Pescatore

4.5
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239 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
At Pescatore Restaurant, we believe that an excellent meal, delicious and interesting wines, attentive service and a fine dining experience should be accessible without breaking your bank.

A neighborhood staple for more than 15 years, Pescatore Restaurant continues the tradition of using only the highest quality and delectably authentic ingredients to bring you superb food at an affordable price.

By combining traditional recipes and cooking methods with a style and flair all our own, we have gained a well-earned reputation as the destination for food lovers who value quality, consistency and affordability.

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Sun 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:30PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 9:30PM - 10:00PM

What 239 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience overall, this place is around my job so it’s convenient. Food was good service was fantastic . Nice cozy area definitely will stop by again .

D
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was mediocre. Very noisy and it seemed a little dirty

J
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very nice Italian. Was there at 1 pm on a Wed and it was surprisingly quiet. The food was good. Service perfectly adequate. A very comfortable place to meet with friend and business colleagues. I will certainly go back.

K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I've been to Pescatore a number of times - and it's always a really nice experience.
Food is pleasant and enjoyable without being fantastic - but I feel with the price-point more than fair.
I had the Branzino wrapped in parchment paper - which was a really nice way of presenting it. I thought the serving size was very good - not huge or over-whelming (no having to throw much away or doggie bag required) which I really liked.
Service was a little slow - but nothing where it was worth complaining about. Staff were pleasant and friendly - which, for me personally, is more important at times than the service.
I will definitely be going back.

d
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The restaurant is a little cramped with low ceilings and nothing to absorb the noise generated by the patrons crowded into a small space. The food makes up for the frenetic ambiance of the place. We enjoyed the fettucini with lobster and seafood arrabiata as well as the beet salad. The printed menu has a special dish for each day of the week and there are daily specials that the waitstaff will inform you of as well. We had the seabass in saffron sauce and fish en papillote. Both mains were excellently prepared and presented although I felt that the papillote dish was a skimpy. We enjoyed our desserts as well. Would definitely recommend.

JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are outstanding.

N
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been going to this restaurant for years. The food is fabulous and the service is outstanding. You feel more like your having dinner/lunch at someone’s home rather then a restaurant. The owner of the restaurant is always on site and makes you feel right at home. We have never had a bad meal here and love the price fix lunch. Great value for the food you receive! Try it and it will soon become a must anytime your on the East side.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and my son (age 11) had a wonderful meal at your restaurant. We will certainly return again.

SP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy place with A++ attention and excellent true Italian food. Would return again.

MN
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The kitchen is fabulous here, as is the staff. I had not been there in a few years but they did not skip a beat. Just a great place.

U
Los Angeles
325 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The lamb chops were good. The chicken Parmesan was also good.

l
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

our server was lovely and helpful with suggestions to drink and eat. it was very nice but very loud!!!

YH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were all very happy with our food. Pasta cooked to perfection. Excellent grilled octopus appetizer with a generous portion. Desserts not quite up to the level of apps and main courses. Could not ask for better service.

CP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem! We were treated like royalty. It's adorable inside, and the service is second to none. The FOOD is just suburb! This was one of the best things we did while in NYC. If you haven't been here, you've missed out on greatness!

CG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up at Pescatore after trying to get into several other restaurants first and couldn’t have been happier. The hostess gave us a warm welcome and seated us immediately. Our server was lovely and attentive, the ambiance was warm and inviting and the food was delicious! Highly recommend!

N
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moved our table because of holiday party. Very considerate and friendly staff.

PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We were there on a Friday night and the noise level was unbearable and the service was poor.

BG
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. It was great food and even better service.

s
New England
90 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I was very disappointed in this restaurant. I love octopus and I saw that the chef’s speciality was a 32.95$ dish with octopus shrimp calamari and other fish. What a disaster. The dish had exactly 2 shrimp and was loaded with exceptionally chewy calamari and octopus. So not worth the price. My husband liked his dish but did not think it exceptional. A pink sauce with peas and salmon. The salads were all lettuce with one tomato. We would not recommend this place. Although the service was good and we liked the busboy who brought me an extra bowl of green olives. Glad I had them since the portion size of my dish was not overwhelming.

AF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I would prefer a quieter sound of music since it is packed and one has to shout. The waiter could not wait to get rid of us which was a shame as we were consuming and chatting. good overall

LJ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing with great service . One of my absolute favorite places to eat.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Great food

I
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, interesting and delicious cocktails, nice place, a few ambiance options (downstairs more lively, upstairs more quiet), and nice/helpful staff and mgmt. We had a great dinner out with friends. Thanks!

CC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with exceptionally friendly staff. Also best bang for your buck in the neighborhood.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the lunch specials!

c
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There is so much really good Italian food in NY - we were a bit disappointed with our dishes, and the Tiramisu seemed store bought. They do offer outdoor dining, which is a big plus and we enjoyed the funky music soundtrack they played.

S
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice ambiance for a Monday night. Staff were friendly ! My friend and I had a glass of wine, shared a salad. I had the fish entree and it was delectable. We were too full for dessert!

RR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the brunch was wonderful. I had the pancakes and my friend had the frittata. Her frittata looked a little dry to me but she said it was yummy. I really loved the fried twist on the pancake recipe. Highly recommended for any meal.

DG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit to this restaurant. It was recommended by friends and my wife loves Italian so we gave it a try. Everything was delicious. We started with fried calamari and bufala mozzarella … both were generous portions. For our main course we had the Linguine Alla Vongole and Linguine Pescatore … both were plentiful and absolutely DELICIOUS. We also enjoyed a bottle of pinot grigio (which, to our delight was 50% off). We will definitely return.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were great, but it was a bit noisy, and conversation was at times
difficult. I wish I lived close enough for takeout or delivery! Still, I'd like to repeat how
good the food was and how efficient and friendly the waiters and other staff people were.

BC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A really nice place with great service. Appetizer-wise, the carciofi were creative and great; the bruschetta was not authentic, but was lightly toasted bread with do-it-yourself chopped tomatoes on the side, this was disappointing. The salmon tartare didn't have much salmon. My friend's pasta was terrific. The drinks were generous and the ambiance really pleasant. I've always had a good meal there.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The air conditioning is just not good.

A
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the presentation exceeded our expectations. Suggest the table side prepdishes

UG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good! Very good for Businesses lunches, no long wait times.

LK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Excellent food and service. Deafeningly loud, which made the meal unpleasant. If you go, sit outside or in the front near the windows.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Overal great find and great deal in the city for great Italian!

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Pescatore! Fantastic food, great service, and courteous staff. I'm hooked.

UG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect Lunch!

DR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very pleasant surprise. Service was excellent. Hostess was friendly and welcoming. Food was much better than expected. A surprising find in our neighborhood that we took 5 years to discover. We will be back!