Pescatore BYOB

4.6
1383 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1383 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit here often and as always, we left more than satisfied. We gathered w/ two friends whom had never been before. Adam our server, was excellent. Wow. Probably some of the best service we’ve received. There was a mix up with orders and they offered us free Grilled Octopus. It was amazing. The olives were a delight. Wow. We are so grateful for the free surprise. The restaurant was closing and we were the very last party to depart. The staff was so cool about it. We laughed at a joke one of the staffers made. Overall, another excellent visit. We love this place and are actually looking to plan a family gathering there soon.

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vipCrustyCurmudgeon
Philadelphia
366 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit since Covid restrictions were eased. They're not yet back to a full table complement, but the reduced seating was full and the place felt alive again! Food's still excellent, and the people are great - service showed no signs of rust despite an off year. The 4 of us had fish tartare, frito misto x2, and arancini to start, then sea bass, flatbread Caesar, a cajun veal chop, and veal mia (one of the few things on the menu I've never had there before). Everything was as expected - consistently excellent! We also had 2 huge pieces of chocolate cake and an orer of salted caramel gelato, which we "never do" - but the whole family was on a roll and didn't want to stop after the main course :)

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faye
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so cute! Friendly and personable staff, excellent food, and an overall charming space. It's also very well-lit, such a bright and pleasant place for a nice meal. Thank you for a great evening!

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vipFrankR
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Haven't been to Pescatore in a few years so time for an updated review. It seems different, maybe the quality wasn't the same as I remember, good, but not outstanding. Appetizer wasn't as warm as I would have expected, seafood in the Pescatore was a bit tough. The AC in the restaurant didn't seem to be working (or not well) and on a 90 degree night it was warm inside. Also, the constant parade of take-out orders took away from things a bit.

In the end it was a goof dinner, just different than I remember that took it down a notch across the board.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious! Food and service were exceptional.

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vipPhyllisandMe
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The table we reserved a day before was not available to us even though it was empty. We like sitting there and have been doing it for many years now. The Mussel appetizer we ordered was prepared incorrectly and the size of the Mussels was very disappointing. Both entrees were also disappointing, and I would give them both a D-, The ambiance also was not acceptable because we were seated next to a group of four with a noisy 11/2 year old child who should have been home in bed because it was around 8:00 pm.
I would only recommend a friend to Pescatore BYOB if they fix those things that are broken and briefly described above.

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WalterQ
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was wonderful. My wife and I enjoyed all of the various foods we ordered, from the stuffed pepper to the mushroom risotto and the grilled octopus. It was all very good. Thank you for making our 11th anniversary very special

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Yoly
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The new room feels like a catering hall and the table for 2 is tiny and uncomfortable.

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naomi
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh, creative takes on Mediterranean dishes, served by pleasant well-informed staff.

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vipFoodChaser
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dinner is very enjoyable. Staff is friendly and eager to please. Great dinner spot.

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Smocches
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The appetizers were excellent.

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vipStillers
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's great to feel safe and unrushed in a neighborhood restaurant with delicious food.
Glad to see you've expanded and the tables are no longer squished and on top of each other. Wonderful improvement.
Missing your assorted seafood platter hopefully it will be back on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, food is great, I recommend the eggplant rolitini

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vipFoodChaser
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service, excellent value. What more do you need?

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Smalls
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super delicious food!

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BelindaM
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Late Morhers Day

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was awesome, I’m so mad I forgot her name! Flat bread salad was good as always!

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vipRicman466
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Mother's Day dinner and very nice menu and presentation. BYOB which helps keep the cost down. Very good selection on the menu and of specials.

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JoelT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much bigger inside than I would have thought. We live close so we're so happy to have a nice restaurant within walking distance. Also, BYOB saves on booze. Will absolutely return.

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vipNicole
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderdul mother's day meal.

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Tammy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was quaint and food was delicious! Would recommend.

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MikeH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ambiance, food and service were superb. Took my wife and daughter here for Mother’s Day as a surprise. The cheesecake was amazing! What a great experience.

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LizS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at Pescatore. We ordered all of the appetizer specials of the evening plus the signature flatbread topped with Caesar salad and crab and shrimp, Nonna's Meatballs, Clams Casino, Fettuccine Bolognese, Lobster Ravioli and the Chicken Belleza. Scrumptious! Everything was perfect.

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JamC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Great service. Did not expect to be seated in the "Annex" room. Not a pleasant room.

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vipSoninlaw
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for dinner, the place looks beautiful and food was delicious as always my husband had the soft shell crab, the hostess Gabby is awesome! Great job Pescatore!! Back better then ever👍

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vipDebR
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Did they change the chef? A dramatic difference from last dining experience, the food did not compare to prior visit in the winter.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pescatore BYOB will be our new “go to” date spot. From the atmosphere to the food to the service, we had the best meal and experience. Highly recommend the signature flatbread, stuffed long hots, and spinach gnocchi for eats. Special shout-out to our waitress Gabby who went above and beyond to make sure all our needs were met throughout the evening. HIGHLY recommend this spot and will be telling everyone about it.

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Yasmin
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Read good things about Pescatore and wanted to try it out. Since it was Friday, it was busy. It is a very nice place when you first enter. The hostess was very nice and seated us right away. We waited for a few minutes and our server introduced herself. My husband stepped away from the table to take a call from our daughter and when the service first came over for intros I also tried to order an appetizer. I was told they can only be place when the whole order was ready to be sent to the back. Ok, no problem. My husband came back and so did the server. She went through all the specials and told us she would come back in a few mins. This turned into least 15 mins later. We ordered the Branzino and crab cakes. We received our app, the Signature Flat bread. It was amazing! It took some time for us to receive our entrees. When we received them, they were wrong. We received another order instead of the crab cakes and my branzino was luke warm at best. I reallyhad high hope for this place.

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vipFoodChaser
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, excellent staff, excellent value. What more do we need?

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vipMagentagirl
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat at one of the two tables outside and it was lovely. The service was fantastic and the food very good.

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vipFoodChaser
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How do you improve on a great experience? Food, staff, value are all superb. Try it and see!

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vipFoodChaser
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent, as always. Staff is attentive and eager to please. It is an enjoyable experience.

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vipCrustyCurmudgeon
Philadelphia
367 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Another fine Sunday dinner - the great news is that soft shell crabs are back!! There were too many great specials to try them all - the seafood stuffed mushrooms looked and sounded particularly great, so we'll try them next time. I really needed the grilled octopus. The fish of the day was done in a putanesca sauce, and the flatbread Caesar remains my wife's favorite. But the soft shell crabs were certainly the highlight of the meal. We wait all winter for them, and the reward is worth it! With fine service from a delightful staff, we just love the place!

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vipRobC
Philadelphia
115 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was really good and fresh - the soft-shell crab entree was delicious and perfectly cooked and lightly spiced.

Just a little bit pricey - but being a BYO certainly helped. Would definitely come back!

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JATCVT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience
All staff were friendly and customer oriented
Food served hot, tasty and well proportioned

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vipJeanne
Atlantic City
37 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We love this place an were excited to be back after the shutdown. The appetizers were delicious. We had the burrata salad and stuffed mushrooms. The soft shell crabs were delicious. I get the Branzino here often as it is usually so fresh and served with A light lemon butter sauce. However this time was nothing like it usually is. The sauce was thick and the fish didn’t have the lightness and fresh sea taste. Not like what we usually get. The Brussels sprouts were terrible - seemed like they had been reheated

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CarolynR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was awesome! Imagine I'll be there again soon-definitely worth a revisit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday Date

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Victoria
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great meal.
Although, I had a hair in my food which I didn’t notice until I was almost done the octopus. It was good besides that but I didn’t finish the dish after I saw it.

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AlexK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious! Loved that is a BYOB. Sat outside and enjoyed our visit.

FAQs

Pescatore BYOB offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 660-9400.

Pescatore BYOB is rated 4.6 stars by 1383 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.