Pescatore

4.4
202 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 202 People Are Saying
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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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UG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect Lunch!

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DR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

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FP
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Everything was just ‘ok’ unfortunately. It’s a lively place but the dishes and drinks were underwhelming and simply not worth the prices. Not even sure why they bill themselves as an Italian place. Sorry guys. I wish it had been better.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

One of my go to places in my neighborhood to take friends- always great food and service, and a good relaxed place to eat.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lose the DJ. The volume becomes impeding upon conversation.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and exemplary service. The carbonara is a must-try. The wine list is good. Very charming atmosphere. I will definitely be back!

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GC
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Give yourself a tasty treat and head to Pescatore! The shrimp scampi over risotto that I had was a true winner! Their special spaghetti carbonara, fixed tableside in a giant wheel of Parmesan cheese is rich enough for the whole table to share ( our recommendation anyway) . Our daughter had a stuffed pasta of some kind that was delicious as well. This was our second time back and the long stemmed artichoke appetizer was as great as we remembered. The restaurant is small and WILL be noisy- it is NY after all! It was a fantastic last meal for us in that iconic town. The service is fabulous- ask for Lauren and enjoy the honest welcome and cheer that she will bring to your experience!! Buono Appetito!

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great little spot on the UES. Will definitely be back!

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A
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went here by mistake! I confused it with another excellent restaurant we had been to, and I'm glad I did. This was a very nice find. As local as you can get in Midtown. It's an unassuming storefront with tables upfront, and it's unassuming inside. Food was great, service was great, ambience was local and friendly. I'd definitely recommend it for food and for just being in New York.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Extremely expensive
$1 worth of lettuce and one anchovy $14!!
Bread was stale
Service ok

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MS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there5 years ago. Still great. That says a lot for a venue. Server was 7 stars

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l
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A bit pricey but excellent food and service. We had the prix fixe lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, as always, and very fresh. Wait staff were very courteous and attending. We were not rushed either, which was perfect as this was a business lunch and we needed a little extra time. Very nice experience. Will definitely return and recommend this restaurant to others.

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f
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 9 of us for brunch so that sat us upstairs and it was perfect. I made the reservation and the other 8 people couldn’t stop raving and said it is our new place for brunch get together s. Great brunch menu, the waitress couldn’t have been nicer and attentive . All round a wonderful experience.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the menu items were SO cute and the food was really delicious. we sat outside which was so nice. got a bit sunny and without us even asking, the restaurant clicked a button and put an awning over so the sun was not in our eyes. service was great! had a great time!!! Will definitely be back!

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ST
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, friendly staff and lively environment, but not overwhelming.

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PE
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice, friendly neighborhood-type place. The waitstaff couldn’t have been more friendly or helpful.

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JM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Very disappointed in overall experience. Staff was wonderful--but food was terrible. Ordered a glass of chianti and they didn't have ANY?? An italian wine bar and they were out of chianti?????
The ceasar salad lettuce was limp and old. Bread on table also tasted stale. Entree---pasta, chicken parm and steak were all SUB-PAR. Would not return.

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E
New England
46 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. The best in town to eat. You can’t go wrong coming here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family was in town for a wedding, and we were worried about finding a restaurant that could fit 11 people on a Friday night without being super expensive. Even though we arrived almost 15 minutes early, the table was ready for us. Service was great and the food was delicious. They were also able to accommodate the people in our party who are gluten-free.

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KJ
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Playlist is fantastic as well but a patron did get up and change the music... probably not a good idea to allow access like that 🤷‍♀️

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MV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A neighborhood jewel with a family feel but great for conversations amongst friends. Noise level is quiet to moderate and the food is awesome.

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch spot. High end atmosphere at an affordable price. Also, the boozy brunch specials are hard to beat and the service is great. Will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing . Love the service and food.

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CC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great! Artichoke lightly fried and nicely seasoned, ceasar tasty, Chilean sea bass perfectly cooked, service was nice and prompt, ambiance was suited for dinner. Overall it was a wonderful dinner experience!

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E
New England
46 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want real local NYC food made by locals for locals then come here. No tourist trap. The real deal.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The server was great and the food was fine, however the portions were extremely small. After an appetizer and two entrees, we cooked a full dinner as soon as we got home.

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f
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great meatballs and parm Sunday is a good special. Good wines and spirits. Neighbors place. Tagliatelle bolognese was a disappointment. Too few noodles and they were mushy. Not cool!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely experience with great food, attentive and friendly service

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NH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was great!!! Our server not so much he wasn't very attentive. We had to inform other waiters of our request as he was no where in sight.

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M
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our table was not ready when we arrived. Service was slow and because the front is a bar more attention placed there.
Food was good but not up to my expectations as it was recommended by our hotel.

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OD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff are professional and attentive. More importantly, the food is superb. I definitely recommend Pescatore, and will absolutely return.

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Somehow they just missed the mark this evening. Squid ink linguine was pastey. I asked if the chef could tone down the heat (spice) a bit, and it came out mild as in NO heat. But the bread was delish as was the flatbread pizza. Waited a long to get the check, finally just asked.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great for a quick night in nyc. Enjoyed the place and the hostess and you enter the restaurant.

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E
New England
46 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best. Don’t worry what you order. It’s all good.

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E
New England
46 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best gem in Nee York. If you haven’t gone your losing out.

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L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I love this restaurant, but their Sunday brunch was spoiled by the horrible loud music! There were a handful of people and the music was deafening!! One could hardly speak let alone hear ones conversation

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate and warm. Delicious food. I would highly recommend for brunch

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MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been to many neighbor restaurants in NY; this one is near the top of the list. I rated it 5 stars from service to quality of food and choices on the menu along with the specials. The only small negative was that it was somewhat noisy. The place is small, which I like, but the busy bar and lack of noise absorbing decor created that. I would definitely go back; in fact I can't wait to return.

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