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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
Good for a Date (22)
Special Occasion (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
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Cozy (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Authentic (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Hot Spot (3)
Seasonal (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Business Meals (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent , as always, pity they did not have the steak special that night as they .change the special every day. They said I should call when making the reservation to request the steak for the day we are going and they will make it for us. I wanted to have the steak as my brother who had it last time we went to eat there said it was the best he ever had!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Thankfully, great food and service do not get boring with repetition! We brought friends who'd been avoiding Pescatore because they'd "rather eat downtown" despite our repeated efforts. All it took was the tuna tartare to start the wheels turning - by the end of the main course, they were deciding when to return. The striped bass special was superb, as was everything else from long hots to the pork chop. The ample portions surprised our guests almost as much as the high quality. Even the espresso is pretty good, which is true of only a handful of restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The baked calamari was absolutely delicious! That and a fresh salad are more than enough for a meal. I also ordered short ribs with portabello ravioli - had to take half home - and hubby had lobster ravioli. Both wonderful. We'll be back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We enjoyed our meal. The service was great and the menu had many great choices.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great Italian food. Fresh, delicious seafood. Try the flatbread with caesar salad and seafood, wonderful appetizer for sharing. It's nice to have a local place at a high caliber and informal feel. And byob too.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was delicious and service was very attentive. Beautiful atmosphere. However, prices were high!!! If you’ve had the same special appetizer for seven years, you should probably add it to the menu... but I guess People might not order it if they knew it cost $26!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Enjoyed our dinner very much... going back with other friends this coming week. Our waitress Lauren was very capable and added to our enjoyment. Food was delicious.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

always delicious
I love to introduce it to new people
And the bonus is, I can walk there

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was very good as usual. Our server was new and a bit overzealous in wanting to please. Overall we enjoyed our meal and given that it was Christmas Eve was very pleased that we had a choice of either a "7 fishes" or regular menu. We all chose the regular menu and loved our meal, we'll be back.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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food4
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

great experience that I have total confidence in to purchase what I needed

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Quiet restaurant in a convenient neighborhood location. Enjoyed the flatbread, which is more of a salad. The crab cakes were great.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Ho hum - another fine meal at Pescatore! Great specials this time around - excellent black bass & baked calimari were delightful. One of our guests tried the pork chop Milanese (which I love and also had) and raved about it - the arugula and cherry tomato "topping" is a huge, delicious salad by itself. Staff and service were up to their usual excellent standard, and once again we went home very, very happy.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always a pleasure to walk in the door and be greeted by a warm hello. We were very early so it was quiet...more tables taken by the time we left @ 7:30 but never too noisy. Shared Buratta salad...delicious. Crab cakes? Never again...mixed with something other than crab (dry & tasteless) Best cheesecake for dessert so will definitely return!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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food3
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Service was friendly in a natural, Italian way. Nice people. Seems to be a favorite place for many regulars.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Pescatore’s is always consistent with everything.....service, quality and quantity of food. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 18, 2017

VERY GOOD FOOD AND SERVICE. The short ribs were excellent, and so were the crab cakes

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food and service were excellent. Our server was attentive and accommodating. All in our party were pleased with the selections. Mussels were plump and tasty. Scallops were terrific as were the other dishes. We plan to come soon again. My request for a specific table was granted, and it meant a lot thru open table. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This is a special place, and right in my neighborhood. Food is excellent, and so is the service.
I have been here a number of times before, and will certainly return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Delicious meals and portions that were just the right size, rather than overwhelming. Service was impeccable and unobtrusive. The piano music playing on the sound system in this BYOB was lovely. We kept thinking there was a live musician behind a curtain. This added the perfect background, allowing for conversation, rather than overpowering the room.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It's hard to add much to our prior reviews - we love Pescatore and look forward to every meal there. I was really hungry, so I had Nonna's Sunday gravy (a huge and wonderful bowl of pasta with sausage, the world's largest meatball, a huge red hot, and a red meat sauce. My wife had the striped bass, and we ate every molecule. Go there!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Nice ambiance, good food, but prices rival New York City, so we felt the value wasn't there.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food is consistently good as is the service. The desserts are superb, especially the chocolate cake, but only order it to be shared. The restaurant needs to buy a new decanter, it apparently was recently broken. It is one of the few byob’s to be open on Sunday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious as always!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Birthday party it was great

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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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 (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
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·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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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delightful. Delicious. Attentive service very responsive to personal requests

Tags: Fun
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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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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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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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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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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (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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