Antica Pesa

4.7
1175 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We came for thanksgiving and overall had a nice time. The service was wonderful but the food and restaurant had a fair amount of issues — there is purposefully nothing to dry your hands with in the bathroom, which is unacceptable. The food itself was fine but disappointing. We tried to order bread for the table and were told no. The tiramisu had very little actual cake to it —- mostly fluff. Overall I’d probably recommend not going on a holiday.

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jawaidh
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place, food was good. Friendly staff. Great ambiance

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Showbiz
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the pleasure of celebrating a big birthday with dinner at Antica Pesa in Rome 2 years ago. By far, my best meal in Rome that trip.I picked up a business card on my way out and noticed the Brooklyn location. I’ve been meaning to come for two years. Perhaps my best dining choice all year! We began with the baked bufala mozzarella with aged prosciutto in a flaky filo crust, divine. Pasta was a duo of red and white pasta followed by the sizzling Porterhouse that was perfectly cooked & seasoned with butter, garlic and thyme. Oh, the Tiramisu & Cannoli did nit disappoint! Thanks to the charming Lorenzo for the history and all the great food and wine recommendations. Worth the trip back just to see him! Wait staff was kind with casual elegance. I’m coming back Antica Pesa!

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Tatas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing food! Great ambiance! Quick and excellent service!! I can’t wait to go back! And I will recommend it to everyone who wants to try amazing Italian cuisine! Beautifully done!! 🙌🏼

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BmoreJen
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner, Lorenzo, made you feel like you were part of the family. Excellent, Roman Italian Food. Thank you for a great visit.

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vipEffie
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A return to a truly spectacular restaurant! We loved our dinner last night — the special homemade fettuccine with ragu and the Bistecca Fiorentina. Divine! Ans we loved our most gracious and All-knowing waitress, Elena!

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MichaelB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, no one better than Lorenzo !

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from start to finish.

As always the warm welcome makes you feel special.

The food i divine and really brings me back to my year in Rome.

The service is above and beyond.

Great cocktails and wines to go with dinner.

I’d give more stars if I could.

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Ginger
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was SO good. The waiters were also very kind and funny. Ambience made the experience 10x better, super beautiful interior!

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in the neighborhood, was enchanted by what I could see with regard ambience, looking in; I then went home looked them up on line and was delighted to discover it an extension of a restaurant in Rome. Meanwhile friends of mine from Milan, Tacoma and Carroll Gardens were visiting for a Design Fair, and asked me for a restaurant recommendation, and I remembered Antica Pesa, so off we went, warmly met, and soon the Italian language became the music of the table. The food was excellent, the owner came by to greet us, and we lingered after, longer then one might as the atmosphere was so pleasing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely intimate birthday dinner

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AlfredoD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This restaurant is great! Great food , service and music! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. A delicious visit to Rome!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The bartender was great! Had a drink before dinner and he was very attentive. Once seated, service was slow and unattentive. One of the appetizers was cold and soggy. And the chef was visibly annoyed the entire time. He was yelling at one of the staff from the kitchen window. The entrees were good, but we waited over 30 minutes from the time they cleared our appetizers until we received our entrees. When they cleared the appetizers and gave us new utensils they were dirty and had dried food on one of the forks and one of the knives. We then had to wait another 30 minutes from the time we finished eating before our table was cleared. Food was ok but should have been way better for the price. Service could have been better. Probably will not go back.

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Brunchmunch
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an incredible experience. The wine selection is outstanding and our waiter really knew his stuff.

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vipLaurieD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new autumn menu…Same exceptional service & ambiance

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service ever!!

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SweetyG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing ambience but most importantly—the most amazing staff! 10/10.

NM
vipNicoleM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was very subpar. Would come back for drinks because the ambiance was very nice

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RubenB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tiramisu was delicioso and the atmosphere and details were excellent

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Danno
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and interior was very enjoyable. Good mix of upscale but laid back.

We had this amazing Sicilian waitress, wish I got her name. She was so nice to be around.

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HelenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a good time here, they have raised their prices since when I first started going years ago so it definitely makes me go less but I am never disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's not often that you feel like you are at home at a restaurant of this caliber but the entire staff and leadership makes this their mission.

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BlueRibbonMezcal65
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very nice!! The fish dish looked to be about 2 oz. of fish, which was very disappointing for my friend as she saved her appetite for dinner. The fish was just this tiny thing on the plate... the steak was sensational and the eggplant dish was VERY good!!!

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vipLaurieM
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Seemed to rush us to order everything at once. First time visit so not impressed with that. Food was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect romantic anniversary spot!

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VladimirL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such fantastic restaurant. Amazing food and service. The steak and the cacio pepe are must-haves.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are amazing! The owner is absolutely outstanding and so thoughtful. He is so welcoming and grateful for you to come into his restaurant. The aesthetics are so beautiful and my fiancé and I love to come here. Couldn’t wait to come back!

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Bernie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great service drinks were good too! Will definitely return

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vipDavidT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining experiences are rare today. It was an amazing dinner, from start to finish. The staff was outstanding.

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TonyO
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Very limited menu! On a Wednesday night no specials. Food was not to the standard it should be.

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MaCa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding , it’s a real gem in New York city.
Best vitello tonnato of my life
Cacio e Pepe was amazing , Eggplant unbelievable.
Deserve a Michelin star.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

On Opentable I booked a table for 3, but when I got there the restaurant said it was for 4 and kept questioning me about it. My confirmation from opentable says 3 so there must have been an error in the system.

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vipBeckychat
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The service was terrible - we waited forty minutes for apps and we never got our entrees after 90 mins

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KateB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved dinner at Antica Pesa! The food and service blew us out of the water. That being said, it is on the pricer side of things.

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RochiP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious but not to share portions! Octopus was out of this world!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I’ve been to the one in Rome and love it! I figured let me give the one in Bk a try. The waiter we had was not friendly at all and seemed like he was over it , kind of felt uncomfortable like he was bothered. The Cacio y Pepe entree came out cold and on the dry side, like it was sitting out for a while. The steak was actually really good. The tiramisu dessert was just ok. I’ve had better. Wouldn’t go back again.

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MaCa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

bring your passport because at ANTICAPESA you are in Italy, amazing welcome, outstanding food and lovely atmosphere, it seems to be in Rome, I'll be back tomorrow!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my fiance, we started with a nice bottle of champagne chartogne. We loved the vitello tonnato and the Nido. We finished with a branzino and the melanzana. Great service and great experience!

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rina
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful experience throughout. Service was on point & the whole staff really went out of their way to make us feel at home. The eggplant dish & Branzino were amazing! Chef Mauro outdid himself. Thank you!

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 4.7 stars by 1175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.