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Antica Pesa

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Via Garibaldi 18, Rome, Italy
+39 065809236
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7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Giving always attention to meet the changing course of the latest trends...
Giving always attention to meet the changing course of the latest trends, the restaurant has the culinary agility to anchor the current fashion to the heritage of the rules and quality of the food products, maintaining the delicate equilibrium between discretion and popularity. In this way, we assure our guests to be present, without appearing. The original customs officer and the modern host, preserving the historic mission of the place, have been followed by a family known as connoisseurs of taste: the perfection of the proposed cuisine, offered in an ambiance enhanced by the beauty of the great artworks and the meticulous attention for each guest, so to guarantee an exclusive atmosphere combined with the warmth of a comforting familiarity. Our guest, no matter from which movie set arrives, or for how long hasn’t come, is always welcomed with a smile, a shake of hand, a delicious meal accompanied by an excellent wine and with the warmth of the art surrounding this fascinating angle of Rome. We know well that what the body nurtures is not foreign to the soul.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 189
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 54
    Poor
  • 44
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Business trip

nice ambiance, nice restaurant, Rich food, visited by the celebrities, we were a group of Dr. and we organize dinners after the meeting. our hotel wasn't far and the bus stopped at a spot and we had to walk a lovely pathway to reach the restaurant. we were welcomed by the staff and the reserved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
lena2709
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Beirut, Lebanon
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Beirut, Lebanon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

nice ambiance, nice restaurant, Rich food, visited by the celebrities, we were a group of Dr. and we organize dinners after the meeting. our hotel wasn't far and the bus stopped at a spot and we had to walk a lovely pathway to reach the restaurant. we were welcomed by the staff and the reserved place was so nice, warm... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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61 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I had the chance of being invited in this restaurant that seems to be a favorite with Hollywood Stars visiting Rome. The food is excellent as well as the red wine custom bottled for the restaurant. Upscale classic roman cuisine. I strongly advise to make a reservation.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I went with a group of about 30 people and we had a pre-arranged menu. The food was outstanding with the two (yes, two) pasta courses served to each person's plate from a huge bowl. Other courses included fish and veal. All delicious and served with typically amazing Italian wine. Everyone was helpful and accommodated several different special diet requests... More 

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Milton Keynes
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We visited this restaurant in September 2014 for our wedding anniversary after being recommended by our hotel. Firstly you just know it's top notch due to the amount of celebrity pictures hanging on the walls who have visited. The service was great, they explained the menu, offered recommendations on both food and wine and were quite dishy to look at... More 

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A rather self important restaurant with average food. Delightful waiters. When the owner has to hype his establishment with pictures of himself with celebrities one has to wonder what is more important ...the pictures or the food. Hostess played roulette with the bad table in the house...right next to the noisy service table. The attitude was "you are lucky to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Everyone talks about their dinner at this well located, well heeled mainstay hot spot. We had a nice time, including a long chat with the owner and seeing friends from home, but the food selection was limited and the taste only fair. A couple of dishes were just bad. One and done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A friend recommended that we must go to Antica Pesa while in Rome-and it did not disappoint! I have had lamb chops all over the world and the ones I had here may have been the best that I ever had! The wine list is unbelievable and actually somewhat reasonable-and it is something like a three inch thick book. Luckily... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It takes a lot to get into the Michelin guide, and this restaurant makes it look easy. The food is fantastic, as is all freshly cooked Italian food. But the most interesting part of this restaurant, which is not the numerous pictures of the famous celebs, was the wine cellar. You get a sneak peek to see what's downstairs through... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great service. Excellent food. Wide array of choices. Largest wine list, Size of folio Bible. It is very expensive even by Rome standardsb But you get what you pay for. About 100 € per person Recommend booking well in advance. Unless very familiar with tavestere take a cab. I had lamb chops. Nicely prepared and ample serving.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We had high expectations but the verdict is below average. We appreciate that the shouting is part of the atmosphere however there is also a limit as to when this becomes unacceptable. The place is overrated and lives off the fame it gets by celebrities going there. We were told it would take 5 mins to have our table ready... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Garibaldi 18, Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighborhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 065809236

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 144
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Giving always attention to meet the changing course of the latest trends, the restaurant has the culinary agility to anchor the current fashion to the heritage of the rules and quality of the food products, maintaining the delicate equilibrium between discretion and popularity. In this way, we assure our guests to be present, without appearing. The original customs officer and the modern host, preserving the historic mission of the place, have been followed by a family known as connoisseurs of taste: the perfection of the proposed cuisine, offered in an ambiance enhanced by the beauty of the great artworks and the meticulous attention for each guest, so to guarantee an exclusive atmosphere combined with the warmth of a comforting familiarity. Our guest, no matter from which movie set arrives, or for how long hasn’t come, is always welcomed with a smile, a shake of hand, a delicious meal accompanied by an excellent wine and with the warmth of the art surrounding this fascinating angle of Rome. We know well that what the body nurtures is not foreign to the soul.
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Neighborhood Profile
Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.