Nice service, cuteplace, fresh greens!.
3/08 Went here on a business lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Even at lunch the superb service stood out. From the fresh baked bread to the ultra crisp greens in the salad, lunch was very enjoyable. Try the mediterranean shrimp for an appetizer ( I had it as a lunch meal) Jumbo shrimp with feta, sun dried tomatoes, black olives & a yummy broth. My associates had salads, the chicken pita, and a chicken pasta dish with artichokes. They all enjoyed theirs as well. can't wait to go back at night to enjoy the ambience (and the wine!) with my hubby
Absolutely the worst experience I've ever had.
The steak left the nastiest taste in my mouth. I?m not sure what it was flavored with but the flavor was unbearable and the after taste was worse. It was cooked medium rare when I asked for it well done. It was dripping with bloood and there shouldn?t have been any pink. I politely pulled the waitress off to the side to explain why I hadn?t eaten but a bite of the steak (not that she asked) and she made it a point to announce 3 times to our party of 12 that she was taking my steak off because I didn?t like it. Talk about an embarrassing moment (repeated again and again). I?ve never been so insulted in my whole life. We asked for more bread and this waitress gave us a dirty look. I?m a big guy, far from picky. For the prices they charge, they should at least provide better service than McDonalds.
I had a surprise party for my husband with about 40 people. It went off well! The food was great, the portion's for dinner were large and good. The appetizers could have been a little more appropiate to suite each person. Not enough of that. But all in all it was wonderful. The service was great. I think everyone had a great time and was impressed by the food. John and Amy were the people who supported me through the entire ordeal. I would recommend Antonio's for a banquet, nice room.
The Denny's of Italian Cuisine.
I went to Antonio's to try something different. From the moment I walked in I was unsatisified. The service was weak and the minestrone tasted exactly like that of the $.99 can of Campell's. And at the end I was charged almost a 30% tip. I understand by using a fundraiser card 15% was to be charged (even though she didn't deserve that much), but she gave herself a bit extra at my expense. Between me and my guest we finished about 15% of our food. Will never recommend or return.
Enjoyable from Entry.
From my step into the place, I was highly impressed. The whole atmosphere was very pleasing and inviting. The staff was very helpful and nice and I didn't feel rushed. The whole place feels very open and airy. This is all besides the excellent meals served.
Want the best Caesar in town or maybe Antonios brilliant Bruschetta? Perhaps, follow up with their Chicken Marsala entree that absolutely melts in your mouth, as you sip on an accommodating Merlot. Ready for dessert? Forget looking at the menu, asks your server for the dessert presentation. Not sure what to order, the tiramisu is always perfectly delicious! Antonio's Pasta Grille offers a romantic casual setting with Italian food that tantalizes your tongue and taste buds! The restaurant is an owner operated business and it shows. There are no prepackaged sauces like youll find in chain Italian Restaurants. The staff is professional and tremendously accommodating. If you dont see your favorite Italian dish on the menu, just ask, if the ingredients are in the house, it will be made especially for you, while you relax and enjoy listening to Sinatra and other Italian favorites!
This place is great! Big portions, great red sauce, great salads, reasonable pricing, we love it! The only criticism is that a few times we've been there the sauce has been too spicy and the pasta has been cold. Overall, it's our favorite restaurant in Tampa Bay.