Pescatore BYOB

4.6
1043 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.
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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and delicious food. Great place for a celebration!

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CC
Philadelphia
317 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and staff remain tops - we all had standard fare from the menu: flatbread Caesar, grilled octopus, bronzino, pasta, etc. We've had everything they offer enough times to say with certainty that you cannot go wrong, no matter what you select! It was our companions' first time here, and they were more than impressed despite the fact that the place seemed a bit overbooked. Despite a waiting crowd, we were seated on time for our reservation - but we were given what was almost certainly one of their usual 2 tops in a location that's usually a 4. This was the first time we've been given truly cramped seating at Pescatore. We understand how tough the business is, and we know that stuff happens - but I might have waited it out for a better table, had I realized what was in store. Even so, it's still our favorite local restaurant!

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JP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the service was excellent. Very small and cramped so if they took away a table or two it would be better. I also wish that they had the air conditioning on, although the temperature outside was gorgeous it was uncomfortably warm with just a few windows and the door open. However because the food and service was outstanding I would recommend and return.

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A
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. My husband and & I shared mussels, special appetizer for the evening. I had braised boneless spare ribs which were extremely tender. I absolutely loved them.
Our server was warm, friendly, and couldn’t do enough for us. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and will return.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Tasty fish and delicious chocolate cake.

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KS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

One of my complaints about many restaurants is that the servers do not tell the price of specials when reciting them. Pescatore is one of my favorite restaurants and the food is usually top notch, but I ordered a special, as did 3 others in my party. When asked the price, it was misquoted at $10 under the actual price we were charged.

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K
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third time to Pescatore and each time I have enjoyed it. The food is excellent and the appetizer flatbread remains my favorite and each entree I try is delicious! We all enjoyed our meal

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T
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The reviews here don’t grasp the problem the restaurant faces. As a BYOB, it has no revenue from alcohol. Whatever it makes, it makes on food in a pleasant enough but small room in a corner building on a sleepy suburban village.main street that is otherwise quiet on a weekend night.
Impossible economics, entitled and largely ignorant customer base, the menu has bland standards with no wiggle room in a hemmed in price structure. Staff pleasant in challenging circumstances. Saturday night, the place was packed with happy, pleased diners. Think of The Big Night, only this is the restaurant across the street.

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y
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Waitperson excellent, but support was a little lacking. I suspect they were short staffed. Food plentiful and tasty as usual.

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FC
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service (Marie) excellent. Restaurant very noisy and the tables are very close together. I felt like I was eating with the lady at the next table.

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S
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have excellent meals at Pescatore.

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s
Philadelphia
152 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time there. Easy parking , good good and great service .

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F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our 3rd visit to Pescatore. It is the best place to celebrate with family and friends. Pescatore has an AWESOME Family Atmosphere! The food is served fresh, hot and so delicious by friendly servers.

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, you could tell it was fresh and freshly made, the Caesar salad appetizer was really delicious with crabmeat and shrimp. Our entrees up to par as well. Worth the drive. Will make them a regular stop. Great food, excellent service!!

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M
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We always Pescatore but last Friday was very bad night. Server forgot 1st course so took entrees back. Then gave us salad, and the brought entrees back cold and veal beaten to death

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S
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pescatore is one the best Italian restaurant in the Philadelphia area ! The food service all excellent! And it’s a byob ! Go Pescatore ❤️

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KB
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived early evening (~6:30) and were nearly alone until about 7:00 when it filled rapidly. Food and service were outstanding. It’s pricey but not outlandishly so. I’m not accustomed to the whole BYOB thing but most people I talk with like it since it can cut way down on the price of a good wine. I would come back for sure... for the octopus if nothing else!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maria the server was amazing, her recommendation of the octopus was on point! Great food great staff

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S
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entrees are large and delicious.

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DB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I gave service a 4 only because there was some confusion when we got there by the servers as to who was servicing our table. Once it was figured out, the waitress we had was excellent. She was very attentive.
I would definitely recommend this to others. Food was excellent. Everyone at our table ENJOYED the food.
I would definitely go back again.

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LG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at Pescatore was amazing and the food was delicious! The Caeser salad was covered with crab and shrimp. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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L
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go got with friends once a month to try new restaurants. This BYOB was above our expectations from the food and service. Our waitress Savanna was excellent. She recommended the octopus appetizer and we were not disappointed. Lots of entree choices from fish, veal, beef and chicken. We highly recommend it.

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time dining at Pescatore BYOB. The food is delicious, highly recommend to anyone looking for great Italian cuisine!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Highly recommend the stuffed long hots for appetizer!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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H
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The chicken liver, mushroom appetizer was delicious!

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j
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Savana is the best waitress in the restaurant,
She made our night special, allow ya to have time to chat and enjoyed our dinner . Eight of us , the food was excellent.
Very happy we have this Gem in our neighborhood! :)

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Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everyone enjoyed each course of the dinner. The Veal Chop Milanese was one of the specials of the evening and it was very good. The service was attentive. Overall a very enjoyable meal.

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GP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for something new Italian. Well we found it and it’s as good if not better than our favs. We will be back many more times. It was great.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pescatore continues to deliver! Best kept neighborhood gem!!!

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s
Philadelphia
152 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s hidden on Bala Ave and free parking after 6 PM.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

A favorite restaurant in our neighborhood !
Excellent Caesar salad with shrimp
And crab meat ... a must

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I
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always good- especially the flatbread special!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and just as good as the first time.

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing! I really enjoyed my experience here. Although service was a bit slow, our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and pleasant. I will definitely be returning again!

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JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy and inviting..Food & service was very good..I would definitely recommend it..I would also go back again..

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and intimate byob! From the first bite of our appetizer to the last bite of our dessert my date and I were extremely pleased. We started with the Fritto Misto, a crispy combination of calamari, shrimp and zucchini! Yum! I then had the lobster bisque special. Amazing. For dinner, my man had Flounder stuffed with sauteed spinach and large chunks of crab meat! OMG! I really think my dish stole the show though. Tender lobster ravioli in a rosa sauce with big pieces of sweet lobster meat throughout. From the first bite, I was stuck. I didn't even want to give my boyfriend any lol. It was my birthday, so for dessert, my server Andrea brought out the most decadent piece of chocolate cake that I've had the pleasure of eating. Whoa! Andrea herself sealed the deal for us, she was sweet, attentive and professional. Because of her and that "out of this world" food, we will most definitely return! Thank you Pescatore for a memorable night!

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A
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprised by this little gem. Delicious food. Prices were reasonable, excellent service. Tables were very close but it was Valentines day. Will be back

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ever since we found this cute little place, we have been coming year after year for their Valentine’s Day - Surf and Turf. It’s fantastic! The steak is cooked to perfection. We will definitely return every year to celebrate love, wine, and great food!

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service very busy for Valentines day but service was still very good and we had an excellent meal. Pre fixe menu was vaialbke in addition to the full regular menu.

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