Still my favorite
Antica Pesa just does it right. Great food, great service, fair prices and owners who appreciate your business.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a pleasure to go .
always a pleasure to go . I have ben there 5 times and have enjoyed every meal
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rome comes to Brooklyn
Antica Pesa is outstanding in every way: service, food, ambiance, and the talented chef. The grilled octopus was the tenderest I'd ever had, and the deconstructed eggplant parmigiana was beautiful and delicious. The space is spacious yet intimate. I didn't even notice the ambient music until halfway through the meal. I've recommended Antica Pesa to about a dozen people already. I will definitely go back for more.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Roman import
Make sure to try the fresh mozzarella in phyllo crust, so delicious.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
As I live two blocks away, this spot caught my eye months ago and I finally got a chance to stop in.
I made a 10pm reservation. and waited about 40 minutes to get our table. The bar comped us two glasses of wine due to our wait. I had the delicious Muller Thurgau which I had never tried before. It was beyond delicious.
After that everything was great. Our order was taken right away and the cheese plate appetizer we ordered came out quickly. I had a pasta with pesto and tomato sauce that was awesome. My friend had the market fish with the sunflower crust. It happened to be red snapper that day. I had a small taste and that was good as well.
I'll definitely head back! It's really close to my apartment and it's great to have new options.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came here for dinner with my boyfriend and we were blown away. From the moment we walked in, the owner took care of us. He recommended wines to try while we waited and then throughout the evening, he checked back with us and continued to recommend wine and dishes based on our taste. Our server was also so helpful, attentive and knowledgable of the menu.
Everything we ate was outstanding. We have never had Italian food like this before and were extremely impressed.
The ambiance was romantic yet full of life. It is the perfect place for a special occasion, a night out with the person you love or even a fun night with a group of friends.
I highly recommend Antica Pesa. The experience is truly one of a kind. We already can't wait to go back!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Upscale Italian
Had a reservation for 3 people at 7pm Wednesday and were seated immediately at a great table towards the back. All three cocktails we ordered were delicious. Cheese plate included generous portions of a creamy bleu, slices of a good manchego, a tart cherry jam, and honey. We all ordered the duo of the Spaghetti Cacio E Pepe, buttery without being too heavy, and the Schiaffoni All'Amatriciana, perfectly al dente pasta with the smokey guanciale in a light tomato sauce topped with freshly grated parmesan and a spicy pepper-infused olive oil. Sommelier was very knowledgeable and steered me to a red blend that was perfect with our meal and less than what I was considering. Not cheap, but not overpriced for the quality of food and drink.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been twice now, both times have been wonderful! Pastas are a must have!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roman Treat In Williamsburg
Antica Pesa in Rome has been one of my favorite restaurants for years. Once I discovered they had opened a location in Williamsburg with the same menu I could not wait to try it. The service, food, cocktails and ambience were all extraordinary!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again Antica Pesa did not disappoint.
The service is beyond perfection without being fake.
The food is delicious and and people dining there very attractive.
This is the second time I have gone from Manhattan to Willkiamsburg
To eat there and plan on doing it regularly.
Lorenzo the owner's brother is attentive and professional making the place feel like home
But still a special night out.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
it is not in the nicest street
it is not in the nicest street of Williamsburg and the tables are a bit too close but the food was really good and the service too. Also the lamps are amazing.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
it feels to be at home
I'm from Rome but leaving in NYC .
All the time I come to Antica Pesa it feels to be at home. The service is very friendly and attentive but not intrusive.
I'm a very foody person and I found this restaurant awesome, their crudo and bufala croccante, it so good , the bufala really melted in your mouth...wow and of course as a roman guy I often choose matriciana and I can tell you that is like it must be, AL DENTE! I tried many things here and I always liked everything.
Winelist is really weel done!
Tiramisù is a must.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
I don't usually take the time to post reviews, but the service we received last night and the food warrants one. Food was very,very good, but the service was even better. Party of four shared 2 apps, 2 pastas, 2 main courses 2 desserts and the wait staff could not have been more accommodating. No attitude, if anything it seemed like they took pleasure out of splitting each dish 4 ways. We also trusted our waiter to help us make our food selection and every choice was perfect as well. Definitely would go back and will definitely recommend this spot to our friends.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Made a group of 7 feel like family. Found out about the restaurant from a sister restaurant in Rome, Italy.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Excellent service! Overall great restauran
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the trip to Williamsburg
If you are a true Foodie, you will not want to miss this restaurant. Menu is unique and exciting. Owner and staff are extremely gracious and attentive. Food is scrumptious. Will definitely return to try more dishes.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beyond surprised and pleased!
We always try to get to hot spots within the 1st 6-9 month and always consider it an adventure. Had read about a lot of celebrity sightings on Page 6. that does NOT guarantee good food! well what a surprise! the owner went completely out of his way to take care of us and we ate and ate and ate and each dish was as good as the other! (and I said the heck to worrying about carbs as the pasta is insane!) we drove form the south shore of long island--but traffic was light--so it was a perfect night all the way around. If they recommend a dish you may not normally have considered--go for it! you will be pleasantly surprised! We let the owner surprise us the entire meal! we will definitely make this trip again--even with traffic! Ciao!
9/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderfully different from Rome
Their location in Rome is off-the-charts fantastic (food, atmosphere, service, wine list). And while we could quibble about the "relative atmosphere" of Williamsburg vs Trastevere...what is the point? Antica Pesa (Brooklyn) is simply fantastic. The food, atmosphere, service and wine list (please note, I am not Robert Parker) is beyond incredible.
9/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
We started with the bread box with excellent on-table EVOO for dipping. We ordered one of the cheaper bottles of wine - a Rosso blend - and it was still fantastic and easy to drink. Our waiter was one of the more charming and attentive individuals I've met in my life. We attempted to order more expensive entrees, and yet he steered us back toward the pasta dishes, which he believed were shining examples of sophisticated simplicity and his personal favorites. And they were both phenomenal. Dessert was too damn good, tiramisu and gelato. Owners are wandering about ensuring an amazing time is had by all. Finally, a reason for celebrities to flock to Williamsburg. There goes the neighborhood (more).
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service was very attentive in this beautiful room. There was live jazz music and it was perfect!The food was delicious and creatively prepared and presented. We were celebrating a special night and they made us feel like we were special and at a party. Grazie! We always feel this way when we come here.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Among the best and most authentic.
My 2nd meal here in two months was even better than the 1st.
As a frequent traveler to Italy, especially to Rome and Piemonte, I can tell you this restaurant serves the most authentic Italian food complemented by a near-perfect wine list.
The staff serves casually, yet spot-on professional in anticipating the needs and pace of the table and drinks are as good as any high end "cocktail" bar in NYC. I had a great negroni first then finished my night with a Cynar amaro on the rocks with a slice of orange, and wonderful wines in between...that's the perfect combo for me.
I'm surrounded by Italian restaurants in my Manhattan neighborhood, but am keeping Antica Pesa in my regular rotation for at least a monthly dinner.
My compliments to AP.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am not a big fan of leaving Manhattan for a dinner.... unless its a dinner at Antica Pesa.. .this is absolutely the best Italian restaurant in the city. The wine list is amazing and the service is to die for.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely night out for non-Hipsters
Since we are non in the young hipster scene, we hesitate going into some restaurants. We found a wider arrange of people here. But, more importantly we found good ambiance, wonderful service and food we all enjoyed Presentation was lovely. This was our second time there and there will probably be a third time.
10/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Classic Italian Spot in Brooklyn
Very cute, cozy and awesome Italian food along with a solid wine selection. Lot's of true Italian dishes and a unique Hollywood vibe in New York. A little slow on the seating so come prepared to have a drink (or two) at the crowded bar but worth the wait.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good Williamsburg Italian Food
After researching Williamsburg eateries, found Antic Pesa which looked good. My wife and I love Italian food and the Roman-influenced menu looked promising. Was not disappointed. Food was delicious, though pricey. Wait staff were attentive. Owner and sommelier went out of their way to ensure we were enjoying our meal. Would return next time we're in New York City. We'd also like to try their main restaurant in Rome!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Transported back to Rome!
From the service to the delicious food, we felt like we were back in Rome! The pasta was a perfect size for sharing. The Baccala is a must.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & great prices!
Great food & great prices! You don't have to go to Manhattan. At first, I was disappointed with the menu but everything we ordered was superb! The waiter was attentive and very helpful with suggestins. We will definitely go back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was wonderful, portions
The food was wonderful, portions large, the service from all staffers was attentive and friendly.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful experience
Four of us went here for an early dinner before a show at Brooklyn Bowl. Service was incredible; we had a host of people taking care of us and being attentive. Owner brothers involved with service. Food was delicious, not overwrought. Loved the simple yet varied menu. Would absolutely go here again and recommend to friends.
10/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were delighted to discover
We were delighted to discover the Williamsburg location of Antica Pesa after having visited the Rome location last year; it definitely did not disappoint. Our server was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, everything we ordered was delicious, and the Cacio e Pepe may have actually been better than that in Rome. I only rated the noise level as "energetic" because there was a group of people next to us, with a baby, that was very loud - other than that it was moderate and a more romantic atmosphere.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
great service. actually- really great service. attentive. everything you would want.
the one little snag was the DOH arrived right during dinner service bringing everything to a grinding halt. the manager/owner handled it with aplomb, free drinks for the house! people got a little tipsy with all the booze and no food for almost an hour- but aside from a situation beyond their control, it was handled well. and free dessert to boot!
food: go for the classics (amatriciana, cacio e pepe...) which they do very well.
10/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The owner/managers were amazing. The food is amazing. The atmosphere is perfect!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I LOVE Antica Pesa. Everything I've tried here has been perfection. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
the most perfect awesome setting - amazing food - owners were the best - we let them order for us - loved every single dish - pastas, lamb chop were delicious !
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a fantastic find! A truly superb dining experience - excellent service and, Oh yes, the food...it's all about the food! Heaven!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great overall vibe! Great food and attentive staff ! Will definitely be going back!!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with my son and brother fort brother's birthday. Everything was a 10. Food was beyond and the waitstaff was warm and helpful with suggestions. Brought dessert with candle. Yummy!!! A terrific nite. Will be back!!!!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Keep returning for more....
In NYC, is there any better recommendation than "I keep going back for more" (?)
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food in a very nice place
Thanks to Lorenzi (the owner) for the magic night... See you soon!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and pretty
Definitely pricey for the neighborhood. But the decor, service and attention to detail were both trendy and friendly. The wine list is extensive, but our waiter was happy to recommend a $35 bottle, which was still delicious and appreciated, especially as the $16 salad had four leaves in it... The rabbit and creme caramel (which, thankfully, was nothing like creme caramel) were standouts. And presentation of all courses was perfect. Good for a date, or small group. Love the fireplace sitting area at the front, I've plans to head back there in dead of winter for a glass of red and some small plates.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing. We have prosciutto and mozzarella app and it was out of this world. Pasta selection was great too. We had the first one on the menu, traditional pasta with 4 cheese and black pepper. For dinner we had the rabbit and the cod both were great. Prosciutto and pasta were our favorites. The service was outstanding and we will definitely be returning!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant, apparently a child of a Roman restaurant, feels so Italian, from the theatrical pouring of the wine to the food itself (which is delicious). Altogether a great meal and a great evening!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Warm & Friendly
If you want to feel special, visit Antica Pesa! From the minute I entered the restaurant, everyone went out of their way to please. Once seated, the food was excellent and prepared to perfection! Even the bartender went out of his way to make a special drink to my specifications. All in all, I would highly recommend this restaurant to all!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brought friends that live to go out to eat.
They rated the diner as the best Italian in NYC
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came for the lasagna with lamb ragu only to find it's been taken off the menu so I was very sad. I did however have the carbonara which comes a close second.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent authentic Roman meal
I booked a reservation for four for a Friday night at 7:30 on open table In the three days that preceded the reservation the restaurant called and emailed me three separate times to make sure we were coming. Each time they called, they had no idea that I had already confirmed multiple times.
Our waiter also seemed to be working on his own anxious agenda of moving our table along
The food arrived at our table, and we forgot we had an anxious annoying waiter. Nothing matter more than inhaling the delicious appetizer and main course. I would gladly eat anything on the menuHello. Happy Thanksgiving. Not sure who is with my Dad but is he up for a visit? I emailed my mother but I didn't hear back
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Impeccable service + fantastic food
The mozzarella in phyllo dough, don't think about just oder it!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at Antica Pesa
First time at Antica Pesa but hopefully not the last. Very well prepared Italian dishes and splendid Italian-centric wine list. Atmosphere was warm with open fire in the bar/reception area despite the early booking and plenty of wait staff to ensure efficient service.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
food is outstanding, great vibe, superb dining experience
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, attentive
Excellent food, attentive staff. Nice ambiance. HIghly recommend it.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM