Pescatore
Pescatore

Pescatore

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafepescatore.com/
  • Phone: (415) 561-1111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 7:00am thru 10:30am daily

    Lunch: 11:30am thru 4:00pm daily

    Dinner: 4:00pm thru 10:00pm daily. Happy Hour everyday 2pm thru 5pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Rafael "Raffa" Mayoral
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Chef Raffa would love to cater your special event, so let us help you create the perfect menu for your fun day! Please contact Debbie Jimenez at debbie.jimenez@tuscaninn.com or call her at 415-292-4545.
  • Special Events: Pescatore would love to host your special event! Give Debbie a ring at 415-292-4545 or email her at debbie.jimenez@tuscaninn.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Point
  • Public Transit: The 8x and 47 bus lines, as well as the Hyde/Powell & Taylor/Powell Cable Cars. The F Line Muni Train.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available at the hotel lobby and a parking garage located across street at Northpoint Shopping Center. Plenty of street parking free after 7pm.
A word from Pescatore
Pescatore is the perfect neighborhood sidewalk cafe serving Italian specialties and wood oven pizzas with an emphasis on fresh seafood.
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Pescatore reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (7)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (5)special occasion (5)scenic view (4)notable wine list (3)romantic (3)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Food subpar
    VHung08VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We first found out about this place from a crab fest tasting event. The samples they were giving out were quite good and we thought it would be worth it to try out at some point. We ordered a slew of dishes to try, mostly pastas, and they were all somewhat disappointing. The ravioli was too much skin, too little meat, the seafood pasta was just a lot of tomato sauce, and the sea bass was such a small portion. Needless to say, we walked away thinking we would not come back.
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  • Excellent choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food was wonderful and service was very nice as well.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Nice place and location
    SuperzFeedback
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great location, food is fine, would go again but order a different item. Recommend at least once, nearby hotel, will enjoy even at price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • San Francisco meets Italy
    EnglishFoodie1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Found this restaurant more by accident than by design but very pleased we did. Everything from the on line booking system to the service was slick, efficient and straight forward. The meal was one of the best Italian dinners we've had in a long time. Well worth a look if you're visiting Fisherman's Wharf.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First rate kitchen
    SunCityBill1
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    all the food is fresh. My wife salad had a great mix of fresh green along with radishes an onions. my cod was prepare just right.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist Trap
    justsayinVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    They must think that tourists don't know or care if they are served truly second or third-rate food at inflated prices. The fish stew was particularly awful-- watery, flavorless and rubbery.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Straightforward Menu
    4jlong
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I love this place. It is not so touristy as one would think at Fisherman's Wharf. The food and service are great. The menu is straight forward and I recommend any fish as well as the ciopinno. The focaccia bread is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great seafood. Great service. Enjoyed everything about our dining
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    PriorFanVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have been to this restaurant many times, but will not be going back. The food is fine, but the service was terrible even though there were not very many tables taken when we were there. They did not even start the entree until 10 minutes after we had finished the salad.
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  • Great food
    InvernessFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We went there at 4pm on Thursday. Wasn't full, maybe half full. Only one waiter. Food was actually pretty good. I agree with previous posters that the portions are smaller, but I think that's a good thing. But maybe a little pricey for this type of food. Waiter we had was definitely forgetful and forgot about our orders that were just sitting there to be served. Overall we there for good food, and we got good food. Flavor was fine, portions were good also. I think if you are in the area, definitely stop by. Also have nice outdoor tables as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten-Free at Fisherman's Wharf
    WineSQN
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our hotel was just a couple of minutes away and we were happy to find a restaurant nearby that offered gluten-free meals. Food was good and the service very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was slow
    whatabout43
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The guy wasn't an overall bad server. But I am used to brunching in the mission and marina, and this guy def isn't used to a real brunch. I will give him, that it is located in a super touristy spot. But I chose it so that my visiting family didn't have to go far. Next time, obviously, i will go to real brunch spots. But for a quick spot to eat, this isn't so bad, just expect your glass to go empty quite often.
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  • Great Service
    DTan
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Most notable by far was our waiter Marlowe, he certainly went out of his way to make the experience for us. The food was delicious and expedient, we had the chicken parm and the spaghetti bolognese with homemade meatballs. It was a bit pricey, but with a Bay Area COLA I guess it's regular dinner fare!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Staff
    Newbies
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had breakfast there for a special event and the staff made the morning even more memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip It
    HappyTomato
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Since last going to this restaurant (which was several years ago), it has drastically changed. It's no longer the nice Italian restaurant it once was. Completely redone & changed. Décor was blah, as was the menu & food.
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  • Just ok...
    EastBayEats
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The nice thing about this place was that there was availability for our group. The service was horrible. The food was just ok. Avoid the pizzas. They are less than special. The special was actually the best thing at our table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 306 reviews are from the Pescatore reviews archive.
  • Blah food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Chose this restaurant for lunch because of it's high ratings on OT and Yelp. Simply disappointed with everything we ordered. Were we not on the clock, everything would have been sent back.
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  • Extremely overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was good but not extravagant. The portion sizes were small for the price. I have had Italian food of equal value at a chain franchise for less than half the cost. Overall, extremely pricy even for San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The place was ok but not great. The menu was not clear as there were significant differences between the available menu advertised on open table and the menu offered. Although the place was rather empty, it took a long time to have the dishes served. Positive: the food was good
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  • Great variety of seafood dishes
    8likeawolf
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was very tasty. We had clam chowder which was very flavorful. The crab ravioli is delicious. The wild salmon dish served over a bed of rice with zucchini pieces was a pleasant surprise. The crab cakes were good too, but we're too crispy on the bottom and we couldn't cut through them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    Myfavorite
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Good service. Good Food in Nice location and good price for happy hour
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last minute booking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Chose the restaurant as staying at the Tuscan inn, food was good as was the ambience, the star though was the waiter , Marlowe, who was witty and efficient .
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cindy
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Food was excellent, the restaurant was very nice and accomodating
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Good food, great service
    FanclubVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Everyone enjoyed their dinner, even my very picky daughter. Their kid menu was diverse as well. The bar area was lively so we enjoyed the music from where we dined. Excellent wait staff. We are definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Neighborhood Option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Within walking distance to my home. Surprisingly nice ambiance for a restaurant in the more touristy area by the wharf. It was not overcrowded and the service was extremely friendly and polite. I enjoyed my meal and there is a great bar (We just had a bottle of wine...).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    A very solid hotel restaurant-- excellent service and food. A great spot for those staying at the Tuscan Inn or want good meal in the area! We had just gotten off a plane and were exhausted, the hospitality and food were exactly what we needed! Would go back again!
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  • Good for the area
    Chris
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    If you want to get away from the touristy areas of Fishermans' Wharf, this is a great spot. Service was excellent. Food was good. Wasn't amazing.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    sfcitydiner
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The atmosphere was relaxed and overall the service was great. The seared tuna was excellent as well as the crab cakes. I will come here again the next time I'm in the city. I would recommend this place to others if they are in the area. The only negative thing was that knowing our party was going to be large, I made reservations ahead of time to ensure the restaurant could accommodate us--well, we made it to the restaurant on time but still had to wait 20-25 minutes beyond our reservation time before we were seated. The staff was great at letting us know what was happening while we were waiting, but like I said once we were seated everything went great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Mark
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Found this gem through Open Table. Great location. Appetizers and entrees were prefect. Service was great. Very attentive. Manager checked on us personally. Nice touch! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great cocktails
    Alldressedup
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We came in decked out in black tie beefier going to the Art Deco preservation ball at Bimbos 365. The good was great, they even gave us a small amuse bouche for booking through open table. Great find.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So sorry we wasted a meal here
    Masv2
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I don't understand the favorable Open Table reviews. (Check other review apps if you doubt.) Although we had a reservation, the host tried to pull two tables together right in front of the door for our party of 5. Our first request for a different table was ignored; we had to ask quite directly to be seated elsewhere before they agreed. The restaurant was not even half full. The food was the biggest disappointment. Meatballs were not cooked through and had a bone chip. The crab ravioli had a white cream sauce that was flavorless and reminded me of glue. They used the same white base for the clam chowder (also flavorless), and there was only one clam in the entire bowl. Excellent dining options abound. This is not one of them.
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  • Great Spot at Fisherman's Wharf
    NapanorthVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This is a great Italian restaurant, in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. In an area that can feel overwhelmingly touristy, Pescastore feels more like a neighborhood bistro. Although it is technically attached to a hotel, it does not feel like hotel dining. The food was great, the service was very attentive. The restaurant has both a kids menu and coloring sheets to keep everyone happy. Prices are a little higher than average, but keep in mind this restaurant is located in Fisherman's Wharf area. There is a public parking lot across the street. We would recommend Pescatore to anyone looking for an upscale, neighborhood Italian bistro in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Vinny
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Neighborhood Gem restaurant away from tourist in the heart of Fishermans Warf. Excellent food in a war romantic setting. Great environment for easy conversation without a lot of noise. Very relaxing feeling.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place in a good location
    DSMdinerVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    We found Pescatore using the OpenTable app. We had a great experience. Food was of high quality and nicely presented. Service was okay, but not outstanding. I think they were a little understaffed at the moment we arrived, but it certainly didn't detract from our meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night
    Tastyordie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went here for first time recently with my girlfriend. We started the night with cocktails and the steamed mussles. Sooo tasty! We shared the apple salad and got a bottle of champagne. She had the linguine and clams which were delicate and very flavorful. I had the seabass which was flakey on the outside and fell apart in my mouth. All in all was delicious and very affordable. My only complaint would be the service was noticeably slow but I would rather have a few extra minutes then feel rushed by my server. Will defiantly be back.
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Pretty good restaurant. We
    PastaloverVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Pretty good restaurant. We were seated near two tables with kids, one of which cried and was not removed. So, the ambience was average and the noise level higher than we would like. But, good menu and food well-prepared. For the wharf area, it's a pretty good value.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not what I thought from yelp
    Beccasd01
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Got all dressed up for nothing... ok if you just want a plain pasta dish or a pizza but, sure isn't Scoma's. I wanted something special and fancy. Don't come here if that's what you are looking for.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Lucky find
    PrincetonVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Just a block away from filled-with-tourist-traps Fishermen's Wharf, this place stands out. I live close by and try to stay away from Jeffeson st. Good Italian food (I went with a friend who is second generation Italian and he agreed). I had the Apple Salad and the Chicken Parmesan. and tried one of the California pinot noirs, also very nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Connie
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    I made a reservation for 8 at the last minute on a Friday for dinner with friends from out of town. The service was wonderful, and because I made the reservation via Open Table, we all got a complimentary amuse bouche of a delicious shrimp and cucumber dish. Service was fantastic, and the food was delicious, fresh seafood. I almost never order dessert, but everyone decided to order something because the dessert list looked irresistible! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely spot for a quiet meal
    AliT
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Good selection to choose from. We were after seafood. We had the Halibut and Bass and both were delicious. To Note: they do have a gluten free menu. And my selection was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.