Antica Posta Restaurant
519 E Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Fax: (404) 262-7335
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Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Fine Dining, Mediterranean, Caterers, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Pets Allowed: No
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I valet parked my car for dinner right behind their restaurant. When I came out 2 hours later and gave my ticket to the valet person, he came running back up the driveway saying, "Your car has been broken in to!” The manager that night came out and saw my side passenger window smashed in and glass everywhere. I saw that my briefcase (which was on the floor of the car) was taken. This included my laptop and other valuables. The manager called the owner (Marco) and they assured me that they would take care of everything and reimburse me for me losses (approx $4000). I accepted their word. It has now been nearly a year and I have not seen one penny even with a police report. Pls do not frequent this establishment. They do not tell the truth and treat customers unfairly (they didn't even pick up my dinner bill that evening!).
We were looking forward to a delicious italian dinner and bases on what we had heard, thought this place would deliver. The staff was very attentive and helpful. We were looking forward to trying this place as we had heard good things. Perhaps we ordered / choose poorly but following several recommendations from the server, we thought the food was very average. The bruchetta with artichoke hearts came with only two small pieces of bruchetta and the artichoke hearts were bland. The veal scallopine was tender and thin but the sauce was again bland. The cheese and spinach ravioli were fine but again uninspiring for a meal costing over $100 for 2. Our first and last - we won't be back.
06/30/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This quaint House from the 20's located in Buckhead hosts Hollywood A-listers and Top Executives from all over. I saw Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher on thier 3rd trip to antica posta in a week. Tom Seleck is a regular, as well as most of the CNN executives and Anchors, Just to mention a few. This is a great Atlanta secret that takes the Atliens across to the Atlantic to a house in Tuscany where they get the best of home cooked Italian Meals. I have also heard of Jermain Dupree and Janet Jackson frequenting there. Wine list is amazing. Reserves by the glass include Luce and Tignanello. Everything from the Ravioli with tuscan meat sauce to the Gellatos and Sorbettos are made by this team of outstanding Italian Chefs lead by the Owners Brother Chef Alessandro.
02/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Terrible service. 2 and 1/2 hours for dinner. No desert. Waiter did not come back after entree was delivered. Food was bad, bad bad. When we spoke to the owner he basically said Sorry but too bad,Very pompous.
I doubt they will be there long. Most uncomfortable chairs on earth.
12/27/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I dine here from time to time, as the food is well worth it. But I have to agree with some other reviewers' comments regarding the owner. My first experience here was several years back on a date. My date was in the restaurant business and friends with the owner. The owner sat to chat with us for a while...and, well, here's a little history. Much like there's a bit of a yankee versus southern ""red"" battle here in the US (the site won't let me type red .n.e.c.k.), there's a north versus south issue in Italy. Upon learning that my family is from southern Italy, the owner essentially scoffed at me as if I were red. That said...food is great - owner has no class.
11/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Antica Posta last night and could not be more satisfied with our restaurant selection. We started off with the seared scallop appetizer. While I am not generally a fan of scallops these were delicous with a lightly crisped outside and great flavor. For my entree I selected the appetizer portion of the spinach and cheese ravioli with tomato sauce (substituted for the meat sauce)and the small plate of the baked sea bass. Both the ravioli and the fresh tomato sauce were wonderful and left me wishing that I had gotten the dinner portion; however, when my sea bass arrived and I took the first bite I quickly forgot about the ravioli. The fish was cooked just right, the seasonings were perfect and it sat atop a bed of spinach cooked with onion and tomato which was a great match for the fish. Perfection! At the recomendation of the waiter my husband ordered the veal chop. He could not stop raving over how tender it was. I am not usually a fan of veal but tasted a bite of his and definitely had to agree that it was top notch. Very tender and the flavor was great. To finish the meal the hostess surprised us with an anniversary dessert and lemoncino. I realize service can differ by the night, but I have to disagree with the ratings posted recently about poor service. From the hostess to the waiter to our server, everyone was friendly and very attentive. We will definitely be returning to Antica Posta.
10/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The owner ruins the place. Stay away at all cost. The food is so so. The atmosphere is way to quite for an Italian place. Italians are fun loving happy people. This place would do much better as a uptight French restaurant. After eating there we walked across the street and had the bar staff confirm that we were not the only ones that think the owner makes it a point of being a complete not very nice guy.
09/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The remodelled house gives the place a very cozy atmosphere much like you would find in a restaurant in Tuscany. The wine list is a little overwhelming but the staff are very helpful in selecting the right pairing for your meal. The food is well above average although true Tuscan food can only be experienced in Tuscany due to the focus on fresh meats and vegetables which is near impossible in an urban area. The Osso Buco was more like Goulash but I am very picky when it comes to the dish due to my extraordinary ability to cook it myself.
Would definitely recommend
06/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I had some of the best Italian food in the city here. The atmosphere is very romantic. The food isn't cheap but it's definitely worth it. The owner seemed very friendly. In my experience, restaurant owners tend to hide in the back...if they're even at the restaurant at all. Antica's owner makes it a point to get to know all his customers. I think more restaurants should be run like that.
03/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We found this restaurant a couple days after relocating to Atlanta and made a reservation online for Easter Sunday. Turned out the restaurant had opened earlier than usual and therefore was closing early. The owner called us to let us know, but it was so late that he offered (insisted, actually) to stay open late for us. The server (Hector) was fantastic, Marco (the owner) was so friendly and gracious, and the food was exceptional. Highly recommend this restaurant for great food and service - we'll definitely be back!
03/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I used to think that I'd have to travel to Tuscany, which I am in love with, in order to get authentic Tuscan food. I have dined in many high end Italian restaurants in Atlanta, but none of them quite satisfied my palette. That's until 2 years ago for Christmas Eve ....my sister convinced me to try Antica Posta.....Result: I've been hooked ever since. I have brought many friends to Antica Posta and all of them loved it....I have celebrated my birthday, Christmas Eve, New Year's, and had business dinners at Antica Posta and never have been dissapointed. I have to admit that it can get a bit crowded on busy nights, but the price is quite minimal for what you get in return. The restaurant is cozy and it feels more like home than a business place. The food is amazing.....my favorites being the fagioli, the caprese salad, the veal sausages - for appetizers, tagliata (my no. 1), sea bass, swordfish, and the veal chop for the main course, and of course - pana cotta, torta della nonna(when they have it), and the nougat ice cream as far as dessert goes.....to be honest, I neved get bored....they have specials on their menu every time I go....so if I want to try something new.....there's always that option. As far as their wine list goes....it's endless....and I have never found high end wines so afordable.....I mean....they have my favorite wine - Tignanello at less than half the price the other restaurants have it...I always know that they have the best wines at the best prices. As far as service goes.....I don't know why the other individuals who write reviews are so full of hate.....that ""brunette with accent"" is one of my favorites....all the staff is very professional and attentive....they have always treated me, my family, and my friends with respect and friendliness. If you think about it....why would it be so busy, if it were such a bad place? I continue to love Antica Posta for its food, wine(especially), and of course.....the service. I will always be a regular!
03/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
All i can say people be aware of the head waitress over there shes more like a jail warden and i dont know who gave her the right to treat the customers like dirt. i ve been in the restaurant last weekend and believe me i was shocked by her attitude and rudeness i thought like we signed in a certain boot camp program, whenever we ask her for something she ll be shaking either her head or the shoulders and all started when we didn?t get an expensive wine she was trying to sell us even though she couldn?t give us a decent explanation about its grape or taste all she said its ""good"" ,come on , if u cant describe a bottle of wine u trying to sell better shut up or go do ur homework first...
ps: i believe she?s the same girl the other review talked about , a brunette with an accent .
02/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I wish I had read the reviews first. If I had I ould not have eaten here - lesson learned. The food was good but service aweful - just like all the other reviewers say. The non-english speaking server could not have been more disinterested unless he was asleep. I saw craziness in the kitchen through the open window - the chef was sceaming about something. And the owner - please - he needs to button his shirt and quite only talking to the scantiilly clad women at the bar. He never came by our table. Too bad he could have made it right and turned us into customerrs. Instead we will never return.
12/19/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I dine out in fine dining at least twice a week for work and pleasure. What I expect for what I pay is good food and good service. I have been to Antica Posta before and always had an OK experience - never exceptional. However, this last time was the nail in the coffin. The food was mediocre at best but the service was aweful. Not only were they unattentive and unintersted, they were also very slow. Clearly the owner is aware of the situation because I actually heard the owner yell at the severs!! How unprofessional! That restaurant should be so embarrassed. Ok food, bad service and yelling in front of guests. That is enough for them to never get any more of my money!
12/07/2007Provided by Citysearch -
been there the food was great but we didn?t have the chance to enjoy it. We had the luck to be served by one of the rudest people in town. Our waitress( a brunette .. i don?t remember her name and i don?t want to)did all she could to ruin our anniversary night for the only reason that she was a little busy in her section which wasn?t our fault any way, I could understand if she kept a little smile when we asked her for a clean wine glass since mine had a lip print on it and we could wait a few minute.. instead she just gave us a mean look and walked away acting like she didn?t hear a thing. When we tried to order we tried to get her to explain some of the specials and with the same attitude she was going through the items like we were some creepy people or unwelcome guests. after that she disappeared till the time we had to pay showing up with bill ..long story short we will never come back there and if it happened that u stop by avoid that girl or u ll regret to..
11/28/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Been a couple of times... One visit was amazing!! Ordered the filet, and was one of the best I have ever tasted!!! Another time I was there was not so great. The food was average and pricey, not worth the money at all. The service was great both times, so that is a plus. I am worried about going back and spending that kind of money for a below average meal.
11/21/2007Provided by Citysearch -
First time there, it seemed cozy but not warm enough for the winter brushing cold outside. The wine was good, so was the appetizer. The servers were very attentive and courteous. The restaurant just had that ""little Italy feeling"" inside. This place was recognized as one of the best in Atlanta, I prefer others. My pasta was a little too salty and the noodles seemed a little harder than usual. This is not one of my favorites, but I did enjoy my dinner and the place itself. Perfect for couples, I was surrounded by them!