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“Not what it was years ago”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Vanelli's - CLOSED

Vanelli's
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, American, Pizza, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Blue Springs
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not what it was years ago”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

The pizzas here are good every thing else not so much. This time we had an appetizer and it was way over cooked, way too brown - nearly burned. The chicken was dry and just HARD. Salad bar was OK.
The tables are too tall for the bench booths. We are average height and the tables are half way up our chests. You have to lean way up to eat. I don't like to eat that way. 2 iced teas costs us over $5.00 for what you get this place is WAY over priced.
We used to eat here al lot. At least once or twice a month but in recent years it is going down hill. You can tell by the number of cars in the parking lot I am not the only person that feels this way. Just look across at Outback and they are jammed.
I think this will be our last visit and it is too bad because what they had used to be so much better.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank potterypeople
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English first
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A Tupelo original”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

This place is a bit of Americana in Tupelo. It's a generations-run family business where the owners stop by to visit with you and see if you are enjoying yourself. Good Italian and Greek dishes. Folks love their pizzas, Greek salads and pasta dishes. I choose the lunch buffet and try them all. Tell Vas I sent you and he may just give you a discount or could throw you out, I'm not sure. ;)

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank tupelolaw
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Pittsburg, Kansas
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

We stayed at the Comfort Suites and they delivered pizza to us. It was the House Pizza and one of the best we have had anywhere! We ate the whole thing! Would definitely try this again.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank PamelaT702
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Found Vanelli's by accident”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

On our way from Charlotte to Oxford, MS, my wife and I stopped at Vanelli's looking for a non-chain restaurant. The food was excellent, as was the service. We also had a long conversation with Mr. Vanelli, the owner, who is charming, entertaining and gracious. The croutons on the salad bar were exceptional, and my wife bought a bag to serve at the Grove in Oxford during the football game.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Bob S
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Average says it all...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

It was an OK place to go. Average service. Standard Buffet-quality food. Awkward wait staff, but nice. Altogether a ho-hum experience, but not a bad one.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Brent S
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