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Posted by Susan on 08/05/2012
Just got back from my b-day dinner at anteprima. Will not go back. Food was for the most part tasty, but was way overpriced for the portions served. The service was slow. Hilite of the evening was icecream for dessert down the street.
Posted by Eleanor Seitter on 06/06/2009
It was too warm to dine in the front so we opted for the patio. It was so crowded and so loud we could not converse. There was a party of 25 celebrating their wedding at the next table. They sat on each other's laps and a whole lot of toasts and PDA. The atmosphere was like eating in a bar or a public school lunchroom. The service was scarce. The entrees were brought in seconds by the busboy, who was also stressed. He rolled the plates onto the table and was gone. No parma cheese, no pepper, no salt, no olive oil. We waited a long time for a scant serving of pepper, a small dish of cheese, we never saw salt or oil. I am not sure if the food was good. I just wanted to get out of there. We were nervous when we finally left. We dined at another restaurant for dessert. This is an example of someone trying to make a lot of money during a recession.
Posted by Dan on 02/23/2008
My wife and I decided to try Anteprima for Valentines Day this year. As regular italian restauant patronizers we tend to have fairly high standards and Anteprima exceded every one of them. The service was exceptional: our server, Carlos, was very knowledgeable about the restaurants different cooking preps and fairly impressive wine menu. The orange and chile marinated olives was an excellent starter and my entree, Seafood Rissoto, was very flavorful and captured the essence of the shellfish. My only complaint is the CLASHING AMBUANCE. Anteprima has a traditional italian decor, while the music is rather contemporary, almost house music. Very confusing and clashing atmosphere.
Posted by AvilleGuy on 02/08/2008
The first I went to Anteprima, I decided I wouldn't go back. Average food and I was expecting so much more. So, now I have tried it again. And now, I KNOW I won't go back. Again, average food at best and one dish we sent back it was so bad. The tables are uncomfortably close together, the waiter was pleasant, but scarce, and the overall experience made me wishing we had spent the money elsewhere. Third time might be the charm, but two is plenty for me.
Posted by michael on 09/16/2007
been here quite a bit as i live in the neighborhood. They change the menu and specials on a very regular basis. Everything i've had has been great. Love the place!!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/01/2007
I've dined here 3 times and each time was just a bit worse. The first time I ordered the veal meatball appetizer I LOVED it! I sopped up every bit of sauce with bread. This time, even after ordering a replacement, the sauce seemed to have been simmering on the stove for several hours too long and resembled something more like tomato paste. I ordered a pasta dish for the sole reason fennel was listed as one of it's few ingredients, along with tomato and anchovies. As I started eating, I noticed not one tiny piece of fennel. The waiter informed us that the chef used only fennel seeds (which we're apparent either). When I asked what they do with the rest of the fennel bulb, if not for the fennel pasta, I was told it was being saved to be used for dish later in the week! absurd. all I tasted was sardine. sorry, anteprima, you've let me down. I had high hopes for you.
Posted by Betty on 06/20/2007
We thought it would be just another Italian Restaurant in our favorite area, Andersonville in Edgewater. It all depends on what you want. If it's pizza or lasagne - forget it. If it's to be like going through the Italian countryside, then this is it. We were brought up to the minute on this delicious food by the owner, Marty Fosse, and he knows his stuff. Sauces and unusual side dishes make this above average. It is also beautiful and there is the most lovely back garden to dine in for summer faire. Glorious. Great wines, too.