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Antica (Ancora)

4.6
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390 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Antica(Ancora),located in 8 Stone street Historic District of lower Manhattan and Financial District. It opened in 2004. Executive Chef Luis Barezi brings an innovative touch to traditional ingredients with dishes from all the regions of Italy, all paired with a wine spectator award winning wine list. The restaurant's signature dishes include tutto crudo, fresh pecorino ravioli, veal chop alla milanese. Other specialties include table side preparations caesar salad, branzino fish, rack of lamb and displayed desserts. Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options are offered.
For parties of 12 or more ,Antica offers a group dining menu and private room .
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 390 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.4
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was extremely friendly. Music was fabulous. The Gnocchi was to die for. The lobster ravioli was outstanding. The host was by far the best party of our evening.

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SanjiveN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for dining. Upscale and classy. Good fish preparation that you would love it. Besides fish, there is much more choice too. Good ambiance and friendly servers. Formal dining.

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vipavpfoodie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giorgio was great and the food was excellent - highly recommended. What a great spot in the neighborhood

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time at this restaurant & will definitely be coming back. The service was amazing, the food was great & the ambiance was very nice. I loved the atmosphere of the location & had a great, great time here. Georgio was our server & he honestly made the night for us. He was very attentive & wasn’t afraid to bring out his personality for us. There were plenty of laughs & the staff made everyone feel very welcomed. It was an unforgettable night & I definitely recommend going to this restaurant! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Antica. Our waiter, Georgio was very attentive and gave great recommendations for both food and wine. We celebrated a birthday and highly recommend this restaurant for your special celebrations!

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MarkL9869
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gnocchi was divine, the ambiance delightful and our host Giorgio was the best. Highly recommend!!!!

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vipRoscoe
Washington DC
201 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved this place. We dined outdoors in lower Manhattan, and the restaurant had set up sidewalk tables under a tent and it was very comfortable. Noise levels were fine despite another restaurant/bar next door.

Our server, Giorgio, was absolutely outstanding---helpful, charming, and all around was the highlight of the evening. He deserves many compliments! The other servers were also really courteous and helpful as well.

We were overwhelmed by the restaurant's approach to food. We were served antipasti of grilled shisto peppers, Italian salami and chunks of parmesan cheese, and fried zucchini, with superb bread--all without charge. We ordered wine by the glass and received a third pour--without charge. One in our party asked for a grappa--no charge. AND because we had two birthdays, we were serenaded and served a mini-ricotta cheesecake--no charge.

The food was very good: well prepared traditional Italian dishes. Not 5-star gourmet, but because all the other elements of the meal were so excellent, the food was perfectly fine, and the portions very generous.

We will return to this restaurant, and hope the next experience is as enjoyable as this one. Again, thanks to Giorgio!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Antica was fantastic!! Although service was a little on the slower side due to COVID, it was worth the wait because the food was fantastic. Giorgio was extremely friendly as well as the rest of the staff. Would definitely come back here again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was as it should be at a fine dining establishment. The waiters were terrific. We were celebrating my co-workers soon to be born baby and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Flavorful & delicious-We all cleaned our plates. Good value. They also had gluten-free pasta which let me enjoy!

We would all return again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service and the food! The pasta primavera was delicious and it was so nice to be greeted with complimentary apps. Georgio was a delight and very helpful

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giorgio
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the pleasure of dining at Antica on Monday. I was happily surprised to see that they’ve reopened and offer a beautiful, outside patio dining experience. The food remains delicious as always and the service is top notch per usual. Antica seems to always deliver, and I’ve been going there for several years. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have an exceptional experience, and the complimentary grappa is the cherry on top.

JT
vipJohnT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so happy when i saw you guys reopened. Loved the food like always. We’ll definitely be back

JG
vipJoeyG
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All around great place, awesome food, great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antica has a cozy, warm, intimate ambiance. Clearly, the chef cares about quality of food. The calamari was off the charts, the main courses were all delicious - no one left a morsel on their plate. The pinot noir by the glass was excellent. For dessert we shared the apple cake and it was creative and perfect. The service was exceptional - a Littleton gem!

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last week, I took my team out to celebrate one of the team members retirement. We were all pleased with the food – it was delicious and everyone was pleased with what they had ordered. The service was impeccable and Georgio, our Maître D, was extremely attentive to us although the restaurant was crowded with other patrons. He was polite, courteous and professional. We enjoyed our dinner so much that we agreed we would go back in the very near future.

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vipSRS1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My husband and I went for dinner here on Valentines Day, and I was very disappointed by the lack of flavor of my entree. I had the tagliatelle with shrimp and artichokes, and the pasta was overcooked, and the shrimp and sauce really had no flavor. In fairness, my husband’s crispy calamari dish was delicious, and my first course, the vegetable minestrone was good. But my husbands filet mignon was not as good as the steak they we recently had on a cruise and certainly wasn’t worth its $48 price. For dessert, the cheesecake was dense and yummy, but the tiramisu was just ok. I was disappointed that the food quality wasn’t what I had hoped to find.

KC
vipKimC
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great. Excellent, attentive service, never rushed. Only odd thing I still can’t get over after so many visits is having to go to the restroom via elevator near hotel reception area.

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NewYorker
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Cocktails were terrible and server was not helpful. Food quality was just ok for how expensive it was priced. I'd expect this level from a middle of no where town, but never at this price level for this quality of food and service. For being in NYC.. I'm surprised it's stayed in business. It's probably because the clientele is always out of towners.

Server was pushy and suggested we order 3 of the appetizers, of which we were fine with but then they served us as 5 different plates (would have been fine to share from 3 plates) and charged us 23$ per plate, for just the appetizer. Making it from what we thought would be about 50$ for the 3 to being 114$.

Also, terrible cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing experince for me. I enjoy evrything. The food was exelent and the staf was very profesional. I will defeney go back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was over priced for the value.
Service was ok

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Francis
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant dining room great service , real good food.

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giorgio
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a lunch at Antica today, what a wonderful place with a great service and food, the best part was homemade grappas complimentary on the house. We are definitely going back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrate Cristmas with my husband in this beatiful place . Food and service were top notch . Sammy is true host and make our celebration special .

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marton1313
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and overall experience. I highly recommend

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owlsher
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall! Very friendly staff, great food and excellent service! This is the third time for our team lunch and never fails! Antica is our favorite place! Keep up the good work!

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vipDiningDiva
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was for 6 at 1245 pm. When we got there we were told to sit at the bar and we would get free drinks. I explained this was a lunch for my staff but because my department was at this lunch we had time constraints. I was told not to worry that a table would be ready in 15 minutes and he pointed to the table. They were in the middle of lunch. They tried to get us to place our order while we were standing waiting. I said no. At 1 pm I asked again as the table he indicated were ordering desserts and showing no signs of leaving. At this point he offered me a $100 gift certificate. We got on our phones and were able to get a last minute table at Delmonicos. As I was leaving they gave me a $200 certificate. Thanks to Delmonicos our holiday lunch was not spoiled. We wasted almost 40 minutes at Antica. Gift certificate does not make up for it.

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GC21
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both terrific. Giorgio our waiter and host was excellent in both service and personality. Happy to have discovered this gem hiding downtown.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Customer service was exceptional . Service and food was fantastic. Place to go .

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a birthday dinner here and Giorgio took care of everything. We had a large party so were set up in the back room which was great. Giorgio was very accommodating and the service was excellent. The food delicious too!

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vipDiner19
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gods was excellent.

CA
ConchiA
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our host and two servers were excellent and very attentive. We enjoyed the food selections and the service very much.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was amazing.Staff was always coming araund to check on us , and the after lunch grappa was amazing . Felt like royalty. I m defenitely going back with my family . Sammy is true host

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vipNEWTOWNPRINCETON
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and above and beyond service, truly exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEVER DISAPPOINTS! 6th time there. Very attentive staff. We try to experience this every time we come to NY. Fish cooked perfectly moist. The table side Caesar homemade dressing and salad is delish. Several chef surprises along the way. Homemade liqueur cart is a must after dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Live in BPC- and frequent this place..... small, elegant and food is very good. Most pasta’s are homemade.

Always- very attentive and professional is Giorgio! We always feel welcomed and that is part of the lost art in NYC restaurant business. They capture it still. I am old school- and this place gets it 👍

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vipKate
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night here! They gave antipasto on the house which was delicious. Good wine selection, great appetizer special and the entrees were delicious. Giorgio was attentive and helpful throughout our meal and we ended with after dinner drinks on the house. We’d definitely come back and recommend to friends. Great price for the amount and quality of food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cople of time there amazing service and delicious food.

KG
KennethG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional! Georgio greeted us with friendliness and exceptional knowledge of the outstanding menu. We will definitely return: Thank you for such a wonderful dinner!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Giorgio did a great job ensuring our party of 10 was well very accommodated.

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Antica (Ancora) is rated 4.6 stars by 390 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.