• Antica Pizzeria

  • 4.0 stars
    (107 reviews, average rating: 3.9/5)
  • Cuisines: Italian
  • (905) 356-3844
  • 5785 Victoria Avenue Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L6
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Meggin
3 Reviews
2012/11/01
  • Worth it!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I've been a couple of times and the last occasion provided a really great experience. There was a line up on the street, yet the hostess must have had things completely organized because it didn't take that long for my table of two. We were seated on the patio at first, but it began to rain... instead of packing the restaurant full of new tables the people on the patio (me included) got first dips on tables inside! Now that's class: make sure everyone who is already seated gets a good experience.

    The pizza was great, with a crispy crust and adequate toppings. No greasy, fatty, processed messes here.

    It's just fantastic, what else can I say.

  • Order: Pizza Amore, Custom Pizza
 
AnneT
18 Reviews
2012/06/18
  • Pizza was not THAT amazing. Staff are hot or...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Pizza was not THAT amazing. Staff are hot or cold- some are great, others should not be working in that industry! Probably wouldn't return... don't think I've ever sat on their patio without being rudely interrupted by drunks on the street

  • Order: 2 pizzas, drinks
 
JJMONIE
37 Reviews
2012/02/28
  • The best Pizza in Niagara!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I am not a huge fan of the thin crust but man this place is AWESOME! Very tasty, great service and well priced!

    Went there in December on an overnight to the Falls. Wife and I googled best pizza and Antica popped up. No regrets at all.

    We had a side, I think bruchetta and 2 pizza's. I had the one with garlic on it and my wife had one with hot peppers. Very tasty. Did I say very tasty!??!??

    Check them out. In Niagara there are so many restaurants that jack up the price but the food sucks. This place is not one of them.

    At the end of my meal, I talked to the Manager and told him the food was great and the service too. He was a really nice guy and was very gracious.

    Next time in Niagara, we know where to go. Antica Pizzeria! And you should too!

  • Order: 2 Pizza's, Apps, Drinks
 
MizzCassandra
5 Reviews
2011/10/19
  • MY FAVOURITE !!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • This is probably one of my most favourite REAL italian restaurants. I've never tried the pizza here but the gnocchi and the chicken parm is fantastic !!
    My boyfriend and I tried this restaurant while staying in the falls.. we loved it sooo much we drove back JUST TO EAT THERE all the way from Richmond Hill, Ontario. (Almost a 3 hour drive)
    ITS WORTH IT !!

  • Order: Gnocchi and chicken parm
 
Maria
105 Reviews
2011/07/03
  • Not As Good As The Reviews Say
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I had read the reviews before coming to this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised with the good reviews, so decided to give it a shot. When we walked in, we had the most monotone hostess ever, I couldn't even hear what she said. Then our waitress came over, oh boy, she was way too peppy, and it made me sick to my stomach. We ordered our personal sized pizzas, and they don't even give you a side order of complimentary bread, I was discouraged when I noticed that. The pizza was baked in a wood oven, but nothing spectacular, you can go to a grocery store and they do the same thing for you. Our waitress came over to our table 3 TIMES and kept asking if everything was okay, and insisted that we order some more drinks or desserts, not very professional. When we wanted to pay at the front, there were about 5 waitresses and hostesses just standing around, not doing anything, we had to wait about 10 minutes for the cashier to come. Aren't any of the other staff trained on how to run the cash register?! I wouldn't come here again, only because the food is adequate, not superb, and the service isn't that great.

  • Order: Personal Pizza
 
Astonished
1 Review
2011/06/22
  • Pizza Guy
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • My review is not only based on when I eat there, But I also work there!

    just to answer some simple questions some people might be wondering:
    Is the fire real? Yes it is, Antica's has a wood shed that gets filled weekly and are burned in all real wood burning ovens!
    Do we deliver? No way too busy, But you can order by phone and pick-up, But not on busy holidays!

    Are the items on the menu really home made?
    all the sauces "both pizza and pasta" are home made as well as the gnocchi, veil, chicken and eggplant parms, pizza dough gets made and mixed every morning! The toppings are cut, sliced and diced every morning and during the day!

    The Restaurant is run and owned the old Italian way by old Italian family and like the owners say "its not how much food you can produce, Its how good you make it.

    I have lived here in Niagara Falls all my life and have gone to school for cooking. I have worked and ate in a lot of restaurants and from my 20 year experience Anticas is by far the cleanest and most efficient restaurant in Niagara falls!

    The service ill just leave up to you to review ;p

  • Order: My own custum pizza
 
Ayla
1 Review
2011/05/26
  • My daughter and I went to this restaurant after...
  • 4.0 stars
  • My daughter and I went to this restaurant after we read a review from this app. We had the meat lover pizza. It was delicious. The crust was crunchy and chewy, perfect and the toppings and sauce were fresh and yummy!

 
Piggy
31 Reviews
2011/03/21
  • Wood Fire Pizza ! But...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • The best thing about Antica Pizzeria is a pair of wood fire ovens. And anyone would agree that wood fire can make anything taste amazing.
    This is the reason Piggy went to Antica a few days ago. That and the fact that it seems to be very difficult to find a place that serves decent food in Niagara Falls.
    The overall feel of the place is quite nice, considering that it was jam packed for dinner. The servers were very efficient and friendly. Now about the food, after all that’s why we're here:
    Caesar Salad is nice and creamy, but nothing special.
    The little piglets had pasta, which was cooked al dente, and the marinara sauce was decent, however slightly acidic\undercooked.
    The Neapolitan pizza with extra cheese was great . But it is a simple straight forward pizza, and not much can go wrong there.
    The Quattro Stagioni pizza was a disappointment however. While the dough and crust of the pizza had the full flavor that the fire oven provided and were a real treat, the same cannot be said for the toppings. The toppings were cheap and tasteless. The ham had little flavor and was diced rather than shaved, which gave it a cheap takeout pizza feel.
    The mushrooms (white button) were too chunky and thick sliced, so they were watery and undercooked, and flavorless.
    The artichokes were nothing special probably came out of a can, but I'm not too fussy about that.
    Finally instead of olives I had 3-4 anchovies on top of my cheese. Come on now! Piggy loves anchovies, so please share the love, and pair them up with some beautiful olives for Italy's sake! While you are at it , toss in a handful of capers. This is supposed to be a deluxe pizza after all, don't waste the wood fire with mediocre ingredients!
    So if you do go to Antica, please tell them what you think of the toppings on your pizza. Or if you don't want to be disappointed, go for the Margherita.
    I have to say that they do make a good cup of espresso and their tiramisu, although not made by them (It comes in from a place in GTA I was told), is better than most places around here.

  • Order: Caesar Salad, Pasta and Meatballs in Tomato Sauce, Napolitana with Cheese, Quattro Stagioni, Espresso, Tiramisu
 
ResturantReview
2 Reviews
2011/03/07
  • Love, love, love Antica's Pizzeria
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Lovely staff, great atmosphere, amazing food and also very affordable. I'm slightly biased as I had my first date with my boyfriend of 4 years here....been going back for our anniversary ever since!

  • Order: Pizza Cantonese
 
AnthonynHeatherJ
7 Reviews
2010/10/23
  • Yummy
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • It was me and my boyfriend`s anniversary. We decided we wanted pasta for dinner. We came on restaurantica to find the best in the area; we ended up here.

    The atmosphere was nice. The wood stove added a warm touch, although I couldn`t figure out whether the fire was real or not.

    The food was very good. Our salad was crunchy and fresh, Both our pastas had a very light yet flavourful homestyle sauce. The bread was delicious.

    The prices were fair for what you receive. Portions a good size. We were not left hungry, yet not too full.

    Before coming, we looked at the reviews. We were hoping for the best, but prepared for the worst in terms of service. The service was exactly what we had read online - awful. I don`t believe the waitress ever told us her name. She did not serve us our food, someone else did. Our refills were rare, if at all. When it came time for our bill, we had to ask a different waitress to fetch ours from the back room where we could clearly see her socializing with her fellow coworkers.

    Still a good meal nonetheless.

  • Order: caesar salad, fettuccine alfredo, ravoli, italian bread.
 
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