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“Lovely 'cared for' feeling .... and scrummy Pork shoulder!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristoro Antico

Ristoro Antico
Ranked #10 of 104 Restaurants in Arona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Oldsmar, Florida
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592 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely 'cared for' feeling .... and scrummy Pork shoulder!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

i had seen Antico on our walk-about prior to dinner but had not looked at TripAdvisor beforehand. we were the first in the restaurant (around 7:10), soon after 1 other couple and finallly, a celebratory party of 7 arrived. The proprietor described first courses that nearly had me veer from my determination to have the '2nd' (course), their Pork shoulder (Jim opted for the ravioli that was served in a yummy sauce). We were served bruschetta w/ proscutto & a glass of sparkling white as an appertif (gratis), as was every one else, so this was not a 'ploy'...just lovely restaurant treatment. 'Mom' (the 'chef') came to take orders of the two Italian gentlemen whose meals came sooner than our own. served with yummy rosemary potatoes, my pork shoulder was worth waiting for! it was just the home-cooked 'love food' that the other entrees seemed to offer. we ordered the house wine and it, too, was some of the best house wine we've had this trip. The bill came to 33Euro, quite reasonable for what was received. Our proprietor served us each a shot of cognac after it was clear we were too stuffed to partake of the offerings on the dessert tray; another nice 'touch'. This had been the most delightufl combination of food AND service (albeit 'slow') of our entire month of travel, thus far, and was a welcome end to what had otherwise been a not-so-hot travel day. Slow down; savor the fact that this kind of restaurant will die with their owners' deaths, and ENJOY!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Genuine Central Italy cuisine and beyond in Northern Italy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

A cosy and warm setting in the heart of beautiful Arona (Northwestern Italy) boasting genuine, excellent cuisine from central Italy as well as local specialties. Concerning the former, don't miss "fregnacce", light and delicate "crespelle"-like first course with several rich stuffings at choice - also roastbeef is worth mentioning! Concerning the latter (local specialties), note an extraordinary "bônet" (piedmontese chocolate pudding) within the wide range of desserts.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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