Pescatore BYOB

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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
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was great. Been there many times and always very good. My only complaint, like a lot of restaurants now, I think the noise level is a little too high.

E
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good experience - food and service. Love that they opened a new space so that the dining will be a little less cramped.

M
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Salads were ridiculously small for the price and the tomatoes on the salad with mozzarella were not even ripe.
The mushroom risotto was totally lacking mushrooms and was totally dry...no taste at all.

Haven't been there in a while ........

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Fantastic meal!!! Sunday Gravy dish is a 12 out of 10! Chocolate cake to die for at the end! Will be back!

j
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent meal. Great service!

s
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Price aren’t bad for the delicious food

FC
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent, as always. Never disappointed.

CC
Philadelphia
331 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is just another rave review :) The news is two specials that wowed us - a chicken liver appetizer and a delightful swordfish main course. I don't even remember the description of how the livers were prepared - all I can remember is that they were the best chicken livers I've ever eaten....and I LOVE chicken livers done right. On the plate was a large and beautiful mound of perfectly done livers in a wonderful brown sauce - sweet and tender as can be. The swordfish was not at all the typical "steak" served everywhere. It was a big, tender, juicy, flaky but meaty fillet done with panko crust and presented similarly to the halibut special often available there (and enjoyed by us). Even on a very busy Saturday night, everything was perfect from service and pace to preparation and presentation. Then again, it always is!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant the food was fabulous

PA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was good not great. I don’t think it was worth $30 per entree. Nicely decorated restaurant. Service was excellent. I definitely felt like they were trying to rush us out at the end however. Loud. I would not refuse to go back but will not make a huge effort to return.

c
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great byob with delicious additions to the menu. The server was well equipped to answer any and all menu questions and was very friendly.

VS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I hosted three. Most of the food was very good. I had the lobster which was tough - disappointing.

K
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the key thing here is patience: wait until you have heard ALL of the specials. otherwise, you might pounce too soon! and if you don't hear something you like, just ask. they may make it for you. they did for me (chicken parm, not on the menu)
this place is just lovely.

f
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

it’s one of my regular places to go and I always enjoy introducing it to my friends
I had the fish special and it was absolutely delicious

T
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a very enjoyable evening with friends at Pescatore. The servers are exceptionally pleasant and as always, the food was very good. We especially enjoyed the special appetizers. The noise level is high on the weekend, so if you like quiet, I recommend going on a week night.

RS
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Very good suburban restaurant that's a great value. Food and service are excellent. Always accomodating and willing to alter dishes to meet one's desires. Not a hot spot, but if you want a great meal without spending a fortune or going into the city, this is your place! Highly recommend the Flat Bread salad which is Caesar salad on a flatbread with loads of crabmeat and shrimp. Also loved the stuffed veal chop and Lobster and shrimp francaise.

MH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pescatore NEVER disappoints! The meals they prepare are always fabulous - fresh, perfectly seasoned, beautifully presented. Our server, Christina, could not have been any better!

MP
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

had branzino - good but not the best that i have had. a few parties made for a very busy/noisy experience. would go back again on a weekday to test the experience again. tiramisu was ok

BL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was slow. Didn’t get requests until asked twice

CC
Philadelphia
331 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! The panko crusted halibut was particularly fabulous - thick but tender, meaty and incredibly tasty. Staples like the grilled octopus always please, and the staff are wonderful!

MG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I used to enjoy going to Pescatore. I have been there dozens of times over the years, but my experience last night was insulting and unacceptable. Four of us were seated at 5:30 - no one else was in the restaurant When we asked a waitstaff to turn down the VERY LOUD volume of music, our request was denied and were told that the restaurant would fill up and we wouldn't notice the loud music. We made a second request to a different waitstaff who approached the manager, but we were ignored. The third request was to ask to speak to the manager. Eventually the music was turned down, but the manager never gave us the courtesy to speak to us. I was very dissatisfied with the poor treatment that we received.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a meeting place between family. It exceeded or expectations. Everything was delicious. We even observed a waitress assisting a regular in and out of the restaurant.

JR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places, food is great, staff is warm and friendly. Took the entire family and they loved it as well.

IE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food as always but crowded and loud on a Friday.

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice byob. Great food. Loved the bread, dipping pesto -oil and cheese provided.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was superb. The food was amazing! Highly recommend!

m
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as usual as was the service. The owner was in the restaurant the entire time making sure that everything was perfect.....and it was!!

MK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place - it’s cozy- with a friendly atmosphere- the food is outstanding- & the service is way above average.

A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dining experience. The food is creatively good and service was excellent.

GR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Five of us went and everyone loved their meal. Service was great- everyone was so pleasant

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, it was my first time there and it certainly did not disappoint

EO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a group of 6 ladies meeting for our book club discussion. We decided to try Pescatore, since a few of us had not been to this restaurant. We all felt the good was excellent. For dessert we shared a slice of the Limoncello cake, which was divine. The restaurant was a bit dim in the evening so it was tough to read the specials board. Service was excellent.

FC
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as always. Never a problem at this local favorite.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I just love having Pescatore in my neighborhood. I can’t think of any other way to say it, other than it is a treasure in the community. Beautiful meal, good service and a nice atmosphere. I hope they stay in business for a long, long time.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday present!

PL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little gem love it there

MV
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Please announce prices of "specials" if they are priced differently from other menu items

MC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, interesting menu and great service. A super spot to eat before a show at the Mann, enjoyed it, would go back again.

LA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot before the concert at the Mann. Food was amazing and service was great!

CK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The quality of the seafood and pasta is outstanding.