Russell Crowe hosts starry holiday dinner

“Russell Crowe hosted a holiday dinner at a New York apartment on Sunday night catered by Antica Pesa’s Francesco Panella. We hear that the dinner was a preview of the menu that will be available at Feroce — the new eatery Panella’s opening with Tao Group in Chelsea next year. Guests at the gathering of […]

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

Professional Chefs Share Their Top Tips For Making Pasta From Scratch

For first-time pasta makers, Emanuele Baldassini, the executive chef of Antica Pesa in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, recommends choosing shapes like fettuccine or pappardelle “because they are simple to create and do not require any special tools, just a rolling pin and a knife. See more

11 Restaurants with Spring Risotto on the Menu in NYC

Risotto Asparagi e Gorgonzola at Antica Pesa This cozy Williamsburg restaurant celebrating Roman cuisine is run by the Panella family. Spring brings this bright risotto to the menu that’s made with asparagus puree, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and gorgonzola combined with Carnaroli rice and a rich vegetable stock. It’s garnished with shaved fresh asparagus and toasted almonds. See […]

Antica Pesa, Numero 28, 606 R&D, More Coming Soon

Heatmap Williamsburg: Roving photographer Will Femia notices that there’s a notice up on the back of the old Planet Thai space, the Berry Street side. A restaurant called Antica Pesa is hoping to open at 115 Berry St. See more

Off the Menu

ANTICA PESA WILLIAMSBURG Francesco and Simone Panella, who own Antica Pesa in the Trastevere district of Rome, are trying their hand at New York. They see Williamburg, Brooklyn, as comparable to Trastevere, which is also artsy and across a river from the central city. Their menu is dominated by Roman classics, including spaghetti cacio e […]

We Hear

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 See more