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- 73%Nightlife Lovers
- 73%Family Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (15)
- Pizza AnticaAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 11, 2013
Pizza Antica...awesome restaurant in Santa Row where the pizza is delicious and the decor is easy on the eyes. Great date place as the restaurant isn't too loud. Service was wonderful. I had the potato pizza, which was quite light (for a starchy food) and the spaghetti was yummy too! Top that off with a light pilsner beer, and you have yourself a meal! As this is a pizza restaurant, I would recommend that you try all their pizzas! @ $9.99, they are not too expensive, and you get quality and variety. Remember, this is not Pizza Hut or any of the other franchise pizzarias - you come to Pizza Antica to try new pizza varieties! Sitting outside on a cold day is great too, since you'll be under heating lamps. Enjoy the atmosphere and food!
- Pizza AnticaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Oct 31, 2013
That is it. The best Italian style thin crust pizza in 40 miles radius.
The pie texture was excellent . It was thin, chewy and consistent throughout. There were no overcooked tough spot or soggy middle. Tomato sauce was bold, yet perfectly balanced between sweetness and tartness. Toppings were tasty. The pie sit in the oven for the right amount of time at the right temperature. The result was a Margherita pizza with gooey melted mozzarella and strong fragrant basil. The Fennel Sausage and Portobello Mushroom pizza was just as good even without their signature tomato sauce.
Our server told us an interesting story about their Warm Cornmeal Shortcake dessert. Apparently someone came in and offered to pay $200 to have it made when it was off the menu for the season. Was it amazing? Yup. I enjoyed every single bite of the cake. It was a simple recipe but well made. Was it $200 nice? You be the judge.
Pizza Antica is a great place for pizza. Probably the only place in Santana Row that is worth braving the crowdedly madness.
- Pizza AnticaMember ofFamily TravelersFoodiesWellness+ 5Aug 20, 2013
Pizza Antica is one of my favorite pizza restaurants! It's a great stop for lunch as a break from shopping in Santana Row. The pizza flavors are great, with ingredients like pear, gorgonzola, carmelized onions, truffles...yum! I also love the imperfect croutons that come with the Caesar salad. Love the texture and flavor! For the quality and price, it's one of the top restaurants I'd recommend in Santana Row. And I'll be honest and say that many restaurants in Santana Row are overly priced and bound to disappoint if you're looking for top notch cuisine.
- Pizza AnticaNov 07, 2012
A few weeks ago I was looking at different areas to live in the Bay Area. Santana Row was one of the places I considered. After visiting the nearby leasing office I was hungry so we decided to give Pizza Antica a try. It had the best ratings of the restaurants on Santana Row.
Parking is easy. Since it is located in Santana Row we just parked in the structure and walked over.
The service was great. Quickly seated w/o reserations. Server was attentive and helpful.
The food was great! We rodered.....
Steamed Manila Clams -- Delicious! Fresh and tatsy. I loved dipping bread in the broth. We even asked for additional bread to soak up all the yummy soup.
Carbonara Pasta -- Nothing spectacular, but it was still good. Cheesy!
Sausage and Portobello Mushroom Pizza -- Yummy! Super light and tasty. I loved the thin crust.
Blackberry Basil Lemonade -- Refreshing combination of crushed blackberries and lemonade. Not too sweet and a bit of carbonation. A very good drink.
Pizza Antica is definitely worth trying if you are in the area!
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- Pizza AnticaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Jul 05, 2012
It's always packed here, no matter what time it is. Ordered quite a few dishes - couple pizzas, slow roast pork, salads, and brussel sprout salads (which was incredibly aaaaamazing). Aside from that one yummy dish, everything else was mediocre. Service wasn't great either, staff seems busy and irritable. I'd come back though for a drink out on the patio enjoying the day in SJ!
- Pizza AnticaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 04, 2012
I have been here a number of time while all the food is pretty good the thing that brings me back is the desert. I rather like the Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta. Don't get me wrong, everything there is great especially when coupled with one of their bottles of wine. I don't care for the place being busy but what do you expect when the product demands such attention. I do recall that they have this tasty fried mushroom thing...that was good - so good in fact our party ordered another serving of the stuff.
The last time I was there I had gone out with a friend from out of town and we had ended up there drinking a nice bottle of red. Oddly enough we were sitting next to this family who seemed to take it upon themselves to have a public display of filial disfunctionality. My friend and I thought it too amusing to leave just quite yet...we had bets whether the crying daughter was going to stab her mother. Yes, I know...I see the elderly mother b*tch at her adult daughter all throughout lunch then I see the daughter get up to go the bathroom and return in tears. WTH! Nothing came of it - we soon became bored with the debacle. Afterward I promptly fell asleep at work. Oh well......
- Pizza AnticaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 04, 2012
One of my favorite restaurants on Santana Row. Not too fancy. Not too casual. Just right!
Pizza Antica serves up some tasty thin crust pizza - my favorite being the Spicy Fennel Sausage, Portobello Mushroom and Roasted Onion. Two people can share a small, along with a Caesar salad with piadini (my fave) and if you're hungry, a spaghettini with sausage or chicken would nicely round out the meal. Add a glass of wine and you're good. The food isn't heavy, so you don't feel bloated afterward.
Try to get a table outside - there are heat lamps, and the view is much nicer. Sometimes the wait can be long, but at least you've got shops to browse around in to kill time.