Amazing Views & Service
Amazing Views, service and food. Went there after a few months and forgot how memorable it is. Will definitely be back more often.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Brunch was yummy!
We came for Easter Sunday Brunch, our first visit here. We had the most spectacular table in the house, set up and ready for us at our reservation time. The wait staff was patient with our big group and we did not wait long for our food. The drinks were good, the food was good, we will be back. I can not say enough lovely things about this restaurant. They use quality ingredients,so you will pay more than you think you should for a pasta dish, but it is worth it! Great views of the boats docked in the harbor.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always, fine food, good
As always, fine food, good service and a nice water view.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Old Style Italian on the Water.
The staff reminds me of the old Italian restaurants of my youth in Chicago. Bustling, all seasoned waiters with a friendly hello and quick wit while they ply you with good wines and traditional fare. I always enjoy sharing dishes with my dinner companions. This menu lends itself to that. A couple of appetizers, a salad, a pasta and then one of their traditional piccata's or seafood dishes. Save room for a tarimisu and coffee. The service is robust but not rushed. There is usually a couple of large parties so the sound level can be "energetic"! It all part of the charm. Weekend brunch is nice and a good value for the area. This place is established but surrounded by newer, trendier places so don't let them suck you in.
3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff is great here. They
The staff is great here. They are pros and know their stuff - have been there for years and like to have a good time but are still professional.
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This wasn't our first visit,
This wasn't our first visit, nor will it be our last. Over the last 20 years we've found both the food and service to be worthy of being called an exceptional place to dine with moderate menu prices.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Made reservations for a group of 10 who were traveling in business. The food was excellent! From appetizers to the main course everything was top notch! This on top of the beautiful setting on the water to the attentive staff made our evening quite pleasureable! Our entire group said they would return whenever they are in the area. It is not often you can have such a wonderful meal at a very affordable price and be treated to service and ambience that rivals any pricey upscale restaurant. Bravo Il Pescatore!!!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our Go-To Celebratory Place
Il Pescatore is our go-to place for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. We love the setting, the service is reliably good and the food is wholesome and dependable.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food has always been very good here but my on last visit the service was not only outstanding but also very friendly .
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mothers Day Dining
We ate outside on Mothers Day - House was packed, service was a bit slow, but staff more than made up for that with their friendliness and their acknowledgment that they were busy and doing their best. Hubby got a more expensive glass of wine than we were charged because he had to wait a few minutes for it. Their attitude more than made up for the wait.
Food was great, location fantastic. Definitely recommended.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for special occasion
We went for my son's graduation.
We were 7 of us. They had Good service and beautiful
Nice view of the marina. We had a wonderful time.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Very Good Find
We were able to have the restaurant take a reservation for 10 to celebrate a graduation form one of the local universities. The service was top notch! The food was very good for all that attended. They did a special set up to celebrate the graduation even though it's not something they normally do. Overall, we were very pleased with our choice and would highly recommend them and go again ourselves.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attentive service and delicious
Attentive service and delicious veal. The marina view at sunset was very pleasant.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic dinner by the estuary
The food is great but it's really the amazing service by the staff that makes this restaurant on of our Jack London Square favorites. We celebrated my son's 8th birthday there with 11 family members and it was a pure delight!
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday afternoon quiet
Good Italian food overlooking harbor scene. Quiet mid-afternoon lunch on a Sunday. Enjoyable, attentive waiter. Old phonos, records, etc. for decor.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice older restaurant
We had a party of six, and we all thought the food was good, but not great. Having grown up in the Bay Area, I am somewhat spoiled regarding food. Seemed slightly over-priced. Fresh-backed bread was great. The location is nice - near the bay in a growing Jack London area. Service was very good. Most of the waiters were older, but knowledgeable and attentive.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old world charm
This restaurant reminded me a of place on the east coast with leather chairs, The menu great tough to choose. For an italian place though the sauce was not as good I expect. Antipasta great, Great Manhattens, Great service. View of Jack London Square harbor.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot never dissapoints
I enjoy coming back to this restaurant. The frutti de mare is a treat. Went with 3 other people. All gave their meals a thumbs up except one. The wait staff was kind enough to take the dish back from our unsatisfied guest and add some additional sauce to "spice it up" however it didn't work for her. Service was good and staff was friendly. Other than that, great views and a great fixture in Jack London Square.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with a view
Great find for a fabulous lunch. 9 people for lunch and everyone had a fabulous meal. Beautiful waterfront view, and great service.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good service, good pasta,
Good service, good pasta, good ambience. Notable because we were a group of eight.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner by the water
New decorations, lots of antiques. Food is great, prices are not, $380 including tip for a party of 5. We ordered conservatively. But worth it if a special occasion.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waiter was very personable
Waiter was very personable and service was wonderful.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've never been here before!
I can't believe that I grew up in Oakland, and have been to just about every other restaurant in Jack London, but not this one. The decor was a little older, which I LOVED - reminds me of growing up with what my parents and grandparents used to have at home - all that is considered antique now.
It may not be for everyone, but it was very homey and comfortable. The staff was attentive and understood how to serve. The food was amazing! Not over seasoned or over buttered like a lot of places could be. Very clean and fresh - our party of 4 finished our plates and still had room for their dessert. I'm not a huge dessert fan, but the tiramisu was so light and fluffy and not too sweet. What a perfect finish to a perfect meal.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cocktails were reasonably priced. Calamari Steak is outstanding. Veal dishes excellent.
The French Bread they serve is worth a visit alone. We had a group of 8 and everyone loved there meal.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Il Pescatore is a classic
The food is excellent, the servers are very attentive, and the view of the estuary and the boats is wonderful. I haven't been here in a number of years, but it was just as good (if not better) than I remember it. The only negative -- and it's just my personal taste and opinion -- is that I don't like all of the "antiques" on display. Although they are interesting historical items, they are too numerous and give the restaurant an unsophisticated, cluttered look. I liked the looks of the place better without the antiques. Nevertheless, the clutter in no way takes away from the excellent food and service.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My mother worked at an Italian
My mother worked at an Italian restaurant for 18 years, I find my self to be a bit of a snob, when it comes to good Italian.
The staff is friendly, and the choices are plentiful.
My two favorite items are the house speciality, the seafood pasta & the veal chop.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I had the Veal special. It was excellent; many restaurants claim to serve Veal; this one actually does. Everything is fresh and delicious!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jack London Square
We had a delicious dinner. Although there was only one other couple in the restaurant when we arrived, by the time we left they had gotten busier.
Lovely tables by the windows with a view of the sailboats....Tableclothes..... Knowledgeable server, Tony, who had been there over 20 years....
The veal limone was so tasty..... could have had another helping.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food; great service
First time walking over here for dinner. Nice, authentic Italian food; quiet atmosphere. After the hub-ub of younger, upbeat places in the area this was a really nice place to wind down and enjoy a quiet dinner and professional wait staff. The old-school feel we read about worked for us and we look forward to our next visit. Loved loved loved the host in his very handsome navy blue suit.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 8, rather
We were a group of 8, rather loud, for lunch, and they welcomed us warmly. Great service. I only heard good things about all the dishes and wine. Thumbs up for chowder. My personal drink revue--don't order a Lemon Drop martini. We all agreed, we would do it again.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went here for the first time based on a recommendation. It was our anniversary. We just loved our experience. My wife said that it was the best meal she has ever had in a restaurant and she has been to many restaurants all over the country. The service was excellent. The ambiance was perfect for a special occasion like ours. The food was perfect, the preparation excellent. I strongly recommend this restaurant .
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second dinner
This was our second dinner at Il Pescatore and we experienced the same delicious food and prompt, friendly service we'd received the first time we dined there. This is one we're definitely keeping on our list.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM