Antica Pesa Has Moved into the Planet Thai Space in Brooklyn

Antica Pesa Has Moved into the Planet Thai Space in Brooklyn

Williamsburg might be overflowing with Italian restaurants, but Antica Pesa (115 Berry Street) is offering something a little different, operating out of the space previously occupied by Planet Thai. It's the first American spin-off of the Roman restaurant of the same name, and though the original has been operating since 1922, this location offers a decidedly modern twist.

Take the Calamaro Arrostito, an appetizer of fish stuffed with squid, bread, and any available spices. Antica Pesa has refashioned it, complete with spinach and a horseradish yogurt sauce. The Baccalà alla Romana uses the same ingredients, but the cod is cooked two different ways, and then all the pieces are assembled like a tower.

Brothers Francesco and Simone Panella left their other four brothers in Italy to open Antica Pesa in Williamsburg, and are impressed at how similar the neighborhood is to their hometown.

[via Gothamist]

Tags: restaurant-spotlight, antica-pesca, williamsburg, brooklyn
blog comments powered by Disqus