Pleasant surroundings, not
Pleasant surroundings, not too noisy. Great bread to go w/oil dipping and shaved parmigiano. Octopus salad very good. Will go back to try other dishes. Definitely a good place to have in the neighborhood.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food, at a price
The food is great at Pescatore, as is the ambiance and service. It was priced a bit high though. there were four in our party. All four had salads, two had pasta with marinara as a main course and 2 had chicken dishes as a main course.We split 2 desserts and had 3 coffees. It's a BYO and we forgot a bottle, so there wasn't even a corkage fee for us. $200.00??????? Oh yea, and we had 2 cokes!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Third visit and the food has
Third visit and the food has been consistently good.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Variety of taste delights
Given the variety of dishes offered, we were able to put together a tasteful sharing experience. This time included the beet and goat cheese salad, the short rib dinner, the softshell crabs, and not but certainly not least, the delectable tiramisu.
It is always a plus to choose and bring our own wine that we feel will accompany our meal best for our budget.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pescatore is an outstanding
Pescatore is an outstanding restaurant in all phases. The food is high quality and interesting, with an emphasis on fresh fish/seafood. BYOB allows you to have great dinner and nice bottle of wine for a reasonable price. This is one of my favorite places.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have an excellent
We always have an excellent meal and experience. The pasta special was outstanding.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood place with
Great neighborhood place with authentic Italian food.
Everyone here makes you feel at home and welcome.
Truly a find with great food and great service.
Have had dinner here several times and each time is fantastic.
This BYOB is a great find and a must try.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was at orientation for our son at St. Joe's and was looking for a good restaurant close by. Very happy with our choice!! Will come back soon - thanks so much!!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. A bit rushed.
We love this place. Excellent seafood, and we've never had anything that wasn't really good. They encourage BYOB and are ready with ice and the proper glasses.
We had the Caesar salad flatbread and the Chilean sea bass specials. Both were excellent. Pistachio gelato for dessert was very good.
The only shortcoming this time was that we were clearly rushed to finish up. Actually got the check before we got dessert and before we asked for it. There really weren't people waiting at that point, and it left a negative feeling despite the great meal.
This hasn't happened before, so it won't deter us from returning soon. It's an excellent neighborhood place!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh ingredients, and delicious homemade pasta. A must try!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are never disappointed at this lovely Italian restaurant. The menu is always a delight. The service is attentive. The food is well-prepared.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, service and ambience.
Good food, service and ambience. Great place for weeknight business meeting. Would be good for a date, too.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved our meal, a repeat visit. It's BYOB, but once the wine was poured, the waitress was hovering to get our orders. We told her we wanted to sit a bit first so she went away. Fish was outstanding. Definitely will go back.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a terrific BYO
Been several times. Great food and superb, attentive service. Most recently there in mid July; restaurant was half empty (a lot of people are away weekends on the Main Line) and everything was good as always except ... the pace was way too fast. Dinner came right on top of first course. Unfortunately a lot of restaurants that are usually packed (because they are good) don't adjust when things are slow, and in my experience you often have to ask specifically to pace it a bit. But I would definitely go back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've eaten at Pescatore now four times in the last year and I have never been disappointed. The food is delicious, the service attentive and friendly, and the fact that I get to bring my own wine is perfect!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our meal was wonderful as usual. Everyone is friendly!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure to dine here. The service is commendable. The choices on the menu and from the daily specials are excellent. The food is well-prepared. Five stars
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
among the best Main Line locals
Don't let the name fool you; they have much more than just fish. Veal chop was huge, prepared perfectly and very tasty. Pasta and salads excellent and ample portions. Don't miss the Caesar salad on pizza when it's a special. Fish of the day is always super fresh and not killed with heavy or overbearing sauces, but well seasoned and prepared. The pesto and cheese with bread is very interesting and a nice start. BYOB is a plus. Service (and staff generally) attentive, warm, friendly. Not inexpensive but moderately priced and worth it. A real neighborhood 5 star.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a pleasure to dine at this lovely restaurant where the menu selection is notable, the food preparation is fine, and the service is attentive.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
I decided to make reservations because I've heard great reviews on how good the food is at Pescatore's and I'm glad I did!! The food , service & ambience was great!! This is a definitely a restaurant I would recommend to others and I look forward to coming back!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful Italian restaurant with an excellent menu and well-prepared food. The service is most accommodating. Always a pleasant experience.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Among the best prepared, freshest
Among the best prepared, freshest food in a local restaurant on the Main Line. Excellent value and BYOB. However specials do not frequently change, so it limits its appeal as a frequent choice because you must wait a long time for new menu items. Specials should change at least weekly at a local place that expects regular, repeat visits from foodies.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
My favorite go -to spot on
My favorite go -to spot on the Main Line. And a BYOB too!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Return visits are always a treat
Octopus appetizer, branzino and chilean sea bass fish entrees were superb. The sauces are always delicious Tiramisu dessert delectable.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my favorite restaurants, smaller dining room feels cozy, pastas and seafood are tremendous, staff is excellent and a BYOB. You can tell the place is part of a family business that has excelled for years in S. Philadelphia. Highly recommend it.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
We have been to Pescatore many times and have always had nothing but the best in food and service. Very consistent and always a friendly environment.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the escargot and Portugese octopus for appetizers. Both were great, although the octopus was pretty filling. We both had the halibut special for dinner and it was fantastic. The service was perfect -- very attentive, knowledgeable, helpful and mindful of our schedule (eating dinner there before a concert at the Mann). We will be back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a really wonderful dinner. The food was delicious and well prepared and the ambience felt like a warm and lovely neighborhood spot that left me wanting to return - soon! We ran into friends there with their kids who said they go frequently. After eating there, I understand why. Not pretentious at all, just delicious. I can't wait to try many more menu items.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined there during restaurant week and all the food was delicious! They even gave some options to swap from the main menu. I definitely want to go back and try some of those next time!!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, Pescatore never disappoints. The menu, preparation of food, and service are always commendable. Always a pleasure to dine here.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely Local Spot
How fortunate we are to have this wonderful restaurant within walking distance! Set in a charming neighborhood, this BYBOB serves creative, delicious food in a place of warm camaraderie. Great starter menu, many of which would have been enough for a small entree. The entrees we ordered were all very nicely done. Dessert was extraordinary. A table visit by the chef 's mother was charming and appreciated. Highly recommended.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A warm friendly greeting put us at ease at this BYOB. The server, Deana, was professional and friendly. We ordered the ceasar salad flatbread with seafood, it was delicious. Next, the homemade gnocchi as an appetizer was superb and quite filling. We each had the fish specials - halibut and the red snapper. Both were very good, but the red snapper was superior. Needless to say, we loved our dining experience. We highly recommend and we will be back!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my girlfriend to this restaurant for our one year anniversary. We were thoroughly happy with the service we were given, and from the quality of food for a relatively good price. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody.
My girlfriend had the spaghetti pescatore: "best mussels I ever had"
Me: chicken was so tender, loved the red peppers too.
The waiter even gave us a candle in our pumpkin cheesecake, which was excellent.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Pescatore for my first time recently with 4 friends from work. We were hoping for a nice experience with good food and a place quiet enough for good conversation. Instead, we were treated to a very memorable evening! Our waitress was fabulous - she was personable, warm, knowledgeable - but also understood our need for personal space. The food was simply amazing - so thoughtfully prepared and plated. Everything was delicious! We will return again - and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
upscale neighborhood Italian
On the menu, Pescatore straddles the line between neighborhood Italian "joint" & finer dining. Simple standards like aglio e olio and cacio e pepe are conspicuously absent & many offerings are at least somewhat complex. Long hots are stuffed. Oysters are grilled. The calamari appetizer has marinara, spinach and baked mozzarella. But the classic veal and chicken dishes are well made and delicious, their pesto's great, and we've never had anything there that was less than very good. We're usually left to enjoy the meal at our own pace, although last night we were given the check about halfway through dessert (which surprised us, as a man at an adjacent table sat alone on his phone for at least an hour without ordering anything). Great spot!
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a lovely and very delicious
We had a lovely and very delicious dinner. The service was excellent and the ambiance perfect for conversation
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Main Line Staple
Small and intimate, probably only seats about 45 people in a single room. Wait staff was very friendly, several specials to choose from and a mix on the menu. We came hungry and wanted to try out several items. Wonderful octopus salad, crab special was pretty light on the crab, but a nice creation. My wife loved the gnocchi and we both had fish that were very good. Tiramisu was just ok.
Overall, the food was very good. We didn't have anything that wasn't freshly made. Lots of good choices on the menu. We did notice that, outside of what had to be a grandchild, we (in our 40's) were the youngest diners in the room. From the prices, which were a bit steep, I figured we are not the demographic they are after. Good night out. Would recommend.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about this restaurant
Everything about this restaurant was pleasant: pleasant servers, pleasant food, pleasant atmosphere. We were happy to find it.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Imaginative Cooking
We've eaten here numerous times and have always enjoyed what we ordered. The service is always professional and helpful. .In addition to their standard menu they always offer some interesting and imaginative dishes. Since it is BYOB this is another plus.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was outstanding. Food
Service was outstanding. Food was served hot and delicious. Menu quite varied with many specials. A little on the pricey side.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everytime I go, I enjoy myself. The staff is attentive, nice, and extremely friendly!!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu selections are always varied, and the food is well-prepared. The service is attentive. Unfortunately, the noise level is very high and probably can't be modulated.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is amazing. The atmosphere is very inviting and family friendly. Would absolutely recommend this place to anyone looking for delicious homemade italien food
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday is the night to go!
Sunday is the night to go! Quiet which is unusual. If you go any other night the noise level can be deafening. Food was delicious as always and a great fish selection.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Upscale neighborhood restaurant
The food and service were top-notch. The warm Caesar salad with flatbread (served for 2) is outstanding. We had the seafood and linguine, which was also very good. The only negatives were the restaurant is small and tables are very close together and the lighting is very low (needed to use the flashlight from our phones to read the menu). Would definitely go back again, though.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have gone here many times and each time it only gets better! Delicious food and great service!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best BYOB on the Main Line
Outstanding food - from fabulous sea bass to mouth watering ossa buco.... Can't go wrong. Friendly very professional servers. Love this place.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A gem in my neighborhood.
A gem in my neighborhood. I'm in love with this resturant.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a delicious meal. Particularly the grilled octopus. Nice lighting, warm and friendly service, never too loud even on very busy nights. And unlike many byob restaurants the table are spaced comfortably apart. Thank you for another great experience.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have had six meals at this
I have had six meals at this restaurant and the food has typically been excellent each time. The service also is prompt and provides attention to details.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM