2023: Bronx Voted Antonio’s Trattoria Best Appetizer!

Antonio’s Trattoria
2370 Belmont Ave
(718) 733-6630 – antoniostrattoria.com

For the most delicious, savory appetizers before a hearty Italian meal, Bronxites go to Antonio’s Trattoria. The restaurant is known for its traditional pasta dishes that never disappoint. But before you dive into the main course, Antonio’s offers the best appetizers around, including garlic bread with mozzarella, fried calamari, cold antipasto, baked clams, mussels, eggplant rollatini, veal meatballs, and more. These small plates are cooked to perfection, are a perfect sharing size, and sufficiently warm your stomach up for a great meal. Customers delight not only in Antonio’s tasty appetizers and fresh pasta dishes, but also the desserts, salads and soups, entrees, and pizza.

2022: Bronx Voted IceHouse Cafe Best Appetizer!

IceHouse Cafe
140 Reynolds Ave
(718) 863-5580 – www.icehousecafebronx.com

The IceHouse Cafe has a great variety of delicious Italian food and seafood appetizers to dig into solo, or to share with family and friends. The restaurant has daily specials, but “catch” some Maryland crab cakes, calamari poblano, clams posillipo, mussels, raw clams or a shrimp cocktail. Indulge in warm fried zucchini with marinara sauce, stuffed mushrooms, mozzarella sticks or chicken wings and fingers. Try the hot antipasto for one or for two, with a combination of stuffed mushrooms, baked clams, eggplant rollatini and shrimp. Whatever appetizer you choose to enjoy, you’ll do it in a peaceful and beautiful atmosphere at the IceHouse Cafe, with waterfront views and outdoor seating.