Good food, good wine, and good times is a time-honoured way of life back in the bel paese, and it’s this ethos that is Antico Restaurant’s most important import – if you are passionate about la dolce vita and you’ve got a nose for authentic Italian hospitality and cuisine, the rest will follow. And followers this restaurant in Newcastle’s Jesmond certainly has. Set in elegant premises along Osbourne Road, Antico offers a peerless dining experience and a classically-structured menu of traditional and contemporary Italian dishes. And let’s not forget the wine – the cellars here are well-stocked with exclusively Italian wines and the waitstaff are happy to help you pair the perfect drop for a memorable meal.
Antico’s Osbourne Road restaurant is open for dinner Mondays and Tuesdays, a noon lunch sitting and dinner Wednesday to Saturday, and lunch and dinner both on Sunday. And listen up, because a great way to get to know this top-ranking Newcastle Italian restaurant is to take advantage of Antico’s early bird menu, available from noon to 2pm and 5pm to 6:30pm every day of the week. Head up to Jesmond, north of the city centre and catch this worm to be treated to antipasti, pasta, pizza and a selection of the restaurant’s house specials for an incredibly good price given the pedigree of the place.
Otherwise, Antico’s a la carte experience is superb. Eschewing the use of frozen meat or fish, making the most of local suppliers to keep things fresh, maturing Gran Reserva steaks for 27 days at the restaurant’s Jesmond location and offering traditional, Neapolitan-style pizza, Antico’s reputation is secure among the many Italian restaurants in Newcastle. What’s more, you’re encouraged to dine the italian way at Antico – slowly and indulgently, with friends, family, or someone special, savouring the care and effort put into every dish. Highlights are of course the house specials, with the gamberoni (king prawns), bistecca (sirloin steak), and the pollo alla Contadina (chicken breast wrapped in Parma ham, topped with goats’ cheese and oven-baked) unmissable options.
Good food, friendly staff and good atmosphere. Will return for more! Just a 10 min walk from West Jesmond metro - so we could enjoy a glass or two without worrying about driving.
Lovely food through out, staff very friendly, nothing much more I can say but would recommend it to everyone, definitely worth a visit to see for yourself
A Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and lovely food which was priced reasonably . All round a great experience, we will defiantly be dining here again!!
Excellent food and service. Beautiful place. Waiter very calm, very considerate , polite and smiley. Really enjoyed our lunch and very reasonably prices. Will definitely return.
I have never been disappointed with the food or service at Antico. The atmosphere is lovely, the music is never loud, unlike other restaurants i have been to. Staff are always attentive, only maybe one very small point, i think the meals are just slightly rushed, i do like to wait a little after my starter before main meal comes, but that is just a communication thing with the staff to say can i have little more time before main meal. But i would recommend Antico to family and friends and work colleagues known they will be have lovely food.
Friendly, efficient staff. We were shown to our table straight away. We ordered a bottle of chianti classico and a jug of iced water. I had a fish skewer to start with and my husband scallops. Both tasted lovely. We both had fillet steaks with peppercorn sauce which came with a small portion of vegetables. The steaks were cooked to perfection . We finished off with espressos and limoncello liquer. The restaurant was fairly busy with a buzzing atmosphere and the staff were attentive without being overbearing. The bill came to just under £100. It was a very enjoyable meal and we would like to go back and maybe try a pasta or pizza next time.
Amazing. Potato skins amazing with a generous portion of garlic sauce. Bolognese amazing although cooled very quickly. Brownie was amazing although a little small for us Chocolate lovers. My friend had a pizza which are stonebaked look amazing but she had trouble cutting through it even with a steak knife - not everybodies cup of tea. Waiters attentive and brilliant atomsphere. I've been three times since I discovered this gem a few months ago. Totally recommend, my mouth is watering writing about the food!
I wentto this restaurant to celebrate my daughters 18th, i was a little concerned it bei g a restaurant i had never been to in the past, but ineed not have worried, the meal was amazing and the staff so attentive, i would highly recomend, it was not expensive either,for a 3course meal with drinks for three peoplethe bill was £77, which i dont think is bad, i would deffinately go back.:-)
We visited for a surprise meal for my daughters 21st birthday. The food was delicious the staff were brilliant and made us all feel welcome, even my 11 month old grand daughter bringing her warm bread to snack on before the birthday girl arrived. I will definitely be going back, the restaurant was lovely with a great ambience.
When we arrived the staff were very friendly and helpful, the menu was a good mix of options and the restaurant had a nice relaxed atmosphere. The service was very good and the food was excellent, overall it was a really great night and I would recommend Antico and we will certainly be visiting again. Dave