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.
Antica Pesa will be closed as of first day of Ramdan 2017 and reopen for Eid Al Fitr celebrations.
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 2016Antica 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