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2920 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX | Directions 7705729.733700 -95.501380
Neighborhoods: Westside, Woodlake/ Briar Meadow
True Italian – Being for the NYC/New Haven, CT area, I am beyond spoiled when it comes to pizza. I believe Houston has some of the best food in the U.S., but it was difficult to find good pizza.
However, Antonio's Flying pizza was fantastic. Service was excellent and the pizza reminded me of being back in NYC. Being a big fan of pizza I surely breathed a big sigh of relief after going Antonio's.
antonios – Over priced, decent service, rolls are good but scarce. Salad was great. Eggplant was more egg than plant, not good at all.
NOT GOOD FOR GROUPS – I was planning a birthday party to be held at this restaurant for 12 people. When I called to make the reservation, I was informed that they do not seat large parties (more than 8), and that we could come and wait for individual tables to become free if we wanted. They told me that the house would be busy at 6, and that it would be too hard to get a group table. The manager that I spoke with was not very friendly.
In addition, I also found out that they DO NOT DO SEPARATE CHECKS. Only one check would be given.
I had a party here about 6 years ago, and it seemed fine... I suppose things have changed since then.
ALL IN ALL- I would suggest not going here for a party of any sort, or a group function, unless you plan on waiting for a while and being separated, and paying in cash. This seems to be on par with the last several reviews regarding bad customer service....
need better service – Antonios has good food, but their service needs some work. I do not understand why they go on a wait when they have seating areas in the middle and back of the restuarant. They could a least have a bartendar so one could enjoy a beverage whil waiting due to lack of good staff and good management. They should take notes from Carrabba's on Voss.
Antonio's Flying Prices (pay a lot for mediocre food and no service) – I am from the northeast so I consider myself familiar with good, New York style pizza. Unfortunately, Antonio's Flying Pizza was only able to capture the unpleasantness of New York city drivers. I took my girlfriend to this "restaurant" with the belief that we would at least be served. After a 45 minute wait, we were seated and ordered our drinks and food. (chicken francese, baked clams, and a large cheese pizza). Another 45 minutes later, we noticed the family that was seated after us had already been served. After complaining to our inattentive waiter, the chicken francese and baked clams showed up 15 minutes later without an apology, or an explanation. The pizza was MIA. The clams were mediocre and the chicken was soggy. The prices, however, were high. After complaining again for not receiving the pizza, it showed up with enough grease to lubricate an engine. We will never go back. For better food and prices, go to Romano's on West Gray.
best pizza in Houston – I am very picky and eat here all the time . They are always nice and the food is great . The restaurant is clean and nice .
Outstanding Pizza, Pasta, and Antipasto – I am reading some of the negative reviews and cannot believe it. I have eaten at Antonios probably 50 times and have never eaten a bad meal. If you are looking for fast, cheap food, then go eat drive thru junk. Antonios is fresh ingredients that take time to prepare. I never understand these people who go to restaurants and want everything "fast". What is the deal with that? Go eat fast food if you want your food in five minutes for under $5. The pizza, antipasto, pesto, and meatballs are some of the best around. Do not be discouraged by bad reviews - THIS PLACE IS LEGIT.
Very Rude manager! – Hi All,
If you want to be insulted go there. I have heard very good things about this restaurant. I had a dinner over there and the food was "AWEFUL" but I had a close friend which I didn't want to ruin his night. So I called the manager the other day and they were supposed to call me back. After a while I called again just to follow up and the so called "Manager" was rudely said "He wouldn't believe me and it was your problem!!" I asked him to talk with Antonio and he mentioned that "Antonio is busy and wouldn't talk with a customer!" Well I was so frustrated that the manager (he wasn't Antonio I should mention). They think they have the best food ever and they can say whatever they want. But trust me I know very better place with cheaper price and definitely more respect.
Almost as good as a pizza pocket – We drove out to Antonio's Flying Pizza because of the positive reviews here on citysearch. These reviews that claim anything good about the pizza must have been written by the owner's. The pizza is garbage. There is nothing special about this pizza that you couldn't get out of a frozen pizza pocket. Honestly, it may not be the worst pizza I've ever had, but it certainly comes close. Very uninspiring! I wasn't even upset that the couple that came after us were well into their salad before we even got our water, because I was hopeful that the pizza would be good. I didn't care that the hostess was unfriendly. Maybe she was having a bad night. Maybe her goldfish died...who knows? I didn't care, I was very hopeful of the pizza. So disappointing! Please don't go here for pizza unless all of the other pizza joints in town have been closed due to the strongarm of Antonio's mofia hitmen - weird, insider vibe in there. This place is terrible!
Above Average Pizza – On a Tuesday evening, the hostess immediately led me to a table without a reservation. The waiter arrived promptly to take my order. The menu was more extensive than I expected, so I asked for additional time to peruse their selections. Although this casual booth-lined restaurant advertises itself as a pizza specialist, ninety percent of the menu consists of various Italian delights. I was in the mood for pizza when the waiter returned several minutes later, so I ordered a large pizza with pepperoni, black olives, and bell peppers. Perhaps he took my menu a little too quickly without asking if I wanted an appetizer--a minor issue indeed. The pizza arrived within what seemed like 10-15 minutes and it was certainly above average. The chef did an excellent job of re-creating what one would expect to be served in an Italian cafe'. Perhaps it would have been amazing if I had been in a different mood on a different night. While I would recommend New York Pizza if you are around downtown, Antonio's is an excellent choice if you are in the Galleria/Chimney Rock area. You can't miss the large neon sign in front.
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