Pescara

4.6
1070 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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
What 1070 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We requested earlier time. Restaurant graciously accommodated. Only disturbance was crying baby and children. But our booth was cozy. Excellent server. Good food. Will return.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Had breakfast twice there. Lisa was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Amazing coffee. Great breakfast sandwich.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Excellent, prompt service for lunch from Andre. Dine here regularly and am always impressed with the professionalism and high quality food at all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). Best in Rochester!

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

This Sunday brunch was just not up to the standards we have enjoyed at this restaurant on other occasions.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

As always, our meal was excellent. We were able to get in on fairly short notice for brunch and had a delightful anniversary meal. LOVE the gouda hash browns!!!

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

For being a fine dining establishment, Pescara fell just short of my expectation. We arrived at 925 for the breakfast buffet, and were seated promptly. We waited close to ten minutes before someone came to offer drinks, but the coffee was actually very good.
Upon checking out the buffet, we discovered they had stopped service on the biscuits and gravy before we arrived, and the overall choices were quite lacking.
The waffles and pancakes are made to order and were delicious. I think they could really benefit from an omelette station as an added option. And leave the biscuits and gravy through brunch time!
Overall, not a terrible experience and we will probably be back to give it a second try.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

I was very pleased with this restaurant. The waiter was attentive and helped with choices when asked. I would say 5 star service. In some cases recommended half orders as orders are quite large. Seafood here is fresh and well prepared and presented. The vegetables ( I ordered brussel sprouts ) were dry and hardly worth eating. A box of Birds Eye frozen sprouts would be better. I gave the food a 4 star rating. Would have been 5 if vegetable was more palatable.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great food, well executed, fresh, flavorful. Service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Our waiter was engaging and polite and knowledgable. I believe his name was ANDRE. The food was delicious and well prepared

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Outstanding restaurants enjoyed it enough to return for a second night on our trip to Rochester.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Second opportunity to visit and as with the first this visit was outstanding. Our waitress Sally was excellent being always available but not pushing us along. Everything we tried from the appetizers to main course was spot on. Looking forward to my next visit to Rochester.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Pescara never fails. All food was cooked perfectly. Very knowledgeable, attentive waiter. Timely service. Excellent seafood, raw oysters, good wine section. No complaints. It was a high priced meal, but the excellence was worth every dollar spent.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

This experience was much better then my last time at this restaurant where the halibut had to be sent back as it was terribly over cooked . This time we were there for lunch. My dining companion had the had the fish tacos which are always a big hit! I ordered the salad special of the day. It was a "fricassee of lettuce with 2 slices of avocado and 3 tiny pieces of crab". The entire meal could fit easily in the palm of my hand with an inch to spare o. Tasty but not worth the price (14$). I am not a big eater but this was not enough for me to have for lunch. I ended up ordering a side salad so I had enough to eat.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We come yearly for sure for mother's day. It's my only request and my family indulges me. Love the lobster bisque and the gouda hashbrowns on the brunch menu. Service has always been pleasant.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The quality of food has gone down hill the last year. Its not a favorite anymore. The service was slow again. We won't go back. Too much money for mediocre food.

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The worst experience in my life. Even the service as the food was terrible. This was not my first time to go to Pescara and in the past months I liked the food I do not know what happen this time it was Saturday May 5,2018 but I am sure I will come back.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Awesome oatmeal pankackes

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Beautiful place. I was watching the manager it was a Friday night. What focus she had to run a great business. Every thing was top notch. Classy too.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Excellent. Lunch selections are great value. Service is impeccable. Staff are very professional and friendly. Sister restaurant to Chesters so you know it’s going to be great!

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Cocktails were served after the salads. Music was too loud and not in keeping with the ambiance of the restaurant. Main courses were delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

My husband and I made reservations at Pescara for my birthday. We also doctor at Mayo and we love trying new dining places in the area that people have recommended to us. We were treated with great service right when we walked in the door to the time we left. Our waiter was very helpful in finding a dish that we would like and he nailed it! Both our dinner choices were amazing. We both ordered dessert because it was my birthday and the waiter even placed a candle on my choice to make it extra special.

Great place for conversation and feeling relaxed after a long Mayo visit.

You will not be disappointed in Pescara...go check it out.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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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