Eating out at an Italian restaurant always brings a certain charm with it, whether it is as a couple, family, or a group of friends, and if you are looking for the Italian dining experience in Derby then look no further than Antibos on Midland Road.
I’ve had the pleasure of dining at Antibos a few times now and on every occasion I have left as a very happy customer, so expectations were undoubtedly high.
This particular occasion was a family visit with 4 hungry diners to satisfy – would Antibos deliver like they have done before?
After ordering drinks (just tap water for me this time) it was on to starters. I chose the Garlic Bread (listed as a side on the menu), but what you get is more of a garlic PIZZA bread (complete with the cheese and tomato topping) as opposed to just plain garlic bread. The bread was rather pleasant to eat and quite filling.
The other starters we had were:
- Prosciutto and Melon – Thinly sliced famous Parma ham served with sweet honeydew melon except this was for a vegan so we ordered just the melon, and the restaurant provided enough melon to replace the ham (so a good portion to make up for the ham). This is a great example here of how Antibos cater for various dietary requirements.
- Garlic Mushrooms – Finest mushrooms coated in breadcrumbs and served in their own tasty garlic sauce.
- Gorgonzola Mushrooms – Pan fried mushrooms with Gorgonzola cheese, tarragon and fresh cream.
With starters complete, it was on to the main courses. For me it was my favourite, the Pollo pizza (Flame grilled strips of chicken breast, sun blushed tomato and mozzarella cheese). There was a good amount of chicken here, and proper strips they were too – a very tasty pizza that I highly recommend.
Our other mains were:
- Tropicana – Farm reared ham, tropical pineapple and sliced button mushrooms with tomato and mozzarella cheese.
Again though this was altered for a Vegan (and also lactose-intolerant), with the pizza being made cheese-less and the ham replaced with spinach.
More top marks to Antibos for catering for different dietary needs here.
- Vegetarian – Tomato sauce topped with roasted onions, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, spinach and red peppers.
- Risotto Vegetable – Mixed vegetables in a light tomato sauce.
The total bill came to £47.40 – including a 30% discount (vouchers from the Antibos website). Overall the food was the usual high quality that I have come to expect, and having left satisfied again I’ll definitely be making more visits in the future (as will the rest of the party).
* picture is illustrative only
What do you think?