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Antica Turns Five!

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IMG_4557Buon Compleanno! Antica Pizzeria e Cucina recently celebrated their 5th birthday in spectacular style with a pizza and pasta party, hosted by none other than Girl About Town!

Antica’s Morphett Street store was turned into a pumping party, complete with an open bar, DJ and balloon-decorated backdrop for capturing all of those Insta-worthy moments!

ezgif.com-video-to-gif (10)Owner Anthony Crea opened the first Antica Pizzeria store in Hyde Park back in 2014, with the Morphett Street store popping up not too long after in 2016.

Since it’s conception, Antica has quickly become one of Adelaide’s most beloved pizzerias, well-renowned by foodies across the state for their signature one-metre-long pizzas!

The drinks were flowing all night long as the friendly bar staff zig-zagged their way through crowds with Aperol Spritz’s, espresso martinis, as well as red and white wines!

Showcasing their extensive antipasti menu, an endless variety of appetisers were on offer to work up the crowd’s appetite.

 

 

 

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MOZZARELLA IN CARROZZA: Fried crumbed mozzarella with napoletana sauce

 

 

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POLENTA CHIPS: Seasoned with Italian herbs served with napoletana sauce & cream of grana

 

 

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ARANCINI: With porcini & swiss brown mushrooms, mozzarella, served with mushroom & truffle sauce

 

 

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POLPETTE CON SUGO: Veal & pork meatballs in napoletana sauce, served over soft polenta with parmesan

 

 

51895231_256502388634737_8107955153044242432_nPasta lovers were delighted with a selection of Antica’s crowd-favourite pasta options, all of which were served in adorable biodegradable bowls that almost looked like mini boats!

FUSILLI PESTO: Basil & macadamia pesto with cherry tomato

GNOCCHI QUATTRO FORMAGGI: Buffalo, fior di latte, gorgonzola, parmesan (with optional mushroom cream)

 

IMG_4564But it was Antica’s infamous one metre pizzas that well and truly stole the show, sending the crowd into a clicking frenzy as they snapped up photos of the aesthetically pleasing dish before digging in!

Each pizza is served with your choice of up to three different toppings on their pizza menu, making it the perfect option for large groups or catering to everyone’s tastebuds are satisfied!

Toppings we taste tested on their Pizze Rosse menu included boscaiola, Antica salame, and from their Pizze Bianche menu we sampled salsiccia and capricciosa (just to name a few!)

 

 

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The cherry on top of the birthday celebrations was the long-awaited and highly anticipated dessert, which was well and truly a sweet tooth’s dream come true!

 

 

 

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CALZONE DI NUTELLA: Nutella spread, topped with strawberries and a light dusting of icing sugar

 

 

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PANNACOTTA ALLE MANDORLE: Almond pannacotta, cocoa crumble, ribes raspberry coulis

 

 

Thank-you so much for putting on such a spectacular celebratory evening, Girl About Town! And thank-you for having us, Antica Pizzeria e Cucina!

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Catch you at another cafe,

Tayla x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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