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“Good value, good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Antica Roma

Antica Roma
Ranked #1 of 34 Restaurants in Rochford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rochford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good value, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

The restaurant had a good atmosphere and appeared full when we arrived for our 8.45 booking. A couple in front of us, who hadn't booked were asked to come back in an hour.
It is very obviously a converted pub, but is warm and welcoming.
After a short wait we were shown to our table.
The food is very good, especially considering the prices. We had 3 courses plus drinks for £41!
The desserts were slightly disappointing as they were similar to those often found in Indian Restaurants, but with an Italian flavour, in other words, not made on the premises. Next time we go, we will probably have a more substantial starter and forego dessert.
The service was very friendly if a little slow, understandable as we had arrived just after two large groups.
This is a great addition to the dining out choices in Rochford and we will definitely be going again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Stephen F
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English first
Rochford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Rochford”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

I went to Antica Roma on Saturday evening with my husband, we booked for 7 pm the restaurant was already nearly full at this time. The food is excellent, the service attentive and sometimes very funny thanks to the antics of Joe, we had a fantastic evening. As we live local we have been there many times, this restaurant has put Rochford back on the map.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank 250candylove
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A jolly good time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

We had a meal with friends, who recommended this restaurant.When we arrived we were greeted like royalty and the two main waiters (seasoned pro's) were almost a comedy double act. The food was very filling and the wine very good value for money. The portions were very large and filling and the steaks were spot on. The only thing that I would say is that this was obviously previously a pub and the decor could be improved to help you forget this. This however did not detract from a good night out well worth a visit.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank smudgercreole
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Essex, UK
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very upset by service!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

My partner and I went to this restaurant last night to celebrate our anniversary. We had booked a table the day before for 7 o'clock but when we turned up we were told we had to eat and get out by 8:30 because they needed the table back. We had been expecting a lovely evening out and were not happy to be given a time limit.

Considering that the majority of the restuarant is quite open plan and there were many empty tables, we were placed at the back where there were only two tables, between a wall and the kitchen door. An area where the waiters like to hang out and make the diners feel uncomfortable. There was no atmosphere just a lot of noise from the kitchen and we couldn't see any other diners or hear the music. We were treated as an inconvenience and rushed through every course.

We were looking forward to a romantic meal out but I probably spent more time getting ready than we spent in the actual restuaraunt. The food was lovely but didnt make up for the service and we wont be going back. Very upset.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Nicki G
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Rochford, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great pasta dishes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Attentive staff, good quality food with fresh ingredients,special menu good value we especially liked the squid

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alison R
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