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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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4.4

service

4.3

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4.6

value

4.0

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (23)
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Neighborhood Gem (22)
Romantic (21)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Cozy (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Fun (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Music (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Seasonal (2)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I took my husband out for his birthday here.

The quality of the food was exceptional and everything tasted good albeit the food and wine portions were smaller than what we were expecting, especially for the price. But the restaurant itself is beautiful and warming.

The octopus appetizer was cooked perfectly tender, as was the butternut squash ravioli (though we wished there was more filling; the pasta to filling ratio was way off). My husband ordered the duck and I ordered the sole. I'd recommend the duck without hesitation.

I was not a huge fan of the chocolate panna cotta but the tiramisu was divine and actually a very generous portion. I'd come back for a special occasion for sure.

My biggest gripe is that when I first made the reservation, I put in a special request to include a birthday candle in his dessert, which they did not do despite the fact we were one of two tables in the entire restaurant, but c'est la vie.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Authenic italian place with great vibes. Love this place and will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I love it.. great place, great food, go!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food is always amazing. Menu seems to have a larger number of choices.... good plan .

Service awesome

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Ristorante italiano con la I maiuscola. Ambiente meraviglioso, sembra di stare a casa. Un plauso a tutto lo staff, dai ragazzi in sala ai ragazzi in cucina.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved every bite!
My husband and I have been coming here for years. It gets better every time we dine here.
The owners make you feel so welcome, and they always deliver a fabulous dining experience!!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good food, wonderful atmosphere great people! Recommended

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

This place was delicious in every way, of course the food was absolutely amazing, the ambiance, the decor, and the staff was super attentive. I would highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Antica Pesa is a treasure. We are so fortunate to have this authentic Italian spot in Williamsburg. Love the fireplace and overall atmosphere plus the food and service are terrific.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Only issue is the wine list. Prices for bottles being displayed seem to be “made up as they go along” Prices for most bottles of wine were not printed anywhere. Save room for dolce.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Love everything and Lorenzo was awesome 😎 really appreciate the way they treated us. Really nice people hope to see them again

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Rapport Qualité prix tres faible. Assiette peu garni et qualité gustative ordinaire ..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I had an AMAZING time here! The customer service was superb (very attentive) and the hostess made it comfortable from the door. The food was great (if you aren’t for small portions, this isn’t for you). Not as costly as I thought(but you still will need a lil change in your pockets here ) .... Had a great first date here and was able to have drinks by the fireplace and talk. Very romantic ambience and the drinks were also good! Would definitely recommend folks to try atleast once! Great job Antica!

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I returned to this restaurant on a Monday night after an amazing experience on a Saturday night about 8 months ago. This was a cruel disappoitnment. The food was not tasty at all, small, pricey portions and very rude service. I'm not coming back there any time soon

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

What can we say! We have been in search of a restaurant that delivers incredible Italian Food and Service for sooooo long! Quite honestly, if you have not been to this restaurant it is a "must go to" as soon as possible. The food quality and taste is amazing. It is clear that the chef's responsible for delivering your dinner are committed to excellence. There is a very large variety of food available, pasta, fish, meat, with something for everyone. And service..........we've been lucky to have eaten in some of the "hottest" restaurants over the years and the service we received at this restaurant tops all others. Lorenzo and his brother and the entire team are committed to taking care of your every need! We absolutely love Lorenzo and his attention to detail and recommendations of what to eat from the menu! We will be and suggest you do the same! We are recommending this place to everyone we know if they want a special night out.....even if it's not a special night out....I guarantee it will be one you will never forget! Ed Salina

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We went to Antica Pesa for my husband’ s birthday.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 on December 11, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic evening, visited the family restaurant in Rome and couldn't wait to try the same family restaurant in Brooklyn. It was beyond expectations. We were treated like the family we thought we were.
The whole evening was perfection. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Retirement

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Grazie a Francesco e Lorenzo, spero di tornare ogni volta che vengo a NY. Bellissimo serata.

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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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 (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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