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“Bread, baked and served in terracotta flowerpots”
Review of Anella

Anella
Ranked #295 of 5,673 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $13 - $50
Cuisines: American, Italian, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Green St.
Description: Anella is a small restaurant in Greenpoint featuring locally sourced ingredients, an ever changing menu, and comfortable atmosphere
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Yes, a little flowerpot. The bread is fluffy, airy, and warm, and is wonderful for sopping up the
white wine, herbs, and roasted garlic sauce of the steamed mussels; or the chickpeas, chorizo, and salsa verde sauce of the Grilled Baby Octopus; and the last few remains of the magnificent spicy corn soup with mascarpone, and a dollop of peekytoe crab served in the middle. That soup: I have never had anything quite like it; it was sublime.
Laura ordered the Petit Filet Mignon Asparagus,Roasted Garlic, Rosemary ($25); Dave ordered Halibut White Beans, Pancetta, Fresh Basil ($21); and I ordered the Pan Seared Pork Chop Cippolini Onions, Glazed Carrots, Thyme ($20). We all enjoyed our food. And drinks: I ordered the Brooklyn Weisse, and liked its citrusy taste.
We ate in the outdoor garden, on a pleasant summer evening, and found it very pleasant. Right after we sat down the music started. We had a speaker directly over us, and the first song was loud and jarring (never have been a Black Sabbath fan). However, the volume was toned down some, and the choice of songs improved.
A nice place for a summer dinner.

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Reviewed August 14, 2012

This a must to try in North Greenpoint. I had an excellent spicy corn soup that was to die for! The fish was very fresh and had a great presentation. Contrary to other reviews I found the service outstanding and very friendly. The cocktails are very unique and tasty as well. Nice decor and atmosphere. Good job Anella.

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Thank David M
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

I visited some friends who live in the neighborhood, and they took me to dinner at Anella. What a great choice! It's a charming space -- well-lit, casual, narrow. It had a great neighborhoody vibe. Service was superb -- super-nice, knowledgeable about the food, paced well. And the food was great -- very fresh pasta, great flavor combinations. It was hard to pick what to eat, but I had a delicious bowl of pasta with clams. It was very flavorful -- just the right amount of spice -- and not too heavy, as pasta can be. We shared three desserts and all three were (a) reasonably sized and (b) delicious. A great evening with great friends at a great restaurant!

Thank brmusicman
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

C rated restaurant in Greenpoint. Not sure why as reviews online were good, but quickly learned why there were no other customers in the restaurant side though many in the bar side...Wait for food was long, boyfriend's steak had to return to kitchen (after server finally returned to check on us- rest of us were already done eating!), and most of the orders were just so so. Need to pay closer attention to customer and the food!

Thank jennfen
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

Great place with slick staff. We actually went twice during a five day stay because we just loved everything about it, food, wine, service, ambience.

Not cheap but then cheap means someone is not getting paid enough.

Thank Jus592
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