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Pescatore BYOB, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Pescatore BYOB, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Pescatore BYOB, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Pescatore BYOB, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Pescatore BYOB, Bala Cynwyd, PA
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Pescatore BYOB

4.7
4.7
1823 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 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 1,823 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,823 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were really excited to get back here- we frequently dined here when they opened years ago but last visit was in 2021- we had a party of 4 and all felt the food quality has dropped off- my brother got lamb mia, it was super chewy on 1/2 but good on the other- maybe it was the cut- idk. Short rib entree was very good. The signature flatbread used to contain so much more topping as we all recalled so for $30 for some romaine, couple lumps of crab meat and 2 shrimp, seems a bit much. Bronzino was also pretty good. Giving the food 3-5 bc we all just remembered it being so much better- we all left thinking it was all just ok but not chomping @ the bit to get back.

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  2. JosephC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a cold night and we were seated near the door. Every time the door opened.we got a blast of cold air. Otherwise the evening was great.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food and love that it was a BYOB! Service was very slow, took 15 minutes for them to finally open our wine and 20 plus to give us bread! Besides that we had a great time!

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  4. WHK100

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice lil spot to dine with with that special one or the one your getting to know.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed it.. We only could order off the Valentines Day menu and it was good but I want to try the regular menu dishes. So I will go back the dessert’s are amazing had the chocolate cake & Tiramisu.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant but not special. The host who welcomed us didn’t even look up when talking and greeting and was miserable. Server was amazing. Great Ambience. On way out same host said goodbye with no smoke or eye contact

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  7. William

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as always. Had meatball appetizer (best meatballs I ever had), burrata salad, lobster fra diavolo and ocean grille. Great food.

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  8. SharonK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I had been to this restaurant years ago and it was just a small quaint place. We were put in the newish side room which had really no real ambiance. The service was slow, but it really busy so I wouldn't fault the server. The last time I was there the food was delicious!!! This time both my husband and I thought the dishes were very bland. He got the Veal Parm and I got scallops with risotto. The scallops were rubbery and the risotto had no flavor at all. We love good Italian bread but the bread was not very good... I could have gotten better and much fresher in Whole Foods. When I pay high prices I expect good quality. We did not get this and we were also charged extra because we used a credit card. Fine restaurants do not do that.

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  9. CourtenayB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and experience everytime I dine here. It is our go to Italian BYO.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been there many times, it’s a lovely atmosphere the ease of parking and BYOB, make this a winner for me! Food is always delicious and a great value. Planning a large party soon

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  11. Justin

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    food was great got the branzino and gnocchi. the first room right as you walk in was very nice but we we’re sat in the second room which was not the same as the first. would recommend getting a table in the main room

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  12. ThNg

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was great, the waitress for our table was very friendly and nice. One of our advertisers didn’t come out until we reminded them, the waitress was apologetic and they made it up by giving us a free dessert. We also ordered garlic bread and all the bread pieces came out burnt black. It was bitter! Food tasted ok was not good. I thought it was overpriced!

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  13. scotg

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent good food. Good service. Great neighborhood place

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  14. AnnK

    Philadelphia

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stuffed clams and two salads to start were great. Chicken parm was on the restaurant week menu but not the regular one was delicious. Bronzino, the lobster ravioli and pasta bolognese were delicious. The best was the chocolate cake. Truly a standout. The creme brûlée was also enjoyed as was the lemon cake. Lovely waitress.

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  15. homes

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, Great service, very noisy, hard to hear your conversation. Too many tables in the main room,

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  16. HeleneE

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Pescatore. We have been dining here since they opened. The food is always delicious. And, Jewel is an excellent server. Sweet and attentive.

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  17. Wild

    Atlantic City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always a great meal. Great service and very convenient

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  18. GaryN

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    did not care for the florentine too much gravy interfered with the spinach/cheese topping

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  19. MaryGZ

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful dinner at Pescatore BYOB last evening. It was our first time there and it won't be our last. We dined from the Restaurant Week Special menu. My hub had Caesar salad, chicken parmesan and tiramisu. He thoroughly enjoyed his meal. The chicken parmesan was perfect - thin cutlet, not heavily breaded and not over sauced! He proclaimed the tiramisu one of the best he has ever had (I tasted it and it was incredibly light.) I had the stuffed clams appetizer, branzino for my entree and the limoncello cake. All were excellent!! Our server was attentive. I highly recommend Pescatore!

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  20. joedocbc

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been to Pescatore many times, this time for restaurant week. The food was superb and the portions were plentiful. The Chicken Parm and Bronzino were superb and the Lemincello cake is a special treat. And, as always we were very well taken care of by the friendly staff. Enjoy!

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  21. Galv

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great time. Have been there twice in last 2 weeks and enjoy the food and friendly atmosphere. Only suggestion would be the tight space.

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  22. SusanE

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pescatore is always a delightful choice for an evening out. The food is consistently delicious, the staff is courteous and professional, and the atmosphere is lovely. Also, as a BYOB, you can spend as much or as little as you want on alcohol, and a nice dinner doesn't have to break the bank.

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  23. HeidiB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent neighborhood Italian BYOB restaurant. Very consistent quality food and service.

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  24. Galv

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great job. Seating is very tight as noted previously but hostess was nice enough to move us to a larger table away from the traffic. We really do appreciate this and say thanks to the hostess. You were great. Our waitress was also awesome. I think Dominic? ). Octopus was awesome and my veal was very good. We are coming back again this week for Restaurant Week. Also, appreciate the option of cash pay or credit card with a fee. Would prefer no fee. Ha! We are becoming regulars (every week or so) and will continue to do so because of service provided. Great job!

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  25. NicoleG

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and very fresh!! Ambiance is on point and service very attentive! Gnocchi was amazing and so was chocolate cake. Can’t wait to return to try other entrees

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  26. Will

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, atmosphere are all awesome. Love this neighborhood gem that consistently serves delicious Italian cuisine. Tuna tartar was tasty and the special Sea Bass crusted with pistachio, over a lobster risotto and truffle oil was out of this world. My wife’s bronzino was done perfectly and we ate every last bite.

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  27. Steve

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommend this neighborhood gem. It's been around since 2011 but never seems to get the great reviews (or any reviews) that it deserves. It's a BYOB so you get a great value for excellent food, nice presentation and friendly professional service. If you haven't been there, you are missing something special.

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  28. ChristineG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The seafood is excellent.

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  29. RichardM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always excellent and I really enjoy bringing my own wine.

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  30. Jane

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is outstanding. Service was friendly but a bit slow at times. However the restaurant was extremely busy for the holiday. Highly recommend though.

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  31. AllisonF

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful selection of choices on the 3 course prix fixe menu.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was great, it was just REALLY warm in there! But service and food were terrific!

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  33. Bill

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our table was too close to the kitchen resulting in kitchen noise which became a problem

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  34. IrwinG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been there many times and always excellent

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  35. LisaK

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal last night was fantastic! From an attentive server, to a surprise rendition of Happy birthday!!! Everything we had at our table was delicious. Veal, gnocchi , a special that night, and our shared tuna and misto apps.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal was excellent. Second visit and food is still delicious.

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  37. SheilaH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the warm atmosphere. Everyone is upbeat and willing to help if and when you need it. It’s always a pleasure to speak to Tommy!!

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  38. William

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service as always. Pricing is great, especially considering a BYOB.

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  39. Tina

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Morgan was an outstanding server! She was attentive and helpful! The owner even came out to say hello which was a nice touch!

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  40. PhillyDiner

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The place was bustling and busy - a decent local spot for dinner. Service was attentive. Food came out promptly and plates were attractive. Food was good. Could improve the some ambiance and also alert diners of much higher pricing on specials up front.

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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 1823 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 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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