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Italian, Pizza
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for somewhere nice to take my Mother on her 88th Birthday, I had a look on trusty old Tripadvisor for somewhere nice to go which was not too far from Southend. I thought maybe Italian Food, as we all liked it, so I booked...Antica Roma for Dinner. Having arrived there, I thought, this looks like an old Pub from the outside ( and it used to be ) - I wonder what it will be like. The first impressions of the inside were - it looks a bit bare and quiet. However, we were quite early. The inside was somehow slightly old fashoned looking, but perfectly O.K. The Staff were all welcoming and we were seated and given menus. On that subject, the menus though functional do look like something from abroad in the eighties! We decided to order a bottle of Rose Prosecco to kick thigs off. This duly came up in a nice winecooler and the bottle looked great! Luckily, the wine was also excellent and we quaffed it while choosing our food. Here is what we had. Myself and my Wife had the Bruschetta and my mother had the Melon to start. All came up nicely presented with decent portion sizes too. Great taste - so far so good. Then I had the Spaghetti Carbonara with a Mixed Salad, my Wife had Polo Antica Roma ( Chicken in Gorgonzola sauce ) with a Rocket and Parmesan Salad and dear Ma, also the Pollo Antica Roma and a Cauliflower Cheese side. And another bottle of the Pink Bubbles! Well, we can all say the food was outstanding! Presented as it should be, again, decent sized portions and fantastic taste. Unfortunately, there was one small drawback - we were all too full to have any deserts!!! When the Bill arrived, a small liqueur and some mints rounded it all off. All in all, a most enjoyable evening. Great food in a most authentic style Italian eatery. Very well done all at Antica Roma! As Arnie says - I'll be back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

I came to eat at ANTICA ROMA on Sunday the 3rd of December with my family,it was my dad’s birthday! And there was 11 of us,we also had young kids with us as well,and I just wanted to say that the staff at Antica Roma...are so Amazing and they looked after us so well!! The food is delicious and so are the desserts! Thank you ANTICA ROMA for a lovely meal !More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Lovely Sunday lunch at Antica Roma. The food, service and atmosphere was excellent, many thanks to Benny and the team.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

This is such a lovely restaurant. Brilliant, friendly service. Delicious hearty Italian meals and desserts! Good location, highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

Such a friendly attentive team who make us welcome from the moment you arrive at the door . The food is fresh and delivered to the table hot and tasty. There are very few lovely places like this locally and was so worth the visit..... will certainly be the place to bring friends and business colleagues . Service was impeccable !More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

We held our wedding lunch at Antica Roma for 52 and cannot fault them at all - it went really well! The staff were very welcoming, friendly, worked really hard and nothing was too much trouble. The food and atmosphere were great. A day to...remember, thank you so much!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023

Amazing Chef, bar staff and waiters/waitresses. Food is so tasty and wonderful portions…. Home from home

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023 via mobile

The food was delicious! Outstanding! The flavours and seasoning was perfecto! The staff were lovely, drinks were nice and cold. Throughly enjoyed!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 February 2023 via mobile

This is such a lovely restaurant. Tge staff are so friendly and the food is amazing. Felt like we were on holiday in Italy.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 30 January 2023

Friendly, helpful service, no hurry, time for a chat. Not a large place, booking advisable. Unhurried.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 12 October 2022 via mobile

Visited Antica Roma with my husband for a charity fundraising event. Nice place and the staff were lovely, but I’m sorry to say that we weren’t impressed with the food. There was lots of it, but not very tasty. It was all over cooked and...quite dry. There were 50 of us, but we had all chosen our starter and main course in advance, from a very limited menu, so no excuse for not being cooked properly. Wouldn’t go there again.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 October 2022

Quality food, excellent value, Staff warm welcoming and attentive. What more could anyone wish for on an event out …This venue is a gem of a place , l would bet a pound to a penny that if this is a first time visit …you...would definitely go again ! Thank you for an amazing evening !More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022

High quality food, friendly staff and a nice ambience inside. Quaint village of Rochford....close to the airport

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2022

great food the staff are very friendly and helpful, i could'nt believe the size of the meals there certainly was plenty of that.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 10 June 2022

We come to Antica Roma as often as we can. We have tried most dishes on the menu between us and can honestly say we have never been disappointed with anything. My daughter a huge pasta lover, my sister a vegetarian & my partner who...loves his steak (there's is Amazing btw) have always been more than happy with our meal. I usually try something from the specials board which is always changing & usually has some fresh fish or speciality pasta. The staff are so wonderful & attentive and will adapt the dishes to suit your taste. We have been for Sunday roast too (which was as equally delicious), valentines & Christmas time, we eat out quite a lot but always return to Antica Roma as it never disappoints. They can get busy at weekends so try to book if you can but we have called up last minute on occasions and been squeezed in. They do offer take out on Pizza & Pasta if your craving authentic Italian but want to stay home in your PJs, we have done this a few times :) Give it a try you will be glad you did!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Linda w
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Response from P4738KAbrianb | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they have a set Sunday menu as we have always chosen from the main menu, which is excellent. We know they do takeaways, so they may well have a set menu. It's probably best to give them a call or look on their... More
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chriswh24
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Response from kellyrochford | Reviewed this property |
The building was a pub, but it's not a pizza place it is a good restaurant that does sell some quality bottled beers as most good restaurants do. Not what you are looking for, I assume
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Antica Roma is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5