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Pescatore BYOB

4.7
4.7
1565 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Shellfish

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 660-9400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Anastasi

  • Catering

    Pescatore BYOB offers catering for the events you wish to keep at home/work. When you order with us you dont have to worry about a thing! We know youll have many things on your plate the day of your at home/work events, so let us take care of the food so you can cross it off your list! Call us at 610-660-9400 or email us pescatorebyob@gmail.com for information.

  • Private party facilities

    We invite you to join us at Pescatore BYOB for all your private events throughout the years celebrating everything in your life. We offer a fine dining experience for our private events while giving you and your guests enough space to do what we all do best, celebrate. If you're interested in booking a private event, email us @pescatorebyob@gmail.com or call us at 610-660-9400 and let us know your interested for all of our private event management details! We cant wait to celebrate with you.

  • Neighborhood

    Bala Cynwyd

  • Cross street

    BALA AVE AND HIGHLAND

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is free after 6pm and we have a parking lot located behind the restaurant if necessary.

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout

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What 1,565 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. P

    Pickle

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Dinner amazing as always. They never disappoint
  2. N

    Nooyorker

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The server, Brexton, was terrific as was the rest of the staff. The menu was a little misleading regarding the crab and macaroni. There was no grab in the sauce which I thought would be the case and the crab was a little small. The Chilean was outstanding as was the advocado bread appetizer. All in all very good except for the advertized special.
  3. ST

    SuzanneT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greeted warmly upon arrival, attentive waitstaff, delicious food!
  4. SJ

    ShelbyJane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious!!! We had an impromptu Father’s Day dinner and everyone was pleased!!!! Would go back in a heartbeat!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to bring the friends and family. Always surprisingly good specials.
  6. FL

    FredL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, the best place on the main line!
  7. PM

    PhyllisandMe

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food4service5ambience1
    I really like Pescatore because the food and service are usually terrific. However, last night was a noisy mess because of an energetic party that management should have re-located in its' banquet room but didn't.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Too loud, distracted waitress, food was good but not amazing.
  9. JD

    JohnD

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an outstanding place, food and service were fantastic
  10. D

    Dale

    Philadelphia

    220 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    220 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I’ve been to this restaurant frequently and always had an outstanding meal. However, two of the three of us last night felt our meal was not up to its usual quality. We both had dishes we’d had before - short ribs and bronzino - and for some reason we felt it wasn’t nearly as good as it used to be. The third in our party had the filet mignon special and she raved about it. I tasted hers and it was excellent
  11. DB

    DoBo

    Philadelphia

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Courteous and friendly greeting upon entering. Our server was on her game. The was well prepared and presented. I had the Veal chop and my companion had the Chilean sea bass; both being specials but were not overpriced.
  12. PK

    PeterK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pescatore is a pleasant BYOB with a classic menu. I enjoy the fact that the menu is not focused on tomato-based dishes but includes a wider range of choices in addition to some of the typical choices. While the food was excellent overall and would be a perfect fit for a nice bottle of wine the glassware is subpar - so keep that in mind! However, I will definitely go back looking forward to an excellent dinner.
  13. P

    Pickle

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience. It's our go to place
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked a reservation for my sister HS graduation. My first time at this establishment and I will definitely bring more loved ones here. The environment is intimate and comfortable and all the food was good with great portion sizes. A bonus, all the workers were extremely friendly.
  15. S

    Steve

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended, great neighborhood bistro with extraordinary service.
  16. n

    nickstruereview

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    they have great nightly specials, both for appetizers and entrees. They have quality Italian food and great portion sizes. You can save by BYOB, so I highly recommend.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great specials! Fantastic meal
  18. d

    denisek

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    One on the best meals we have had in quite awhile,
  19. D

    Dannish

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Nice variety of dishes interestingly prepared.
  20. J

    Jeanne

    Atlantic City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A totally enjoyable evening. The service was terrific. Their signature flatbread with salad, shrimp and crab was delicious. Definitely an appetizer to share. My husband had the special - soft shell crabs and they were amazing - perfectly seasoned and prepared. The fettuccine bolognese was delicious. A BYOB to enjoy again and again
  21. G

    Galv

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Another great meal and friendly service. Thank you to MK
  22. SG

    SeanG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an intimate spot with inviting décor. We went on a Wednesday evening and it was busy but we were greeted immediately by the hostess. Each member of the wait staff helped us throughout the evening and made the experience memorable. The food was delicious and relatively affordable.
  23. MH

    MaryH

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute place to eat! Super nice staff and very accommodating, they had no problem in substituting menu items to meet my vegetarian diet. I will definitely be dinning there again soon.
  24. CG

    CherylG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we were traveling from out of town and made reservations. What a delight!!! Food service all top notch.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Graduation
  26. VC

    ValerieC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious and they have a variety of specials to choose from! Service is always great too! I always recommend it to everyone I know. The Nona’s Sunday Gravy is outstanding! We always order it!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation celebration. Food was delicious and our waitress was wonderful, so enthused and courteous! Wish we had discovered the restaurant before our daughter graduated from St Joes!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome never disappoints great value, great service, and great food!!!
  29. MB

    MhBh

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our waitress was also the hostess. She was distracted and inattentive. She had a very thick accent and it was difficult to understand what she was saying. The Pescatore had no clams and the amount of seafood was much skimpier than in the past. The Brussels sprouts with my dish appeared to have been sitting around. They were discolored and not fresh. The mashed potatoes my friend was served were not tasty. We were celebrating a birthday and were disappointed in the meal. We are frequent diners here and this meal was not up to par.
  30. S

    Soninlaw

    Philadelphia

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Pescstore for Sunday dinner with our family, Everything was delicious and service was perfect! And it’s BYOB!!!!
  31. BB

    BernieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful and accommodating staff. Excellent value for delicious, well-prepared food. Will visit again when in Philadelphia!
  32. m

    manga

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the service was great...that's what kade our meal so great of course with the food]
  33. OO

    OOPACK

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good. We have not been here since before the pandemic and were pleased to see they actually expanded, which says a lot these days. Our server Mariah was outstanding and patrons need to know that. She really made the evening in addition to the food. We will be back.
  34. MB

    MhBh

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Excellent menu. Delicious food in a casual, neighborhood setting.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food I’ve had in ages. I have a seafood pasta and my partner enjoyed a veal chop. Both were excellent!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I have been dining here since 2012 and never disappointed. This is our first time since covid. Love the vibe of a quaint byob. Our entrees were great as usual and the staff is always friendly and accomadating. I am so glad this place was able to survive the pandemic as many of my favorite spots didn't. We will be back again soon!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went out to eat at Pescatore on a Tuesday evening and absolutely loved it! It wasn’t too busy & the staff was phenomenal! I had the crab stack appetizer (which is new to the menu) & couldn’t get enough of it! For dinner I had the Branzino & my friend had the Veal Chop special, both were wonderful & presented beautifully! For dessert we shared the tiramisu & cheesecake- best way to end the night! Thank you Pescatore for being such a gem in our neighborhood, we’ll be back very very soon!
  38. j

    jigga

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  39. S

    Spencer

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We’ve been to this local restaurant several times in the last four years (2018 to 2022). The last time must have been just before COVID, because they doubled the size of the restaurant since then. The food has always been great, but something happened this time. The food was good - Branzino was very good, but it was served like a giant pile of food on the plate. The asparagus was over cooked and the mashed potatoes were average. My wife said the same thing about her grilled octopus (which she normally loves) - it was ok. The various salads were all fine. Not sure if we’ll return - maybe they lost a key chef or something. Disappointed.
  40. D

    Disappointed

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience2
    Last time we ate at Pescatore it was amazing. This time started off poorly when they called to say they would be following a strict policy of only an hour and ten minutes at the table. That is just plain rude, especially for an expensive, usually fine restaurant! They put us in the back room which, while okay, certainly isn't nice like the main room is! (Also, their 'strict table time limit' seemed silly since there were plenty of empty tables the entire time.) Then, I ordered exactly what I had last time we were there and it was terrible!! The risotto was way overcooked and had no flavor at all - no salt. The arugula salad tasted as though the dressing was spoiled. The short ribs were....well, they were awful. It'll be awhile before we try again...yuck!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pescatore BYOB using the Order Online button. Pescatore BYOB also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 660-9400.

Pescatore BYOB is rated 4.7 stars by 1565 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Pescatore BYOB

134 Bala Avenue Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    BALA AVE AND HIGHLAND

  • Neighborhood

    Bala Cynwyd

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Shellfish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is free after 6pm and we have a parking lot located behind the restaurant if necessary.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Anastasi

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout

  • Phone number

    (610) 660-9400

  • Catering

    Pescatore BYOB offers catering for the events you wish to keep at home/work. When you order with us you dont have to worry about a thing! We know youll have many things on your plate the day of your at home/work events, so let us take care of the food so you can cross it off your list! Call us at 610-660-9400 or email us pescatorebyob@gmail.com for information.

  • Private party facilities

    We invite you to join us at Pescatore BYOB for all your private events throughout the years celebrating everything in your life. We offer a fine dining experience for our private events while giving you and your guests enough space to do what we all do best, celebrate. If you're interested in booking a private event, email us @pescatorebyob@gmail.com or call us at 610-660-9400 and let us know your interested for all of our private event management details! We cant wait to celebrate with you.

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