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Antica Pesa

115 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 763-2635
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Ranked #23 of 4,409 restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: N 7th street & N 8th street
Transit: 1 Block from BEDFORD AVE Subway station ( L line ) - 2 subway stops from UNION SQUARE - 14th street, Manhattan.
Description: Antica Pesa opened in Rome in 1922 and since then has been run by the same family. After 90 years of success in our country we decide to open this new venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to bring to US the experience of our cousine. Menu is a twist on tradition, where classic roman dishes are reworked using local products, mainly organic. We have a wide selection of dished suitable for vegetarian or vegan and also gluten free.
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88% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Sterling, Virginia, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We had a reservation for 8 people and had to wait about 20 minutes for our table to be ready(not a big deal at all). When we got to our table it was a "large" round booth and it was very cramped for 8 people. There was a party of 6 sitting behind us at a combo of chairs and... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Seriously, you don't even need to look at the menu... Let them bring you their best dishes of the night. You won't be disappointed. We just returned from Antica Pesa (Rome) with a new appreciation for Antica Pesa (Brooklyn), because the food, the atmosphere, and the reception at both locations is simply the best. The restaurants are born of the... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Swarming with handsome Italians. ....oh, and the food was very good too. Everything was superb. Beautiful and special decor. Warm and inviting. The staff was attentive but not cloying. They seemed to really care that we have a good time. They served very professionally but at the same time they were laid-back and friendly and sometimes funny. The mozzarella wrapped... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went there to celebrate my daughter's graduation from NYU. Hostess was very welcoming, we sat a the bar while waiting for our daughter and the bartender was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had an amazing meal. The crudo is a must. The pastas: cacio e pepe and carbonara were cooked and seasoned to perfection. The lamb was delicious. We loved... More

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Glendale, NY
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Modern, beautiful decor and atmosphere. Professional and courteous service. The food was amazing. Better than restaurants that I've been to in Rome!

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We went with three couples to Antica Pesa last Thursday night. In the hundreds of restaurants I've eaten at I don't remmber many where the owners have greeted me with such warmth, attended to my every need and been so hospitable. Francesco, Lorenzo and Gabriele, our server and manager were phenomenal. They catered to our every need and made the... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Very welcoming from the start. Beautifully designed space, excellent food, originally prepared with traditional ingredients, excellent wine. No pretensions but very attentive friendly service. Only complaint is that after 9 the music (not live) got to the level that it was hard to have a comfortable conversation.

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Santpoort-Zuid, The Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The owner takes personal pride in hosting the place and serving the guest. The food is honestly Italian. After discussing my preferences I had something custom prepared just for me. A wonderful experience. The owner is the typical good kind if crazy which seems standard for an Italian abroad. And that's where's the four stars instead of the five. Antice... More

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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Finally made it to this "celeb spot" on a Saturday night with no reservation. Place looks warm and inviting but table are really close to each other. Definetely more a manhattan feel than Williamsburg. Service was good although they brought a dish we didn't order. However, they offered a drink because the shrimp crespella was cold. Menu features some classic... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

we ate in antica pesa in rome, and were seeking to recreate that feeling. The brooklyn restaurant was even better and their cacio e pepe is awesome

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