Antica Pesa

4.7
1089 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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1089 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.8
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMargaretE
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antica Pesa is the best! Insanely delicious, authentic, fresh food. Like dining in Italy only a subway ride or drive from your home. I’ll see you there!

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ThomasD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very steady, did feel dome pressure to rush our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really authentic neighborhood Italian! Everything was delicious and great vibe and service!

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DomPowers
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience. Overall as soon as you walk in till the moment you leave excellent place 10/10. Nice area to walk around after. and amazing food that was absolutely delicious.

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vipDavaW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Been here many times. My favorite restaurant!

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vipKathrynB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service wasn't good. Rude waiter. Food was only OK.

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DianaC
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, knowledgeable staff, small but carefully curated menu!

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vipOlivia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somehow every experience we have at Antica Pesa is better than the last. This will always be one of our all time favorite spots.

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chelseao
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food was just okay, nothing to write home about for the price. Wine selection was poor and just feels like this place has gone a bit downhill in covid. Not rushing back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were in and out of this restaurant within 45 minutes. Our waiter did not have the time of day for us. Our appetizers came out immediately after ordering and one of them (the meatballs) was served to us still cold. Our mains came out too quickly as well-the entire experience was so rushed. We left feeling as though we were not wanted there and still hungry. They comped us the meatballs and acted like it was some huge favor...it wasn’t. It was actually the bare minimum. Would never come back here, such a disappointing and expensive night to be rushed through. 4 dishes, 40 mins and 130 dollars later and we were hungry and unsatisfied.

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vipCarm
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

To begin we had to give our credit card # for the reservation.

We did not have a good experience. A table near us smelled a foul order. Soon after my girlfriend said there was a sewer-like smell so we requested to move.

The food was mediocre and the portion was very small for the price we were charged. When I mentioned it to the waiter he ignored us. The service was not good.

Overall we were disappointed.

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ChiaraP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the restaurant is warm and welcoming.
Definitely recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine and ambiance. Great place for any ocation you have in mind. The owners treat you like you were family

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worldfamous
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner couldn’t be more gracious. The food is fresh and delicious and the ambiance is the classiest in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Beirut/Lebanon
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, delicious food, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience
Did was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Will 1000000% return

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LaurenN
Zacatecas
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful ambiance and the service was great.

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KennF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat out 7 NIGHTS A WEEK, in some of the very BEST restaurants in Manhattan, Brooklyn , Queens, or Miami Beach, and THE VERY BEST IN PERSONAL SERVICE is ANTICA PESA.
It is one of the TOP TWO in dish innovation and absolute consistency with its fabulous regular dishes.
I’ve been going there for at least six or seven years and I’ve had nothing but super special experiences. Not one bad night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Service we have ever had in New York.

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RonO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Expensive. Especially the wine list, but the food was very good.

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vipDavaW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant ever! Must go! Incredible service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as always. We got the porterhouse, risotto, and classic bufala appetizer. All were fantastic but I must point out that the steak was one of the best I’ve ever had. The owner and his staff were exceptionally professional and hospitable throughout the night. The ambience was just right for an intimate date night. Will most definitely be coming back soon, but we’ll be bringing family and friends!

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vipBrianW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing food and an even more amazing staff!

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vipNYCFoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual! Molto delizioso! 😃

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Jhon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant in NYC
Unbelievable!!!

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jeffa2z
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot. Food is consistently great. Get the Fiorentina for two.

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JacquelineT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Romantic delicious dinner in a beautiful atmosphere. Great food presentation and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. So glad they have reopened inside and can’t wait to go back.

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vipAartiR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and incredible service! We went to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday and loved our experience. Highly recommend!

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Alexandra
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for date night with my husband, we absolutely love this place. Food was amazing and the dining experience was great.

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SimoneL
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance!! Intimate romantic. The food was excellent!! The staff was very professional and paid attention to detail. I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and they got everything right. They treated us like royalty!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was not good. Ambience felt nice.
Had the baby octopus as an app. Super fishy, and rubbery.
Also had the cacio pepe - pasta was very under cooked and the sauce was not fresh

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JetSetGypsy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food! FANTASTIC service! Best meal we've had. They treat every customer with such care and really personalize the service. You leave happy and full. I can't wait to go back!

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Staff not prepared to pivot from an indoor reservation after we asked to sit outside. Met with aggressive attitude about changing seating location, which could only be attributed to operating during Covid. Otherwise service during the meal was great, the food was spectacular and management was gracious to us throughout our visit.

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vipLisa
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, can’t wait to go back!

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TianaCo
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian! Friendly Service! Loved it! Try the Amarone!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing my partner and i were celebrating our anniversary and it was very romantic! We loved it!

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vipKevinT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service! Always 5 stars!

FAQs

Antica Pesa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 763-2635.

Antica Pesa is rated 4.7 stars by 1089 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.