Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Bowie Restaurant Project: (83) Anthony's NY Pizza & Pasta House

For an explanation of the Bowie Restaurant Project, look here.

For a list of all the Bowie Restaurant Project reviews, look here.

Anthony's NY Pizza & Pasta House,
15480 Annapolis Rd, Suite 217,
Most Recent Foursquare Check-in: 1/8/2015
Total Foursquare Check-ins: 9
Pre-Foursquare Visits: No
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Anthony's has been open for a few months now. I like it pretty well, as evidenced by the nine check-ins I've logged there. That's helped by the fact that it partway between work and home for me. The thing keeping it from four stars is that, well, when a convenient location is one of your major selling points, I can't justify that fourth star.

I have had pretty good pasta here, I have had pretty good pizza here (it's about equal with Cetrone's, but Cetrone's gets a leg up for delivering), and I particularly enjoy the meatball parmesan sub. The interior is nothing special, but the service has been friendly, if a bit less-than-careful. (One time they couldn't remember what toppings I ordered on my takeout pizza, so they waited until I showed up to cook it.)

I'm happy for it to be there, and I hope it stays. I will patronize it, but now that I'm done evaluating it, I will probably move much of my pizza business back to Cetrone's.

Bowie Restaurant Update

Two restaurants to go!

Of course, Bowie keeps adding and subtracting restaurants, so I'll never be finally done.

In addition to the four that I mentioned in November (and the Chipotle and Firehouse that might show up at The Marketplace in 2016), we have more coming soon.

 The Quizno's in Bowie Town Center is being replaced by a Wingstop, and the Irie Cafe is now gone, soon to be "Simply Southern American Grille."
I can't say that either departure surprises me, but I hope their replacements have more luck.

There is also a proposal to put Bowie's second Taco Bell into the "Bowie Gateway Center" (near the Lowe's).

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