Pescatore BYOB

4.6
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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
35 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great & food was delicious.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a lovely time tonight at this restaurant. Had a full three courses and couldn’t get enough. So much good food and I will definitely go again!

M
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Authentic Italian food loved it can’t wait to go back......

OT
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A very nice surprise. A wildly wonderful crab “bruchetta” and perfectly cooked sea bass . Portions are substantial!
We will definitely be back.

h
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great here!! Everyone is so welcoming!! The food is by far amazing!!

L
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always loved Pescatore but when we dined with our friends who have never been there they were really impressed!

LM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice assortment of pasta, meat and fish dishes. The artichoke appetizer is delicious, as are the long hots.

AS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and Mariah is a gem!!!
She is professional and always guides us to the perfect choices!

CT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family dinner at Pescatore. Very warm wait ataff. Great food.

S
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner with friends from out of town, we all shared the warm Cesar salad , baked clams , sauté calimari! All where delicious!! All our entrees where delicious also!
Then we had the homemade cheese cake & cannolis!
Can’t wait to back! Service was excellent!!!

FD
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exquisite. Our server Mariah outstanding. Great value and great food

S
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner. Would highly recommend! Food and service excellent.

h
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A little pricey, but quality food. Plentiful portions. Will return.

f
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Ravioli special to die for. Pork chop was as good as any we have had.

MT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

I almost couldn't leave this review because the restaurant "cancelled" the reservation after the fact, thus preventing me from leaving a review. I had to contact OpenTable (OT) to reinstate the reservation.I left a review on TripAdvisor (TA) when I couldn't leave a review on OT, and lo and behold, I got a notification from TA that someone had flagged my (100% legitimate) review as violating their terms of service. Likely a rep from the restaurant trying to suppress my review, like they tried to on OT (fortunately TA has not taken it down). I am probably not the only one this has happened to which is likely why the majority of reviews for this restaurant are positive. We were not rude or mean but rather honest about our issues in a polite way but clearly the restaurant does not want anyone to know when a customer has a bad experience & why they are still so popular & can charge fairly expensive prices for bad food/service. Our issues -
--Horrible smell in their new room where we were seated. Everyone in my 9-person party smelled it. Staff is now immune to it; they had no idea what we were talking about.
--Food improperly cooked: Chix livers tough, pastas mushy and flavorless; garlic flatbread app w/Caesar salad/shrimp: flatbread was stale, salad overdressed shortribs tough & basically slices of brisket (unlike any shortribs I've ever had)
--Bad service: this is a BYO and they did not put our white wine on ice. 1/2way through the meal I realized that the bottles were just sitting on the table we had a large party server rarely checked in on us, most of the time when we needed something we had to flag down the busser or another server
I relied on the good reviews to bring my family there, but was ultimately embarrassed that I brought them there. I will not return.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience ever

LL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went to Pescatore on Valentines Day. We had a reservation for 9:15 but we did have to wait a little in the tiny vestibule with other diners. I think they were extra busy because of the holiday. We ended up ordering the $55 prix fix. I had an arugula and burrata salad, bronzino and tiramisu. The salad was good, a little over dressed for my taste and I might have enjoyed more greens. The burrata was excellent. I also really enjoyed the fish and dessert. My husband had an arugula and crab salad which he liked but also found overdressed. He did not like the veal chop he ordered. I think he liked the limoncello cake but I didn’t. The wait staff was very pleasant. The back room could use some ambiance. Kind of reminded me of a hall.

M
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lobster bisque, lobster tail with pappardelle, crab and arugula salad and veal all were delicious. Prices and service are good. Just a bit noisy but on Valentine’s Day it was busy and good.

TU
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a reservation for Valentines Day. Just a short wait. Seated in new extended dining area. Was a nice add to expand their seating; area was decorated nicely as well. Had option to order from their regular menu or the fixed VD menu; we chose the fixed VD 3-course meal. Everything on the menu sounded great and all our full meals (4) tasted great. Prices were fair. Service was good. BYOB was nice. Will be going there again.

CD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found Pescatore while looking for place to take our son who goes to St. Joe’s University. Food is incredible, great service and perfect location!

S
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious delicious delicious!!!! We always enjoy eating at Pescatore’s! And being a byob makes it a good value!
Can’t wait to go Bach !

KM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals! The portions were huge! The staff was very nice. Can't wait to go back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service and food were top notch. The waitstaff was super friendly and accommodating! I had the seafood pescatore and it was delicious! The gravy had a ton of lump crab meat in it! Also, the desserts were to die for, particularly the homemade tiramisu. I’d highly recommend if you are looking for a good Italian meal!

OT
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for 10 at Pescatore! The staff was friendly, the food was delicious, and we all really enjoyed the live entertainment that played all our favorite tunes! Will definitely be coming back!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with friends! Glad we chose here, the food was great, love a good BYOB too. Super cute inside - great for a date or a dinner with friends. Service was friendly and attentive. I’ll be back!

AT
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went here with 3 work colleagues and all thought the food was delicious! I would especially recommend the long hots with an outstanding tomato sauce/gravy :). A little delay between our apps and entrees, and needing to request additional water got 4 stars instead of 5, but I’ll definitely be back, and refer to friends!

J
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent excellent excellent. Our 2nd time there & did not disappoint. Party of 4. Appetizers grilled octopus, fritto misty, & special Caesar salad were all delicious ($25.95 seemed high). Sunday gravy was a large portion & also quite good. Sea bass special was made to perfection. A large slice of chocolate cake topped off out dinner.

B
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time coming to this restaurant and I still love it! Food was great, byob and I was celebrating another birthday there and they was very accommodating! Mariah our waitress was knowledgeable and very nice! I will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Dated decor- odd smell. No vibe. Food was average. Server was fantastic!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting the area on business and came across this hidden gem! The service, ambiance, and food was impeccable. I ordered the sea bass and it was to die for! On a higher note the BYOB aspect added to the tremendous value. Will certainly be back! Highly recommended!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time at Pescatore this weekend! Our server was friendly and accommodating. She recommended the flatbread special and It was delicious! I will definitely look to them the next time I’m planning dinner out with friends or a private party. 5 star experience!

KH
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good meal at Pescatore! We were a party of 4 and all enjoyed very much. Service was very good to go with a great time. Highly recommend it!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, accommodating with special diet

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday good time delicious food little over priced for smaller portions

M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

I would recommend but would definitely want to eat dinner in the cozy older room of the restaurant. We sat in the new room which is oddly cold and not cozy and atmospheric like one would expect as reflected in the adjoining room. Honestly, it was hard to figure out what they were thinking when decorating the new room.

LK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Easily one of the best restaurants, byob or otherwise, on the Main Line. Fish was great, veal was great, always appropriately tasty and VERY fresh. My biggest complaint is that Pescatore is not in Bryn Mawr.

h
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Dinner for four on a Sunday night. We understood going in that this was a heavily seafood oriented menu. However we were disappointed to see how unusual many of the options were and how few pasta dishes were available. And, even the pasta dishes were seafood oriented. They did serve bread at the table however it came cold and hard and basically looked like it just came out of a box. The wait staff was pleasant but certainly was not what I would call attentive. Once we decided on main dishes I have to say the food itself was for the most part quite good Though as I indicated we felt the selection was quite unusual and not exactly anything to go crazy over. We really did have a hard time deciding what we wanted, not because of too many selections, but primarily because they were too few really worth looking at.One member of the party got veal which left a bit to be desired. And the thing is the overall atmosphere always really on the dingy side. Being a neighborhood restaurant that can be expected of course. But looking around at the walls in the floors and everything it really was a bit unsettling to see how the place has been kept up.Overall we are certainly glad we gave this restaurant a shot, but honestly we would not go back again.

LK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve dined at Pescatore several times in the past, but this experience drove me to write my first Pescatore review.  They have recently expanded- which brings our neighborhood a beautiful update.  They have the quaint charming dining room and now a gorgeous new room for private parties and an expanded dining area.   As always, our meals were delicious with large portions.  The chef was able to cater to my daughter’s vegan diet. If you are looking for a traditional Italian meal in the area, you can’t beat Pescatore.  The money we save on dining at this BYOB will keep us as loyal customers!

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating with very close
Friends for my husbands birthday. We loved the appetizers and special salad. My husband thought his entre was salty. I had the bronzino which was very good not the best I’ve ever had. Our friends liked there meals. They brought a dessert with a candle and sang happy birthday which we thought was a very nice touch. Overall we liked our meal , the ambience, and would definitely come back again.

S
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! We ate everything we ordered the flatbed Caesar salad was delicious! We had the specials for the night ! I had The Bronzino and my husband had stuffed veal chop ! Delicious!!! We had the big chocolate cake for dessert , server was Knowledgeable and professional! Can’t wait to go back ! They just expanded, we are going to have my daughters bridal shower there this spring !!!!!!