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Di Pescara
Di Pescara

Di Pescara Details

  • 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 (847) 498-4321
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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
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Diner Reviews
  • "I was very disappointed with the poor quality customer service of my waitstaff. The manager was fantastic! The food was very good. I was very upset that tiles on the floors were coming up and loose in the lobby, walls were dirty, and the noise level due to the small size of the place was very high!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "I wish the waiter we had a DiPescara could run a training school for other wait staff, because he made an already excellent experience just about perfect. He was friendly, attentive and well-informed about the menu, and would quickly appear when needed but otherwise left us to set the pace of the service--ideal! On the food front, the salmon and lobster specials were outstanding, and I never thought of DiPescara as strong on desserts, but I do now. The Michigan sour cherry pie was warm, flaky perfection."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Overall super place to eat. Same complaint as I had last time I ate there - too cold. Really spoiled what could have been a perfect experience. We all froze:("
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Food was terrific. We had a reservation for 7:15 and were seated at 7:35. Seemed like they were short on wait staff."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We always love to have dinner here, but they've taken off their value wines ($6.95) by the glass and now the wines are minimum $8 -$9 and most were $11-$14! We won't go back again due to these high prices! They used to be reasonable.....they're always packed! Don't they make enough profit?"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "It's a pleasure to go to an establishment and know that the wait staff is knowledgeable. Our waitress was fantastic. Knew when to be available, knew the menu, made recommendations and was just perfect. In all my reviews, this is the first time I was in awe and I do not know this lady!!!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Although the food was plentiful and good, I would not recommend this restaurant. The noise level is extremely high which makes it difficult to hear the people at even a table for 4. The restrooms as well as the hallway could have used a cleaning by 2:30 - 3:00 when I went in there."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Once again we had a very delicious and enjoyable lunch experience. This is one of our local favorites."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "the noise level in the dining area was way over the top. so noisy that it was difficult to hear each other at our table."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Took a friend here for lunch. she had a small salad (that's why she's so svelte) and I asked if they could do the whole lobster special for lunch - and they did! Even though it wasn't on the lunch menu. The lobster here outshines Bob Chin's by a long shot -- it tastes so much fresher and it's sweet and just wonderful. I hope to make it back a few more times before the special ends. And really, how do you beat $22 for lobster at lunch? Amazing! Our server was wonderful too -- he was there when we needed him, not intrusive when we didn't need him and he was a nice and funny guy -- really this was a great lunch! Their salads are huge too -- my friend ordered the small and it was crazy big. Great value!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The food is great here! From burgers to ribeye, great shrimp and lots of great fish choices! If somthing isn't right they will fix it! Now that's great service!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed coming here. We did feel rushed by our waiter on this occasion. Our entrees arrived at the table and we had not yet quite finished our salads. Dessert, which was thoughtfully provided to us at no charge as we were celebrating our anniversary, also came almost immediately as we finished our entrees. As we were closing out, the waiter told us he was heading into the city to attend a party, so perhaps that was why we were hurried some. Overall, we enjoyed our experience. We just didn't like the rushed feeling."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "As usual, the service was exemplary. And the food was just right."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Always a great experience and one of our flavorites! If you're not picky, sit at the bar."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I am generally one who raves about the Lettuce entertainment restaurants as the food is generally very consistent and reliably good so I was surprised about DiPescara. 1) I had a salad with grilled salmon, and the salmon was way over cooked, dry and really small portion; 2) someone in the group ordered grilled shrimp for entry with asparagus, she commente at the really small portion and esp. the price when the bill came, $25.95 was really high (if known in advance she would not have ordered) and 3) the ladies bathroom did not have TP. The stall I used had a box of kleenex on the floor. Really surprising. Service was good and we will try again."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed eating here as always the food and serving were great!! The only thing wrong isa mix up of our bill. Once they straighten it out we will return again!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This Lettuce property has been a popular, casual seafood and light dining option for many years. Good other entree offerings, but I have only had seafood each time I go (several times a year)! this time, excellent Halibut (a bit pricey, done perfectly), last time good crab cakes."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food was good, but the experience was compromised by service issues. Had to wait several minutes for my chair so I was able to stare at the filthy carpeting beneath my seat. Long wait for initial greeting and drink order. Deafening sound level."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Service was sparce... the food was good but not all of it was served hot. My chicken was tepid at best. Our guests (who do not go out too much) had a good time and enjoyed the evening which was most important. They enjoyed the dinner and the restaurant and the celebration of my nephew's birthday. One good thing is this time the waiter remembered to bring the cake and lit candle!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Meh. Busy, and fairly noisy. Food was disappointing - I expect better from this class of restaurant. The planked whitefish was done in a strange manner - the plank was burnt on one side, then the fish was placed on the burned side and apparently broiled. ?? Not how I learned to cook planked fish, but it was okay, not sure that the plank did anything for the taste. And the accompanying "apple watercress salad" had 4 leaves of watercress - not much of a salad."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the louis salad, with mixed seafood."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We had a large group and enjoyed and very nice evening."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "No rush service and very attentive. Nice selection. Noisy, but to be expected."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Service not great, order not correct. good bloody mary, though"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "All four at our table had the lobster, which again was so good. I think it's a lot better than what I get at Bob Chinn's. This lobster seems fresher and sweeter to me, more like what I get on the East Coast. This time, for the first time, we all ordered the "lazy man's" version: they cut it up and do all the work for you. Well, won't do that again. All four plates were cold; I guess in the time it takes for them to cut it up, the lobster looses its warmth. Better to keep it nice an hot in its shell and do the work. Our waitress was really nice and attentive also."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My pet peeve is the water boy pouring water while the edge of the pitcher touches the glass. I don't want someone else's germs nor do I want the backsplash. The waitress was not up to date on the gluten-free menu. She told me they had just changed it-not!! The food was okay and I feel you need to add a side to all your entrees. My son ordered chicken parmigean (sp?) and that is all he received. Not a veggie or a grain. The waitress might have mentioned it."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I went for lunch specifically for Maine lobster special"Lettuce" advertised on email -Ate that meal there earlier-LUNCHTIME.i called half hour earlier to make sure it was in-was told they did.5 minutes after ordered, waiter said it would take35 minutes to boil water and lobster. Ten minutes later, he said they HAD NO LOBSTER and the special was for dinner!!!!. REALLY? I reminded them i had it for lunch two weeks earlier, and that i called to check a half hour earlier....!!!!!THAT VERY DAY!!!! They were very apologetic....but it was a comedy of errors....i would have gone elsewhere for lunch that day had it not been for the lobster that was promised.....VERY annoying! They gave us free deserts---I could have lived without them."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Yummy, as always had a great time thanks for all of the great dinners we will be back soon"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Menu Change. Only one sauce per server for veggie people for their pasta. A little disappointing from the last visit."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Good location and better than most fare. The restaurant is busy and the staff tired as well as the decor. Location needs a face lift due to heavy customer use and the staff need more peep in their step. Could be a great if they took the time to clear, paint, and pick up the silverware off the ramp walk way."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Lunchtime offers breakfast foods (omelettes, fritattas) or traditional choices. I opted for a fritatta and my friend had a salad. We were both very satisfied with our choices. No room for dessert. Plenty of iced tea refills."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The dinner was as good as I expected. Enjoy having a light & fun dinner during the week that doesn't disappoint. :)"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food here is semi-fresh, rushed, and not artistically prepared. Prices are fine, though a bit on the pricey side. It's impossible to hear anything in here because it gets so loud. Decent seafood restaurant - their house nut-crusted fish is the best item. Lobster is always overcooked. Avoid crab cakes completely. Great calamari."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "It's simply always good! The quality of the food is excellent and the preparation is consistent. It truly is a neighborhood gem. I just wish the noise level were quieter. Charlie"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My lunch date ordered a salad with grilled shrimp. The shrimp were unable to be removed from the skewer; the skewer needs to be oiled!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This restaurant badly needs updating. Carpet and walls are dark, dirty and old. Food is 100 times better than the environment that it is served in. The menu needs an overhaul. A few new salads, sandwiches and entrees would be a welcome addition. I know the place rakes in the money but come on....get with the program and modernize and clean up the place a bit."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had an early reservation and we were seated right away. The salads were delicious including the heirloom tomato salad that was on special. I usually order the chopped salad which is always a winner. The halibut and whitefish entrees were both excellent. The sushi was great too. Due to past experiences, I recommend coming to this restaurant early as it can get quite noisy and crowded during peak times."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "As Lettuce Entertain You restaurants go, this is a fairly good, fairly consistent one. Perhaps the fault is not in the food, but in the service. Whereas the 'bus guy' was attentive, the female wait person, Susie, was most often absent and certainly disengaged. She seemed to care little about our dining experience. She took the order and that was pretty much her contribution. The food, filet and cedar planked whitefish, were both good, but not excellent."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had lunch there and enjoyed it. They had an olive oil that was delightfully fruity and it was from California! Great salad combos, had a side order of french fries that were fantastically crispy. Great beet salads. Definitely recommend it for lunch."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was great! It is a little loud in there. We each had a different entree and we both enjoyed it!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014