome, big meatballs, 4 of them crowded into a 6" roll. The meatballs were really good, a little spicy, the roll was great and fresh, the sauce was good but not enough for the sandwich, and the cheese was normal, not alot, not a little. The richman (poorboy) was ok. The bread, cheese and olive salad were good, the 5 meats were kinda bland and chewy, i don't like chewy deli meat. so overall, this place was good, i would recommend the meatball sub and ask for extra sauce.

  • Visited December 2012
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Chunchula, Mobile County, Alabama
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Pretty Good Food”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Ranelli's was around the corner from the B&B I was staying at, so I decided to grab supper to-go. I ordered a meatball poboy and a salad. Food was good. Nothing outstanding, but solidly good. Bread was fresh, meatballs were large, sauce was tasty. Salad was just tomato and iceberg lettuce, but it was fresh. Prices were fair.

Service was good if a little strange....one guy talked on the phone the whole time, and the other guy made cat noises. I was glad I ordered take-out. The restaurant itself isn't much to look at, but if you are with friends and having a good time, you probably won't notice.

  • Visited November 2012
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Chelsea, Alabama
Level Contributor
119 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great Sandwich for the $$$”
Reviewed February 22, 2012

Poboy, Meatball, Chicken Parm, all very good choices!

Visited February 2012
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Apalachicola, Florida
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3 reviews
“"Excellent Food"”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

I love the cozy Italian deli atmosphere and friendly people. Great sandwiches and lasagna!!

Visited December 2011
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Thank RanchoMary
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