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$18 - $71
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Italian, Pizza, European, Wine Bar
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Reviewed December 2, 2019 via mobile

Anytime I come to Nagoya I always go to ANtica Roma. The service is friendly and have good knowledge about the food and wine. I have tried many of the dishes and was never dissatisfied. Always excellent. Antica Roma has some of the best wines...Italy has to offer. The wine and food is authentic because it is directly imported from Italy. It’s not one of those cheap pasta house s but with the high quality and great service it’s very worth the while going. As an extra down starts is a beautiful wine cellars that sell wines and imported food such as dry pasta,cheese and other Italian goodies at retail prices.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 26, 2019

What would you expect in a special meal for 5 adults that cost 42,400 yen? I am still asking myself this question after tonight’s puzzling dining experience. After arriving at the restaurant, I asked the host to recommend the best of what they have on...the menu for my family. I said pick whatever you want but make it good as the menu is large and this is ranked #1 on TripAdvisor. I told him to give us the best they have to offer. He said how about an antipasto dish, a vegetable cream soup, 2 pastas (gorgonzola gnocchi and vegetable ravioli that are homemade), a beef with porcini mushroom, and a dolce for 8,000 yen per person, and I said sure but make sure the courses are good. And then I asked how was the lasagne and he said it was good and that he could add it to our pasta course. When the antipasto dish arrived I thought it was a bit strange. In the middle were maybe 3 leaves of lettuce with olives, and surrounding that on a square plate were 4 bite-sized things including a small roll of salmon, a slice of mortadella with cheese, some vegetarian tart, and some julienned vegetables that looked like a slaw. This was the quality of unsold lunch from 7-Eleven. The vegetable cream soup tasted like green pea soup; it was not warm. Then each of us had a dollop of 3 pastas... of which there were 4-5 gnocchis, 3 raviolis, and a small slice of lasagne. And then after waiting a long time, the beef that came out was small, round, tough, cooked to almost well done, less than 100g, slathered with some lukewarm mushroom sauce. Finally, for dessert we had peach gelato that had no peach taste, and a bite of tiramisu. Other than standard bread and olive oil (which I believed was further charged as a cover), and tea/coffee to go with dessert, there was nothing else. The final bill came out to be 48,400 yen (about $457 USD). We didn’t have any alcohol or soft drinks with the meal, so this was purely just for food. Was it worth 9,680 yen/person? No way - I could have had comparable Italian from the frozen food section of a 7-Eleven for a fraction of the price. Given that this is what was the best the restaurant had to offer, I don’t think anyone should spend a single yen here. Give this restaurant a pass. It was the worst valued Italian restaurant I have ever been to in Japan, and unless Nagoya just has terrible Italian food, there is no way that this restaurant should be ranked #1. The owner may be from Rome but the staff told me the chef was from Peru and trained in Germany to learn how to cook Italian. I’m sure he is a good chef but somewhere between intent and delivery, the staff oversold and the kitchen underdelivered... by a long long long shot, making this guest feeling totally cheated.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Antica R, Manager at Antica Roma, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2019

I regret that your dining experience was not up to your expectations. However, there are some inaccuracies in your review that I would like to address. First of all, in our restaurant we use the freshest and carefully selected ingredients imported directly from Italy, and...More

Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

Very nice restaurant lovely atmospher Excellent staff high category service very tasty Italian food will definitely come back

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 27, 2019

The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. The owner is from Rome and treated us to a visit to his wine cellar. All round great night. Thanks.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

I’ve loved this restaurant since I first went there many years ago. As a long term resident of Japan stepping inside Antica Roma was always a wonderful escape to the Italy I adore. Everything is wonderfully authentic, the food is exquisite and the service is...superb. The Italians are the world masters at making their guests feel welcome and Antica Roma is so much like being in Italy that stepping outside afterwards has you expecting to see Lambrettas whizzing past. This is a top quality restaurant which I thoroughly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

After a full week of Japanese lunch & dinner - sometimes even breakfast - Antico Roma is a great place to go to. Really fantastic food as in italy : fine, pure and honest! We had the bruchetta with garlic to start, pastas as primi...piatti and risotos as next course. Fine taste and very pure. A good bottle of red wine and to finish we got a limoncello. Grandissimo! The wine goes from very honest european price (already a tasty wine) to the top wines at top prices. Check out the wine cellar! Incredibile! Michael- BelgiumMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019

Everything at the highest excellence - great food, great service and amazing variety of wine. The best Italian food you can find in Nagoya with high quality ingredients. I really enjoyed my dinner there. Absolutely recommended, will for sure be back.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

I wandered in with colleagues after a long working day. I was immediately greeted by the amazing staff and incredible aroma of baked pizza. Excellent wine selection, great food! But when my pizza arrived, my expectations continued to be exceeded. The crust was crisp and...the elements worked together perfectly!!. Can't wait to eat here again!More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Great Food Great Service and an awesome selection of wine at fair prices, the wood oven pizza was delicious, the risotto was tasty and the pasta was nice, all up a good night out away from the hustle of Nagoya's tourist eateries

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We visited Antica Roma believing they had vegan dinner options as stated on Tripadvisor. They did not, so we went elsewhere.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Antica R, General Manager at Antica Roma, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

I remember you visiting our restaurant and we're sorry that we couldn't accomodate you. While we are not a vegan restaurant, we have many vegan dishes on our menu, from appetizers to pasta, risotto and even pizza, all made with carefully selected ingredients from Italy....More

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