Pescara

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Pescara invites those with an appetite for fresh, forward food to share small plates, savor fine wine, and enjoy prime selections from sea and land. Pescara is the perfect place to gather for business lunches, pre-theater appetizers, high class happy hour, and impeccably serviced dinner.

Best Seafood 2020 (Rochester Magazine)
Best Fine Dining 2020 (Rochester Magazine)

Park in First Street Ramp and follow the signs to the DoubleTree Hotel. Accessible through the skyway from Mayo Clinic and all downtown businesses.
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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We thought the dinner was nice. Our favorite before dinner drink is a Canadian Club Manhattan. We were very surprised that an advertised full bar did not have Canadian Club! Very disappointing as we were celebrating a significant birthday and were looking forward to having a cocktail.

MT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service outstanding. The prices were a little high, but it was one of the best meals I've had in years, so worth the money. They made a special day even better!

W
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I wouldn‘t recommend for brunch - dinner, yes. I was not aware that brunch was buffet only. I stay away from buffets for health reasons and buffets promote eating. I prefer creative brunch plates where there’s portion control. Being GF DF Pescara buffet was very limiting and ingredients were not listed. I had a $19 bowl of oatmeal which I know was not GF as the effects are notable today. Anyway, awesome service (!) & atmosphere. Would be great to be able to order a plated from-the-kitchen omelette with the creative flair that Pescara is known for.

RJ
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious food - specializes in fresh seafood. Sea bass was cooked to perfection. Out only complaint is how long everything took - from getting our drinks to our meal arriving. Also, the very thin slices of bread were ice cold.

TW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was our first visit to Pescara and we had lunch. The tuna melt and lobster bisque were very good. The salmon burger had a generous portion of salmon but was layered with a sauce that was powerfully lemony, too much for me. However, that could be scraped off and the salmon itself was good, although pretty bland. Service was great.

F
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleasantly surprised that the seafood was wonderful in the middle of the country! My husband and I both had the tuna and it was wonderful! One of our guests ordered filet and another salmon and they both were very impressed! In fact our meal was so good my husband and I came back the next night to try the filet. EXCELLENT!

BH
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and fish!

NL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pescara was amazing! Our steaks and drinks were delicious, the server was very friendly and attentive to our needs.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fish tacos are fabulous and Mike the server was very attentive!

CL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here three nights in a row! Once you find a place with great food and service you stick with it. Shout out to Tristan, Michael and Daniel, all great servers and knowledgable. Sea bass was prepared perfectly as was the side dish of Broccolini. Great wine list and please leave room for dessert and the expertly made Buena Vista Irish coffees.

MM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Birthday Dinner for my sister who is in a wheelchair. The restaurant was very accommodating and our waitress was fantastic!

JH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and friendly staff. Food was great.

SS
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Rochester for the night to pick up a foster dog for a local rescue and decided to grab dinner at Pescara on a recommendation from my brother. We had the Bang Bang Calamari, Insignia scallops, and then market scallops sauteed with lemon beurre blanc. The food was all very well-prepared and tasted wonderful. Good service from the waitstaff throughout the evening, and the manager (James?) stopped by as well to make sure everything was in order. Would recommend and would definitely go back if we are ever back in the Rochester area.

DS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had shrimp tacos. Would be better if they were not battered.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yet another great find in Rochester, MN. I only had time for very quick lunch while at Mayo with my wife, but the food was deeeee....licious. Kind of the "see.... I told ya so" in conservative seafood, you know, one that serves the fish-and-chips dish too, in addition to oysters and prawns. Absolute must try kind of a place for any seafood lover.

D
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and food.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gracious service,, delicious food!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Either waiter forgot to put in our order, or the kitchen forgot to complete it. We were left waiting over an hour after we placed our order. My medium rare steak was cooked no less than medium well. Poor execution for a $60 meal

SE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pescara is wonderful but my steak was overcooked.

GK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great and the food was excellent. I liked having a coat check.

C
Tallahassee
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back in Rochester to get a check up at Mayo. It’s been 10
Years. I found this place last time I was here. It was great then. Still doesn’t disappoint. So good, I’m going again tonight and will probably order the salmon again. Yummmmm.

KB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lobster bisque! And walleye sandwich on grainy bread.

j
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are searching for a quiet, clean place to meet for business, try pescara for breakfast

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great. No complaints.

KP
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had the Walleye and my husband had a Porterhouse steak. The food was excellent. The wait staff was warm, inviting and attentive. We also enjoyed the wine that we selected with the help of the waitress. It was a relaxing evening out at a quiet restaurant with delicious food.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish was very fresh and cooked perfectly. The lemon beurre Blanc sauce was amazing! Highly recommend :)

Note, it’s more expensive than what it says on open table, it was listed as under $30 but 30-40 is the range of entrees (which do not include sides)

FH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Pescara. Our food was delicious and had the perfect amount of time between salad and meal
The Creme brûlée was AMAZING!!!!

KP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Food, service, and everything in between has always been wonderful! Highly recommend.

c
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dry thoughtful staff to accommodate our special needs. The food is exceptionally prepared and very good. A wonderful surprise

C
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mother daughter day for brunch, always a favorite place to go.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good brunch. Good service

AB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

AW
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and Michael was very attentive as our server

L
Greensboro
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service were very good, the only problem I had was the Manhattan on the rocks that I ordered. A good food venue should have a better bartender. My drink tasted like it was mostly sweet vermouth. It was just bad and I think a Manhattan is a fairly simple drink to make, so that should never happen.

SP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was fantastic. I ordered the sea bass which was cooked perfectly that was prepared with a lemon beurre blanc sauce and a crab cake appetizer that consistently remains one of the best I've had.

WB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner: calamari, walleye, scallops. Well prepared and presented. Sophisticated decor. Friendly, informative waitstaff. Very pleasant evening.

ET
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast buffet! Our waiter was great, very attentive and always made our daughter smile when he came to the table. Definitely recommend!

CF
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciated our server Sal. He was wonderful and very knowledgeable of the menu. My parents appreciated an elegant dinner to celebrate their 65th Anniversary. Thanks much!

S
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm bummed as they no longer have my lamb dish. but the food and service is still excellent.

K
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have always enjoyed the food at Pescara as well as the service and the quietness of the restaurant. We went there for lunch yesterday and were planning on having the Express lunch menu. When I booked the reservation on open table the express menu was right there for us to look at. When we got to the restaurant the waitress told us that that was no longer an option and hadn’t been an option for quite a while. We were disappointed and I feel that if people use social media you should keep that current so your customers do not come in and become disappointed in what you tell them is available when really it is not.

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