Di Pescara
Di Pescara

Di Pescara

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.di-pescara.com/
  • Phone: (847) 498-4321
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Mychael Bonner
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Seal important business deals when you order from our crowd pleasing Office Catering Menu. Call 847.498.4321 or email Stephanie Loeffler with Special Events and Meetings for more information at DiPescaraParties@leye.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Many guests are surprised to find out the Di Pescara has three distinctly different private rooms. With seating from 10 - 250 people, consider Di Pescara when planning your next social or business event.

    Seal important business deals when you order from our crowd pleasing Office Catering Menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Stephanie Loeffler 8474984321x
  • Special Events: Many guests are surprised to find out the Di Pescara has three distinctly different private rooms. With seating from 10 - 250 people, consider Di Pescara when planning your next social or business event. Call 847.498.4321 or fill out a party inquiry form at http://www.di-pescara.com/inquiry/parties.html .

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Off Lake Cook Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Di Pescara offers complimentary Valet as well as convenient curb-side carryout. Public parking lot is also available.
A word from Di Pescara
Di Pescara is named for an Italian fishing village on the Adriatic coast known for its fresh fish and seafood. Our signature dishes include our Chopped Salad, Almond Crusted Whitefish and Hand Rolled Sushi. Open for lunch and dinner daily, we offer convenient curb-side carryout and boast 3 private dining rooms seating 14 to 140 people.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Di Pescara reviews from OpenTable diners
368 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (173)good for groups (127)great for lunch (116)special occasion (112)fit for foodies (104)hot spot (49)vibrant bar scene (45)kid-friendly (45)notable wine list (19)romantic (17)late-night find (14)great for brunch (13)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Delicious kale Caesar salad, superbly prepared salmon, attentive efficient service. All added up to a very enjoyable meal. We had a corner booth, maybe the best table in the house.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    GuillermoVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Di Pescara is one of the restaurants we frequent the most. The menu offers a range of the types of food we like at moderate prices. The food is always prepared properly and the sauces and spices bring out the flavor in the fish, meat or chicken. Service is among the best we encounter at any restaurant. The servers know the menu and throughout the meal are attentive without being overbearing. During this visit, two of us indulged in our love of shelf-fish by ordering the King crab leg special while the other two had the horseradish encrusted Lake Superior whitefish on a bed of spinach. The crab lovers delighted in their destruction of the crab shells to get the meat while the whitefish lovers appreciated the slight spiciness of the horseradish coating. I am certain we will go back in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a good experience. Have eaten here before.
    Crowlas
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Our waiter was cheerful and very accommodating. Noise level was very high, making it difficult for us and our friends to have a conversation. The food was very good, my husband ordered the mussels which were so-so, but the rest of us were very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super server and food!
    myfavelogo
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We did not tell until very last moment that we were celebrating 2 BDays! Our guy did a wonderful job at making everyone feel special. food and specials were fantastic too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good
    funtodineoutVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    DiPesara is consistently good. Food is always fresh & service is spot on. It is noisy in there however, unless you sit at a table against the wall or at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dissapointed
    JDKinc
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I have been going to Di Pescara literally since the week they opened. I have always recommended it to friends, family and co-workers. However, yesterday was the last time I will ever go there. We made out reservation yesterday to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. We got there 10 min before the reservation, and ended up waiting 45 min for our table. We watched as other couples who knew the owner got seated before us with no reservation, and several couples that fit there prime demographic (not younger couples wearing jeans I guess) sat before us as well. Then, they tell us that we can either sit in one of the open tables in the crowded bar area, or keep waiting. At least our waitress was incredible, and the food was good, but...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good time
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Always have a good time and dinner. Went with friends who had never been here and they will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodmealsVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We love going to DiPescara. The food is always delicious and the service is friendly, knowledgable and attentive without being over bearing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    LongroveVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This is my go to for business lunches, mtg a girlfriend or out with friends. Chopped salad is big favorite!!! They accommodate all requests. Highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not disappoint
    MortonsdiningexperienceVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The food and service was very good. I also appreciated it not being a very noisy restaurant. As one of the lettuce entertain you chain, this restaurant is very good even one of there better ones.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarbfromVernonHillsVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Always enjoy my meals here. One of the few places were I can have a great lunch with a girlfriend and great dinner with my husband. Normally it can be one or the other.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    As always the food was delicious. The volume level is always a bit higher than I like but still able to enjoy conversation. The disappointment on this visit was the service, which typically is quite good. We ordered soup and salad and I purposely told our waiter to bring the soup first. However they brought the soup and salad together. Fine. We could manage that. So I asked that they hold off on bringing our fish until we were done with the soup and salad. Instead, the fish came before we were done. I asked them to take it back and keep it warm until we were ready for it. They did. All was fine in the end. Just a little disturbance not getting the quality service we are generally used to.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Betsy
    Bkl33
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Always a great meal! Food is great from burger to steak, sushi and fish! Can't go wrong! Must have green goddess salad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Food was average at best. The mussels were tasteless. Plus We received our main course at the same time as the appetizer. We had a good waiter.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A go-to lunch spot
    SeasaidhVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Always good. Amazing chopped salad. Great lobster flown in fresh daily. Nice crab special on right now. Broad menu with lots of choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappycustomerVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We love DiPescara and eat here often for lunch and for dinner. Love their food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Di Pescara good food
    dfgranny
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I've always enjoyed the food at Di Pescara but I end up ordering the same things as their specialty dishes, especially the fish dishes, are pretty pricey. We wanted dessert but one of our party can't eat dairy and the server found a "special" treat and didn't charge for it, that was especially nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable Resturaunts
    Nadyne
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Eat at this resturaunt requently and Love the food! Crazy about the Orchard salad and the crusted tilapia! Fabulous! I seem to stick With my favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lenny
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This is our third or fourth time at Di Pescara. We always have a great time. The food and service are great. It is a place that leaves us smiling and feeling good when we leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Gluten-free Menu
    veganstylistVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    It's a great standby. Has something for everyone but could use a few more vegan items.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lydia
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food was excellent. The menu has fantastic items, making it very difficult to choose an entre. The service was attentive. The decor was very beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good spot to meet up.
    nsdiner
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Met a friend for dinner and drinks. Chose to be seating in the bar for more activity. Waiter was fun, service was good (not great) and same for food. Good place for quick bite and decent bar.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Love this place but not our best experience. Large private party in backroom had children running around the restaurant unsupervised. The waiter was not attentive - actually had to ask for napkins 3 times and we finally just got up and got them ourselves because we were sitting near the bar. I think the private party overwhelmed the restaurant so service was slow. It will be awhile before we go back again. The bad part is we had out of town guests that were in from New York so this was a bit embarrasing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Poor service average food I would not return except possibly for lunch
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Happening!
    TerriVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Best to make a reservation otherwise the wait will be long.However the food is great and worth the wait. It's in a mall so it's a great place to go before or after a movie.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BDWM
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service was poor. The waitress didn't write it down so my brocolini came wrong. It was suppose to be steamed. Also, twice the coffee came cold and not HOT. The waitress never was around cause of all the tables she had. Very, very poor service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not your average mall spot!
    Yummo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Upscale and fun, this place has something for everyone. Our group of six plowed through appetizers, sushi, AND entrees after a chilly afternoon football game. Sangria, martinis, and a fine bottle of wine topped it all off. We ate a wide variety of dishes and everything was tasty. We will come back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good food
    friendVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Always good food. Enjoy the specials but come back for the usuals. I think their chopped salad is one of the best anywhere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ajoytobe
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food and great service. Too noisy! Had problems speaking to our friends.l
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not concerned with their mistakes
    riverrat
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The waiter misunderstood the salad order and substituted peach salad for beet salad. The fish boil didn't contain any of the andouille sausage that was supposed to be in the dish. The king crab 12oz order seemed light. I will not be in any hurry to go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food
    SuburbaniteVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We had the fish tacos, the lobster roll sandwich, the lobster salad and the chicken salad of the day. All were tasty. They honored our reservation because I could pull it up on my phone, but it was not in the system for some reason even though I had an open table confirmation number. It happened to a number of people that day for lunch. The birthday cake is chocolate mousse and was very good also.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently delicious
    Chazer
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Have been here many times Food and service is always very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    LukeVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    One of my favorite places. The food is always great and the service very attentive. I like eating in the bar better than the main dining areas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • after shopping
    convenient
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    After shopping at Northbrook court it is reasonable and convenient
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noise
    Sunshine
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    the noise level is very bad, everything else is perfect....the prices went up to high....white fish was raised $4.00.....too high
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ate Lunch in the bar area
    jperk1819
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    A very nice place to grab a quality lunch. Good food and good ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • social1VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Excellent food, service. Very accommodating for special requests. Plenty of parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delish!
    bredflame
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    From the warm bread brought immediately to your table to the well presented and delicious entrees, this restaurant knows its food. Their servings are actually way too generous (I got three meals from my serving of white fish). Personally I would rather pay a bit less for a more reasonable serving size. But you can ecpect to enjoy the fine preparation of a wide variety of dishes. Be prepared for a noisy environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, great food
    Ellen
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We have eaten there quite a few times after moving to this area last year. Servers are always friendly and eager to please. Food has always been good. One of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice combination of fish & italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We dined for a birthday celebration and the servers were conscious of that and tried to make the evening more special for us. We had the full variety of the menu, chicken, steak, italian and fish and everything was good and cooked well. The sides were delicious and drinks unique.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate