So you find yourself on Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls, a stone’s throw from legendary Clifton Hill and all the fun it promises visitors, and so close to the great falls you can hear the water crashing in the distance.

What to do?

Fuel up for your trip into that great treasure chest of wonderful surprises that is Niagara Falls!

That is, fuel up on pizza – the wonderful, casual food that so many other tourist-travellers have relied on to get them through their busy days.

So you find yourself on Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls … specifically, on Victoria Avenue at the front door of Antica Pizzeria and Ristorante.

Come on in!

Check out the menu and you’ll see a lot of great pizza options, but there is much more on offer here as well.

How about some baked garlic shrimp? Ravioli, veal parmigiana or chicken fettuccine Alfredo, maybe?

Or arancini – what do you mean, you don’t know what that is? It’s homemade risotto balls that are lightly fried and stuffed with mozzarella and parmigiano cheese, then served with tomato sauce.

Possibly you’re in the mood for some caprese or calamari fritti? Consider the menu an unfolding adventure, so take your time and enjoy your perusal of the offerings.

The point is, pizza is just the tip of the iceberg here. There is plenty to choose from, and the setting with three large dining areas is very family-friendly.

That’s because this place has history.

The Mascia family has operated Antica for more than 40 years, during which time the Niagara Falls tourism scene has grown to include attractions like casinos, giant Ferris wheels, mini racetracks and 3-D theatres – and all those venues are just a short walk from the front door of Antica.

After you’ve fed and watered yourself at Antica, hop on the WeGo tourist bus that stops right out front and it’ll take you to any corner of the city a visitor might like to see.

Do a little gambling, squeeze in some shopping and scare yourself at one of the museums on Clifton Hill.

At the end of the day, come on back to Antica for supper. It’s a big menu, so one visit won’t do you.

Last modified: February 7, 2019