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Antica Pesa
Antica Pesa

Antica Pesa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.anticapesa.com/
  • Phone: (347) 763-2635
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Simone Panella
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N 7th street & N 8th street
  • Public Transit: 1 Block from BEDFORD AVE Subway station ( L line ) - 2 subway stops from UNION SQUARE - 14th street, Manhattan.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: All our clients can use the parking on 7th St North cross with Kent Av. and the cost will be offered by Antica Pesa Williamsburg.
A word from Antica Pesa
Antica Pesa opened in Rome in 1922 and since then has been run by the same family.
After 90 years of success in our country we decide to open this new venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to bring to US the experience of our cousine.
Menu is a twist on tradition, where classic roman dishes are reworked using local products, mainly organic.
We have a wide selection of dished suitable for vegetarian or vegan and also gluten free.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "nothing to write home about,big bar,the food is ok just like other restaurant in the city,you eat on wood and the cost is high,no elegance for the money but for Brooklyn(greenpoint/williamsburgh)it's ok"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I'm Italian American, and never satisfied with Italian food in resturaunts. Hands down the best Italian meal in NYC and safe to say in the USA."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Die pasta waren super. Alles kann man als geteilte portionen bestellen ! Super preis-leistungs-verhaelniss. Gute gemischte leute ! Place to be !"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We went here for our anniversary dinner and it was amazing. The flawless service, exceptional food, and wonderful wine suggestion really made our night special. We savored everything and weren't rushed, but also never waited. They knew it was our anniversary and immediately gave us complimentary champagne to start the night. Our appetizers and entrees were delicious and I want to go back and try everything else on the menu. We won't be able to wait until our next anniversary to come back. The only downside is that I would skip the Peanut Butter & Jelly dessert. It was disappointing compared to everything else. Maybe next time we'll go more traditional with the dessert."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The pasta was great, also the starters, good winne and atmosphere but, I have to say, maybe the quantities are a little bit poor....and you pay what you have to pay, it's average , but you feel like y0oou would like to eat more!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was my second time dining here, and it was wonderful. The food is great, the service also wonderful, and the place is just pretty!!! I'm looking forward to my third visit."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This place was absolutely AWFUL! I reviewed them already on Yelp, which is not something I normally do...but it was THAT bad! I can't believe this place is surviving, especially in NYC. I live in DC, which in general has terrible food, which is why I come up to NYC, but this place would have even been bad in DC...or anywhere, for that matter. STEER CLEAR OF THIS PLACE!!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food is wonderful Roman fare and the staff is friendly, welcoming and fun. Go there and trust Lorenzo to select your menu for you...you WILL NOT be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Surprised to find this jewel in the sea of Williamsburg many eateries ... The place is absolutely beautiful as well as the staff / and the food is tastefully prepared and presented ..."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Un angolo "trasteverino" a Brooklyn,fantastico ambiente,fantastica cucina titolare gentilissimo..."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My father is a regular here and we visited for Father's Day. The service is beyond amazing: very friendly, fun, and attentive. The burrata was fantastic. :-)"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Service and quality was very good. Food is tasty and well presented. Interesting preparation style that is not your traditional Italian menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious. The preparation was creative. I think this was the freshest pasta I have ever had!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Swarming with handsome Italians. ....oh, and the food was very good too. Everything was superb. Beautiful and special decor. Warm and inviting. The staff was attentive but not cloying. They seemed to really care that we have a good time. They served very professionally but at the same time they were laid-back and friendly and sometimes funny. The mozzarella wrapped and warmed in fillo with proscuitto was incredible. Definitely will return...hopefully soon."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Finally made it to antica pesa and was NOT disappointed. Amazing food great friendly service. We were a group of 6 and were accommodated perfectly"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Patricia the Italian chef moves fast, with precision with reason. The lamb chops were fantastic, the crudo is perfecto! The service is very good: However, my girlfriend felt uneasy when the maitre'd couldn't stop yelling one hostess. It seem very violent reason why my girl had no drinks and we left with no dessert."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Antica Pesa was recommended by several NYC foodie friends. We were looking for a great dinner in Brooklyn. This was an outstanding recommendation. We can't wait to go back. A NY GEM"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Unprecedented dining experience orchestrated by the exceptional Panella brothers gives Antica Pesa the perfect one-two punch."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We love Antica Pesa and all the fantastic people who work there - everything! And if I don't have my fix of cacio e pepe, I'm not happy. Love it all! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Went on a Wednesday evening with my family to celebrate my birthday. Such attentive service. It was our first time so the waiter suggested sort of a sharing menu where everything is served enough to share. Perfect!! Everything was amazing. I don't particularly like pepper but the peppered pasta was fantastic as was the mozzarella in puff pastry. Beautiful interior. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Excellent food. Great wine list. Friendly service. Outstanding tonnarelli cacio e pepe and lamb chops. We have been already twice and we will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had great expectations as Antica Pesa came highly recommended. The service was a little too much - we had several different people waiting on us and it was difficult for any of them to really get the grips on what would do it for us. We went with the recommendations of our first waiter but were not completely happy. Luckily we had both the pasta and the entree to share (misunderstanding when ordering) as the there would have been too much of the same taste having had the whole dish each. The setting is very stylish and we were well looked after but we would not travel as far for great Italian next time."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This place never disappoints. I just wish more people knew about it. Or maybe not. I like the accessibility while still having to deal with the exclusivity of a wait or a list. This place rules. xoxo"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We loved Antica Pesa! Everything from the delicious menu to the most pleasant staff we've encountered in a very long time. Wine list was great and loved the overall environment. Will definitely make a point of returning! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Loved the pastas, mozzerella en corroza and the lamb chops. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I highly recommend this place - excellent food, service, and loved the decor!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Another outstanding meal at Antica Pesa. I always enjoy the food, their cacio e pepe manages to elevate an otherwise straightforward dish into something sublime, the service is incredibly warm, gracious and helpful and they have a way of making guests feel just as important as the A listers whose pictures appear on their website. Lorenzo has consistently provided a recommendation for a bottle on the well curated wine list at every price point to elevate the experience. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We love Antica Pesa. The food, ambience and service are all top shelf. And they always make us feel like long lost friends when we return."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "4th visit, 3rd reservation and 2nd time we were seated late. We were seated about 35 minutes after the reservation time, aprox the same delay as last time. They really need to get their seating flow right as the wait can get really annoying and may not work for everybody. When we finally seat at the round table for 4 people, one of the chairs in the table was really short, different from all other chairs in the restaurant (!!). We obviously did no accept that and it was changed immediately but it was not nice. We saw they kept trying to stick the smalll chair to other tables umtil they finally made it. We keep coming back because the food is really great and often original! Yes, it is a celebrity hot spot too (Giorgio Armani that night). "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The restaurant was too cold and the food was very bland and unremarkable. Service was decent although owner was lurking around too much."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "When choosing this restaurant I went because of the menu they offered on open table. Upon arriving the hostess was very nice and the service was mediocre although the ambiance and decor was great. When we received out menus none of the items I expected were on our menu. I was very disappointed. We were told the menu is seasonal. Usually when it's seasonal you add additional items not a brand new menu. The location is also very overpriced for the area. Be prepared to pay manhattan prices. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Party of 10, with reservation. The reservation was not honored. We waited 35 mins. For a table. No place to stand while waiting. Waiter messed up our order and 2 people did not get there dinner entree's. Drink orders were not taken all at once. Very disorganized place,if they could not work with a party of 10, the resturant should not take a reservation for 10 people. We will never go back. Very angry and upset when we left the resturant. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Antica Pesa is the perfect combination of delicious food, excellent service and a wonderful experience each and every time I've been there. Rome meets New York in Brooklyn….a destination restaurant that will be your absolute favorite by the end of the evening. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The service was very attentive. The quality of the food was superior in both in terms of preparation/presentation and taste. The management was on top of things."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "For those of us that crave Italian fine dining in its truest, purest, non-american influenced form, Antica Pesa should be at the very top of your list. The menu is a mix of classic everyday dishes that are slightly refined as to distinguish them from how other restaurants prepare them, but still keep them familiar enough to itch a specific craving(think Caccio e peppe, Amatriciana, or Carbonara). The other half of the menu is still traditional italian flavors, but with a more inventive and modern touch that always produces delicious results. You add a world class wine cellar and classically flavored italian cocktails and the package is truly complete. This is the best option short of a 7-hour flight to Rome for authentic Italian cuisine!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This restaurant was very special... The hostess, bar tender, server made you feel very special. It is VERY hip and pretty. The food was outstanding.... try the carbonara and the almond dessert."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It's not only my favorite Italian restaurant but it also happens to be two blocks from home. Great service and ambiance, awesome food and not as pricey as it could be."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Antica Pesa and it was disappointing. Our first experience was excellent but this one was not. Three out of four of us ordered pasta( 2 different ones) and both pastas were overly salted as was the main dish ordered by the fourth person. The salads were good as was the dessert but I would hesitate to recommend it now."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "A stylish and well appointed restaurant with modern décor and a real warmth to the place. The great disappointment was the food. Presentation was good but the tastes were bland or overwhelming with little or none of the delicacy in flavors required of good Italian food. The wine list is excellent but like the rest of the fare, over-priced for what is on offer."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Another great meal and dining experience! The food, authentically delicious. The service, warm and efficient. Great for intimate dinners and groups."
    Dined on 3/30/2014