Antica Pesa

4.7
1110 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 1110 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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4.4
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Montana
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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JeffM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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

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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!

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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 England
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipjorgeb
Miami
14 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

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justinm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal there last night. Amazing wine and food

BP
BarryP55
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and service with sophisticated vibe. Excellent cacio Pepe and eggplant dishes. Was disappointed by the carpaccio which was cut too thickly for my taste, and needed a bit of olive oil, balsamic...

ME
vipMargaretE
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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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MariaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, but there's always room for improvement

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Angelo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife, young daughters and I celebrated Mother's Day there is was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and staff was super attentive, kind and fast. Lorenzo was incredible! He made my wife and young girls feel at home. We will definitely return, and I recommend Anti Pesa to anyone who enjoys delicious food and great service.

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AileenC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the wine complimented it well. My friend and I enjoyed the experience. The server was friendly and helpful. We definitely will visit again!

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ThomasD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DomPowers
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
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 on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChiaraP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

at Antica Pesa you will find real Italian food, with a sophisticated touch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous experience for my friend’s birthday. Accommodated additional guests last second, and service / food were spectacular.

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

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

DC
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
12 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
8 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
2 reviews
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

LN
LaurenN
Zacatecas
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful ambiance and the service was great.

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 1110 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.