Pizza Antica Danville

4.4
44 reviews
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We are part of the Bacchus Management Group family of restaurants. Bacchus, located in the best “big” city in the world, San Francisco, is a boutique hospitality group that owns and oversees a handful of award-wining restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Spruce in San Francisco, and The Village Pub in Woodside. The group also includes SMIP Ranch, a private farm in the hills above Woodside that grows ingredients exclusively for the restaurants; a coffee roasting company, RoastCo; and Mayfield Bakery, an artisan bakery in Palo Alto.

Pizza Antica's journey began over 10 years ago with the opening of the first location in Santana Row. Our goal was to evoke the feeling of eating in a classic Roman pizzeria, while cooking with pristine local ingredients from small family farmers. We have since opened additional restaurants in Mill Valley, Lafayette, and Danville.
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OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this pizza restaurant and the service was incredible!

JZ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service outstanding! Very friendly staff, knowledgeable too.

AZ
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Although their food was pretty good and this is a moderately known pizza company from San Francisco, it brings along it's BS cost of living surcharge which is disgraceful. I've been here twice and have to see being charged an extra 2% for their labor is BS and enough to make me NOT go back here again, in fact I take that 2% off of my tip and there are NO other restaurants in Danville charging this ridiculous surcharge. Additionally I feel like this surcharge is being added at ANY of their locations irregardless if it's intent is for the ridiculously overpriced San Francisco, which is a city I avoid at all costs now with the ridiculousness going on there with all the taxes but lower and lower quality of life because of the stupid politicians ignorantly spreading lawlessness and hatred. There are too many other places in the area that are good and don't nickel and dime customers with BS surcharges, which aren't being regulated or we're even sure is trickling down to the employees versus the owners.

BS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Five of us celebrated a birthday, starting off with drinks and the olives and fried calamari as appetizers. Both were delicious! Some of us ordered pizzas, which were a very generous size, enough to take leftovers home. So if you don't have a really big appetite, I'd suggest two people sharing one pizza. We chose to share one affogato, which was yummy, and the perfect ending to our dinner.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good, but the service was bad. It took twenty minutes before someone came over to give us water.

JZ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such a great place...staff makes you feel comfortable and welcome. Knowledgeable about the menu, friendly and very consistent. If ever a problem they respond effectively.

P
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 9 of us and our waiter made the experience so enjoyable. The happy hour included every beverage on the menu with 50% off. Unheard of! We were loving the bread (foccasia?)!!

v
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was fabulous-we had 2 young children in our party and he went out of his way to make sure our waiting time was minimal-it was a very good experience!

l
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The sausage mushroom pizza we ordered was burnt and not as flavorful as previous times.

F
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sat outside and took in the lovely street view and soaked up the beautiful weather under neath umbrellas. Perfect salad, pizza, house made soda & craft beer, and dessert with scrumptious espresso. Our servers were delightfully attentive but not intrusive. Would love to return, (and might), but we live in Auburn, and our college daughter who drove from SCU to meet us is graduating this June! Go! You won’t be disappointed.

S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly service. Excellent cocktails!

g
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we love antica! we’ve been going since we moved here in 2005. first, we started in lafayette + now we are happy there is one in danville. we love their food, service, etc. my son’s friends Ronan + Coco work there. great kids!!

MS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service, pricey pizza...,..,,...........................................,...

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent pizza!!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Midweek dinner outing with the family. Service was excellent and friendly. Food was great as always.

SP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the food and the kindness of the waitress

I
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was tasty but the service was really horrible. This was our 2nd visit to the restaurant and sadly, same type of service experience. Food arrived quickly, but after that we never saw anyone. We had to actively seek out someone (anyone) for all needs: more water, left over box, bill. We weren’t even there at a busy time, late afternoon. We definitely won’t be returning nor would I recommend this place to anyone.

ML
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I really love Pizza Antica, but now is time to bring a new dessert menu please.

LC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food but very noisy when restaurant is full so hard to talk across the table.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome food and good service

M
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Over priced, mediocre food and service, lousy selection

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great pizza, salad and wine. Was pretty noisy, hard to hear/talk

O
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pizza Antica was just excellent. The gift of Danville is one of the few intelligent cities left that allows for free parking right near this restaurant. In short, thin but not overly doughy pizza. Excellent ingredients at the right purportions. Great for kids and good wine and beer list. We will be back. And thanks to OpenTable, an easy place to book for larger parites.

J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Love the hospitality and the service was great but not prompt. Like the feel of the place.

PV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quiet evening with excellent food and good service

l
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Today’s lunch was a huge miss. We waited a long time for everything. We had to request bread 3 times before it arrived. Our salads came out with the pizza. Our pizza was cold. It had obviously been sitting for a while. Also waited forever for our check and for our change. Very short-handed or inexperienced??

LL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was sketchy. Was ignored quite a bit and other diners got their meals ahead of us. We ordered the daily special. So, it’s not like we ordered something odd and unusual.
Too loud to have a meaningful conversation.
Food was good when we finally got it.

YV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible! We were there on a Sunday night and was raining, so it was NOT busy at all. No excuses!!

Right when I walked-in, I gave my card to the hostess to give to our waitress. I specifically instructed to charge the card and no one else's. We'll, that did NOT happen! I talked to the manager to refund her charge and charge my card. She said the issue was between me and my friend. Very unprofessional!
2. Waitress was very unattentive. There were 8 of us and our water jug was always empty. We had to asked for refill everytime we needed, even our teas.
3. Food did not come out in order. We had appetizers, then they brought our pizzas and Gnocchi out. Our salads came last!

Not recommending this place to anyone!

MG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Modestly impressed with the Danville location of PA. Enjoy much more the Lafayette location. Service was mediocre - at best - and they only offer one size pizza (not enough to share).

EB
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

2nd time in 2 weeks for me!! Love this place, love the food and the service is brilliant. My girls are on first name terms with the girls at the Front of House!

However, this visit was marred by the quality of our fettuccine- stuck together and a little cold.

Other than that all was well - we’ll be back very very soon!

KI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I didn't have a bad experience here, but I also wouldn't return. There are way better places all around, and Pizza Antica fell short on our expectations. We've had dinner at many different Danville restaurants, and we have yet to find another one that we wouldn't come back to. There wasn't any one thing that was wrong, but the culmination of a number of small things that turned us off to returning. I wouldn't take anyone here or recommend this place to anyone that I like. On a positive note, the pizza was good. I'd consider ordering it to go.

Here is a quick breakdown of the oddities:
1. The menu is on brown paper with black writing. I almost took out my cell phone to light up the menu, and both the table on our right and left needed to do that so they could order. This must happen every night. Fix your menus.

2. I ordered gnocchi. Seems simple. Yet it came with a ton of arugala coated in lemon piled on top of the gnocchi. They get points for being creative, but it wasn't listed on the menu. I now had to dig through all the greens to get to my gnocchi. It was annoying.

3. The apple crisp is not crisp. It is baked apples with a layer of what appeared to be a nut meal and butter crumble. The crumble had a super powdery consistency and tasted funny. It was gross.

4. They took our leftover pizza to box it up, and brought the bill. I paid with a CC, which took a few minutes. We chatted for a few more minutes and then left. It was only on the way home that we realized they never brought us back our pizza. That was a bummer since the pizza was the one good thing we ate.

5. The staff was really nice, but they only came around every 10-15 minutes or so. I appreciate the privacy, but when my glass is empty you should stop by and ask if I need a refill. I read a few other reviews that this was an issue for others, and it was a bit odd.

All in all, it was just OK. 3 stars is about right.

F
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The service we received was fantastic. Our server actually pored the wine out of the bottle instead of just the first glass and leave us to serve our selves. ( my pet peeve). The food is actually very good. To my surprise the restaurant is covered with kids below the age of 12 and is very noisy. If you and your date go here don’t come before 7:45 as you have kids climbing all over the furniture nearly knocking over the wine bottle on our table. The adult crowd sits in the bar or shows up past 7:45 and the music comes on to transform from Chuckee Cheese to Pizza Antica. I will be back at 7:45pm or at lunch on the patio.

MH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Pizza Antica! It never disappoints.

JZ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Drew is super customer focused and friendly to all. Food is always fresh and delicious!

VA
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The service was good, as well as the food, it has a good variety of wines. They have space to sit outside and park nearby.

KK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Loved the warm brussel sprout salad. Very tasty! Pizza is always good. It can get a bit loud, but if you don't mind that, it's a great place to go.

S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Very disappointed! Service poor! Could care less about you! Have to ask for extra utensils, cheese and peppers in a pizza house!!! Had a family with young children behind us had to move my chair as all that walked by hit me in my chair but no apologies. Vegan friend ordered fettuccine with mushrooms and waitress said, “I substituted with chicken because order wrong”?? She had to have it redone anyway without the chicken!! Could have comped dessert or wine or something!!

l
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. Had to go and find someone to take our drinks order as we sat there for over 15 minutes being totally ignored

KZ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious pizzas! I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fresh, delicious food! I was celebrating my birthday with some girlfriends and they made me feel very special and we had no problem getting a reservation!

DB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got together with another family for a casual Friday night dinner, 4 adults, 3 kids. Hostess and wait staff friendly throughout. Plenty of menu choices for the adults as well as children, including gluten free pizza. Service was prompt and food was excellent.

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