In Via Garibaldi in the 17th century, there was a Vatican customs post that collected taxes on grain; the antique customs officer decided to initiate a sort of eatery that offered bread and wine to the many peasants who came to the tollhouse. That explains the strange name “Antica Pesa” [The Old Scales] coined in the late 19th century when the original customs function was replaced by a real restaurant.
Since those times, four generations of the same family have run the restaurant, and today the Antica Pesa is a consolidated reality in the Italian restaurant scene. The dishes have been created following two fundamental guidelines: reworking traditional recipes from Roman cuisine and working with local products that are usually organic; everything is seasonal, with a nod to modern trends. After Rome and Williamsburg, New York, Antica Pesa comes to Doha to redefine the Italian culinary scene of the city.
Happy Hour prices for all the guests and the possibility to have appetizers a la carte.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday
From 4 pm till 10.30 - Antica Pesa Lounge Bar
PIZZA & BEER NIGHT
Every Tuesday it's the time for the special Pizza & Beer night! You can enjoy 2 refreshing Peroni with 1 cheesy Margherita pizza in the frame of the gulf with the best view of the pearl and with vibe music of the live djset by Suisse!
70 QR for 2 Peroni beers and 1 Margherita Pizza
Tuesdays from 6 pm to midnight - Antica Pesa Lounge Bar
Every Thursday we showcase the best of the Italian "Spirit" with the exclusive Aperitivo all'Italiana with complimentary flow of canapes like crostini, arancini, calamari skewers, olive ascolane… and you can choose your favorite drink with regular prices
Thursdays from 7 pm to 10.30 pm - Antica Pesa Lounge Bar
JAZZY DINNER TIME
Every Thursday the "Candle Light dinner" with Doha Jazz
Thursdays from 8.30 pm till 11.30 pm - Antica Pesa Restaurant
BE ITALIAN FOR ONE NIGHT
It's a party that defines a totally unique atmosphere and is sure to leave with unforgettable memories. With Happy Hour prices and Appetizers a la carte and live Dj set, this Hot Spot location is for sure becoming a nightlife landmark as pre night event and this Monthly event are a nice touch to make people tuned up till late.
All in the frame of the Gulf with the best view of the Pearl!
Free entrance - 40 Qr/ Cocktails
One Thursday per month from 9 pm till 2 am - Antica Pesa Lounge Bar
EXPRESS SET MENU
4 Courses Menu – choice of one starter, one pasta and one main course – with one glass of wine included for 195 QR. Additional glass of wine for 40 QR
Available from Sunday to Thursday - 12.30 pm till 4.00 pm
4 Courses Menu – main course choice - with one bottle of wine included every 2 people for 295 QR. Soft drinks are not included. Min 2 people.
Available every day for dinner
BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN GCC - Food & Travel Magazine 2017 GCC Awards
BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN DOHA - Food & Travel Magazine 2017 GCC Awards
BEST CASUAL CHIC IN DOHA - Food & Travel Magazine 2017 GCC Awards
BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN DOHA - Fact Dining Doha Awards 2017
BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN DOHA - 2016 Qatar Food & Travel Arabia Awards
BEST NEWCOMER RESTAURANT IN THE GCC - 2016 GCC Food & Travel Arabia Awards
BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT - 2016 Fact Qatar Dining Awards
HIGHLY COMMENDED ITALIAN RESTAURANT - Time Out Doha Restaurant Awards 2016
HIGHLY COMMENDED ROMANTIC RESTAURANT - Time Out Doha Restaurant Awards 2016
Antica Pesa is located at the gardens of the island of Marsa Malaz Kempinski.www.anticapesadoha.com
- Opening hours:
- All day dining:
- Mon - Sun 12:30 - 23:00
- Mon - Sun 16:00 - 02:00
- Restaurant style:
- Fine Dining
- Dress Code:
- Smart Casual