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“Better than ever”
Review of Antica Roma

Antica Roma
Ranked #1 of 34 Restaurants in Rochford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Rochford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Better than ever”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

The service was even more friendly and charming than our previous visit, without being too intrusive, we were left alone unless we asked or a glass was empty.
The seasonal dish of asparagus was really good, and as usual the pasta was too.
Remains good value, and the fact that on several occasions when attempting to book for that evening on a Saturday they have been fully booked, suggests plenty of others think the same.
While we didn't have room for dessert, it appeared that the choice and quality of this course had improved since our last visit.
Recommended and will definitely be returning.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
UK
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A delightful Sunday lunch”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Of particular note, the Specials board offered a warm avocado dish that was a welcome (and arguiably off-beat?) credit to their sincere service with much appreciated originality on a cold winter's day. Also, the risotto was lovingly perfect within an overall delightful dining experience.

Visited March 2013
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Rochford
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in Rochford”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

The food and atmosphere at Antica Roma are second to none and the staff are brilliant. Whether you want a Saturday night meal for two or Sunday lunch for the family, you will not be disappointed at Antica Roma.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank SueMC
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Disappointing Meal”
Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten here before and it has been quite good but this time i was very disappointed. Four of us had Scallops for a starter which were on the specials board. All I can say is whoever cooked them had no idea how too. They still had the roe on which I do not like I know that is a matter of taste but they were very tough and over cooked with a horrible dressing and a bit of salad just not good at all. My main course of lobster and pasta I have eaten here a couple of times before was ok but seemed to have increased in price by about £4. A disappointing evening food wise.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Fantastic atomosphere and food....great for couples and groups of friends!! the service is very friendly and you always seem to feel welcome at anytime....a must visit if you love italian!

Visited March 2013
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