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“REALLY Good Pizza in Addis” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Antica Addis

Antica Addis
Off Bole Road, Cape Verde Street past Cherry's Coffee, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #41 of 170 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Cuisines: Italian, African
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“REALLY Good Pizza in Addis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I was in Addis for a week. Our driver recommended this place. It has a lovely courtyard for dining al fresco, away from the main roads and without dust, despite some construction next door. It also has indoor seating. We ordered a tuna pizza and some Amber (St George). The pizza was REALLY good with a sauce of super flavor, quality fish, and delicious crust. Plus, the waitstaff was topnotch. Furthermore, its bathroom is VERY clean and modern (ie no latrines). This restaurant made me happy. I'd eat there again and again. You MUST try it. I think it's prices are more than reasonable given the quality of the pizza.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Fawlty Towers in Addis”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

After several visits where what came was not what was ordered I have given up. A pity since outside for lunch when not in the rainy season is very pleasant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great pizza a little pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Ordered 2 pizzas for delivery. Took about 1hr to arrive in small boxes and a driver in a suit and tie. Sad to say I was deeply surprised to hear the cost was 800birr! Wow...it was really good pizza though but a little overpriced, thank you. That is all

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lagos, Nigeria
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Delicious pizza.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Although we were only in Addis a week, we ate pizza three times, as we were traveling with small children. Antica was by far our favorite place for pizza, with just the right amount of cheese and sauce, and a nice crispy thin crust. The calzone's are huge. Though the carrot salad is made with cream, it is thankfully not too heavy. The Greek salad is tasty with a freshly made well-balanced dressing.

Service was a bit slow at first; it took some time for the staff to take our order, but we enjoyed the ambiance. Interestingly, the place was bustling with people on a Wednesday night. We sat next to the pizza oven, and the children enjoyed watching pizzas being made while we waited.

I appreciate the staff's goal to serve everyone at once, sadly, my pizza got dropped on the floor as it was scooped out of the oven, and so I had to wait for it to be remade while everyone else ate. The cooks did it straightaway and it didn’t take much time.

The children enjoyed ice cream for dessert. I found the tiramisu to be surprisingly, only average after such excellent pizza. As another reviewer commented, the South African wines are recommended; we shared a bottle and it was a nice accompaniment to the fine pizza. If we find ourselves back in Addis, we would not hesitate to head to Antica for pizza.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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10 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Love the food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Have dined here about 10 times already.... each time trying something different. The Spinach Lasagna is awesome.... it is made fresh everything. The Vegetarian Pizza is also awesome.... One thing with ordering over the phone though is that they don't actually throw the pizza in the stone oven until they see you walking in because they insist on serving it fresh which is a good thing if you are not in a terrible rush.
They make a great lime and mint juice... and also have a great anti-pesto starter.... Overall a great dining experience. Staff are super friendly and funny too :).

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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