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Off Bole Road, Cape Verde Street past Cherry's Coffee, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 19
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
When you want something handy!

Located around the corner from the EU Delegation offices and fairly central to lots of hotels, this is a handy one for a bit of a night out. The food is good-great depending on what you like, theres foreign and traditional on the menu. The service tends to be poor but not always and the drink is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Located around the corner from the EU Delegation offices and fairly central to lots of hotels, this is a handy one for a bit of a night out. The food is good-great depending on what you like, theres foreign and traditional on the menu. The service tends to be poor but not always and the drink is over-priced. I like... More 

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New York, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

After reading so many raves, I had higher expectations of this place. The service was friendly, the space relaxing, but the pizza was quite flavorless. I wouldn't avoid it, but I certainly would not go out of my way to make my way back here again.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Good overall balance of quality and price, plus very nice atmosphere. Perfect for a romantic dinner or group luncheon. The outside areas are lovely.

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

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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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, Pizza

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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