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About Antica Pesa

Originating in Rome in 1922, this family run business came state-side to open a New York location in 2012. Both establishments follow two fundamental guidelines: to rework traditional recipes from Roman cuisine and to utilize local, seasonal and mostly organic products, with a nod to modern trends. In 2015, the family opened a third Antica Pesa in Doha, Qatar as they continue in their international pursuit to share their cuisine and ideology.

115 Berry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday: 6:00pm-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm-11pm

Cross Street:
Between North 7th and North 8th Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(347) 763-2635

Website:
http://www.anticapesa.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Simone Panella

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Antica Pesa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Authentic (15)
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Romantic (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Cozy (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
People Watching (5)
Business Meals (4)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Healthy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 21 hours ago

Family dinner. We ordered two of the crudo e buffala croccante ($20 each) and one polipo grigliatio ($18) for appetizers.

For entrees we ordered one spaghetti cacio e pepe ($20), one schiaffoni all’ amatriciana ($20), one lasagna alla bolognese ($24). We were between another course, they recommended the steak for two at $110 - I declined. We ended up getting one additional pasta based on their recommendation, the spaghetti alla chitarra vongole for $32.

When the food came, they said that they told the kitchen to split cacio e pepe and amatriciana. I thought the cacio e pepe portion on the split plate was large for one order.

It was an more than enough food. We barely got through the additional two entrees. When I asked for the check, I found the appetizers as they were, the lasagna alla bolognese and spaghetti alla chitarra vongole were billed correctly. I was shocked to find 4 orders of “bittico” at $22 each. I expected a bill of approximately $168 with tax at 8.875%. I instead got one for $219 roughly. An additional $52 than what I expected or almost 30%.

I ordered four pastas, I expected four pastas. Not two and four “combo” pastas charged at $22 each as opposed to what was represented to me. The kitchen “split” two pastas that were $20 each.

I didn’t ask for an explanation, I knew what it was and how they did it. I would have appreciated it if they offered to do 4 “bittico” or if I preferred the two individual pasta dishes. I paid the bill and gave 15% on the subtotal of $202; the lowest tip I have given in years. I paid for the meal because we ate it. I felt the way they structured it was very disingenuous. No matter how many meals I’ve enjoyed here, this will be the last time I give Antica Pesa my business or refer anyone to dine there. I’d have eaten here for a long time but not after being cheated like this. Such a shame.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Ridiculously small portions of $32 fish dishes (sole and branzino). Had to order more food at end (had ordered numerous appetizers, as well).
A private rowdy/drunken party w/ dj was in other half of restaurant. They should've closed it for the party. They compromised all the other dinners enjoyment of their meal. The owners let children run the room...will never return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall this was a great experience but I was disappointed by the service. We arrived 15 mins early and when we asked about our table we were told “what time was your reservation? your table will be ready at that time and not a moment sooner” which was pretty rude. Then, the table we were placed at was right by a station the servers constantly needed to access so I was hit in the head by passing servers with trays all night. We didn’t receive menus for at least 20 minutes after we were seated and no one noticed until I got someone’s attention. Overall the food was great but the service was pretty sad.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great Italian address in Williamsburg, the risotto is a must!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Retirement

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I really loved the food and the service

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 5, 2017

While visiting family in Williamsburg we came across Antica Pesa. It’s warm, friendly atmosphere and creative menu enticed us to try it. The food was amazing and did not disappoint. This is a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Beautiful setting with top notch service. Great cocktail but portions were quite small for the $$$.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Antica Pesa never disappoints. The best Roma Italian in NYC! Lorenzo and Francesco along with the entire staff make you feel like family.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My Favorite Restaurant in NYC.
Must haves: Bufalo Mozzerella and Prosciuto. Cacio é Pepé. (my personal favorite), Rigatoni Alla Amatriciana.
(forgive me if I have misspelled any of these).
Everything else on the menu is absolutely delicious as well.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

we didn't have a defined waiter which led to poor service.

Server spilled an entire glass of wine on my brother. He doesn't drink. The restaurant did nothing to make up for the gaffe.

Food was fine, but the service was so discombobulated that we ultimately just wanted to pay and leave.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Have been here many times over the last 5 or 6 years and it, unfortunately, seems to have gone downhill. Had a mediocre meal the time before this, but we were hopeful that it was just a one-off. Sadly, no...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Antica Pesa is nestled in a beautiful Williamsburg neighborhood. With it's vintage meets retro ambiance and matching beautiful aesthetic it brings you a perfect balance of Rome and Brooklyn. The cuisine consists of authentic Roman Antipasti, first/second plates and dessert. The wine list offers an eclectic mix between Northern and Southern Italian grapes and excellent cocktails that are made to perfection by the bar mixologist. Upon arriving, the dining room was certainly busy but the staff was attentive to us and to the rest of their guests as well. Our waiter was quick and knew every last bit of all menus to a T. Antica Pesa has an open kitchen in the back of the restaurant. The food that comes from this kitchen is of the most authentic I've tasted in the States. I had the Pasta Cacio e Pepe (simply pepper and Roman cheeses) and I have never had a plate of pasta this delicious in the U.S. (besides my mothers, of course!) My friend had the Ravioli Alla Zucca, which is Ravioli with Butternut squash filling and a light sage cream sauce, divine. All in all I would recommend this gorgeous gem to anyone looking for Italian Roman cuisine when in Brooklyn or NYC in general.

10/10

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Disappointing. Arrived 8:20 for an 8:30 reservation for 6.
We stood in the packed bar area waiting for our table for over an hour (hostess reported that the table was "almost ready" about 5 times over the course of the hour + we were waiting). Finally seated and then no attention from the wait staff for at least 30 minutes (literally none- crazy). . Food finally started to arrive around 10:30-10:40.
Seems like they way overbook and then can't keep up with the volume. Ended up being a frustrating event.
Food was OK- but fairly standard for NY Italian. Not worth the challenges.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food did not reach our expecctations...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Have been a regular guest but this evening was not great

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We were there during a Jazz live music session...we enjoyed everything: the food, all the staff, the music and the great Lorenzo Panella who feel us like at home! Thanks!

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Business Meals, People Watching, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Exceptional experience as always.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The hostess were very nice but our waiter was terrible. For the amount of money you pay there should be better service. He forgot a few of our desserts and then forgot to put a candle on one of them. Felt like he was rushing us out. The food is good but not worth the $$$. Don't think I'll be coming back here.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Antica Pesa was superb. It had an enchanting ambiance, with mellow and high quality live music. The service was exceptional — I opted for all of the server’s recommendations, and was pleasantly impressed each time! Definitely a highlight of my NY trip.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was very good. Owner (not Lorenzo, the other one) very rude

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

waited 45mins for a table regardless I made a reservation.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was my first time at the restaurant and I was disappointed The food was very ordinary Italian food. Much of it was well prepared but it was not very interesting. The service was hyper-active and constantly at the table trying to take plates. They served bread once and then took away the bread plates which was odd. Overall, not in keeping with Italian restaurants which are in the same price range.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is an awesome restaurant. I have been to the one in Rome and it was amazing, I didn't think the Brooklyn one could be as good but I was wrong. The service is impeccable, the food is spectacular and the ambience makes you feel like you are indeed in Rome. Lorenzo and his staff make everyone feel welcome. This is absolutely a 5 star restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent and friendly .....warm ,inviting
Nice specials and moderately priced

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I've never had a bad experience at Antica Pesa. The service and food are always on point. Lorenzo, Francesco and the entire staff make you feel at home and it's definitely my home away from home!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

My wife and me were in Brooklyn and then we thought to eat at Antic Pesa. Owners are wonderful like their staff and chef. All the food is great. Atmosphere is amazing. One thing is sure: everybody should go here! We’ll surely come back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Nice ambiance with real italian cooking alla roma .Francesco is always attentive ,food is great and you may spot some celebrities as a bonus

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very authentic Italian food. Loved the Italian ham and mozzarella appetizer. The steak for two looked amazing. Had the fish with mushrooms ,it was very good but small plate. Wife had the chicken which was huge. They could use a better dessert menu. Decorating is very hip and happening, upscale.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The most authentic Italian food in NYC. It brought us back to Rome. Service is fabulous. Dessert is to die for.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

AS ALWAYS THIS IS THE BEST SPOT FOR REAL ITALIAN FOOD IN BROOKLYN AND MAYBE WHOLE NYC.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent food and fun drinks . Definitely will be back .

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Lorenzo and team drive impeccable service. A pleasure!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was the WORSE place EVER!!!! They ran out of EVERYTHING we ordered, they were soooo RUDE about it too like it was our fault!! The food we did receive was DISGUSTING! It was sooo bad we left.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Absolutely worthwhile going there. Super atmosphere...super food and service. We will come back (from Germany)

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Everything was spot on! Including the surprise dessert - Tiramisu...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 10, 2017

One of the worst dining experiences I have had in quite a while. I rarely write a review, but I feel that I must write this one. In the past, I loved this restaurant and recommended it to many others. I had a friend in town for a birthday weekend and took her there specifically. The ambiance is still charming; however, everything else is awful. The whole evening felt more like a hostage situation than a dining experience. Despite each course taking forever to arrive, in a only half-filled restaurant, the food was disappointing in every aspect (presentation, appearance, and more importantly taste). There were 4 of us, so we ordered quite a few dishes. All were bad. Even the tomatoes tasted off. I could probably spend a entire paragraph on our sever. In the interest of brevity, let me just say that the service industry is not his calling and he would be better in a profession where personal interaction is not required. At one point, I began to wonder if the restaurant was now being this bad on purpose (the owner perhaps needs to show a financial loss). I sincerely wonder how so many things could be bad in a one time amazing restaurant. DO NOT GO HERE. I hope the restaurant regains its prior excellence, but I don't know if I would be willing to roll the dice to check.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The lasagna was smooth and tasty; the pork belly was inedible, so tough it could not be sliced at t he table and had to be taken to the kitchen to be cut. The waiter did not register surprise when I asked for a sharper knife and it was he who suggested that the meat be cut in the kitchen. He should have taken the dish back and suggested something else. I never had meat that I could not cut.

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

08/05/2017it was a great experience

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

La comida gustosa pero los platos llegaron un poco frios

Tags: Good for a Date
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