Antica Pizzeria - a place with ‘real’ food in downtown Niagara Falls, ON

I must say, I was not at all impressed by the cuisine offered by most of the restaurants in downtown Niagara Falls. I didn’t want fast food or junk food. I wanted REAL food. Fresh food. Not burgers and fries. My tolerance for that stuff is once a week and I’d already had my fill of that at Canada’s Wonderland.¬†

So after walking around for some twenty minutes or so, my fellow diner and I finally found Antica Pizzeria & Ristorante. I heaved a sigh of relief. 

The restaurant has a family friendly vibe and a wood fired oven. Not that the two are related - but the ambience is relaxed and I was incredibly excited about the possibility of a great pizza. They’ve got whole wheat pizza bases here - something I was curious to try.

For the appetiser, we had caprese, which was made with fresh jumbo bocconcini with sliced tomato, basil, lightly dressed with balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil.

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The portion was a lot bigger than what I’d expected. But it was good, delicious, fresh and light. YUM.

For the main, we shared the pizza prosciutto & arugula with a whole wheat pizza base.

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The crust was thin and the whole wheat pizza base was an interesting touch. Yummy!

All in all, my expectations were met, and I was happy with my meal here. If you’re looking for real food in downtown Niagara, I highly recommend this restaurant.

Ciao!

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