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For 2
Date
Thu, 4/19
Time
9:00 PM
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Pescara

4.6
1047 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
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. Located in the newly renovated DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Rochester, it's the perfect place to gather for business lunches, pre-theater appetizers, or romantic dinners.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(507) 280-6900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd St SW and Broadway
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Parking details
Parking is available in the Second Street lot next to the Doubletree Hotel. Parking is free after 4pm.
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Public transit
We are located 2 blocks away from the Rochester City Bus Depot.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Cinco De Mayo!! who does it better than us? we have the salt, the limes and of course we have the tequila! stop by and celebrate with us on this fun day of the year!!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Wonder what mom wants for Mothers Day? Look no further a nice meal with all the comforts of home! We have everything to make her feel special! Time to say thank you for everything she does for you! We will make her feel special and a little spoiled! She deserves it!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1047 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely wonderful!!! Special birthday treat was fabulous and very appreciated!!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent! Very accommodating for food allergies. Food was perfect.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A little pricy but good food and able to carry on a private conversation

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent mixed green salad with beautifully tasty slightly tart balsamic vinegrette

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I make sure to visit Pescara on my yearly trip to Rochester! It never disappoints!!
I was able to dine at Pescara twice this visit: once fish and the other time steak. As usual, their food is awesome. Especially the steak -- when I made my first cut into it, I exclaimed: "Oh, Mama!!"

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food and the service was great. The prices though, to high to justify going back. A piece of fish no matter how fresh it is is not worth $37 (with no sides).

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent food and service, but overpriced for what you receive

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Good wine list

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Some of the best seafood I've ever had. And yes it's in Rochester Minnesota.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We always have a great time

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food, service EXCELLENT, our server was ver y good, loved his recommendations

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The food is always amazing. Our waiter could have been a little more attentive. But all in all we love pescara.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The food quality has gone down. Very disappointing and unfortunate considering the price. Won't be going back anytime soon.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

For a hotel brunch this was very tasty. The delivered from the kitchen waffles and pancakes were a nice option (loved the oatmeal pancakes). Not a lot of variety on the brunch line, but certainly enough that everyone in the group found something they liked. The bread pudding was kind of outrageously good and the mimosas and coffee were a treat as well

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Pescara never disappoints and every time we are in Rochester, we make a point of going as frequently as possible. On our last visit, Trent was the perfect waiter and the food was delicious, fresh, hot and beautifully presented. I enjoyed the freshest Atlantic Striped Bass with marvelous mushroom risotto. My daughter always orders the filet and she is always pleased with her selection. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Excellent food and great service. Upscale atmosphere

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Seafood was fantastic...great ambiance...service is always top notch

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant in Rochester. The Lobster Bisque is out-of-this-world, and their scallops are the best anywhere. Salads are also excellent, and I appreciate that my husband and I can share one without being charged extra. Even the bread is better than average. The only area that could use improvement is their dessert menu; in my opinion it doesn’t show the creativity and “specialness” that the rest of the menu does. Service here is always excellent and I’ve never had to wait a long time. It’s spendy, but worth it.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food and service above par, somewhat over priced for area . However options in town to have a good meal and able to carry on a conversation at a reasonable decibel level are limited. Overall worth the price for a nice night out.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Not great first impressions. First, I asked twice in the reservation to have a wine list sent to me before dining; never happened; no communication. Second, the coat room is packed with furniture and a mess. Then of course, after informing both hostesses of my name and reservation time and that I was going to the bar to have a cocktail while I wait for my table to open (I was 45 minutes early), and both hostesses forgetting and subsequently cancelling my reservation, I was ready to leave and go elsewhere. It didn't help that the hostess was trying to laugh off their mistake. I didn't find it funny. My reservation was 8:30 and at 8:50 I finally approached the hostesses to ask when they were going to seat me. That's when they realized their mistake. Fortunately, Nathan, the server was a rock star. Food was great, service was great. Still have a bad taste in my mouth due to hostess team. It again, didn't help the next day when I called for a to-go order and I sat on hold for 10 minutes before I finally hung up and called back. Then was told by the server that the tuna appetizer was not allowed to served to-go because it was raw, and "the Minnesota Department of Health doesn't allow us to sell raw meats". Not true. Number one, that's Pescara's policy, not the department of health. I order sushi twice a week raw fish. And, to-go orders are charged $1 per container for "environmental fees" which I find ridiculous. Not sure I'll be back. Nathan was great, but there's a lot of restaurants in town. Disappointing overall.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and service was great. Could have come out a little faster. 2.5 hours for a few appetizers and main course was a bit long.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a nice lunch but were seated at a very small table crowded against a wall (pillar?) and so close to the couple/table next to us. Walleye was marginal in satisfaction.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Very good dining experience. Great food and service. A bit overpriced.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Kiefer was a phenomenal server. My steak was over cooked but my companions greatly enjoyed their seafood dishes.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

It was an anniversary dinner and we had a pleasant evening. Did not get requested booth but got decent seating. Service was good. Wine advise helpful but wine uninspiring. Brussels sprouts way overloaded with chunks of ham. We remembered crisp prosciutto. Fish and scallops excellent. No complaints but not memorable.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Always great for special occasions......we had a lovely quiet booth for our anniversary dinner. Service was attentive without hovering. The tuna tartare was perfection (as always) and the scallops nicely seared without being over cooked.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent food. Truly enjoyed everything that we had.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was very good. The service was excellent. A very nice setting for romantic date.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was fabulous!
We especially enjoyed our waiter who seemed to be fluent in about 4 languages.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We chose Pescara for our 7th anniversary and we could not be happier with our choice. Prior to dining I had asked for our table to set with two Moscow mules in the special engraved brass cups I purchased. The staff came through in great fashion. Service from Keiffer was excellent as well as the food. I would recommend Pescara for those special occasions. Great atmosphere, great food, and great people. Well done!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Great Food and excellent service, definitely on a great dining recommendation list.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Always an excellent dining experience, primarily seafood but with other options. Able to accommodate for kids/teens without stooping to “kids menu” fare. Serving staff very efficient and engaging.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Gathered with my wife and brother after a trying week. The dishes fulfilled our very high expectations from our favorite restaurant, paired with a buttery chardonnay, and softened the events of the week.
We will return !

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary there. The food was outstanding; I had the lobster bisque which contained a healthy amount of lobster,followed by the best fresh branzino I have ever had. My wife had an awesome salad and then a beautifully presented surf and turf. You could cut the steak with a fork! The only disappointment was the lack of recognition of our anniversary even although it was asked if this was a special occasion.

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3.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Usually the service and food are exceptional. We come here every time we are in town. However we left disappointed last night for dinner and today for lunch.
My salmon was cold for dinner last evening. They made it right by warming it up and giving us dessert for free. Same thing happened last august. My steak was cold and they had to take it back and warm it up. Today for lunch the fish tacos which are usually delightful left much to be desired. Way too much slaw and once again cold fish. Ketchup for the fries had a film on the top. I assume it sat out last evening. The tea also had a weird taste and usually the tea is really fresh and good. Also for lunch we sat for awhile without a drink refill. Very rare for this establishment. So we love this restaurant but service and quality seem to be slipping. We will give it another try next time we come to town but if we receive another cold meal we might have to move on. I appreciate the customer service in making things right but it is getting to be a pattern and that is a problem.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

We’ve dined here a few times over the course of the last several years, and each time impresses us a bit more.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

We enjoyed the food and service. Thanks to friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Love the lunch specials

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Just went for bunch. They didn't want to seat us until we told them we made a reservation thru this app. It was odd. It wasn't busy and they didn't have to do much because it was a buffet. We didn't order anything from the kitchen. I usually love the fish here and everything and during brunch it's the best deal! So we planned our day around it as it is never busy on Sunday and yet they nearly turned us away and made us wait. It was just really odd and I didn't get a great explanation as to why. Either way, open table saved the day.

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a wonderful brunch. Food was great with variety and also food to order from the kitchen.

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