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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Scratch stock, fresh herbs, cream
My parents are not people who would spend a lot of money on a great meal, so I really love to indulge them when they will let me. I took them to Pescara for my mom's 87th birthday and it couldn't have been more perfect! From the hostess wishing my Mom a happy birthday right when we arrived to our waiter's wonderful, gentle demeanor, to the amazing food, and the sumptuous desert for her birthday, Pescara did everything right! We were there on a CoVid Saturday evening so it was pretty quiet, which allowed us to have a lot of good conversation and we never felt rushed, languishing over each course. I highly recommend Pescara!
Fantastic brunch! Everything was delicious. Service was awesome. Highly recommend.
We dined at Pescara 3 nights this trip, obviously our favorite spot. This restaurant never disappoints and has continued to offer top quality dishes year after year. Pescara is known for their seafood but do offer meat and pasta entrees as well. Also noted that the staff went out of their way to sanitize the tables and chairs between seatings.
Lovely setting with large windows. Great waiter (Michael S). Food was scrumptious. We enjoyed the time we spent there for lunch.
Great food and ambience as always. Be back next year for sure!
We did not expect to find such a great seafood restaurant in Minnesota in the middle of winter. Tenderloin appetizer was great followed by the Walleye Milanese and the Mussel appetizer my wife had as a meal. A nice 2007 Barolo for our dinner refreshment top it off. We will be back!
Service was amazing, our waiter was very kind. The desert was to die for.
Just had much higher expectations... the ambiance was like a dinner and looked old. Food was good but nothing stood out. There are a numbers of Restaurants I would chose before this place... Blue Duck, Chester's, Prescott, Mango Thia, and the list can go on. Not saying bad just not really good either.
My husband and I loved our Valentine's lunch at Pescara. The food was excellent and the waitstaff were attentive and polite. I could probably drink a gallon of that lobster bisque!
Pescara is a wonderful restaurant, a cut above most. It’s on the high end of restaurants in Rochester but the food is always wonderful and, unlike other expensive restaurants in town, the quality of the experience is well worth the price.
The food was great and the service exceptional!!
As always....... It was wonderful!!!
Dinner was great and our server Chris was really attentive and knowledgeable. It was great to get out. Thank you Pescara!!
We have never been disappointed with our food or service at Pescara.
Fresh steelhead trout was amazing. Food was served hot and overall service was terrific. Great place to enjoy in RST!
This is a great restaurant. The seafood is fantastic, and they have great service. The wine list is also very good.
Very attentive staff. Very flavorful food. Very relaxing atmosphere. Calm lighting. Nice background music.
Awesome food. Oysters were fresh cold and briny. Lobster excellent. Wine was fantastic although a bit overpriced
We had an awesome experience as we always do. Chris took great care of us. We never ran out of drinks and once a plate needed to be cleared the process was completely seamless. It’s amazing to be taken care of in a way that appears so effortless but you know he worked really hard to accomplish this. Additionally, the food was amazing!!! Being that it was a special occasion we actually wanted to try several things of the menu and opted to do a variety of their small plates along with a shareable side. Best decision ever and we even had the opportunity to order dessert which was also delicious.
Love love love this place!
Fabulous service, well seasoning, delicious food, exactly what I expected at Pescara!
The main course and ordered drinks were excellent. We were given coupons for one class of wine, beer, or rail drink. My wife chose wine and it was non-drinkable. Just awful. Other than that, we would go again and not order any house wine.
Everything about this meal was wonderful. Excellent seafood, service, wine, ambience, side dishes, dessert.
Amazing for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktails. I can't wait to come back to Rochester just to dine here.
Just fabulous as always.
My wife and I so enjoyed our lunch we returned a second time. Our waiter was interesting, knowledegable and made the meal enjoyable. The soup was delicious and my pasta was very good.
Awesome service and fantastic food as always!! Love this place!! Wish we could go weekly!!
Pescara is consistently excellent across the board. The food and service are outstanding and the ambience is perfect for a special occasions. Amazing to see how consistent they have been since opening several years ago. This is my #1 recommendation for anyone visiting Rochester looking for an excellent restaurant.
A wonderful experience in the time of COVID. They were so warm and welcoming when we arrived. Service was great. Only four stars because I asked how the mussels were that day, were they large or small and was assured they were good size. Not. But taste was good. Husband loved the Seafood stew and calamari app was tasty.
Definitely recommend! Good food, service, and ambiance.
The food was exquisite and the service was perfect. We had a truly beautiful experience.
My friend and I enjoyed a very nice casual low-key dinner at Pescatrice the food was outstanding not overwhelming especially the oysters. Very good service overall we enjoyed ourselves thank you
Food was well prepared, seasoned well, and cooked appropriately. Not necessarily inspired but very good. Wine per glass was a little expensive for the offerings. Still overall very good.
Our servers Ashley was phenomenal. She went above and beyond. The food was fantastic. I will definitely be back
Awesome place. Great food and service. Good for special occasions.
Staff was having loud conversation near kitchen- Very distracting
Empty restaurant but yet after we were seated another couple was seated right next to us (Covid remember)
Disappointed with the halibut. Overcooked and not well prepared-why use any sauce with halibut? Just a nice thick portion with salt and pepper and prepared so the fish flakes with a fork. Not like that at all-we received a thin portion and cooked strangely in a sauce. Wine selection/recommendation also off.
Very nice place. The service was excellent and the food was amazing! The only downside is that it's a bit pricy, but it's well worth the money in my opinion!
Everything tasted perfect from soup to drinks to dessert
The food is excellent and the service is attentive but not overbearing. This is one of my favorite places to eat in Rochester. Prices are high, however.
Pescara offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (507) 280-6900.
Pescara is rated 4.8 stars by 1463 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.