Very enjoyable. Have been
Very enjoyable. Have been there several times and will return.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
A must for fish lovers
We were early and the table was available so no waiting. Very good service; food delightful - great oysters and my special favorite - the Cioppino. My wife is the big desert fan - loved the Bananas Foster. My only negative comment was the small pour on the martini - what I thought was a partially frosted glass was actually an inch and a half of solid ice in the bottom of the glass. Get your Martini at the Bengal Lounge, then hit Pescatores.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was great. We felt our
Food was great. We felt our server rushed us and in fact took away a drink only half gone.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
A lovely seafood restaurant
We enjoyed our dinner here. Service was prompt and our server answered any questions we had expertly, even though I think she was fairly new. We were seated quite close to the front door and the kitchen area, and there was quite a bit of noise coming from the kitchen, but it really didn't take away from the enjoyment of the meal. The food was very good and presented well. The only criticism I could make is that there weren't really any vegetarian entrees on the menu other than one salad, which was quite delicious. I realize this is a seafood restaurant on an island, but one or two options would be nice.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had a visitor from Europe
I had a visitor from Europe so wanted to offer him the best of seafood...
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
A perfect evening
An absolutely splendid meal with just the right friendly service and excellent wine. The atmosphere is intriguing and the noise level acceptable. The seafood is fresh and brilliantly cooked. A perfect evening.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We decided to have a late
We decided to have a late lunch before getting on the Victoria Clipper to go back to Seattle. We got there early and decided to have a martini in the bar. We had a great time in the bar with Jill who was a lot of fun. We decided to stay in the bar for our meal. I had 4 oysters on the half shell that were plump and excellent and fish and chips that were top notch. My wife had the sesame ahi which was cooked perfectly and really excellent. Would go here again on our next trip
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kid-friendly but some items
Kid-friendly but some items are overpriced but excellent quality! (Mac & Cheese for the kids.)
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We arrived to find our reservation was in a very crowed, small table for two next to a extremely loud table and we couldn't hear each other, and were thinking of leaving. I mention to our waiter we had a similar noise experience just at lunch and could he by chance move us. This was a special weekend for us and felt we were plunked in the middle. Our waiter despite a very busy restaurant managed to moved us to a booth, and our entire evening was not only saved but thoughly enjoyed. Food was amazing, and after the move to the booth a very special evening was made. Thank you.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh and Flavorful
Our party of five each found the fish we ordered to be cooked to perfection and seasoned very well to enhance the flavor of each dish. Whle the sides were ordinary, the potato aux gratin was very good. The dungenes crab was cooked to perfection and so sweet and moist it stood on its own without needing to be dipped in butter. The halibut was a thick cut, but likewise cooked but still moist - it's so easy to get a dried out piece of halibut, but not here. The local stuffed trout and arctic char were also as good as any we have had at many more expensive restaurants back home in LA. As good as the meals were, leave room for dessert, as they were all top notch. The wine list also featured BC wineries whose wines went well with our meals.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get your seafood on!
Great way to end our cruise at our last stop! We sampled four types of oysters and picked our favorites (2 for Glacier Bay, 2 for Zen). The Dungeness crabs were oh so fresh! A wonderful B.C. Pinot Gris to accompany the meal and topped off with fondue and bananas foster for dessert. What an awesome meal!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A reservation is a reservation
Aside from the food being exceptional....the service put a damper on the night. Watching people without a reservation being seated before our group was frustrating. Add that with watching them pay there bill before being seated is our only complaint.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy dinner at
We always enjoy dinner at Pescatores. The menu is creative and capitalizes on fresh local produce, fish and seafood, and cheeses. Service is attentive but not intrusive and every effort is made to ensure that dining is a wonderful experience. The room is vibrant; the art is colourful and creative and fish tanks enhance the decor. Definitely a restaurant we'll come back to!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good service, good food heavy hand
Very good service and very good food but the chef has an heavy hand with pepper.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location near the harbor,
Great location near the harbor, good seafood and friendly service. Recommended.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just ask your waitperson what wine they suggest, the menu selection that they suggest, etc. Great setting, mature service, and wonderful food and wine. Worth the cost, but if you are concerned to know the price on the menu maybe consider a more mainline eatery.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fab food and drink
We went to Pescatores and were thrilled with the food and wine selections made by our very capable waiter, Matt. He was knowledgeable and helpful. Fabulous halibut cerviche, trout stuffed with crab and yummy BC wines. Have been here previously and will certainly make it a point to return the next time I am in Victoria. A gem!
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good, but
The food was very good, but we felt like the wait staff had too many tables to take care of to be real personable.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best
I did a lot of research on the internet for a nice dinner in Victoria and I kept seeing Pescatores come up, so we booked a dinner there. We were not disappointed as it was one of the best meals we have ever had. The highlight was a fantastic dessert of chocolate fondue with fruit. We can't wait to return.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Perfect Dinner!
Pescatores was fantastic once again! Reservation for 7pm on a Friday night was a smart choice. Place was busy and atmosphere was ideal. Service was prompt and polite. Appetizers included oysters with rock crab and bacon and the halibut ceviche. Both were quickly at our table and absolutely "to die for!" After that my fiance ordered the Lobster Orzo and I selected the Ahi Tuna. Once again, both plates were outstanding! Highly recommended.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favourite seafood restaurant in Victoria. Great food has you coming back.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pescatores was outstanding.
Pescatores was outstanding. The fresh fish was excellent. We had rainbow trout simply grilled. It came perfectly prepared although not on the standard menu. The au gratin potatoes were terrific as was the other vegetables on the plate. For dessert we had a mousse filled Chocolate torte that was also fantastic. The service was superb. I would highly recommend Pescatores.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect location(next to empress)...good food...pasta and fish...casual...comfortable friendly place ...not expensive...a must do !
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful as usual.
Took wife for her first time at Pescatore's and she will definitely be back. Food was wonderful.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best fish and chips in Victoria
Amazing fish and chips. Better than all other places in the world that we have had fish and chips but for Stanley Park in Vancouver. Make sure to order it made with the Halibut.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
great seafood at inner harbor
The four of us had oysters and 2 crab cake appetizers. The raw oysters were good, the crab cake mediocre. we all had seafood entrees that were very good and split a carafe of moderately priced wine and a great Grenache desert. The service was pretty good. The Tab was a little over $200.00 tip included. I'm sure we will eat there again because of the location across the street from he Empress and the very good oysters and other seafood.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very tasty dinner
Our hotel recommended Pescatores and we were very happy with it. The food was delicious and the service was timely. We would definitely go back again.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good wine list and superb dinner for four adults. Service prompt and professional. Oyster selection and prep choices wide variety. Unqualified recommendation.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot in the harbour
Food was great, menu had a lot of selection, seafood and otherwise. Well prepared, great service, fair price. Will go back again.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Seafood Platter!
This place was a great restaurant - not as expensive as you might think, we had the seafood platter - too much food to finish but was delicious. I've never had Tuna before (at least that wasn't from a can) and this was amazing. Place was pretty noisy, so you have to be prepared for that - it's not a quiet little café where you can whisper sweet nothings to someone but really excellent service
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
my third visit since it opened in the late 90's. superbly prepared seafood at reasonable prices. not the usual tourist indifference which is often the hallmark of a Victoria restaurant near the harbor. fast and friendly service. I look forward to another visit in the future.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
not kid friendly
The food was great, I love the plates that come with a variety of different sea foods. The didn't have any kind of kids menu, and they charged us $16 for one small piece of fried fish and some fries. I recommend leaving the kiddies at home.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Party of 3 was greeted and seated quickly. Server Heather arrived quickly and provided timely service, in fact almost too quickly as the entrees arrived while we were still finishing our salads. Really enjoyed the various coloured martinis - wanted to try them all! We couldn't decide on the wine and both bottles were brought to the table to help in the decision. Our Party of 3, the halibut was a bit dry but the Surf 'n Turf and lobster orzo were both great. Crepes Callebaut were perfect to be shared by all 3.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
The chinook salmon was cooked perfectly. Great, friendly, and prompt service. Highly recommend this restaurant for visitors to Victoria
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My guest and I were impressed by Pescatores. Our server was outstanding, giving us enough attention to make sure we were happy with everything, without be overbearing. We both had the heirloom tomato salad. A bit sour for me, but my guest found it perfect. We then both had the cedar plank salmon. Done just as we like (barely cooked in the middle) with a nice cedar essence in the fish. Served on a fairly thick cedar plank. We opted to just get broccolini instead of the risotto, for a low carb option. The restaurant has classy nautical interior decoration. We sat near the salt water aquarium which was nice. Highly recommend this restaurant.
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had an amazing seafood experience, every course was excellent, the grilled Halibut melted
in my mouth. Service was excellent.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service great. Salmon on plank cooked to perfction. Great wines. Wonder all around. A can't miss in Victoria.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dine in Victoria
We have been to this resteraunt twice, this time it was not such a success. The food although good was not quite the same standard as before. The wine we ordered was not what we had reordered but it was exchanged when we complained.
A good meal but not a great one.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant and always
Great restaurant and always so helpful with my dietary issues.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was delightful and very prompt. The meal was wonderful . The only slight negative remark is that someone turned up the heat . I prefer to dine in a cooler atmosphere. The dining floor was packed and there was no airflow. Men needed o remove jackets and I needed to loosen a silk scarf from my neck.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pescatore's always delivers
The combination of fresh fish, all fresh ingredients grown by the owner and succulent choice of oysters makes for a fabulous dining experience. The servers are enthusiastic and very friendly with the owner himself serving our tablke on occasion.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on a Thursday evening.
We went on a Thursday evening. The restaurant was nearly full, but we were seated promptly. Service was excellent. No hovering, but there every so often to check. Food came out quickly and was well prepared. Moderately priced as well.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining at Inner Harbor
Great fresh seafood, nice ambience, reasonable prices.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very good meal. The oysters
A very good meal. The oysters were fresh and saweet, the mussels in thai broth simply beautiful, large and fresh. An excellent served by a young, keen waitress.
10/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner Friday Evening October 28/13
We stayed at the Fairmont Victoria for a trade show and wanted to go go a nice place for dinner at the end of the show. Your restaurant came highly recommended and it was close to the hotel. We had a wonderful time. The food was very good and the service was amazing. Also met some interesting people there!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday night four of us were at your restaurant. Because we were not paying at the time we chose not to complain. Having said that the seafood dishes that my sister and brother in law had were excellent, however the halibut my husband and I had was sorry, absolutely taste less. We both ended up with indigestion about 2 hrs later. The chips however were excellent.
I would give a recommendation but would explain our situation with the halibut.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM