Inside Madonna’s 61st birthday party

The “Vogue” singer’s group enjoyed an extensive menu that included platters of cacio e pepe, tuna tartare, pizza and more from Panella’s Antica Pesa and Feroce restaurants. See more

From Rome to New York: Round Trip

How Francesco Panella, along with his brothers Simone and Lorenzo, exported Roman cuisine from the Italian capital’s historic Antica Pesa restaurant to the Big Apple


Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge at Antica Pesa in Rome greeting owner Francesco Panella See more

Charlize Theron Celebrates Her Birthday in Rome

The Academy Award winner, who turns 38 on Aug. 7, dined al fresco on the patio of Antica Pesa with pals including the restaurant’s owner, Francesco Panella, who opened the celebrity hot spot (which is normally closed on Sundays) especially for the birthday girl. See more

Good Day New York Interview

Antica Pesa and Francesco Panella to be featured in Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” in a “Good Day Café” segment which touted both the Brooklyn and Rome locations.

The Brooklyn Brand Goes Global

That sentiment is a boon for the businessman and restaurateur Francesco Panella, who is practically the Italian ambassador to Brooklyn. Mr. Panella, 44, and his brother, Lorenzo, run Antica Pesa, the Williamsburg branch of the Rome establishment that has been in their family since 1922. In addition to funneling pasta into the mouths of hungry […]

Win in Rome: An inside guide to the best of Italy’s hippest ‘hood

To help us navigate the area’s winding cobblestoned streets and must-visit venues, we turned to local son Francesco Panella, who launched and runs the Brooklyn Antica Pesa, following in the footsteps of his great grandmother, who founded the Trastevere original in 1922. See more