Pescara

4.8
1498 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 1498 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFred
Hawaii
53 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner, first time out in months. What a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day 2021

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karlaj
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Certainly had no complaints with anything tonight. 5 star!

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vipAnnG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational on all levels!!!!! Outstanding service and seasonal specials were delicious!

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DavidB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful dining experience. Wait staff was very pleasant and the food was amazing!

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Rapaline
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is my favorite restaurant in Rochester. It’s pricey but you get what you pay for! They have the best scallops in the state, in my opinion. Our waiter, Kiefer, was fantastic. When he found out it was our anniversary he brought us each a glass of champagne, on the house. New since the last time we’d been here was an appetizer plate of creamy brie with crostini and figs and it was excellent. We always get the lobster bisque. We decided to try the creamy corn risotto and I was disappointed by how spicy it was, but the side dish of beets was very good. Honestly, the biggest disappointment was the music: too loud and completely the wrong style for a classy restaurant like this. That being said, it’s still my favorite restaurant.

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PrestonK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Wide selection. Good service. Would go again.

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TheFiguras
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was fresh and fantastic. The mushroom soup was so wonderful, but the bread pudding stole the show. My husband loved the grouper and I liked the shrimp pasta (I came for the pasta with mussels but it wasn't on the menu.

The server was very nice. There where a couple of hiccups that were out of his control...we had a reservation for 4pm...It sounds like he wasn't on shift yet, so we waited just a short time. We asked about specials (We loved the specials last time). He said those are available till 4:45pm...we asked about the chef's special soup of the day. He didn't know and kept mentioning he had just clocked in...However, the service was wonderful and the bussers kept our table clear and drinks filled. Overall, it was a wonderful early dinner.

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KarenB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and courteous, professional service. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipJenniferS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beer side dish was wonderful

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vipDrBob
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with relatives visiting from out of town

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DAH71
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great service priced a little high but reasonable great wine list

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipAruba99
Minneapolis
128 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lobster bisque is always spot on and never disappoints. The fish tacos are amazing and loaded to the point of overflowing...! Service is always attentive.

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ElJefe
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal—four of us who were fully vaccinated celebrating that we could go out, again. Service was excellent, and the food and cocktails were delicious. We highly recommend Pescara.

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TeriJ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Very nice evening out in a relaxed yet elegant dining experience.

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JaneL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, felt safe.

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KarlaS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful and very relaxing anniversary dinner on 4/5/21. Our server, Andre, was excellent. All of his suggestions were spot on! He was very knowledgeable about the menu, pairings of drinks that complimented our food selections and was very attentive to the table without being intrusive. The oysters on the half shell were plumb and tasted exactly like it had just been taken directly out of the ocean. The seafood dishes were perfectly prepared. We would highly recommend this restaurant and Andre, if you want great food and exceptional service! We will be back when we return to the Rochester Area.

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KELSEYH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This had been our first time dining out in over a year due to COVID besides Starbucks drive thru (not lying). I have to say this blew our expectations out of the water & who knew we were still in the middle of a pandemic besides having to wear our masks. We felt extremely comfortable & safe in the restaurant. Our server Rudy was amazing from the second we sat down!!! One of us has food restrictions & all of us are Keto on top of it so we had to make menu adjustments & not only did Rudy remember everything he was more than accommodating & it did not phase him but the kitchen was also more than accommodating. Huge WIN! The food I can't even begin to describe how delicious it was. Let's just say everyone wanted to lick our plates & not let the servers take them away :) The oysters were incredible we wanted to cancel our dinner order & just keep a running train of oysters coming. Definitely a must go to if you are in town!

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Cindy
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pescara is the best dining in Rochester, especially if you like fish. Outstanding fish -- crab cakes, lobseter bisque (worth a visit just for this dish) and the catch of the day! Great date night destination.

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vipFBR2015
Tahoe
14 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Daniel went above and beyond to fulfill all requests!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. Never thought I'd get such wonderful scallops in Rochester, MN.

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PamelaS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable and relaxing dinner. Food and wine were awesome! Thank you!

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vipbeverlym
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish restaurant we have gone to. We live in California and come to Rochester Min. For the Mayo Clinic.. To be able to enjoy this wonderful restaurant has been a real bonus. The staff is professional and welcoming. Absolutely the best in every way!

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TBone
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. The meal was 5 star. Our service was exceptional. Overall ambiance was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The choppinio was fabulous!
We shared a flourless chocolate torte - also excellent.

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Judy
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience was lovely. Our waiter was terrific. The food is a little over priced, but I thought we were really paying for the atmosphere. Food was warm, but not piping hot....they could serve it warmer for sure. Absolutely would go back again.

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vipFineFoodFan
Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pescara was our first dining out destination after the pandemic forced us to take almost a year off. We were pleased to see masking and social distancing in full force. The ahi tuna and salmon (along with our martinis) were delicious as ever.

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Tamra
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Service was not very good.
No GF options. Ordered sea food, and there was a crostini touching my food.

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vipJohnR
Detroit
43 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh fish prepared perfectly. We really enjoyed our meal and service.

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SandyB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a big splash out for my birthday. First time at this restaurant. Everything was on point for a quietly extravagant evening out. Our server was super helpful and fun. The room was quietly stylish. The food, (yikes) the food was amazing. If I had to say a less than stellar comment it would have to be: no room for any of the gorgeous sounding desserts after the lobster and shrimp risotto. I was too full. Honestly it was a perfect evening.

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Grandpa
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Could not have had a nicer 1st visit experience for today's Sunday lunch. From the welcome by staff thru the last sip of coffee, an A+ experience. Every dish brought to the table was prepared with care. Even sauces & dressings were well made & seasoned - excellent. The dessert selection, too, was well above average. We'll come again - soon.

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TheOmegaOne
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Waiter’s politeness was the only good part, but whoever was in the kitchen ruined the night. Kitchen Person who assembled the Tuna Tartar did so with so much cilantro and capers that it was inedible. no fish came through at all. no citrus, nothing but cilantro and capers. it ruined the dish. they also didn’t understand “Rare”. the cut of steak had too much connective tissue, was served mostly blue, still cold in the center. waiter said the calamari was “light” it was heavily breaded and for someone who had surgery it was inedible. same with the mussels. very heavy dish and was not refreshing at all. all this considered, the quality (freshness) of the steak was wonderful; but we decided to skip wine and desert. the coffee was HORRIBLE. 90% froth 10% milk and coffee. it was undrinkable. worst birthday experience ever.

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BethE
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our server Lisa took great care of us.

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vipBex32
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
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 on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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jodi
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
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 on February 27, 2021
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
14 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
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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

Pescara is rated 4.8 stars by 1498 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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