Antica Pesa

4.6
1133 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.

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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
What 1133 people are saying
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MARIEM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic meal!

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dinneranniversary
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, service was excellent and food delicious. This is a great place to go for celebrations or just friends meeting up.

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IrisG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant from ambiance to the food to the service. The food was delicious! The service was amazing...very attentive and warm. Our server, Helena was incredible. Everything was impeccable. Highly recommend!

MI
vipMIkeD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian food you will ever have. Authentic and flavorful served in an intimate setting. Good for dinner with friends or a date.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in NYC

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vipDavaW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service !!! Always consistent.

AW
vipAmandaW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food and wine was great but we were there during hurricane henri and it literally RAINED on us inside. So that was an experience. Cacio y Pepe was good but I heard it was the “best in Brooklyn” but not sure I agree. Branzino was A+.

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vipKevinT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leonardo was fab, everything was perfect!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have spent a month living in Rome and travel to Italy every year. I live in Manhattan (for the past 7 years) and this restaurant is BY FAR the worst italian restaurant I have ever been to. We ordered the octopus .. flavors did not go together at all and was sub par. The “bread” they served us was clearly microwaved we took a bite and it was chewy and salty and after a few min it was rock hard. The “lobster” risotto was extremely salty, lobster was nowhere to be found. Then I asked them to replace the risotto with breaded chicken because how could you mess that up..but somehow they managed to. It honestly tasted like it was covered in sugar..never had breaded chicken taste like a donut. THE worst I’ve ever had. Do not be fooled by how nice the interior is. We should have known this restaurant was awful when it was practically EMPTY on a Friday night at 8pm in prime Williamsburg. When we told the “manager” the food was not good he said “yes it is”. Haha ok. Good luck to anyone who walks into this establishment. Will bet they won’t last in this neighborhood. We check reviews for restaurants every time and the reviews here are clearly fabricated because the food is honest to god AWFUL. We spent $120 and went to Joe’s Pizza after because the food was inedible.

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vipvininfo
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like I was in Rome, but on a Brooklyn sidewalk. Absolutely authentic. Great service and food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!

Thank you.

JP
JoeP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best Resturant in Brooklyn. The food and service is impeccable.

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vipANDREWR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lorenzo does an incredible job in presentation, food quality, diversified wine list and the place is upbeat and stunning; front desk works like a charm; absolutely hands down the best Italian outside of Roma.

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Topchef
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service.
Very friendly, like you are family.
Almost as good as being in Rome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff amazing!

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vipBLP321
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, Ambiance and especially the Food was amazing!!
Fun time!!
Perfecto!!

EB
vipEricaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food in a very relaxing and sophisticated ambiance. Impressive wine list and service was excellent. Will return again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going for round to with piedro 😏

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Shark
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Beautiful inside. Living around the corner and never knew how nice it was. Great night

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iiidoc
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing quality food, just like it tastes in Italy. Limited menu. Great vibe and service but they gave my umbrella to someone else.....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Restaurant was looking a little run down vs a few years ago. Outside dining area very shabby. Inside could use a face lift an a little more class like table cloths etc. Not really fine dining anymore.

KB
KenanB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antica Pesa never disappoints. The food, service, and ambiance are always top-notch! They make you feel like you are part of their family.

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EliK
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I put in the open table notes that it was my girlfriends birthday and also told a waiter who said he’d inform my waiter. But then they brought the check without bringing the birthday dessert. I hinted to him that I’d already spoken to someone and that he should speak with him as well but he didn’t get the hint. Overall left a great meal feeling very disappointed and dissatisfied.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible service! Undercooked food! Mediocre drinks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montana
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite of every dish was outstanding! There was not a weak link in the meal or service. The servers were very attentive but did not hover or rush us. We ate outdoors and the weather was lovely. Overall a fabulous experience!

JM
JeffM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antica Pesa is my favorite restaurant ever. The chicken cutlet is the best chicken I have ever had in my life without question. I could spend all 2000 characters talking about just that chicken, but the rest of the food is just as fantastic. The pasta, the sauce, the buffalo mozz and prosciutto. The servers and general manager were personable and took great care of us, and while they didn't have seating outside before the pandemic they set up a really nice outside area that's just as nice as the inside is. This is my favorite restaurant in the world, and I'll be dreaming of that chicken till I get the chance to go again. I want to specifically thank Simone who was amazing to our group.

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James
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Service considering limited staff was excellent and a little complimentary limoncello post meal, was welcome!

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vipEatsalot
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here! Lorenzo was incredible. Will definitely be coming back.

JO
vipJOAOM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in NYC

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was surprised by how good the food was and the well designed interior!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food came barely warm . Missing flavors . The salad appetizer was the best part of the dinner. Would not recommend to friends

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vipAgoFields
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. The Mozzarella and meatball appertizer were great, the Pastas fantastic.

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RogerM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and whole experience was fantastic. Really attentive staff, shout out to Lorenzo! We got the grappa tasting and it was sublime! Literally cannot wait to go back.

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Brand
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Simple Italian recipes done exceptionally well. Would definitely recommend.

MB
MichaelB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service....highly recommend it..

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vipjorgeb
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Italian fare with great service. A unexpected find.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved everything about it from the ambiance to the delicious dinner everything was perfect....highly recommended especially for date night

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viptool
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. As always. Lorenzo was as gracious as ever. We’ve been coming here since ‘14 and it doesn’t disappoint. Took the kids this time and they absolutely loved it

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 1133 OpenTable diners.

Antica Pesa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/4VR3PRSMSXZZB/order.

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.