Il Pescatore Restaurant
Il Pescatore Restaurant

Il Pescatore Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilpescatoreristorante.com/
  • Phone: 5104652188
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Tue-Sun 11:30am-3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday 5:00pm-9:30pm

    Dinner: Tu-W 3:00pm-9:30pm

    Dinner: Th-Sa 3:00pm-10:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday 3:00pm-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: German Zepeda
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Full bar, bar seating and big screen TV for sports events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Webster and Embarcadero West
  • Public Transit: BART
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public, street, underground and valet parking. Port public parking is validated for discount
A word from Il Pescatore Restaurant
Il Pescatore was founded in 1980 by three partners all of whom were of Tuscan origin. The original menu included classic Tuscan dishes, which are still on the menu today, such as Pasta della Casa, Veal Scallopine with mushrooms, and our signature Veal T-Bone with Rosemary (Lombata de Vitello al Rosmarino).

With the explosion of the Italian food and wine scene in the 1980’s, the menu expanded to represent dishes from numerous regions of the Italian peninsula. Risotto con funghi (Piemonte), Cannelloni alla Romana (Roma), Eggplant Parmigiana (Sicilia), and Fresh Fish Picatta (Napoli) are but a few of the regional dishes on our menu.

Our menu has been continuously evolving, and this year we introduced our own homemade Gelato and Sorbet.


Il Pescatore has been proudly serving the community of Oakland for over 32 years at Jack London Square and we have been blessed with many loyal customers over the years.
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Il Pescatore Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (25)special occasion (16)romantic (15)good for groups (8)great for lunch (8)fit for foodies (6)notable wine list (4)neighborhood gem (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Pescatore...typical Italian food
    serve2allVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Nice harbor view. Traditional Italian food cooked and served here. Veteran waiters...most of them friendly, good coktails, we had veal parmigian...very traditionally prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not too impressed
    Alan
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Entrees were ok but sides were poor. Pasta and veggie sides were both cold. Can't have that for a mid 20$ entree. Service was average. View was great. Large portion for calamari appetitizer. Nothing interesting in dessert.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch with a view
    VineanddineVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Beautiful day at Jack London Square and we were sat next to a window to view the action. This is an Italian restaurant and we ordered non Italian dishes. Tuna panini was OK but for $14.00 should have had more tuna. The clam chowder was very flavorful as was my wife's caesar salad. Mother-in-law ordered the shrimp louie and was disappointed to find they use bay shrimp. It was a lot of bay shrimp but she is 90 and that presented a problem. The service was 5 star and view was a million dollars. We will be back to order Italian next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    WalnutCreek
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to us, but we were informed that food choices/quality have been up and down in the past. I was hoping things were better, but my fish was dry around the edges and served with a very oily sauce. My husband told me the next morning that his [favorite] dish was the worst he had ever had. We were very disappointed and won't be back again....sorry.
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  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Wait staff was fantastic, very knowledgable of menu and wine. Was able to customize order to meet dietary needs. View of marina was great. Will be going back next time in OAkland
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gone downhill
    MyrnaM
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I'm sorry to say that this establishment is not as good as it used to be. Food had decent flavor but the quality of the seafood was not good, instead of nice prawns in the seafood pasta it was tiny shrimp. The crab was canned and mushy. Too bad because it used to be great.
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  • Anniversary dinner
    emlyn65
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Pricey - Yes but for special occasions worth it. Outdated - I loved the menu, some people say you have to change things regularly, these guys haven't, could be their problem, i'm not sure, everywhere else around there was full that night. My thoughts would be to make subtle modern twists on the traditional dishes and this place would be full to the rafters. Antiques - A lovely idea, sets great ambiance but very hard to clean and noticeable if you don't clean them. Atmosphere - you have it there, Jack London square, just off the main drag, quiet view of the harbor, inside rich leather chairs, gorgeous architecture of the building, servers with pleasant demeanor light Italian music. WE LOVED IT.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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  • reasonable for service and ambience
    tastequester
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    not worth for food however. crab cake slightly overfried ...old salmon, stale old mushroom, gummy side pasta clearly a filler...clearly not fresh or gourmet for my dish anyways but everthing else was spectacular. waiter sang happy bday. table and seats were super nice. we left happy. this place has so much potential. i may go for a dish i know is good and fresh. not salmon. also a bit overpriced!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KrisH
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I've been to Il Pescatore before and remember it being expensive, but now it's really too expensive for what you get. Very small portions. The chicken picatta and veal picatta looked identical and both were a "grey" color and very rubbery. The manicotti was canneloni and there were two very small pieces on my plate and NOTHING else for $25!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would not recommend
    Juls527
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food was disappointing...it was not what we are used to with a fine dining restaurant. My daughter ordered chicken Parmesan and it was cold in the middle and the pasta was al dente. I ordered a glass of wine and ended up leaving the glass full...the wine was sour. We had reservations at 6:00pm on a holiday weekend night and when we walked in, we were the only ones there. Two more people came during the time we were there....it was pretty dead. Allthe other surrounding restaurants were packed with people. This restaurant used to be good, but now, not so much!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good location
    BernalGal1VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    But the food is too pricey for what it is. A bowl of pasta shouldn't cost $23! And play Italian music, for goodness sake.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our soup was excellent not that hot. the waiter gave us great service. The beer is cold the way it suppose to be.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the ambiance
    ChrisMVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food wasn't outstanding, but great ambiance and friendly staff...
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed thru mealy
    Robin
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our waiter seemed to be rushing us through our meal. When I asked him to slow down his comment was that he let he was giving good service. It did nit feel that way
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  • Very nice experience overall.
    NJBill
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Haven't been here in 15 years or so. Happy Father's Day to me. Totally not disappointed. Carpaccio was perfect; Veal Saltimbocca was a little different than I make it, but the difference was a good variation. Service was fine. Ambience is just lovely. No whiny dissertation here; this was just a very nice experience served well. No nonsense; good food; pleasant atmosphere; nice wait staff; just the way I like it. DO come here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    cbdiners
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We have dined here several times and it never fails to disappoint. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. The staff are very friendly and very accommodating. We will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location, subpar food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The best thing about the restaurant was the waiter, and he was just adequate. He never asked us if we wanted another drink from the bar (we did!) The decor was very outdated, odd and cluttered. The portions were extremely small for the price (1/2 chicken breast per order, about a 1/2 cup of vegetables and about the same amount of really bland pasta). We both had chicken and it had a strange texture, as if it had been previously frozen, inexcusable for a 16-20 dollar entree. I used to frequent this restaurant about 13 years ago before there were so many food options in the area, and remembered it fondly. Sadly I won't be returning based on this experience. Food not competitive for the area ex: Forge, Bocanova were packed.
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  • Rude waiter
    Jennifer
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is the second time eating here, and the 2nd visit was just so so. I thought it was rude how our waiter kept making comments that we ordered enough food, after he took our orders he said "wow you guys eat a lot", and asked if we were hungry because of how much we ordered. WHO CARES what we order? WHO says that to customers while they are dining at their restaurant?? Tacky. I liked my spaghetti bolognese, BUT...my moms filet of sole had bones in it, which means they don't know how to filet a fish correctly. The calamari was dry and overlooked, and they took forever just to make my Caesar salad. I'm also annoyed that they did not check me in to earn my dining pts! It's not brain surgery. Not sure if I will come back again.....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    Mom05112014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Although it was Mother's Day when we dined, the service was still excellent and the menu was not changed. The food is always very good. We have been coming to this restaurant for many years and usually have the same waiter. Only disaapointment was they were out of our favorite Spumoni ice cream, but what can you expect on a busy Mother's Day? They do have the best Spumoni around.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Great taste of traditional Italy
    Eduardo
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Through the years, Il Pescatore has always delivered. You're not going to get groundbreaking dishes here. No surprises. It is your standard fare Italian restaurant. But what they do, they do well, especially in the seafood dishes. The fish is fresh and some of the sauces on the fish or on your pasta are tasty but not extraordinary. Like I said, nothing fancy but you can be assured of a well prepared dish. You cannot beat the view of the Marina and Jack London square. Wait staff is professional. This is what they do for a living. We'll come back for sure. We don't expect gastronomic surprises but we are never disappointed in the traditional fare.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 90 reviews are from the Il Pescatore Restaurant reviews archive.
  • my parents favorite
    aclaskagirl
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I love this place! It's very charming. My parents took me there and I go there as a personal favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun
    funnyumm
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I took my fiance there recently for his birthday. We were there with another couple. The waiters were awesome. Very funny you felt more like at dinner with family. I loved their birthday song. The silly string(not sure if that's the norm) was an added fun bonus. Great food, loved it was right on the water. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Return...
    rexvult
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This is a regular spot for my partner and I. The brunch menu was limited but suitable for the occasion. The meal included champagne, appetizer, pasta, main course and gelato and very reasonable for the price. The all male staff reminds me of Classic Italian restaurants in the North Beach district of San Francisco. They are always friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and great food.
    Karen
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We absolutely loved this place. The bar tender was awesome and staff was so accommodating. Great ambiance. Had a wonderful time!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Get Together
    AribVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We had a family get together there on Sunday night. We were seated promptly and given a great window table with a fabulous view of the bay. We were seated promptly and our server was there right away to ask us about appetizers and drinks. We ordered the Carpaccio and a bottle of champagne, which were all very good. They could add to their champagne offerings by the bottle. All of us ordered pasta entree's and they were excellent, my brother ordered the Crab cakes as an entree, he loved it. Great food, good service although the servers were distracted by the NCAA women's semi finals as Stanford were playing. We really enjoy going here for the service, food and the views.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ended up walking out.
    Vellence
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Not an entirely full review. We ended up showing right at reservation time. We were sat at at a random location, the host wouldn't even check for our reservation. We sat for 30 minutes without even getting a drink order. We are a professional couple, which confuses me how the restaurant was not even 50% full, and we were ignored. We ended up leaving and going to Scott's, which was an excellent dining experience. I would suggest Il Pescatore to no one.
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  • My son and I came for an early
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My son and I came for an early dinner. We got a table for 2 at the window. The waiter was engaging and humorous. The food was delicious. We enjoyed the experience and i will bring my wife here for a romantic dinner.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining on the Waterfront.
    MarieVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We love this restaurant for the scenic marina view and the food is always Very good. Best clam chowder around. The wait staff is attentive and charming.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • past its prime
    mmmm
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Haven't been there for a long time, still a nice site with good views but seems to be failing and cutting back on food quality (but not price).
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  • Long time favorite
    JimFVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Il Pescatore is a long time favorite of ours. We've been coming here since we moved to the Bay Area 15 years ago. As the name implies, it has Italian cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. The recently renovated interior creates an atmosphere of sumptuous luxury with its dark, heavy, leather chairs and waterfront view. The food and service rarely disappoint, although the prices reflect its tourist spot location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service and food were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service and food were just ok. Not bad but not great.
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  • Very pleasant dining experience. Fo
    flyfisher
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Very pleasant dining experience. Food and service well done. Good atmosphere for both dining and conversation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seafood fare
    fitzpatrick
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Service was good, waiter very good and helpful with the wine list.....
    Special Features:
    scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Classic Italian
    rexvult
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We go to Il Pescatore for the Classic Italian and the great service. You never know how boisterous the crowd will be. Saturday turned out to be a quiet night. Gave us a chance to interact with the waiter, Kendal who's wine recommendations was spot on.This is a great menu to share dishes. Starting with the paper thin carpaccio capers and mustard, then shared a bowl of linguine with garlic and oil leaving room for the main dish. The veal Piccata is one of my favorites and my companion had a very nice fish recommended by Kendal. Entrees are served with perfectly steamed vegetables and a penne in a tomato and Parmesan. We didn't finish the pasta so we had room to share the Taramisu. Great coffee and fine brandy to finish a excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Special
    algarrotto
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    A great place for special occasions. Friendly service. Excellent food.
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    JLS1
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had always wanted to try this restaurant and now I know why they had open reservations at the last minute on NYE - it's not that great. The food presentation was mediocre and the food itself was overpriced, although edible. Count this one as a learning experience.
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  • Italian Seafood at it Best
    teetime
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    You will want to travel to Italy, following this Italian traditional seafood experience. If you can't, then come back to Il Pescatore
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Love the location, but...
    Donna
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Way, way, way over priced...such a bummer...no kids menu...loved the waiter. Won't go back :(
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  • Opentable cherry picks reviews
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    I will no longer fill out a feedback form. I have had some not great experiences and NONE of my feedback forms has ever appeared in the reviews. I believe you cherry pick the reviews which means your feedback forms are fixed. done with wasting my time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Food was good, wait staff funny and relaxed, not in your face pushing you along. Definitely use Valet parking. We parked on the street and It turned out to be an extreme expensive meal as the car had been broken into while we were dining! Got to love Oakland.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate