Boulder >Antica Roma
Fabulous, Kid Friendly Restaurant. We went to Antica Roma tonight for the first time. Did not have any expectations but liked the simplicity of the kids menu before we arrived. Much to our surprise...we have one of the best dining experiences we have had in Boulder in 15 years. I have to start with the service...unbelievable. We arrived early so we had the choice of tables and my kids picked the table by the fountain. I was a little nervous as I know anything can be a distraction and we were hoping to enjoy our meal. To my surprise we sat down, the server actually invited my children over to the fountain, gave them each a coin, and taught them how to turn around, make a wish, and toss in the coin. Who does that? this was after she quickly took our drink order, spoke directly to my kids, and offered them the best hot chocolate we have tasted in a long time. she made sure it wasn't too hot and gave them the option to eat the whip cream with a spoon or put the kid friendly lid on it and drink with a straw. Luckily it was a slightly too hot for them and we could save it for after dinner. The kids meals arrived super fast..and they loved them. We have a hard time finding food they will eat out...and again to my surprise...they LOVED their food. Especially the pizza. In the meantime our server organized our apps & dinner to perfectly sinc with our wine and the kids fast frenzy. When the kids were done eating the host brought over crayons and coloring pages (even split the crayons up for the kids) so we could finish our meals. Who does that? With just a sip left in our wine, she offered us dessert and the kids loved the gelato. who new...super smooth gelato with whip cream and strawberries kept them happy another 15 minutes. Truly a lovely experience...and truly unexpected. We will go back again and again. I could go on and on...the carpaccio was amazing, the sausage/gnocci (sp?) special was fabulous, the margherita pizza to die for. All the while the service was soooo above my expectations I truly can not comment enough. Fabulous presentation. A must. Enjoy!
Italian anytime!. I went to Antica Roma for the first time with a group of friends for lunch. We ordered several appetizers and I enjoyed every single one of them. From the bread and dip to the calamari, Antica Roma put a uniquely Italian twist to each item on their menu. I ordered the chicken panini for lunch and could only eat half of the generous portion. I am not a huge fan of Italian food, but the ingredients were fresh, and nothing was too heavy for a mid-day meal. We finished the meal off with desert, which again were delicious. The crepes, homemade gelato, and tiramisu were a sweet way to end a delicious meal. Antica Roma was a great place for a meal with a group of friends, and also as a date night place. I am definitely looking forward to my next visit!
Delicious Italian food with great people-watching. I just tried Antica Roma for the first time and had a delightful experience. I went for lunch with a group of friends and was charmed by both the atmosphere (right on the Pearl St. Mall! Semi-open-air seating!) and the staff (knowledgeable, friendly, attentive). I had the Frutti di Mare pasta, and I thought it was phenomenal. The sauce was flavorful but did not overpower the tasty seafood. The complimentary bread and dipping sauces were also excellent, and the portion size was big enough that I was able to take some of my entrée home to enjoy again at dinner. I would highly recommend a visit to Antica Roma – I plan to return soon!
Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Service. Antica Roma is in an ideal location on the Pearl Street Mall. The atmosphere of the restaurant is wonderful. You feel like you are eating in a cozy bistro in a small Italian village. The food and service was wonderful. Our group was served delicious tapas recommended by the waiter. Entree portions were very generous and delicious. We ended up sharing our entrees because they were all so good. The seafood was cooked perfectly and the paninis were wonderful. We finished the meal with delicious coffee and tiramisu and crepes. I cant wait to go back. If you are in Boulder and looking for wonderful Italain food at a wonderful price, you need to try Antica Roma. You wont be disappontined!
Disappointing. Went there for their "lunch" buffet. The place was dirty. Buffet selection was VERY limited, consisting of a few salads that tasted very similar and reminded me of dorm dining hall food. If this is the quality of their dinners too, then the prices seem overly high.
Avoid this place completely. Way overpriced for what shows up at the table. Really bad management that enjoys arguing and defending the difference between the menu and what shows up at the table. Food is cafeteria quality at best. An employee must writing the raving reviews because this place is not even close. In addition the facility is completely dirty and unclean. We used to like the Louisville Antica Roma, but it closed down. Something is really wrong with this restaurant and my suggestion is to select one of the other great restaurants on the Pearl Street Mall, but avoid this one completely!
Best pasta and pizzas.
I really enjoyed Antica Roma, especially during my last visit with my family. The service was very attentive and the food arrived in a timely fashion, as I would expect (Pizza and the entrees arrived all toghether, where at the Med they arrive at different times) Pizza was very good and I reccomend the one with fresh arugula, Parma prosciutto and fresh tomatoes) Excellent!! Try the Pasta with seafood !!
The choice of tapas is very good and we had 4 of them and we all liked them. Desserts are also very good. We had tiramisu' and mousse chocolate. I have seen it very busy and with several large parties.
extremely poor management.
this place is really bad!! run by a bunch of ignorant kids who know nothing of customer relations.
they also know nothing of Italian cuisine, and don't mind being pushy about their ignorance.
ignore this place.
bad food experience.
we ordered 2 paninis, expecting panini bread and lots of stuff inside. It was Quizzinos sub quality! It wasn't even on panini bread! My sandwich was cold (even though it's suppose to be hot!), cheese didn't melt at all, the oil was dripping out of it. Chicken parm sandwich was ok, but it is not worht the price!
Stuff was ok. But I don't think I will come back
Not the best value. I had dinner with some friends the other night at Antica Roma for the first time. For their prices, I expected a lot better cuisine. The dish that I ordered was described as handmade pasta, but I swear that it was not. It really was no better than something that I can get at the Noodles & Company (which is pretty good). For the price of the dish, it really should have been more spectacular. The other people at the table were somewhat disappointed with their food as well.
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