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Italian >Antica Posta
519 E Paces Ferry Rd, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030533.838564 -84.370946
Neighborhoods: Northside, Buckhead Village, Northside
Great food and even better service – We found this restaurant a couple days after relocating to Atlanta and made a reservation online for Easter Sunday. Turned out the restaurant had opened earlier than usual and therefore was closing early. The owner called us to let us know, but it was so late that he offered (insisted, actually) to stay open late for us. The server (Hector) was fantastic, Marco (the owner) was so friendly and gracious, and the food was exceptional. Highly recommend this restaurant for great food and service - we'll definitely be back!
A piece of Italy....so close to home! – I used to think that I'd have to travel to Tuscany, which I am in love with, in order to get authentic Tuscan food. I have dined in many high end Italian restaurants in Atlanta, but none of them quite satisfied my palette. That's until 2 years ago for Christmas Eve ....my sister convinced me to try Antica Posta.....Result: I've been hooked ever since. I have brought many friends to Antica Posta and all of them loved it....I have celebrated my birthday, Christmas Eve, New Year's, and had business dinners at Antica Posta and never have been dissapointed. I have to admit that it can get a bit crowded on busy nights, but the price is quite minimal for what you get in return. The restaurant is cozy and it feels more like home than a business place. The food is amazing.....my favorites being the fagioli, the caprese salad, the veal sausages - for appetizers, tagliata (my no. 1), sea bass, swordfish, and the veal chop for the main course, and of course - pana cotta, torta della nonna(when they have it), and the nougat ice cream as far as dessert goes.....to be honest, I neved get bored....they have specials on their menu every time I go....so if I want to try something new.....there's always that option. As far as their wine list goes....it's endless....and I have never found high end wines so afordable.....I mean....they have my favorite wine - Tignanello at less than half the price the other restaurants have it...I always know that they have the best wines at the best prices. As far as service goes.....I don't know why the other individuals who write reviews are so full of hate.....that "brunette with accent" is one of my favorites....all the staff is very professional and attentive....they have always treated me, my family, and my friends with respect and friendliness. If you think about it....why would it be so busy, if it were such a bad place? I continue to love Antica Posta for its food, wine(especially), and of course.....the service. I will always be a regular!
worst service ever – All i can say people be aware of the head waitress over there shes more like a jail warden and i dont know who gave her the right to treat the customers like dirt. i ve been in the restaurant last weekend and believe me i was shocked by her attitude and rudeness i thought like we signed in a certain boot camp program, whenever we ask her for something she ll be shaking either her head or the shoulders and all started when we didn?t get an expensive wine she was trying to sell us even though she couldn?t give us a decent explanation about its grape or taste all she said its "good" ,come on , if u cant describe a bottle of wine u trying to sell better shut up or go do ur homework first...
ps: i believe she?s the same girl the other review talked about , a brunette with an accent .
Read Reviews First - Not Recommended – I wish I had read the reviews first. If I had I ould not have eaten here - lesson learned. The food was good but service aweful - just like all the other reviewers say. The non-english speaking server could not have been more disinterested unless he was asleep. I saw craziness in the kitchen through the open window - the chef was sceaming about something. And the owner - please - he needs to button his shirt and quite only talking to the scantiilly clad women at the bar. He never came by our table. Too bad he could have made it right and turned us into customerrs. Instead we will never return.
Never Return – I dine out in fine dining at least twice a week for work and pleasure. What I expect for what I pay is good food and good service. I have been to Antica Posta before and always had an OK experience - never exceptional. However, this last time was the nail in the coffin. The food was mediocre at best but the service was aweful. Not only were they unattentive and unintersted, they were also very slow. Clearly the owner is aware of the situation because I actually heard the owner yell at the severs!! How unprofessional! That restaurant should be so embarrassed. Ok food, bad service and yelling in front of guests. That is enough for them to never get any more of my money!
good food ,bad service – been there the food was great but we didn?t have the chance to enjoy it. We had the luck to be served by one of the rudest people in town. Our waitress( a brunette .. i don?t remember her name and i don?t want to)did all she could to ruin our anniversary night for the only reason that she was a little busy in her section which wasn?t our fault any way, I could understand if she kept a little smile when we asked her for a clean wine glass since mine had a lip print on it and we could wait a few minute.. instead she just gave us a mean look and walked away acting like she didn?t hear a thing. When we tried to order we tried to get her to explain some of the specials and with the same attitude she was going through the items like we were some creepy people or unwelcome guests. after that she disappeared till the time we had to pay showing up with bill ..long story short we will never come back there and if it happened that u stop by avoid that girl or u ll regret to..
Not very good one visit, but Great another!! – Been a couple of times... One visit was amazing!! Ordered the filet, and was one of the best I have ever tasted!!! Another time I was there was not so great. The food was average and pricey, not worth the money at all. The service was great both times, so that is a plus. I am worried about going back and spending that kind of money for a below average meal.
cozy like little italy – First time there, it seemed cozy but not warm enough for the winter brushing cold outside. The wine was good, so was the appetizer. The servers were very attentive and courteous. The restaurant just had that "little Italy feeling" inside. This place was recognized as one of the best in Atlanta, I prefer others. My pasta was a little too salty and the noodles seemed a little harder than usual. This is not one of my favorites, but I did enjoy my dinner and the place itself. Perfect for couples, I was surrounded by them!
Lost – I agree with all the people that had a very very very bad time out at Antica Posta. I would love to wright about it but I'm so lost for words. Not only I would not go there again I'm tring not to drive by that area. The owner whatever he calls himself that's at the door when you walk in, some people can wright a book about. He should really remove himself from that place I think he thinks he's more important the people that have kept his place alive for so long.
I wouldn't even give one star if i didnt have to in order to write this review. – Lets just say, hypotheticaly if I could rename this italian eatery I would call it "sleazy". The clientle is very posh do to the location and price range, but Im sure most of the people would not eat dinner there if they didn't have some big wig paying for it. I think the food is good, however not worth the price. I overheard a conversation that I should not have been listening to, and it was between employees. I believe the server was mentioning that they were quiting and the reason behind should be left unsaid. My word of advice is read all the reviews, and really pay attention to your bill and what you ordered. Im sure if anyone gets bad service in Antica Posta it should not fall on the weight of the servers, it should fall on the shoulders of the owner Mr.Betti. If you do decide to have dinner I hope you never encounter this man, he is only pleasant if you have a black american express, or a large chest.
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