Can't wait to go back!
After seeing the chef win Chopped, my friend wanted to go here so we decided to go for brunch.
Included in a prefix brunch menu was a coffee or tea along with a typical alcoholic brunch beverage.
The brunch was great, I had the bourbon soaked banana french toast, it was delicious.
While looking at the brunch menu I also looked at the lunch menu and it looked great.
The decor was also fitting, with little fish hanging from the ceiling.
I've since gone back, three times for dinner. The food is amazing! I'd recommend everything on the menu!
2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I haven't been to Pescatore
I haven't been to Pescatore in a long while but just returned after seeing that the lunch menu offered selections other than traditional Italian food. Great sandwiches and flatbread pizza's.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Gem on 2nd Avenue
Pescatore just gets better and better. Staff who are friendly and very helpful, a first rate menu and one of the best priced wine lists (with some real gems). Do try the special of the day (normally a great fish dish and also home made ravioli); the beeet salad is a terrific appetiser. I visited for lunch this week with a couple of colleagues and they thought it a great place too.
Special thanks to Charles, the owner. He has a great restaurant but he does not rest on his laurels; always looking to do that little bit more. Great atmosphere, great food and great prices!! Highly recommended.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tried this on a reccomendation
Tried this on a reccomendation from a friemd and was very happy with the result. The food was great and very reasonable. The portions were a little small and the restaurant a bit loud but the menu was great and the service fantastic.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great local restaurant. Food
Great local restaurant. Food great, service excellent.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food here is excellent:
The food here is excellent: hand-made pasta, oven-baked pizza. The service is also very good. Will be coming here time and again.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed my first meal at Pescatore.
Enjoyed my first meal at Pescatore. Will return for the value. The Pesto pasta was tasty. I had the whole branzino which was perfect, and my guest had chicken parma which was enjoyed as well.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was delicious and
The food was delicious and my favorite part of the menu was that all of the pasta dishes can be ordered in half portions which allow you to try more than one of their delicious offerings if you so choose. The half portions are still generous sizes so you will definitely get a tasre for the flavor of each wonderful dish. My best friend and I had a great meal here and would definitely go back.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent mediterranean menu;
Excellent mediterranean menu; reasonably priced; perfect for business lunch
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and atmosphere.
Wonderful food and atmosphere. Reminded me of Italy and THAT is saying something!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We especially liked the half
We especially liked the half portions of pasta; made it possible to do an appetizer and pasta without feeling overloaded. Clams out of the shell in the vongole was a great touch to the dish.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a very nice and reasonable
This is a very nice and reasonable neighborhood Italian food restaurant. We were a party of three and we all enjoyed our meals. We were visiting the city and have added this dining location to our must return list. I will be recommending it to others visiting New York. Our initial greeting was warm and I thought the service and food was excellent.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was really good! Service
Food was really good! Service could have been better.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this restaurant, visit
Love this restaurant, visit every time I'm in the city! The best Carbonara outside of Italy.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly service, reasonably priced
I had a roasted potatoes appetizer, which was delicious, and a fine Caesar's salad from the lunch menu. It was an ample amount of food, and reasonably priced. The service was friendly and fairly attentive. No complaints from me. There was some outdoor seating, but we ate inside.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a long overdue review. My wife and I have been coming to this restaurant for years. From Charles to Debbie, to the rest of the staff, they are always welcoming, friendly and professional. We live around the block, yet Pescatore is a home away from home.. We had the cabonara pasta the other night and it was the best I have ever had. Truly a neighborhood gem.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my friend for her birthday dinner. The food was excellent as well as the service. Do not forget the desert, on my god! Never had a bad meal here. Would go over and over.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gnocchi with bolognese sauce
Gnocchi with bolognese sauce and goat's cheese topping special was a feast for the senses. Service was attentive and the wines by the glass were good. Risotto main was fine, but I have yet to find a good risotto in NYC, always an overcooked mush. Meal made for a great ending to a a long tough week.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
wonderful, as always
Been dining here for years. A wonderful spot in Beekman area. Solid italian fare. Great affordable brunch, including one cocktail and yummy coffee. I think it was recently renovated inside, a little more spare looking than I remember... But that doesn't change the good food and attentive service. Never feel rushed here, which is extremely important to me.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
always a delight to return to Pescatore, both for lunch and for evening. Lovely service, solid Italian cooking, great cocktails. And the open sidewalk tables are perfect for watching the world go by...
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
aside from the hostess who
aside from the hostess who does not know how to use the computer screen the restaurant is a good neighborhood place to go. Food is good and prices are reasonable.
4/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
fabulous food. the chef is
fabulous food. the chef is sensational, on chopped and in pescatore's kitchen !!
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pescatores - NYC
Interesting menu with something for almost everyone. Moderate prices, good food and excellent service.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our table shared three desserts, cheesecake, tiramisu and fresh zeppoles. Each was very good, but I especially liked the zeppoles which came hot from the kitchen with three dipping sauces.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food but it got loud
Good food but it got loud as the evening progressed
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been there several times
I've been there several times with my family. The food has always been excellent.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Priced right and
Priced right and with a neighborhood feel. Nice Menu and everything was delicious!
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food. Service was OK
Loved the food, well prepared and tasty. Servings were large. We split a branzini entree and had salads. It was all quite good. It was not very suitable for conversation however, as the noise level was fairly high. Ugh.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great New York Find
Pescatore was the perfect find for a great meal at great prices. We had appetizers, wine, pasta and the meat course and were very satisfied with the caliber of the food. Compared to some of the other restaurants in the area, the prices were very good for everything.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A really good restaurant
Thius is one of those places that you keep coming back to because the food is excellent, the service is friendly (and even when busy you are not forgotten) and the value for money is wonderful. The combination makes this a great experience - full marks to the staff.
The salmon - best yet!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our food there. We had been there before and my husband said he didn't remember the food being as good as it is. The service was okay, not great. The hostess however was great, following up on things. Unfortunately the noise level was very high. I think next time I would prefer to be upstairs where it was quieter.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great. Honored
The food was great. Honored my request for a round table. Service was adequate. Always enjoy my visit .
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were very good... temperature in the restaurant needed to be adjusted.. too hot considering how sticky and humid it was outside.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Firm Favourite
I took a colleague who was leaving New York out for lunch ; he said it was the best tuna he had tasted in three years here in the city. It's always great to recommend a restaurant that delivers such good food with an easy and friendly style time after time. Pescatore has an excellent wine list that is frequently updated and has some of the most competitive prices. The staff are polite and very helpful and Charles, the owner, is there overseeing things in a quiet and understated manner (but nothing gets past him!) Great for lunch or dinner (and brunch too!) Also terrific value for money.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
professional & personal
Our lunch-time reunion was a success. The 4 of us were given ample time & space to enjoy each other's company with un-ubtrusive service. The food was perfect for 4 women who wanted to eat but preferred the 1/2 portions available so we had room for a little of everything.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and a Nice Afternoon
Awesome service and very good food that made this a nice time to be out with my family for a late afternoon lunch.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's not a fancy place. I
It's not a fancy place. I guess you could call it quaint. But the food is always terrific. Been there numerous times over the past few years. It never dsappoints.
Highly recommend it.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having been born and raised in NYC, it was great to be back for a visit. My first visit to Pescatore but a second visit for my friend. It was wonderful! We were shown to the second level that was more quiet but still lively. We skipped an appetizer saving for gelato at the end of the meal. I had an eggplant and tomato-based sauce while my friend had a Carbonara dish. We decided to switch to fettuccine with the meal and were told it would be an extra charge. We were also told that the fettuccine was house made whereas the spaghetti or rigatoni were store purchased. Have the fettuccine for $2 more per plate. It was so fresh and flavorful. We shared coffee and hazelnut gelato, which was fabulous. The service was A+!!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sea Bass
My husband and I both had the sea bass and its outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant!
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chose the restaurant as a central location for a meeting of friends. Greeted at the door, where I was toting a rather large piece of luggage, by a hostess with a smile who immediately offered to hold my bag in a secure location. Most of my party had already arrived and had been seating at an ample size table for six. Our waitress was cordial, made great suggestions, kind and pleasant. Started with antipasti selection for the table, the ricotta cheese was especially yummy. My entree was a well prepared branzino with roasted tomatoes and zucchini. Light delicate sauce and delicious. Very comfortable and easy place to dine. This will become a standby when I am in NYC.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good all around wholesome
General menu incorporates something for everyone and professionally presented. VERY loud.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Hidden Gem...
Love Love Love Pescatore...Charles has taken a good restaurant and made it AWESOME! The food is excellent, filled with flavor...one can understand how their chef won on the show "Chopped". The attomsphere is filled with engery with great decor. If your lucky, you will get the best waiter, Patrick. All the staff is friendly and on top of things at always around to make the night even better then you like.
Pescatore is a hiddlen gem, known by those in the neighborhood and those that are visiting and have found it. My favored "go to" restaurant in the city.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food outstanding but not enough
Food outstanding but not enough choices for my taste. Only one entree special..and limited menu.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice neighborhood Italian spot
We wanted a nice meal for just the 2 of us on Thanksgiving so found this place on Open Table. Wasn't sure what to expect but got good reviews so we decided to try it. It's excellent value for the money. I had the the turkey that was wonderfully moist. (There was a choice of light or dark meat). There were mashed potatoes, string beans, cranberry and dressing. Not huge portions but enough. Also had great pumpkin/sage ravioli. My husband had pasta w/ clam sauce he said was excellent. They had their regular menu available. Service was attentive and waiter recommended a nice wine. It was very down-to-earth with clearly neighborhood people stopping by--not snooty or pretentious---and felt relaxed. We would go back.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have walked right by this restaurant hundreds of times. We finally went and loved it. We will certainly return. Very good food and reasonably priced. The sea bass was excellent. It is a great neighborhood find.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM