This Italian restaurant has created a Cachaça-based cocktail in celebration of the World Cup, called Coppa Vittoria (Victory Cup).

– Huffington Post

Sightings… Bette Midler at Antica Pesa in Brooklyn…

– NY Post Page Six

Bond met “Burnt” in Rome on Tuesday night when the Hollywood casts of Daniel Craig’s “Spectre” and Bradley Cooper’s foodie movie “Burnt” dined at the same chic spot.

– NY Post – Page Six

10 sexiest restaurant in NYC. […] Between the swanky ambiance, Italian hospitality and luscious plates of pasta, you’ll feel temporarily transported without leaving the borough.


Eva Longoria enjoyed a low-key dinner in Williamsburg before checking out art fair Frieze over the weekend.

– NY Post

Armani was spotted in Brooklyn […] Afterward, the Italian clothes maven, 79, and his entourage headed straight to Antica Pesa — the Williamsburg outpost of the Rome restaurant

– NY Post

Francesco Panella showing how to make Cacio e Pepe live at “Good Day New York”

– FOX 5’s

The Material Girl was spotted Wednesday with Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova — who were released from prison in December after two years — at Antica Pesa in Williamsburg.

– NY Post

Francesco Panella. Owner of Antica Pesa restaurants, which have branches in Brooklyn, Rome, and the south of France, and a TV food personality.

– Financial Times

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky at Antica Pesa in Brooklyn

– NY Post

Not even rainy weather in New York City could dampen Mary Kate Olsen and Oliver Sarkozy’s moods on Tuesday night, when they stopped into Italian eatery Antica Pesa in Brooklyn with a few friends for a late dinner.


The Williamsburg kids might not care about Roman import Antica Pesa, but the A-list celebrities and moguls sure do love this place. Just look at all the photos from proprietor Francesco Panella’s Instagram feed.


Madonna had an intimate dinner in Brooklyn with boy toy Brahim Zaibat this week.

– NY Post

Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy had a romantic dinner at Antica Pesa in Williamsburg on Tuesday.

– NY Post

Novak Djokovic took a break on his day off from the US Open on Wednesday by heading out to dinner in Brooklyn.

– NY Post

Madonna, Julianne Moore, and Mary Kate Olsen have all been and their traditional Roman menu with a present-day flare is not to be missed!

– OK! Magazine

La dolce Brooklyn. Decades-old Roman hot spot Antica Pesa lands stateside, bringing with it a star-studded scene.

– New York Post

Ivanka Trump interview. Favorite restaurant? […] I also really like Antica Pesa in Brooklyn.

– Sky

Sightings . . . Sting and Trudie Styler at Antica Pesa in Williamsburg . . .

– NY Post Page Six

Great Ideas. Simone Panella’s Summer Pasta.

– People

The trio hit up Francesco Panella’s restaurant Antica Pesa for marinated veggies, tortellini, sea bass, cod and a “little bit of red wine” for Madonna, a witness dished.

– AM New York

Tom Hardy could be a hipster. The “Inception” star had women swooning at Antica Pesa in Williamsburg Thursday.

– Daily News

It’s the NYC hotspot where everyone from heads of the State to Hollywood stars like to be seen.

– E! News

Madonna shocked diners at a Williamsburg restaurant when she arrived for one of her dancers’ birthdays. The scene was gourmet Antica Pesa where the Material Girl was seen — with her kids Lourdes and Rocco in tow — dressed down in a hat and glasses and wearing leather gloves.

– NY Post

Brooklyn’s Antica Pesa was the place to be Thursday night for star sightings over spaghetti. Madonna brought daughter Lourdes and son Rocco to the Italian restaurant at the same time as actor Tom Hardy.

– People

Even the pasta, which is hard to present in a way that gives proper credit to the effort needed to produce it, comes across well. The cacio e pepe, in which pecorino and Parmesan bind themselves to thick al dente strands of homemade spaghetti, is phenomenal.

– New York Observer

Rossetti and Volanti are both chefs at this Billyburg restaurant, an American outpost of the same-named institution in Rome — a favorite of Madonna, Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino that’s been open since 1922.


– New York Post

When not in Rome, pretend you are, at the second outpost of Antica Pesa – just opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and a sweet little sister-venue to the original Italian landmark.

– ABC news

Following the lead of the many lauded NYC chefs who have opened second and third restaurants here, one of Rome’s most celebrated restaurants, Antica Pesa, just opened its first stateside outpost not in Manhattan, but in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg.

– Fodor’s – online travel guide

Bottle-lined walls and dim lighting via modern circular ceiling lamps add to the cozy-romantic atmosphere, as does the fresh-from-Rome fare.

– Gotham

Antica Pesa, which has a popular sister restaurant in Rome, begins brunch service with a special lamb menu for Easter.

– New York Times

We choose Williamsburg in Brooklyn because it reminded us of Trastevere, the neighborhood in Rome in wich we are located,” said Francesco Panella, who owns the new spot Antica Pesa on Berry Street with his brother.

– Brooklyn Paper

Antica Pesa boasts a spacious bar and lounge area up front, where a fireplace beckons guests to sink into brown leather couches and banquettes.

– Gothamist

Mangia, Mangia! Famous Roman restaurant Antica Pesa has made its way to Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Williamsburg neighborhood, where celebs including Madonna have dined on their favorite Italian fare.

– Life Style

Escape the cold by enjoying some italian wine by the fire.

– Metro NY

Madonna’s guitarist Monte Pittman was spotted dining at Antica Pesa in Williamsburg.

– New York Post

Where do you eat in Rome? Is it right that you love the Trastevere district and especially the Antica Pesa restaurant, which has now opened a U.S. branch in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, in New York City — and has just survived the Sandy storm?

– New York Times

One of my dining partners said, “This tastes like a fluffy cloud.” I’ve never tasted a cloud, so I can’t verify.

– Vice

Antica Pesa is the sister establishment to an 80-year-old restaurant of the same name in Rome. The stylish Williamsburg outpost is operated by two members of the family that owns the original.

– Eater

The menu includes traditional Roman pastas, soups, salads, and grilled meat dishes, all made with local ingredients.

– Eater

Antica Pesa brings an ambitious contemporary twist on traditional Roman dishes to the increasingly bourgy ‘burg.

– Gothamist

The sprawling menu specializes in saltimboca, and the kind of light, veggie-forward fare that’s appropriate for both farm-to-table Brooklyn and waifish waistlines.

– Grub Street (NYMag)

Their menu is dominated by Roman classics, including spaghetti cacio e pepe, spaghetti carbonara and roast lamb, paired with a strictly Italian wine list.

– New York Times

Italian addicts, listen up! We just learned that Antica Pesa, which is scheduled to open next week in the heart of Williamsburg, is the sister restaurant of a Roman eatery by the same name.

– Zagat

Truffled “Eggs In A Jacket”: sauteed spinach, leek & potato puree & truffle oil in what basically looks like the most delicious fried paper bag since that time you were still hungry after finishing all the San Gennaro zeppoles.

– Thrillist

We hear… That Antica Pesa, the Rome hot spot where Zac Efron and Madonna have dined, launches in Williamsburg on Friday and has already hosted private dinners for guests including Mayor Bloomberg . . .

– New York Post

Brothers Francesco and Simone Panella—who own the Roman location—offer dishes like spaghetti cacio e pepe, roasted lamb and Italian ham served with hot, crispy mozzarella, accompanied by a list of all Italian wines.

– Time Out NY