Pesce Restaurant
Pesce Restaurant

Pesce Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pescedc.com/
  • Phone: 2024663474
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 20th St. NW
  • Public Transit: one block west of the Dupont Circle metrorail station on the Red Line.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Pesce Restaurant
Pesce has been a favorite among Washington diners for fresh seafood and creative bistro entrees for over twenty years. By discovering the freshest seasonal ingredients in local markets and the regional countryside, and using innovative and classic cooking techniques, we place sincere thoughts into our recipes hoping to evoke a sense of pure bliss. By writing our menu on chalk boards, we are able to choose the highest quality ingredients from our local fish mongers and produce purveyors each day.

Have a glass of wine and a bite to eat at the bar and it may remind you of a Parisian bistro. You will hear the subtle stir of the city, taste the fresh ingredients, and feel the enthusiasm of our Pesce staff. A relaxed bistro atmosphere for all occasions, Pesce can host anything from a business lunch to an intimate dinner with friends and/or semi private events. The best seafood destination in Dupont!
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Pesce Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (15)good for groups (4)great for lunch (4)romantic (2)special occasion (2)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great value.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Seafood is always fressh, interesting menu changes acording to catch of the day. One of my favorites in DuPont Circle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites!
    CAngelesVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The appetizers are so varied and delicious that it will take one several visits to sample them all. The menu changes often but the lobster risotto, when available, is a must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food. Inattentive Service.
    HonestDiner
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The scallops are excellent as is the fish.The portions of some items like the tuna are rather small for the price. Salads were uninspiring. While I would go back for the fish, I found the service to be pathetic. Took a long time for a waiter to come to the table initially.He took the order. The entrees took about 20 minutes to appear AFTER the appetizer dishes were cleared. The sides that were brought were wrong. The waiter said he would be right back with the correct side. That took another 20 minutes at which point we were close to finished with dinner. It took another 20 minutes before he circled back to ask if we wanted anything else. Maybe we had Pesce's worst waiter and the service is usually better.Not sure if I will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    JLAJLAVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    A perfect neighborhood seafood spot. The menu is creative, and everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great
    dclingVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It has been a long time since I have been to Pesce, but I plan to go back soon. Our fish was outstanding as was the service. Great selection of fresh fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Travelin' man
    foreveryoung
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was well done and unusually prepared. Service was poor. Possibly short on staff. Very friendly when we were served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small portions pack a punch
    JayBird1824
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Pesce is a consistently superior restaurant. I've never been disappointed with the food--if you appreciate good fish, of course. The plats are imaginatively presented with distinct tastes. OK the portions are not enormous (the deserts are, however). The tables are crammed in together, bistro style so it can be noisy. My desert wasn't as imaginative and I think a cup of expresso might have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out of this world!
    VenusVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great restaurant with a very extensive menu. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Robby
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This is a small Dupont Circle restaurant thought to have the best fish and seafood in Washington. Haute cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Change in chef has not been for the better and prices are up. Case in point: genuine clams with linguine is now fettuccine with ckams, unheard of in Italy, and price went from $20 to $22. Sauce is flavorful, but nothing you'd find in Italy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
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