Enjoy rich, traditional Italian cuisine made with fresh, authentic ingredients while at this restaurant that also offers a wide range of beers and ... More
Antonino's Italian Grotto
Enjoy rich, traditional Italian cuisine made with fresh, authentic ingredients while at this restaurant that also offers a wide range of beers and wine to complement your meal. They are open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner and open on Saturday for dinner only; closed on Sundays.
My family has eaten at this restaurant for a few years and we always had a wonderful meal until tonight. I took one bite of my food and realized that there was a new owner and the quality of the food went downhill. When the server asked us how the food was I gave her an honest answer, it was average. When I asked her about the restaurant having a new owner she confirmed this and said it was with in the last couple of months. While they insist the recipes and the cook staff is the same, I ask you one question if it was how would I have known within one bite there were new owners.
I do not know of any true Italian restaurant that would use square shaped mozzarella cheese. The garlic rolls used to be great but now they seem like they are store bought, heated up that day and they forgot to put garlic on them. Here again something that was amazing became average.
When the owner came over to ask me about my comments to the server he repeated the same thing, same recipes and some cooks and he became very defensive. Safe you time, money and stomach and do not go. As amazing as the food was in the past is how average the food is now.
I love this place, the food is always freshly prepared and always delicious. The service is great and they always make my wife and I feel like family. I always recommend it to friends and family. You will not find better Italian food in Cartersville. Tony and staff are gems.
I don't know where these negative reviews are coming from, but i've never had any problems at Antonino's. Every meal my wife and I have ever eaten at Antonino's was the best Italian food we have ever had. We both lived in New Jersey for a few years, so good Italian is nothing new to us. The Fettucine Carbonara is like buttah...
The service is always excellent and Antonino and his staff always make us feel like family. We drive from Dallas Ga. to Antonino's every time we want Italian.
As for the negative reviews... Fuggetaboudit.. Give Antonino a try.
You know you are in a truly Italian restaurant when you can hear the Chef in the kitchen pounding on veal. This is a great little spot. Nothing fancy but the food is outstanding. I have been there every other week for the past two months. I now know to ask for Tony who is an excellent server. Very attentive. I have had the veal and various pastas and everything is delicious. The only bad thing, lots of food and I hate to waste.
THE worst Italian Restaurant we have EVER eaten at...The food was AWEFUL and the service was even worse! The waitress was cleaning the Bathroom in plain site the entire time we were there and WE had to interrupt her from that to beg her to bring our food! She RUSHED it out...Finally and did not even bring it all and just slapped it on the table and went back into the bathroom to clean. She did not even bring all teh food, but we could not get her attention teh rest of teh time to get was was not brought out! The food was TERRIBLE and we ended up going to fast food afterwards...We will NOT make another visit!
we was looking for a great place so we came here we didnt have to wait as soon as we sat down she got our drinks and even the owner tony came and greeted us we felt very welcome the bread rolls was great the food was great we was very happy and we will go back very soon also very cheap
Antoninos is a great Italian restaurant! The owner is an Italian from Brooklyn, NY so why wouldn't it be! The food is superb and i don't think you can find a better sauce anywhere in Georgia. AND i am not a big canolli person... well, i wasn't until i met one made at Antonino's! They also have a banquet hall for special occasions and the rates for the services they offer are unbeatable!
The food was cooked fresh while we waited, and was well worth the wait! Absolutely the best Italian food we have eaten in North America; Compares with the best in Europe. The restaurant is in downtown Cartersville, in a historic building from the 19th century, and takes advantage of the atmosphere.
Each of us tried a different dish, and all were excellent. Food portions were generous and flavorful. Different dishes had distinctly different sauces, tailored to compliment the entre.
Everything came with a mixed-green salad and fresh Italian bread served with olive oil and roasted garlic. This is a great place for a leisurely dinner.
We will be going back!