Food Quality: 2 1/2 Stars
Service: 2 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Food is well prepared using fresh ingredients
Attractive, rustic decor
Noise Level: Moderate - High (Especially when seated next to a table of six or more)
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy a BYOB with well prepared Italian food without heavy sauces
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer a red sauce Italian restaurant serving huge portions
Recommended dishes: When available, The Scaloppine Di Vitello (veal Scaloppine) served in a white wine sauce with lemon and capers; The Fettucine alla Bolognese with their house made meat sauce; and The Bronzino Mediterranean Sea Bass cooked intact with head, tail and bones, and served de-boned.
Formerly Brioso Trattoria, L'Antica Trattoria is one of two of the Dimaggio family restaurants in Marlboro owned and operated by the Dimaggio brother's; Raffaele , Pietro, and Calogero.
The other of the two restaurants, Brioso Ristorante, is located five minutes south on Route 9.
L'Antica Trattoria, of the two Dimaggio family restaurants, is a BYOB and serves a more creative and higher quality menu.
The interior consists of three dining areas, attractively done up in a rustic, yet elegant decor, Walls are earth tone stucco with stone trimmings, and dark earth tone tiled floors. Tables are set with linens and candles.
Starting with their bread which is high end quality baked in Brooklyn, then continues on to the entrees which are well prepared with fresh ingredients, light on sauces, and attractively presented.
The dining experience also ends on a positive note with a complimentary serving of a small dish of biscotti.
The kitchen and the excellent food they prepare is the bright spot and the reason to come to L'Antica Trattoria.
While the Kitchen very efficient and in prompt filling of orders, when the restaurant is full the service tends to slow down.
L'Antica Trattoria is child friendly.
L'Antica Trattoria is open six days/week: Tuesday- Thursday for Lunch 12 PM - 3 PM; Dinner 4 PM - 10PM
Friday & Saturday for Lunch 12 PM - 3 PM, Dinner 4 PM - 11 PM
and Sunday 1 PM - 10 PM.
(update October, 2016)
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