About Antica Osteria Italian Eatery:
Located on 3088 Mayfield Road in Brampton, Ontario, there is a nice Italian restaurant called Antica Osteria, which translated in English means “Ancient Tavern. The owners of this place have tried to capture the old world charm and add a rustic feel with the traditional décor and a nicely compiled menu of traditional Italian dishes.
There is parking near this place, and it is wheelchair accessible. It takes reservations, has a TV and is accommodating to larger groups and families with kids. The atmosphere is classy, and there is live music on occasion. When the weather allows it, there is a nice outdoor patio in front of the restaurant. There are all kinds of drinks served here, and the restaurant offers catering of any type.
Working hours depend on the day, and are as follows: Monday to Wednesday from 11.30 AM to 9 PM, Thursday from 11.30 AM to 9.30 PM, Friday from 11.30 AM to 10.30 PM, Saturday from 5 PM to 10.30 PM, and Sunday from 4 PM to 9 PM.
Many patrons that have dined here have left their reviews online on Yelp, Trip Advisor, Google Reviews and Facebook. I’ve used these to find the most common pros and cons of this restaurant.
- The menu is nicely put together
- Fresh, seasonal ingredients
- Pleasant, rustic décor
- Welcoming staff
- Reasonably sized portions
- Notes on the price of some dishes
- Complaints about loud music and loud patrons
Antica Osteria has been in business in Brampton for a long time now. This is a family-owned and run place, by an Italian couple Silvana and Domenic Greco, both of whom have long been involved in the restaurant business. They have created Antica Osteria to bring the Old Italian charm and cuisine colder to the Brampton community.
The interior is nicely and elegantly put together, with plenty of wooden details like ancient room dividers, nice stone-covered pillars and accent walls, and beautiful light fixtures. The tables are covered with soft cream-colored tablecloths, there are crisp white napkins, and the chairs are wooden with leather-covered seats.
The food is served on beautiful white porcelain plates or beautiful walnut serving boards. The menu is prepared from fresh, seasonal ingredients, mainly sourced locally. The menu is simple, yet nice and it has antipasti like bruschetta Calabrese, grilled or fried calamari, mussels and charcuterie board. The salad menu is traditionally Italian, with Ceasar with romaine, arugula salad, tomato and greens salad and Caprese di Bufala salad.
The main dishes have items like baked eggplant, chicken or veal parmigiana, chicken or veal marsala and mushrooms, Milanese, chicken or veal Piccata and lamb chops. There are daily specials written on the blackboards next to the bar, as these depend on the daily finds the chefs get in the market. The fish offer depends on the catch of the day, and you will have to ask the server for the options.
No Italian place is authentic without a wide array of pasta dishes, and Antica does not disappoint with several options always prepared fresh. People can have wine with their dinner from the nicely put together wine list which does not disappoint.