Many of the menu choices here come from the eponymous wood-burning brick oven, which turns out surprisingly delicate pizzas simply topped with tomato and fresh buffalo mozzarella. Though its pizzas receive top billing, Antico excels at a variety of Italian country dishes. Don't overlook the hearty baked dishes and handmade pastas; the specialty, gnocchi, is rich and creamy but light. The joint is cramped and noisy, but also homey and comfortable—which means that your meal will resemble a raucous dinner with an adopted Italian family.
Nov 24, 2008
Relatively unique place in the North End, Southern Italian with a specialty in baked entrees and pizza. Very good food despite little direct competition. Quarters can be a little tight like in most area eateries, but a good choice here.
Apr 8, 2008
Went to antico forno on a tip from our hotel concierge. I may be spoiled from eating quality italian food in New York, but this place was not quite up to par. I had a very good pizza, but my wife's chicken saltimbocca was bland and dry, and the tiramisu was so bad we couldn't even finish it. The server was totally uninterested in us, and intimidating, as well. Very pretty space, though.