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Il Pescatore Restaurant
Il Pescatore Restaurant

Il Pescatore Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilpescatoreristorante.com/
  • Phone: (510) 465-2188
  • 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: Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our soup was excellent not that hot. the waiter gave us great service. The beer is cold the way it suppose to be."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food wasn't outstanding, but great ambiance and friendly staff..."
    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"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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....."
    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. "
    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."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We absolutely loved this place. The bar tender was awesome and staff was so accommodating. Great ambiance. Had a wonderful time!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service and food were just ok. Not bad but not great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very pleasant dining experience. Food and service well done. Good atmosphere for both dining and conversation."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Service was good, waiter very good and helpful with the wine list....."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "A great place for special occasions. Friendly service. Excellent food."
    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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "You will want to travel to Italy, following this Italian traditional seafood experience. If you can't, then come back to Il Pescatore"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Way, way, way over priced...such a bummer...no kids menu...loved the waiter. Won't go back :("
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "I have been going to this particular restaurant for over twenry (20 ) yearsand it has never dissappointed me or any guests who accompany me. I hope it stays here for a very long time- far into the future. My review, in one word , is " Bravo! ""
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "This was our second dinner at Il Pescatore and we experienced the same delicious food and prompt, friendly service we'd received the first time we dined there. This is one we're definitely keeping on our list."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "We went here for the first time based on a recommendation. It was our anniversary. We just loved our experience. My wife said that it was the best meal she has ever had in a restaurant and she has been to many restaurants all over the country. The service was excellent. The ambiance was perfect for a special occasion like ours. The food was perfect, the preparation excellent. I strongly recommend this restaurant ."
    Dined on 11/24/2013