Heard some people at the office talking about Antico the other day so I decided to take my family there on a Monday evening. The pizza was outstanding and I was able to feed my family of 5 for less than $40. Not to mention I had my food in less than 5 minutes. I should mention again that the pizza was outstanding. However, as father of 3 small children, I can really appreciate the price and quickness our food was served. Well done Antico!
Posted: 2/14/2013 • Link to this review
So what these special needs people seem to be missing is the point of this entire venture - the pizza might not be to their liking, cooked in three giant ovens named after saints. There's a reason for that. This is real Italian pizza. You know how I know? because the dudes cooking it are burly, sweaty ITALIAN MEN. Not Olive Garden Italian, either. The real deal. The seating arrangement is meant to be family-style, so if you think you might have a total mental breakdown if you're forced to sit adjacent to a total stranger (and God forbid, TALK to them), then no, you probably won't like this place. Oh, and did I mention that, they have a great drink selection? They do. And that's because they work so hard to bring great pizza to your face hole, that they don't have time to get a liquor license. But you benefit because it's BYOB! So whatever wine you happen to love, you can buy at the liquor store down the street without paying a terrible overhead, bring it to your table, and share it with your new friends. There is absolutely nothing bad about this place. Yeah the seating might not be convenient, but if you're looking for that, or better customer service, go to effing Olive Garden!
Posted: 8/10/2011 • Link to this review
We heard some good reviews about Antico Pizza so we decided to go check it out. We were very disappointed. We were not greeted or even acknowledged when we came in. The atmosphere was very unfriendly and uninviting. The concept is great, pizza was great, but was ruined by the terrible customer service. We will certainly not return.
Posted: 2/11/2011 • Link to this review
The pizza is very fresh and unique but so is the staff that prepares them. If you expect to be waited on hand and foot then this is not your place. If you are more concerned about flavors and a very fresh pizza then and you don't mind a quirky spot then rush over.
Posted: 7/30/2010 • Link to this review
Super fresh ingredients, nothing holds a candle to this place. I've been a dozen times and the food is very consistent. I've tried nearly every pie and the San Gennaro is my fave followed by the Pomoddorini. This place is a gem in Atlanta!
Posted: 7/08/2010 • Link to this review
Best pizza I've inserted into this mug of a mouth here in Atlanta thus far. Flavors and textures were consistent between the two visits. Character-wise it is a very Euro-neighborhood, boisterous and communal. American metro-pretention is not feasible--if you prefer your own table, plates/hardware, and prudishness, this is not your place. Yet the environment Antico creates does have a lively energy. There is an irony in the open pretension of their food creation pride VS. the lack of pretension in the customer areas. As previously stated, your own personal table is not an option--it's cafeteria style--pairs/groups merge at large tables. All sharing cups of extra ingredients (parmaesan, peppers, etc.) and rolls of inexpensive paper towels. A large comic-style wall graphic greets you from behind the ordering counter to tell you how to handle the food...with your hands! Scandal! To actually hold food with those God-given mitts on your body is unusual eh? Good. And you CAN bring your own drinks in with you (i.e. wine, bottled water, etc), you are not obligated to buy theirs. Note: Their drinks are extremely overpriced (i.e. 10oz coke zero=$3??) So bring your own. There is an espresso provided at the end of each meal (free of charge) but you have to ask, they don't offer it. I had a cannoli, not the best I've encountered, but certainly no where near the worst. Go with friends; first-come first-served is the rule; and be bold or get outta their open kitchen format.
Posted: 6/15/2010 • Link to this review
I'm originally from New Jersey (Southern) so I know a thing or two about pizza. I agree with one of the reviewers that $20.00 for a pizza is too much. It felt rushed like it was more like an assembly line then a restaurant. The pizza came out quickly but had a smattering of basil in the middle and none on the rest of the pizza. It was very dough like so it felt as if I was eating a triangular roll. There is no room to sit and parking is not even something to talk about. I would say that people should try it at least once and then go to Felini's.
Posted: 12/08/2009 • Link to this review
This place doesn't look like much from outside, but they really do have great pizza. It's very authentic Italian pizza (most of the people working there are Italian), and it is absolutely delicious. There's not much seating in the restaurant, but they get you your food very quickly. The couple of times that I've been there, enough seats cleared up while we were waiting in line to order that we didn't have any problems finding space for our group.
Posted: 11/10/2009 • Link to this review