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pizza: antica greatness and quietly without the hype finally we say

epop Jan 17, 2007 06:11 AM

went to antica tonight where it was quiet and everything (but the odd waiters) was perfect. the pizza was so tasty and not greasy at all. i wonder why this place gets ignored.

not that i want it to be crowded but i think they deserve more attention, certainly more than some of the other places that receive way too much...

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    broncosaurus Jan 17, 2007 02:57 PM

    I think they put too much salt in their food, both the pizza and the pasta.

    1. a_and_w Jun 5, 2007 05:15 PM

      Tried a Margharita pizza for lunch today and was really impressed. I'm not usually a fan of Neapolitan style pizza, but this really hit the spot. My main criticism was that the fresh mozzarella made the center of the pie a little droopy -- this even though the crust was thicker than most Neapolitan. Still, the outer part was cooked perfectly -- crisp without cracking.

      PS: Their flavored olive oil and bread is phenomenal...

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        Cinnamon Jun 5, 2007 08:21 PM

        Love their pennette ala vodka - they have very good salads too - and am huge fan of their pollo carciofi or something - it's got leeks and artichoke hearts in what might be a white wine sauce.

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          priscilla2 Jun 6, 2007 09:30 AM

          I enjoy Antica also but sometimes just can't get past the service...or lack there of.

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            a_and_w Jun 8, 2007 09:00 AM

            Come to think of it, there were a couple of odd notes service-wise. First, the place was practically empty, but the guy sat me right next to the only other people there, which was annoying. Also, he played dumb when I asked him what brand of olive oil they use. As in, he pretended not to understand my question, when I got the sense he really just didn't want to tell me. Still, I was impressed with the pizza itself...

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