Pescara

4.8
1465 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 1465 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.6
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBex32
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was even better. Our server gave us great suggestions. I had tuna and husband had signature scallops. A wonderful choice if in the Mayo clinic area.

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RobinP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bread was yummy, as were our dinners!
Would go again

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jodi
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ShanaMae
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch! Everything was delicious. Service was awesome. Highly recommend.

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vipNoBuffetsPlz
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AnniversaryGirl
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting with large windows. Great waiter (Michael S). Food was scrumptious. We enjoyed the time we spent there for lunch.

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vipBarbaraf
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience as always. Be back next year for sure!

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SummerK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing, our waiter was very kind. The desert was to die for.

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vipDavidrv12003
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

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.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SamE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service exceptional!!

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New2nyc
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always....... It was wonderful!!!

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Ddiner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great and our server Chris was really attentive and knowledgeable. It was great to get out. Thank you Pescara!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have never been disappointed with our food or service at Pescara.

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vipOjibway
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh steelhead trout was amazing. Food was served hot and overall service was terrific. Great place to enjoy in RST!

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vipMonte
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great restaurant. The seafood is fantastic, and they have great service. The wine list is also very good.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff. Very flavorful food. Very relaxing atmosphere. Calm lighting. Nice background music.

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vipRestaurantcritic
Portland
76 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Oysters were fresh cold and briny. Lobster excellent. Wine was fantastic although a bit overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Ubie
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place!

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ShanaS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, well seasoning, delicious food, exactly what I expected at Pescara!

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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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ToddM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktails. I can't wait to come back to Rochester just to dine here.

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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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vipElle
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and fantastic food as always!! Love this place!! Wish we could go weekly!!

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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
34 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
7 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!

FAQs

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

Pescara is rated 4.8 stars by 1465 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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