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Vanelli's - CLOSED

1302 N Gloster St, Tupelo, MS 38804-1208
+1 662-844-4410
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good19%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
3 Nov 2016
“Best pizza I've ever had!”
3 Jun 2015
“It was the place to go before it tornado took it away”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Pizza, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1302 N Gloster St, Tupelo, MS 38804-1208
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this little bistro on Main St in Tupelo. We met Voss Vanelli, himself, who was a friendly, local character. (In fact, he actually took this picture of us!). But the point of this review is that we had THE BEST PIZZA we've...More

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Vanelli's had the best pizza and buffet in this town. But when the tornado came through in April of 2014...it took Vanelli's with it. The building is gone and the site is for sale

Thank SallieS
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

On April 28, 2014, a tornado struck Tupelo, MS, destroying homes and businesses. Vanelli's Restaurant, one of Tupelo's most popular places to eat, was one of the unfortunate victims of that day. We miss it very much!!

Thank Carla H
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Destroyed and remains have been torn down - it was a great place with lots of memories- there currently are no plans to rebuild 😪😪

Thank ScribFam
Reviewed 7 April 2015

When I came to Tupelo this February, one of my most favorite restaurants, Vanelli's, which was damaged in a tornado, had been torn down and the lot was for sale. How sad. I have visited Vanelli's for over 20 years and it is an icon...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Vanellies was a good reliable Italian restaurant. Hopefully, they will reopen in Tupelo, after the 2014 tornado shut them down. It will be worth the wait.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Unfortunately Vanelli's was destroyed by a tornado and the owners have not rebuilt - they have the land for sale and it is cleared without a building - I keep tract of them on Facebook and I don't really know if they will rebuild or...More

Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Closed April 28, 2014, by tornado Has not re-opened in Tupelo No announcements have been made about future opening

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Unfortunately, this past April, a tornado destroyed Vanelli's. In its heyday when Vanelli's was a little hole in the wall on South Gloster near the hospital, however, it was a local favorite, serving the best Italian and Greek dishes in town. Papa Vanelli (Kapenakas) was...More

Thank Miern
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Great restaurant but destroyed by a tornado in 2014. May reopen at a later date but owner has not advised the location or date.

Thank timetraveler1947
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1302 N Gloster St, Tupelo, MS 38804-1208
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Tupelo
  • Phone Number: +1 662-844-4410
  • E-mail
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