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“Best pizza we've had in the Midlands” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Noah's Antica Pizzeria - CLOSED

Noah's Antica Pizzeria
7719 Saint Andrews Rd., Irmo, SC
803-445-1376
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pizza
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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Best pizza we've had in the Midlands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Noah's is a great new addition to the choices for pizza in Columbia and we really loved it. We are fans of thin crust margherita so we tried that one as well as the recommended bacon and blueberry - both were delicious. We also used a groupon which made it a great value. The owner seems to have a hit here and the business was steady while we were there. They will probably need to continue finishing off the back of the dining area, but overall Noah's has really hit a home run.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Columbia, SC
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Finally ... great pizza in Columbia [Irmo, specifically] !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Loved this place on every level ... fast, extremely friendly staff, but most notably, AMAZING pizza! LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the blueberry/bacon pizza! Was afraid to get as my entree so my friends bought as an "appetizer" .. wished that I had gotten all for myself:) We shared all of our pizza's ... white pizza, salciccia sausage with pepperoncini (similar to banana peppers but sweeter), mushrooms/onions, and salciccia sausage with whip cream! Awesome! Next time ... grilled vegetable pizza AND the chopped peaches/gornonzola, walnut, and honey pizza! They are also starting great specials M-Thursdays sometime in March so more reason to go. Looks like mostly carry-out but there were some people eating in .. informal dining room. BYOB:) Come on Columbia, we have so few excellent restaurants .. let's keep this one going!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not what we were expecting, disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

First off, I'll start by saying I heard about this restaurant by purchasing a $10 for $20 Groupon deal. The positives are that the 900° oven makes for fast service, everyone was friendly the food (sauce and crust) was delicious!
However, the price ($13-16) without a discount is ridiculously expensive to say they're located in Irmo. Would be easier to swallow if it were located in The Vista for example. Also the owner raved about their specialty bacon and blueberry pizza, and also a pizza with peaches. In plain sight from the entrance you can see a pantry shelf with canned peaches and Sam's Club sized bags of Hormel bacon crumbles. Furthermore, the only beverages available were bottled, so no kids cups or even a cup of water could be given, only $1 drinks.

Overall, we didn't think that we got our money's worth. Although everyone was indeed very friendly, the owner laid it on us really thick, "imported tomatoes and flour, Italy this, Italy that". I don't mind spending a few extra dollars for food made with quality IMPORTED ingredients but the reality is that they have a great secret sauce recipe, used mainly store bought (sams?) ingredients and should reduce their prices by about 30%.

The owner appeared very passionate about cooking and he's mastered many flavor combinations, but that alone cannot keep a business afloat long term. It would be nice to have a salad option, lunch/daily specials, could be more kid/family friendly and a simple curtain could help separate the dining room from the storage area. Without a discount or coupon I wouldn't return.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“A Slice of Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

For anyone who has spent time in Southern Italy and is used to real pizza, then Noah's is a culinary delight waiting to be discovered. The pizza is authentic, and the simplicity of the atmosphere and dining experience is sublime. You can bring your own bottle of wine, six pack, or drink of choice, and then prepare for real pizza. With toppings like walnuts, honey, peaches, blueberries, you can guarantee to satisfy any palate. I would rate this as the best pizza experience in the state. Noah's is destined to be a tradition, and it's one that you don't want to miss!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Italien Pizza I had in the States”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We visited South & North Carolina for a few days, and heard about this Pizzeria special Italian Pizza! We were warm welcomed, and the Owner Rick, explained the Special Tomato Sauce he uses on the Pizza. He also recommended to us the Blueberry Pizza, but we decided to order the Steak Pizza, all I can say is best Pizza ever! We will eat there again next time we are in the Area since we are from Colorado! Overall the Pizzeria was nice, the Owner very friendly and Customer Service was excellent! I give the Owner and the Pizzeria a 5* Star ! Highly recommended!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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