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“Good food and service and very good value”
Review of Antica Osteria del Mar - CLOSED

Antica Osteria del Mar
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating
Princeton, WV
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good food and service and very good value”
Reviewed July 15, 2009

Dined here on our anniversary. Were beckoned into the restaurant by the lovely hostess/server Maria. She seated us at a table right next to the street. It was perfect for people watching. The business was slow there but service wasn't. Maria was very attentive. We each had, if I remember right, farfalle with bolognese sauce, salad, and an extremely good ice cream/espresso dish for dessert. Don't miss that. Wine was very affordable here and we tried a bottle of tempranillo at an extremely cheap $13.00. For the bottle. It was decent wine and went well with the sauce.

I hope I'm talking about the same restaurant...this one was just called "Antica" and is at the upper end of Quinta.

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Thank ccline38
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delaware
Level 5 Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice little Italian restaurant”
Reviewed April 6, 2009

We had dinner at Antica on our last night in Playa at the end of a 12 day visit. The food was excellent. We both had a veal dish with a wine reduction after a small pizza as an appetizer. We had a decent bottle of wine at a very reasonable price for a restaurant. The owner was very considerate and service oriented, even suggesting menu choices and even suggesting we not order something.
There are a couple of young servers that are a little unskilled, but seem more than eager to cater to the customer. Their skills will increase over time, so this is just a timing problem.
The critical question is, of course, Would you return? Answer: Of course.

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North Easton, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Two great meals”
Reviewed April 4, 2009

Two great pasta dishes and a bottle of wine about $30. We had to return for a second visit and were not disappointed. Bruno, the owner is always there and ready to assist with special requests or to make sure that you pick the right pasta. My wife and I loved this restaurant. It is right on 5th and tucked between several other highly rated restaurants. The atmosphere and sights provide great a great atmosohere.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Antica is our favorite Italian restaurant in Playa del Carmen”
Reviewed March 18, 2009

We have lived in Playa del Carmen for almost four years and eat out quite often. We have tried most of the Italian restaurants in town (and those we haven't tried we probably will!), and Antica wins hands down as our favorite Italian restaurant. It is one of the only places in town that does not overcook the pasta. It's always wonderfully al dente and never soft and squishy. Also, their sauces are always wonderfully light. You can even have a cream sauce and you won't walk away feeling overloaded. Their lasagna is wonderful, and their fettucine bosciaola is yummy.

We have come to know Bruno, one of the owners, because we eat there so often. He is always friendly and accommodating. We have never had anything but good service, and I can't remember a dish we've ever not liked. We highly recommend Antica.

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ottawa,canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderfull place for Italian”
Reviewed February 20, 2009

Was there to eat on Feb 11th .09 Great place for Italian . Bruno the owner welcomed us with open arms . Friendly staff. We ordered some margarita's . Had an entree of Brushetta's . Main course was spaghetti al forno . Everything was delicious and served very hot . The service was great . I do recommend this place . And I will be back next year.

Thanks Bruno and keep up the great work .

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