Antica PesaRestaurant & Lounge Bar
The Restaurant from Rome to Doha
In the 17th century on the street Via Garibaldi, there once was a customs post, which collected taxes on grain. The antique customs officer decided to initiate an eatery that offered bread and wine to the peasants who came to the tollhouse. This is how our name “Antica Pesa”, meaning The Old Scales, originated. Coined in the late 19th century once the original customs function was replaced by a real restaurant.
Since then, four generations of the same family have run the restaurant, and today 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.
The Lounge Bar come here to just relax
Experience another side of Antica Pesa, The Antica Pesa Lounge Bar, where classic European cocktailing takes place behind a dark wooden sleek bar. Bartenders in elegant suits offer the same, attentive service that our dining destination is known for, and cocktail creations align with the kitchen’s culinary philosophy: seasonally rooted, globally inspired, and expertly executed.
Our list of cocktails, which uses ingredients from around the world, is appealing to international tastes of Antica Pesa’s clientele. The skilled bar team is equally adept in creating cocktails à la minute, suited to each guest’s individual tastes; or speaking to the long list of spirits and wines by the glass. The Lounge is an intimate, wood-paneled space with comfortable sofas, low-slung chairs, soft lighting and a relaxed, elegant ambiance.
Join the ranks of international citizens who have made the Lounge at Antica Pesa their local spot to rendez-vous.
Press and People what they say about us
Food&Travel Arabia – GCC Awards 2016
Food&Travel Arabia – Qatar Awards 2015
Best Italian Restaurant
Art is part of the experience
An experience for all senses: this is what Antica Pesa is willing to offer at its guests.
An atmosphere made of elegance and charm, Italian culinary experience at your table, magnificent artworks on the walls.
A lifetime passion that years of research and major investments made possible: Antica Pesa in Doha is an actual art gallery. The restaurant is a journey through contemporary art: high-profile international artists as Andy Warhol, De Chirico and Helmut Lang will make you enjoy your meal at the most.
Live the dream, live the art, live the high level italian cuisine. Live the experience at Antica Pesa.