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“Excellent meal - worth the trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Antica Pesa

Antica Pesa
Via Garibaldi 18, Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
+39 065809236
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Ranked #2,815 of 8,707 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $36 - $144
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Trastevere
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.
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent meal - worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

My husband and I went here our first night in Rome. The atmosphere and service were great - although it felt like they were rushing us to order. Once that was done, it was very relaxed. The wine list was very overwhelming, but they helped us through that.

This was absolutely one of the best meals I've ever had - I ordered the short ribs and they were unbelievable. It's just pricy. And make a reservation - they book up!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn, NY
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“One of our favorite meals in Rome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The atmosphere, the food, the wine selection are all amazing. The wine selection is overwhelming... it comes in a book of probably 500 pages. We will definitely visit this restaurant on our next trip to Rome.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Roseland, New Jersey
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207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
“Solid, but overhyped”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Getting into the Trastavere restaurant scene is a nice diversion for a night albeit the cab fares, and Antica Pesa came highly recommended by friends who had eaten there last summer. We noted all the celeb photos on the walls. Nice trendy atmosphere superimposed on a more traditional setting. Good service and food, but nothing stood out to differentiate it from the rest. Not worth a detour.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Florence, Italy
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“We loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The atmosphere, service, food and wine, we loved it all. Everything was wonderful. Prices were fair. It was a wonderful delicious meal and we are thrilled that we found this gem. Lots of special visitors have made their way to this restaurant. Our waiter told us service isn't included because he thought we were tourists. Tipping is a gesture in Italy and we have lived here 3 yrs but my husband gave him a 20. This should be discouraged because its deceitful. I have been angered by this before but the night was so wonderful that I didn't want to spoil it and honestly, the waiter was wonderful and deserved the tip.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Completely worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a wonderful restaurant in a great little neighborhood outside of Rome. Both are definitely worth exploring. The food is one of the best we had in Rome. Down the street is a lovely block of bars and nightlife full of locals and tourists alike.

Visited September 2013
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