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“Great for Any Time” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Antonio's Market & Cafe

Antonio's Market & Cafe
611 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751
407-645-1039
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Ranked #1 of 49 Restaurants in Maitland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Coffee Shop, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Maitland Ave South
Description: Antonio's Maitland has two unique Restaurants with their own distinct personalities and flair for producing a superior traditional Italian dining experience. The two restaurants are Antonio's Ristorante upstairs and Antonio's Market & Cafe downstairs, both co-located in Maitland, Florida at 611 South Orlando Avenue. Antonio's Upstairs Maitland, also known as Antonio's La Fiamma Ristorante, is an experience you must try. The feeling you get on entry is like being transformed to a place in Italy where the aroma's smell intoxicating, and the atmosphere is inviting like a "Tuscan Villa". Options abound inside the upstairs restaurant from the elegant main dining room, to the beautiful "Balcony" overlooking Lake Lily, to an engaging and vibrant bar area, and well appointed private dining rooms. In addition to the facilities, the cuisine is a delicious combination of of Italy's varied regions. Accompanied by an extensive wine list and prepared by Antonio's award winning Chef's, your olfactory and visual senses immediately come alive when you walk in the door. The smells of wonderful foods prepared using wood burning ovens produces the best Orlando offers for Black Angus Steaks, Fresh Seafood and a variety of classical Italian dishes designed to please your palate. People from all over Orlando, Maitland, Winter Park and other suburbs make it a point to stop by. Ntonio's Market & Cafe Downstairs Maitland is one-of-a-kind in greater Orlando. Upon entering, you will be greeted with warm, friendly faces and immediately, you will encounter the Antonio's Aroma! That smell says it all..."La vita e` TROPPO BREVE Per Mangiare MALE"....Translation "Life is Too Short to not Eat Good". The Market & Cafe has ample seating inside and out, and if you are "on the go", stop by and grab any of our freshly prepared dishes for your convenience. One of the more unique features of the Market & Cafe is the shopping. Before you sit down for lunch or dinner, get your favorite bottle of wine, and your server will cork it for you tableside. Same price as if you were walking out the door with a nominal $5 corkage fee to accompany your meal. The store has a large selection of prepared dishes, Italian meats, cheeses, pasta, fresh vegetables, along with numerous other unique food items and dry good products for your kitchen. Antonio's is a great place for that special gift for the hard to please, and gift cards are available.
Orlando, Florida
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34 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great for Any Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Being local to the Maitland area, we've eaten downstairs on several occasions. In December, we had an opportunity for a dinner with some work associates. Antionio's set up a large private room for us with seating for ~25 people. They had us nicely arranged in a large square, allowing everyone to interact throughout the meal.

Several servers worked throughout the meal to ensure that everyone had their food as well as drinks. We started with appetizers and salads, and then had a choice of main courses based on the dinner plan our hosts had arranged. All of the food was well-prepared, just as we have always found from dining downstairs.

In this case, the notable experience was the private dining room. There aren't many local restaurants with the ability to provide a private room, allowing you to celebrate events and have discussions without the whole restaurant hearing. The next time you need a private dinner event, check out Antonio's.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, OH
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“A Local Favorite For Lovers Of All Things Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The lower level is a store and casual restaurant - weird, but it works! You can buy food here like any store (mostly Italian like cheese, pasta, canned tomatoes, etc.) and they also sell a number of prepared dishes like lasagna for taking back home. There are also several tables where you can buy a meal like any restaurant. The upstairs is a bar and restaurant but the casual ambiance of the first floor is the big draw. Very friendly staff, excellent Italian food and pizza and reasonable prices. Another draw is the wine. They sell lots of wine and you can buy a bottle right there and have it with your meal for a small corkage fee. That will save you quite a bit of money. Free or valet parking. A local favorite and very busy on weekends so plan ahead.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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George W, Manager at Antonio's Market & Cafe, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
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Plattsburg, MO
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“A very good choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We were invited here by friends. We ate in the downstairs market section and it was so unique but best of all the food was VERY GOOD! Everybody was so friendly and very efficient.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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George W, General Manager at Antonio's Market & Cafe, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very relaxed and food was good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We ate in the downstairs market section. We had to wait to get seated. The atmosphere is homey. THe food was very good. YEars ago we ate upstairs in the restaurant and found it to be 'stuffy'.
The food downstairs was moderately priced and very tasty. Service was very good and the staff was competent and friendly

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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George W, General Manager at Antonio's Market & Cafe, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Thanks for the review and also introducing new people to us, much appreciated!
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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“Nice Italian Deli”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Found this restaurant by accident and ate 3 times in 2 weeks. The downstairs (where we ate) is the market/cafe. Upstairs is a traditional sit down restaurant. Large variety of choices. Had soup, salad, sandwiches and pizza. The greeters and staff were very efficient and friendly. I like you can but a bottle of wine (100's of choices) and pay store price and if want to drink on site only a $5 corkage fee.

Visited January 2014
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