Here's a look around Antica Pesa, an Italian restaurant in Williamsburg that opened before Hurricane Sandy, closed for a few days following the storm, and reopened at the end of last week. Antica Pesa is a sister establishment to an 80-year-old restaurant of the same name in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome. The restaurant is operated by two members of the family that owns the original — Francesco Panella works the front of the house, and his brother Simone runs the kitchen.[Daniel Krieger]
The menu includes traditional Roman pastas, soups, salads, and grilled meat dishes, all made with local ingredients. The specialty at the original location is veal Saltimbocca.
15 Berry Street, Williamsburg