ITALIAN CUISINE IN DOHA
Antica Pesa is set in the grounds of the new Doha property, Marsa Malaz Kempinskii, with inside or outside dining on the terraces. The restaurant’s name derived from an old Vatican customs post that collected taxes on grain in Rome. 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. The term ‘The Old Scales’ or ‘Antica Pesa’ was coined in the late 19th century when the original customs function was replaced by a real restaurant.
Run by four generations of the same family for almost a century, this celebrated home of authentic Italian fine dining brings its own reworking on traditional recipes incorporating the finest local produce into its seasonal dishes. The menu is based on reworking traditional recipes from Roman cuisine and creating dishes using local organic products for seasonal dishes, with a nod to modern trends.
The experience is completed with the iconic artwork throughout the interior of the restaurant with pieces by artists such as Andy Warhol, De Chirico and photos by Helmut Lang.
Restaurant Style, Casual | Dining Dress Code, Smart Casual | Italian Cuisine, | Smoking allowed