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Antica Pesa, Brooklyn, NY

Antica Pesa

4.6
4.6
1240 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Please visit our website, www.anticapesa.com, for reservations.

Antica Pesa, The Antique Scales, is the first outpost in New York of the legendary Roman restaurant which has been owned and operated by the Panella family since 1922 in Trastevere. In 2012, the Panella family opened an outpost in Williamsburg Brooklyn, paying homage to their homeland by reworking traditional recipes from Roman cuisine and utilizing local, seasonal and mostly organic products, with a nod to modern trends.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (347) 763-2635

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Simone Panella

  • Catering

    We are available for catering. Please contact us with your catering needs to see how we can work together on your event.

  • Private party facilities

    Antica Pesa in Williamsburg Brooklyn, is synonymous with Italian elegance, and is the first stateside post of the legendary Italian restaurant Antica Pesa in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome operated by the Panella family since 1922.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (203) 815-8786

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Cross street

    Between North 7th and North 8th Streets

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1 Block from BEDFORD AVE Subway station ( L line ) - 2 subway stops from UNION SQUARE - 14th street, Manhattan.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,240 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Brooklyn

    Best Ambiance

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  1. JM

    JulieM

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, hip but intimate atmosphere. The staff was amazing - so friendly and warm and doting. And the food was outstanding and unique --starting with warm baked bread with high quality/tasty olive oil, then the salad and birds nest with egg appetizers were delicious. And the cannoli's for desert were some of the best I ever had. We were there to celebrate my mother's birthday and the staff made her feel so special.
  2. AC

    AndreaC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner at Antica Pesa. The food was delicious and the knowledgeable staff made us feel welcome and well-cared for. We will definitely be back!
  3. E

    Estelle

    New York Area

    218 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    218 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is amazing!!! Lorenzo is such an awesome gentleman that immediately who just adore him. His staff is exceptional. The food is terrific!! You make a point of making us feel so special . Love love this place I will be back very soon.
  4. M

    Mike

    Atlanta

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic wonderful dinner. The excellent service and food experience was so memorable - one that makes me want to fly from Atlanta to NYC again just to go back soon. Thank you all for an incredible evening - first time I was able to meet friends in from Europe & Australia in 3 years.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible. Our server was so attentive and so knowledgeable about the menu and wine paring. I will be taking all if my guests to this location when they visit NYC.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  7. DJ

    DanielJ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service
  8. ZC

    ZahirC

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing meal and service at Antica Pesa last night. The space and ambiance are cozy, perfect for a date night. Perfect atmosphere to enjoy some “homey” authentic Roman inspired Italian restaurant. Everything that we had was cooked perfectly, the pastas are a must. The steak for 2 is a ljttle pricey but totally worth it!
  9. FB

    FranBi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing service. True Italian place and atmosphere in the middle of Brooklyn :)
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun night! The food was delicious. The cacio e Pepe and tiramisu were the highlights for sure. The owner came up to us to introduce himself and tell us about the origins of the restaurant, which was cool to learn about. Definitely will be going back soon!
  11. J

    Joye

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner. The cacio e Pepe is amazing. Great atmosphere and I will definitely be coming back!
  12. CB

    CarlosB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just great!! Like having dinner in Italy!! The Cacio e Pepe was exquisite !! 👍🏻
  13. M

    Mimi

    Oaxaca

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Very disappointing. Very expensive. Small portions. All the wines were very expensive. The food was mediocre. They charged us $5 for an extra 2 small pieces of bread - as part of a several hundred dollar dinner.
  14. JM

    JuanM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, food and service. Definitely a good restaurant for special occasions.
  15. GI

    GiovannaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vero ristorante italiano, soprattutto romano, tutto eccellente
  16. EG

    ElenaG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience! The service and the food were outstanding. We will definitely come back!
  17. AN

    ANDREAP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    good italian food for being in the states, shame about the waitress who served us, rude and unhelpful. I also slipped it on tripadvisor.
  18. AB

    AndrewB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    My second time here and definitely not as good as it was the first time which was only about six months ago. Service was really poor and the restaurant was not very crowded. Disappointing to say the least. Feels like it’s on the downswing, sad to say.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and wine was delicious! We enjoyed every minute of our time. The service was spectacular and they did not rush between courses! I’ve added this to my list of top NYC spots
  20. N

    Nicole

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience at Antica Pesa was absolutely wonderful. Everyone from Lorenzo to the chef and rest of the staff are marvelous. They pay attention to detail, from plate presentation to how things are arranged on the table. And the food is very authentic and delicious. For appetizers, we had the scallops and octopus appetizers - despite the portion size being very small, we enjoyed every bite. For main course, we ordered the Cacio e Pepe, branzino , risotto mushroom pasta, and Florentino steak for 2 - all of which i recommend to everyone! Lastly, for dessert, their tiramisu is easily one of the best I’ve ever had in my life. I loved my night here and definitely see myself coming back more than once.
  21. W

    Wnj75

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The wine pour quantity is awful, for what you're paying for. It's basically 2 sipes of wine for $17. The food was not exceptional the best, and service was subpar. Note to waiters..please do not over shadow a customer when paying/apply tip, it's extremely rude behavior. Would not recommend this place, there are plenty of restaurants in the area, skip this one.
  22. w

    wylieg

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ever pasta dish was fabulous. And the Duck Superb!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for authentic Italian in sleek yet welcoming setting
  24. MG

    MaeG

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best pasta in New York, and such a romantic vibe!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Menu somewhat limited Not very accomodating with regard to deviations on certain items My cacio e pepe was good but after that it was all downhill Everybody in our group felt the same way Even cocktails were mediocre Nice wine list Our waitress was sweet but rather indifferent Portions were ridiculously small All in all a great disappointment
  26. BL

    BLP321

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian recipes… cooked to perfection, definitely feeling the very high quality of the ingredients used …. Plus service level beyond usual expectations in NY… Antica Pesa is a guarantee of high quality and great service in a beautiful environment.. Bravissimi
  28. DH

    DanielH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Faultless. Service and atmosphere was great, the team very attentive. All the food was delicious, recommend highly cacio pepe and the pollo. I will be back
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    servizio eccellente, tutto è stato fantastico!
  30. AR

    AnthonyR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service from the minute we stepped in.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning place and service ! everything is directly imported from Italy and desserts are to die for
  32. G

    Gina

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m not one to write reviews, but I HAD to write one for Antica Pesa. This is literally a hidden gem. The ambiance and decor is beautiful. The food is so authentic and delicious!! The service?! Wonderful. Lorenzo truly made our night there very special. Thank you Antica Pesa!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tutto perfetto
  34. SH

    SabrinaH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It has now become one of our favorite destination restaurants for a special occasion. We will be back, we will bring friends!
  35. AM

    AdibM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my family last night and we were all so happy with the experience. It felt like we were in Rome. The owner greeted us enthusiastically at the door and personally led us to our table. The sommelier spent time explaining their wine selection and took his advise. The waitress was gracious and very friendly. The food was elegant, sophisticated and well balanced. I give it a 5/5 Stars! Can't wait to be there again!
  36. MP

    MarkP

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend Antica Pesa for the quality of food and service - was a really fun evening throughout with great staff and exciting dishes - like a more modern version of their amazing restaurant in Rome :)
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the best meal I’ve had in a long time. Also the staff was extremely friendly. Definitely will go back!
  38. JE

    JoeE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent (as usual), the service was attentive and professional. It was an phenomenal experience.
  39. AF

    AnnalisaF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ottima location in un quartiere di NYC in piena evoluzione. Un luogo dove si incontra la vera Italia. La vera Roma. Ottime preparazioni e titolari meravigliosi. Siamo stati come a casa gustando ottimi piatti in compagnia di Francesco e Lorenzo, vero istrione della serata. È stata come una bella serata tra amici. Lieti di avervi conosciuti guys! Daje!
  40. YB

    YasaminB

    London

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff and management. Great service. We ordered a variety of dishes, some were very good and some below mediocre. The duvk tagliatelle is very tasteless. We did give them feed back and they offered us deserts on the house. So overall not a bad experience, but for the price, the food should be excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Antica Pesa using the Order Online button. Antica Pesa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 763-2635.

Antica Pesa is rated 4.6 stars by 1240 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Antica Pesa

115 Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between North 7th and North 8th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1 Block from BEDFORD AVE Subway station ( L line ) - 2 subway stops from UNION SQUARE - 14th street, Manhattan.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Simone Panella

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (347) 763-2635

  • Catering

    We are available for catering. Please contact us with your catering needs to see how we can work together on your event.

  • Private party facilities

    Antica Pesa in Williamsburg Brooklyn, is synonymous with Italian elegance, and is the first stateside post of the legendary Italian restaurant Antica Pesa in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome operated by the Panella family since 1922.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (203) 815-8786

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