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Off Bole Road, Cape Verde Street past Cherry's Coffee, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: It is one of the best pizzerias, bars and restaurants in Addis Ababa...
It is one of the best pizzerias, bars and restaurants in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The food is so delicious and healthy, with art gallery, brick oven pizzas, hot rock barbecue, underground night club, welcoming people.
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  • 25
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprising oasis in the middle of busy roads and a construction boom

You would be forgiven if you decided to take a pass b/c of the adjacent construction and busy roads. It's perfectly understandable why you would think that such an atmosphere would ruin your dining experience. Heck, we almost made the same mistake one Saturday afternoon but our empty stomachs told... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Old Airport
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Old Airport
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

You would be forgiven if you decided to take a pass b/c of the adjacent construction and busy roads. It's perfectly understandable why you would think that such an atmosphere would ruin your dining experience. Heck, we almost made the same mistake one Saturday afternoon but our empty stomachs told us to forge ahead. Once we cleared the entrance we... More 

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jack1978
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Be careful with this place. When you sit down the waiter will ask you to bring you bread. Later on when you get your bill there will be charge for the bread and oil (olive oil?). I thought it was very sneaky. It is not that the bread and oil was expensive but the way they do business.

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Madisom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Antica is a classic wood-fired oven pizza place in a quiet area (for now) of Addis - nestled between Bole Road and Cape Verde. There is construction all around, yet the el fresco dining still feels like an italian villa. There are pastas and pizzas, all fresh made, so there can be a wait. Good reasonable beer & wine. Excellent... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Yes the food is good. But really is it the only reason to visit a restaurant. Not at all for me as my wife cooks really good pasta and pizza at home. I go out for a change, good ambiance, good service and some smiling faces which makes my day with good food at last. And i wont forget this... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We went of the recommendation of lonely planet and it's fair to say they nailed this one. The pizza is very good by any standard and the pizza was excellent. They even served their local interpretation of guacamole, which as a California I can say was very welcome.

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I and my partner had a great time here with their guys. Our food and drink were amazing, staffs are very helpful.

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Swanmore, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I must have been to Antica 5 or 6 times now but it never ceases to please. Not too pricey, comfortable and welcoming, the food is simple but delicious. The salads are lovely and the focaccia served with 2 dips, one avocado and one garlic, is not to be missed. Pasta, pizza and focaccia are available in normal or teff... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Unpretentious venue but friendly service, good pizza and decent wine by the glass. I'd happily go again if I come back to Addis

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Addis Ababa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The spacious restaurant has a good selection of Pizza and other foods and good assortment of wine. The environment is cozy and you will definitely enjoy the atmosphere specially during pick hours. Compare to the food price in Addis, the place it a bit over priced and the portion is small.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

As far as is know this is the only pizza delivery service in Addis. It offers ok pizza but is totally overpriced (paid ETB200 for the pizza plus ETB200 for delivery - which is roughly USD20 and more than I pay in Europe or the US). Due to the high price I only ordered once and will not do it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Off Bole Road, Cape Verde Street past Cherry's Coffee, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, African

Description

It is one of the best pizzerias, bars and restaurants in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The food is so delicious and healthy, with art gallery, brick oven pizzas, hot rock barbecue, underground night club, welcoming people.

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