Today, Antica Pesa goes hand in hand with quintessential Italian hospitality, as represented through our attention to detail, devotion & care to our local community, & our passion for sharing traditions. Therefore, time spent at the Antica Pesa Roma is not just a culinary experience, but a journey through Roman history, and this balance between tradition and innovation is what makes Antica Pesa.

Located in the Trastevere neighborhood, Antica Pesa Roma can be found on a historic cobblestone street: Via Garibaldi, which in the 600s was the customs post location for the Papal State where wheat taxes were collected. This explains the curious name of Antica Pesa, or Antique Scales, which was coined at the end of the nineteenth century when its original function was replaced by that of a real osteria. It all began four generations ago, when the former osteria became a full-fledged restaurant. In 1922 with the first of four generations of the Panella family, Antica Pesa began its steady evolution to becoming an established restaurant recognized worldwide for its authentic Roman cuisine.


Antica Pesa Roma offers a variety of intimate spaces for a memorable dining experience.


Sala, our indoor dining room, captivates with an elegant atmosphere. With a striking fireplace surrounded by nine walls each adorned with extraordinary paintings frescoed by the work of renowned artists. These works from artists at the beginning of their careers were inspired by the special atmosphere still found today in the characteristic neighborhoods of Rome, continuing to enliven the ambiance of our main dining room to this day.



Il Giardino, our outdoor dining terrace, is an intimate open-air space which showcases the scenic beauty of Trastevere. Originally a former backyard bocce-ball court for local residents, our garden has transformed over the decades into a romantic dining setting surrounded by colorful fauna & flora for memorable dinners lit by the Roman sunsets & moonlight.


All-season terrace garden with heater, retractable roof


Dilà, our discrete private dining room, is a special atmosphere with ample facilities for guests seeking sophistication in an intimate setting. A striking combination of new trends rooted in the joy of tradition, DILÀ has revolutionized the culinary experience by offering a unique service which goes beyond all expectations for any type of event, from a romantic dinner to a business meeting, for those looking to indulge in the pleasure of an exclusivity.


Private table seating for 2-12 people, television, hi-fi sound, computers, private bar & lounge


Cantina, our underground wine cellar, hosts the important icons from our substantial wine list with over 1,100 labels. Available to visit upon request, our temperature-controlled cellar has won numerous awards for its ability to breathtakingly capture moments in bottles.


Climate control for temperature & humidity


With a variety of unique event options, Antica Pesa Roma is available for your private events.

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