Antica Pizzeria – Opening Soon
Kedron Brook Road has long been a thriving foodie thoroughfare, with a host of convivial cafes and handy nightspots making Wilston an underrated option for epicurean excursions. The team behind Pizzantica has tabbed the strip as the site of its latest expansion, announcing that the group’s flagship eatery Antica Pizzeria will open on Kedron Brook Road in mid-December. Pizzantica Group – which currently operates the pizzeria at Casa Italia in New Farm as well as its own roaming pizza-slinging kombi van – is looking to up its game at Antica, showing off a polished all-round offering that builds upon its established selection of pizzas. Antica Pizzeria will occupy the space recently vacated by Pizzeria Violetta and Sichuan Bang Bang, with the crew undertaking a fit-out process that will see the site’s two halves brought together into one 186-sqm space that encompasses a main interior dining space, bar and casual outdoor portion. Production and interior designers Jon Dowding and Chrissy Feld will be collaborating with the Pizzantica Group on Antica’s look, which will boast a casual atmosphere suitable for every occasion, from family lunches and group dinners to impromptu aperitifs and date nights. Once open, Antica Pizza’s kitchen (which will be equipped with a Pavesi Forni Modena pizza recently imported from Italy) will serve a menu driven by a new focus on wow factor – think pizzas, pasta, salads and snacks made using produce sourced form local suppliers – while Antica’s bar will dispense traditional spritzes, martinis and aperitifs. The Pizzantica Group is hoping to have Antica’s pizza oven firing by Christmas. Be sure to keep your eyes on The Weekend Edition for an up-close look when it opens.