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About Pescatore BYOB

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.

134 Bala Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Open Tuesday - Sunday at 5:00

Cross Street:
BALA AVE AND HIGHLAND

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 660-9400

Website:
http://www.pescatorebyob.com/

Executive Chef:
Thomas Anastasi

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Takeout

Pescatore BYOB Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (37)
Good for a Date (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (5)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

Delicious as always!

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food5
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service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Lovely local spot with great seafood. The artichoke side is not to be missed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I have dined at Pescatore twice, with mixed results. Their Caesar salad topped with shrimp and crabmeat is an absolute winner, but I was disappointed by the mixed seafood grill which seemed to lack flavor, except for the scallops. On a more recent visit, I ordered ravioli with scallops, butternut squash, dried cranberries and blended with butter and sage. The combination did not work, resulting in a cloyingly sweet dish, with the cranberries overwhelming the taste of the scallops and ravioli. The broccoli rabe that I ordered as a side dish was inedible as the vegetable was tough and stringy and overwhelmed by red pepper flakes. On the other hand, my dining companions had better luck with the black bass, short ribs and scallops with risotto entrees that they pronounced delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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food3
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service5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Had our son (college freshman) out for dinner. Waitress was awesome. Food was good not great. Mine had mussels with sand in them, and broken clam shells, and too much pasta with not enough good seafood (too many mussels and small clams). Sons meal flavor was good, just too much sauce. Caesar (shared family style) salad with seafood wasn’t good. Not really good Caesar, and seafood seemed like leftovers/ scraps. I would say it was an ok meal. Deserts were awesome (chocolate cake and cannoli)

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food3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our entire meal was perfect. We were a party of 6, celebrating a birthday.
Our reservation was honored and we were seated promptly. Waitress was excellent. Food is fresh, well prepared, and creative, with an emphasis on seafood and Italian.
BYOB is a big plus. Credit cards accepted. No corkage fee and very nice atmosphere. Easy to park on the street in front. The special appetizer of caesar salad on pita with lump crabmeat was amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

I absolutely loved my evening at Pescatore. It reminded me of some of my favorite spots in Italy. I would recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food and service was very good. But the prices were expensive for a BYOB

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food4
ambience4
service4
value2

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delightful. Delicious. Attentive service very responsive to personal requests

Tags: Fun
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Delicious! Chef came out and checked on tables, too!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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food4
ambience3
service4
value4

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

pescatore is a local favorite of ours and we will continue to frequent!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

As always a delicious meal!! I always enjoy meeting my friends! Very convenient for me!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful dinner...my swordfish special entree was fabulous! My friends loved their appetizers and entrees too. Service was excellent too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

pescatore's prix fixe menu from tuesday-thursday is an unbeatable value. love, love love

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our food was excellent. The appetizers arrived fairly quickly, and we had time to finish them before the entrees were served, meaning proper cadence for the meal. The regular menu is very good, and there was a fairly large list of specials to choose from. As a BYOB, this is a very reasonably priced dinner out, for great food. Its on my list of go-to places.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Expected much better based on reviews.
It just wasn’t exceptional and for the value I was disappointed. My Veil was as tough as I have ever had. I don’t complain I just don’t return. The eggplant appetizer was good.

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food2
ambience3
service3
value2

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food...great Services ....an Excellent experience overall

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fine food and fine service. We will return. Tends to be noisy when crowded, but fortunately it was not crowded the night we were there.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic
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food4
ambience3
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

They were very busy the night we went. The service did suffer because there was enough help
Food came out very fast
It made me think was this cooked to orde or prepared

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

If my mother had cooked like this, I'd have stayed at home and taken a job nearby! The fall menu's up, although delicious soft shell crabs are still available thanks to the miracles of modern fish farming. We stuck with comfort food on this visit: salad, grilled octopus with fava beans, pasta bolognese, pork chop Milanese. We love the place so much that I'm starting to bore myself writing these "reviews".

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food5
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service5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This was the second time I went to this restaurant and brought my wife because it was very good the first time. The signature crab/shrimp caesar salad was not nearly as good the second time as the first. I took the first bite of the lobster ravioli, to find that the inside of the ravioli was still ice cold, essentially ice crystals. The were apologetic and took the plate back and simply microwaved the same dish, which is fine, but I could microwave ravioli at home, why would I come to a 'nice restaurant' and pay $26.95 for frozen ravioli. I was extremely surprised and disappointed when no one from the restaurant offered anything for the issue with the meal. I have been offered the dish or dessert for free at different places for a much smaller issue. A restaurant with an actual chef and the length of time you are there at the restaurant, you would think and EXPECT that the food would be throughly cooked and of correct temperature when served, and if not, you should not have to pay at least the full price of the meal.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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food3
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service3
value3

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food was really quite good with generous portions; wait staff were very attentive; overall a great dining experience on the main line.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service4
value4

 
·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service was amazing from start to finish. Staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The mac & chz was delish! Gnoochi was amazing! I will definitely come back to try more dishes next time I'm in Philly. Loved it!

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Delicious from start to finish! Excellent value!

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food5
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service2
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our first time to this restaurant. We found it to be a very pleasant evening. The service was very good as was the food. Next time though we will share an appetizer as we found all of the servings quite large. Overall we liked it and will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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food4
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service4
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We're running out of superlatives. Pescatore's still great, still a favorite, and still a model for neighborhood restaurants - top quality ingredients, just enough sophistication in recipes and presentation, and a simple pleasant vibe that makes eating there a great experience every time. This meal was octopus first, then crab cakes for my wife and scallops for me - and it was simply great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I have eaten at Pescatore for years and I have never had a bad meal. My favorite is the Bronzini but every dish is worth trying.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food was fresh the service was great love the byob option family oriented and nice ambiance

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great food and superb service! All 8 of us had fabulous meals. Will definitely be back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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food5
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

The Caesar salad appetizer special was terrific and the lobster ravioli was great too! I would be nice to offer something else to drink other than water.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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food5
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service4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Everything was delightful .Food could not be better.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Everything about this restaurant was perfect from start to finish.Service and food were outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Refined south Philly Italian seafood. Impeccable service, great food, even better desserts!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Eating here is always enjoyable - the food is always terrific and this time was no exception.
We all had the special of soft shell crabs and they were outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Older crowd, fairly good food. Bread was warm at best. Nice service, but kept on asking to take plates before we were finished. Food was good, but didn't blow me away

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We had a delicious dinner before attending an event at the Mann theater in Fairmount Park It was a great location in the quiet suburbs to have a nice dinner before attending the Mann which was then only 10 minutes away. I had the lobster ravioli special which was delicious and my husband had the gnocchi which was also very good. It is a BYOB so if you want alcohol you need to bring it. Very good dinner, great location for us going to an event afterwards. Worked out great. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Very good food, good service, pretty atmosphere , special prices were a little high

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Our meal was OUTSTANDING from apps to main course to great coffee/dessert
Our server was excellent- knowledgeable, friendly & attentive
Wonderful evening!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

If you count our many reviews of Pescatore, it will be obvious that we're in a great position to comment on consistency - and Pescatore is the pinnacle of consistency. From the quality of the ingredients to the level of preparation to the innovation in recipes to presentation to service to interaction with staff, this is one fine place! We had simple staples last night - mussels, Caesar flatbread, calimari, and soft shells. Even the pesto and cheese set out with the bread was (as always) perfect. Every bite was wonderful and we left feeling fantastic. We always do! Thank you, Pescatore.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

FRESH seafood, yummy specials and includes typical italian fare. can't go wrong for a date night and byob so the check is reasonable! we have been to Pescatore for special date nights/celebrations over the years, and every time we enjoy it!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This was my first visit to Pescatore and it certainly will not be my last. The staff is on their game from the warm welcome we received from our hostess to the knowledgeable and helpful waitress. The flatbread salad was very tasty and enough to share. The main course was the linguini bolegnese and it was fabulous. Every ingredient was fresh and the portion size was large enough for me to pass on the dessert. I definitely recommend Pescatore.

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