Crab Soup Review

19 Sep

Bella Napoli

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Bella Napoli's Award Winning Cream of Crab Soup Bella Napoli's Award Winning Cream of Crab Soup Photo Credit: Crab Soup Review

Bella Naopoli is well known around the area for it's authentic Italian flavors and impeccible service.  So what does an Italian restaruant have to do with crab soup?  Well, for the past 3 years, they have won first place in the People's Choice category for their Cream of Crab soup at the Maryland Seafood Festival's Crab Soup Cook-off.  (This year, they won second in the Judge's Choice category)  But don't just stop at the soup.  They are well known for being one of the best Italian restaurants in the area.  So stop on by and see what you've been missing out on!

Cream of Crab Soup

Cream of Crab is the only crab soup served at Bella Note, and only comes in bowl sizes.  The soup reviewed was being given away at the Crab Soup Cook-off after the competition.  Soup is a classic mix of cream, sherry, and crab meat.  Old Bay was on hand so you could add as much or as little as you wanted.

The broth is thick and creamy, a perfect blend that isn't too thin or too thick.  Lots and lots of crab meat throughout, so much that you get a good amount of crab in every bite.  Sherry adds some nice balance and complexity to the mix.

The flavor of this soup is unbelievable.  Crab flavor is nice and sweet, in good sized chunks, and adds a nice aroma to the soup.  The broth is nice and fresh, with a good creamy flavor -- none of that flour or corn starch off flavors here!  While the stop stands alone, some Old Bay is a nice addition.  Just don't overdo it, or you'll miss out on the perfect balance of flavors!

Have you experienced Bella Napoli's Cream of Crab Soup?  Tell us about it in the comments!

  • Review Date:09/08/2012 3:42pm
  • Atmosphere:Not Applicable
  • Item(s) Ordered:Cream of Crab Soup
  • Soup Style:Cream of Crab Soup
  • Price:$0.00
  • Order Type:Bowl
  • Crab Content:40%
  • Broth:60%
  • Additional Ingredients:0%
  • Spice:Minimal
  • Overall Impression:Outstanding
  • Rating:



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Additional Info

  • Restaurant Name: Bella Napoli
  • Address: 350G Mountain Road Pasadena, MD 21122
  • Neighborhood: Pasadena
  • Restaurant Type: Local
  • Mail order available?: No

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