Pescara

4.7
1440 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1440 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SueandJohn
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this meal was wonderful. Excellent seafood, service, wine, ambience, side dishes, dessert.

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vipCindyboo
Tallahassee
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous as always.

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vipMarried50male
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipjimm
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLives2eat
Milwaukee
50 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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LauraW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Definitely recommend! Good food, service, and ambiance.

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Lulu
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exquisite and the service was perfect. We had a truly beautiful experience.

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vipTravellady2
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipPatrickS
Raleigh
49 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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ShanaMae
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers Ashley was phenomenal. She went above and beyond. The food was fantastic. I will definitely be back

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vipJasonC
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Great food and service. Good for special occasions.

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CherieB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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)

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

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.

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Samuel
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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KITTH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted perfect from soup to drinks to dessert

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3boysmom
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

DH
vipDrHerb
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We look forward to dinner at Pescara on our visits to Rochester. Whether its breakfast or dinner, the food and service puts our recommendation at “Top of Rochester..Best Dining Experience”. The menu has the best seafood and the kitchen knows how to prepare it...Bravo!

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clara
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, romantic atmosphere and delicious food. Loved it. Simple understated ambience. The service was superior. I had the carmelized carrots and the write in special fish. Moist and succulent. My partner had the fillet, excellent!

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DennisT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every respect!!!

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vipSunilM
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food but very expensive

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CarlosD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing, food was delicious and fairly priced for fine dining. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, consistent cuisine, ambience and service. Our favorite when in Rochester. Actually, one of the top places we've enjoyed from coast to coast.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cake Benedict was amazing!! Service was great! Loved our server and our hostess Andria!
Will be back for the lobster omelette!!!

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NenaH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food,
Outstanding service!
Sad that Covid has affected their menu options!

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jamjaw
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food , atmosphere & service close to the Mayo Clinic.

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vipSnowbird
San Diego
129 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We appreciated the pop to eat outside even though there was a lot of street noise. We 4 all ordered different main courses and we each loved what we ordered. Our waiter was very helpful to telling us about the individual items which helped us in our decision-making.

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BrookeD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Pescara and it’s one of my all time favorite restaurant now! Amazing food and polite staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice dinner with excellent food and courteous, attentive service.

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Hairmom
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, impeccable service, beautiful atmosphere. I would definitely recommend if you're looking for a nice relaxing evening out.

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Sully
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! My wife and I have our new favorite place to eat for special occasions.

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viplyndygal
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, fabulous seafood. The walleye Piccata was fantastic. My husband thought the lobster bisque was the best he ever had.

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vipFredS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was wonderful. We will be back.

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vipredhead
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Value? $37 for one piece of fish (halibut).........everything else is ala carte. Service was excellent.

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loriiD
Montana
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

2 people in our party ordered their signature dish Scallops with crispy potatoes and mushroom sauce and the dish was so salty you could not eat it, we told one of our servers and the next thing we hear is the chef screaming in the kitchen, that is was not salty. The server didn’t say anything to us and gave us our bill including the 2 dishes we couldn’t eat and we paid and left.

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vipJulieG
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent!! We always have a wonderful, high quality meal here.

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Richard
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned for 2d time in 3 weeks. Outstanding food quality, preparation & service! My wife & I both enjoyed the pan seared walleye frizzed with a butter sauce. The portion was as long as the plate was wide and a good half inch thick (and flaky too). The salad with blue cheese dressing & bacon - Wow! Then we split a side of mushrooms - so good! The wine too is value priced for the quality. Definitely will return and likely will have one of the chef’s specials!

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vipJulieS
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we experienced wonderful service, delicious food, and a relaxing atmosphere. It is always a treat to dine here!

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vipStephenT
E. Tennessee
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It took awhile for the waiter to show up, but when he did service was expeditious. Drinks should take 10 minutes. If the waiter is busy the manager, bus boy, or bartender should get them out.

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AmyT
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back at Pescara for the second time in one week ... returned for the Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup for one! Brought my mother, daughter and son-in-law since Pescara is operating SO responsible during this pandemic and I felt safe bringing an older person out to eat. In addition to the soup, I ordered the Insigna Scallops Entree ... my mind was blown away at all aspects of this dish. Definitely a must-try for foodie enthusiasts!

FAQs

Pescara offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (507) 280-6900.

Pescara is rated 4.7 stars by 1440 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.

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