Pescatore BYOB

4.5
933 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Pescatore BYOB specializes in Italian Cuisine with a rustic, Mediterranean flair. Pastas are made fresh each day, and all fish is caught and brought to your plate directly from the boat.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Open Tuesday - Sunday at 5:00
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Phone number
(610) 660-9400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Thomas Anastasi
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
BALA AVE AND HIGHLAND
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Takeout
What 933 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fabulous and the service is consistently great. I loved the food

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B
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was almost 6 stars ⭐️ but a few small misses.

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RC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal was delicious, and the service warm and friendly. Would be happy to revisit Pescatore with friends.

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J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good. We always have a great meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Second time going and will definitely be going back. Great food and excellent service.

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RP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice anniversary meal. (probably better than the marriage has been lately :) ). IT is a very nice cozy restaurant on Bala in Bala Cynwyd. It is a neighborhood gem; to bad they can't get more things going on that street. We opted for the baked calamari with some sauce and cheese. It was a nice healthy option from the fried; and it still had a good flavor...maybe could have used some spicing up.

The Mrs. had a linguine with seafood... very plentiful and very tasty, as I just finished the leftovers before writing this. I opted for the sword fish. Biggest piece I had in my life (fish wise) and cooked perfectly for being 2 inches or more thick, on a bed of spinach and with a fabulous puttanesca sauce.

It was likely because they were not busy or maybe my luck. (it was the chefs special). We brought our own wine, no charges or that for glass service.

The bread was delicious accompanied by a pesto sauce and delicious thin flakes of parmesan.

Of course the homemade 5 layer chocolate cake capped off a much surprising excellent dining experience on the main line.

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KM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our first time eating here. Wonderful attentive service. BYOB with a delicious meal. Would definitely return with friends!

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DA
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

My Wife & I have been to Pescatore three previous times and have always enjoyed the food and service. We recommended it to our friends (another couple) & went there before a show at the Mann Theater. We all ordered our meals. Our friend Robin & I ordered Bucatini Pescatore. When the food was brought to our table only three orders were brought to us. The waitress made the mistake of giving the chef only one order of Bucatini Pescatore. It took another 15 minutes for the second order to come out. The waitress apologized for the mistake & said that she would talk to the Manager. We even asked the Manager when the second order was coming out & he seemed annoyed by it. The Manager never came to our table to apologize & no reduction was made on our tab for the inconvenience.
I recognize that mistakes are made sometimes. Nevertheless it is up to the Manager to the accommodate the customers for those mistakes. The food was very good as before but we will look for another restaurant when we are in the City Ave. area

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C
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place for dinner, especially if you're going to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts
This is a very nice Italian BYOB - a Philly style gravy house done right - bread served with pesto and slivers of parmesan cut from a huge round, nice appetizers, fresh pasta - I had fettuccine bolognese and K had Nonna’s Sunday Supper with meatballs, Italian long hots, veal sausage and a lamb ragu! Huge portions, big flavors - we’d come back either for more pasta or the many entrees they also offered.

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NJ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner before show at the Mann. Not from the area, chose strictly from Open Table and we were not disappointed. Terrific selections, specials and service.

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S
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and presentation! Service excellent! Great ambience!

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R
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were in our 29th wedding anniversary and were running late for our reservation and thought that that would be a problem but they were very accommodating. The music selection was excellent and the food was terrific I would definitely come back

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h
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always great!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and always great food!!

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h
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was fabulous! Extremely friendly atmosphere!

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W
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, nice atmosphere, good service, will come back!

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r
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was very good. Wait staff was not sufficient for the volume of customers. They were running around trying to help everyone but were overworked and could not pay attention properly to each table.
Finished off our meal with Capacinos which were only warm and flavorless.

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l
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious meal from appetizers thru to desserts!!!! Pescatore provides a fantastic atmosphere and service also.
Bravo!

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TA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was fine but had to ask waitress about cheese for pasta and also for coffee

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OT
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visit prior to show at Mann, won't be our last. What a great find! Everything was outstanding. Nonna's Dish with lamb ragout was delicious. Short Rib was yummy. Special caesar flatbread with crab & shrimp was generous and so good. Ryan was a very helpful server, great recommendations. BYOB too!

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P
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent and creative. Friendly atmosphere. And BYOB which is good. I love it.

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M
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Salad and flat bread were excellent but very expensive. Pasta dish was bland. Tiramisu was dry and tough. Anticipated a better meal based on the reviews but disappointed. Can not recommend.

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N
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Noise level markedly improved over last year. Will return often.

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CD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love this local BYOB in Bala Cynwyd. The food is always great and the service was friendly and complete.

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E
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great place to have dinner and to talk with your friends. The menu choices were wonderful

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JD
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waiter was very responsive to my complaint of my dish being too salty. He asked what else I might like and was able to bring it to me in good time...with out to much salt!
Apparently the fish stock was salty.

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C
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food from appetizers to desert. Will definitely return.

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SR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We both enjoyed our dishes but we thought they had some odd options. They ruined a perfectly good lobster tail by cooking it in egg batter. Who does that? Also, our waitress basically forgot about us once our orders were in. We had to ask a manager to bring us an ice bucket after she offered to bring one and never did. We also had to ask for waters and even had to ask someone to bring us a check. Then I watched a person start puking at the table behind us, resulting in us losing our appetites. Of course, that was out of the restaurants control, but the experience overall was a little diasspointing to say the least

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C
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was quiet and delightful, our server was a doll. We’ve had her before. ReLly enjoyed the meal

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EN
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food matched only the people working there

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N
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I fell in love with Pescatore and cannot wait to go back. The warm Caesar shrimp/lump crab salad on flatbread was everything! The service was the best. It is a very well kept secret.

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H
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! Service was great!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food choices just ok. Taste was very good but portions not really adequate especially for the price. Service declined. Front of house people need to smile more. We didn’t bring wine so only had tap water. No one ever came over to refill our water glasses. Expected more from this type of restaurant.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding neighborhood seafood and Italian restaurant. It’s fine dining but not fancy.

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JE
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We recently visited Pescatore for my husband's birthday and surprised him with two of our friends who met us there. None of us had ever eaten there before. We were very happy with the meal and service. The restaurant was cozy but tables weren't on top of each other. Decor could use some updating but pleasant atmosphere overall. Food was excellent. Crab cakes very good! Think the tiny cannoli for birthday treat could have been larger but overall a very good experience!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful night. The food was absolutely delicious.

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DS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we were not disappointed! The flatbread Caesar is AMAZING!! Three of us had the swordfish special and it was also ANAZING! Great service - very friendly, efficient and knowledgeable! We chose Pescatore because it is close to the Mann and we were seeing a show there. I will definitely be back and will always pair a night at the Mann with dinner at Pescatore!

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SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent, ingredients seemed fresh and dishes tasted homemade. Staff was very friendly. Prices are on the upper end but I can understand being a BYOB. I would RECOMMEND this restaurant to anyone that asked.

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OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another great meal the Resturant. They do a great job.

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S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My friends wanted to try a new place, so I found this restaurant by doing a search for restaurants in the suburbs of PA. I am glad I did. We had a great time and enjoyed the attention we received from the servers. Food was excellent. Because we booked an early dinner at 5 pm, we had the place to ourselves. I noted that it got busier as the night progressed. By the time we left, every table was taken. I would recommend this place to others if they are in the Bala Cynwyd area.

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