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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.
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Hours of Operation:
Open Tuesday - Sunday at 5:00
BALA AVE AND HIGHLAND
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Takeout
Pescatore BYOB Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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)
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!
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.
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".
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.
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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