Tutta Pesca

4.8
245 reviews
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Seafood
Welcome to Tutta Pesca! The Cara family has been a part of the seafood industry for three generations, over 90 years. Cara-Van, our seafood trucking company, is another family run logistics operation. We provide over night delivery service throughout the North East.
Tutta Pesca was inspired by a longtime friendship with a gentleman, Fortunado. He was the owner of the former restaurant here in Hoboken, Tutta Pasta. Having started a construction company in 2008,Tutta Pesca was built by Cara hands and finally came to life in 2015. Our decor is inspired by boutique seafood shops on the lower east side from the 1950s-1970s with a personal touch from our family.
Our Italian- American seafood restaurant strives to provide quality food in a relaxing, family oriented atmosphere. Please take a moment to fill out our comment cards and let us know how we're doing. We value your thoughts and suggestions to help us provide
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food experience! Everything was outstanding. The prices are higher than most in Hoboken, but it’s warranted for the quality of food you are getting. Can’t wait to go back!

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NI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and ambience. Very attentive staff.

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DP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique locale with fantastic food. All of the good things we've heard about this place were accurate.

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j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was interesting and delicious! Would go back again in a minute.

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very unique and tight restaurant Food overall it was very good that the cheapest place but overall happy with the experience and will go back again

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at Tutta Pesca, and it was just as fantastic as my first visit. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. The fish is uniformly delicious and the waitstaff is welcoming

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AL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Completely disappointed with the customer service as we were rushed by staff due to another reservation following ours. We selected a 7:00pm reservation on a Wednesday evening and were told to leave around 8:20pm. After ordering two appetizers, two entrees, a dessert and espresso drinks, our check was placed down on the table (which we never asked for) as we were still eating. Not thinking much of it, we paid the check only to be told by multiple staff members about an impending reservation and the table was needed. Just to note, we had full glasses of wine still to be consumed as well as coffee... I recommend Management looking into how they handle future reservations and customers, as the food is good, they just need to ensure clients will return to eat it.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomal and service was impeccable. I will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Tutta Pesca. The food was amazing with outstanding service. Can’t wait to go back and try more from the menu.

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SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed this restaurant. I understand why this is a favorite in Hoboken. It was probably the best restaurant I've been to and look forward to coming back.

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s
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent food and super friendly service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tutta Pesca really lives up to the hype. All the food was excellent especially the octopus and Chilean sea bass. The cheesecake was also one of the best I’ve had. I would highly recommend to anyone who likes seafood to make sure they go to Tutta Pesca. It is the high quality benchmark in the area.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrew is a great waiter!

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JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything as usual... Amazing food, amazing service!

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DD
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a cold day. I am sure if it had not been for the arctic blast the restaurant would have been great but sitting near the wall was uncomfortable. My wife was actually saying that there was a breeze coming out of a utility box on the wall.

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The place is small but you aren't picked in. Expensive but food is fresh and good portions. BYOB or order from the local wine shop.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outrageous. Everything from the raw bar to the creme brulee. We feasted on clams, oysters, tuna tartar, grilled octopus for the appetizers. Scallops over risotto, Chilean sea bass and mixed seafood over squid ink linguini for our entrees. We finished our meal with tiramisu and creme brulee. Overall one of the best meals we've had.

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RL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Seafood is definitely fresh and well prepared, though they can use a pound less butter and tablespoon less salt. We sat on the 3rd floor, the smallest table for 2 imaginable, with very little heat (we were provided a next to table space heater - I am guessing they had other complaints.) Both fish entrees were in the high $40, let's say almost $50. It is a BYOB but the wine glasses they provided (not matching) were very poor. There is a lot that can be done to improve this to an exceptional dining experience.

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HH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will absolutely be back to Tutta Pesca. The service was outstanding and the food was incredible. I love the intimate setting being that it is a small restaurant with few tables. I have never been to a restaurant where the menus are actually iPads with photos of every dish, which was awesome and made it much easier to order. I would recommend this place to any seafood lover - it was some of the best I've ever had.

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CZ
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing!!! Staff is warm, friendly and extremely attentive. I absolutely loved the music!!!!!!

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EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve heard so much about this place & it did not disappoint. It was a cute little BYOB with a fish market on the first floor and dining on the second and third. I had the lobster ravioli and it was unbelievable. My only complaint is that they are a bit annoying about the 90 minute seat restriction. I was fully aware of that heading into the night & I felt I kept being reminded by the staff.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal in every aspect

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fresh with interesting preparations and pairings. The tuna tartare was well and above the best I’ve ever had. And, the whole branzino was delicious, especially since they filet/de-bone for you; just caution to those that get a little queasy, the fish is ‘whole’ as in full head, tails, and scales attached.

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I truly enjoyed dinner at Tutta Pesca. In many restaurants I find that the fish is overwhelmed by sauce or breading, here the fish is the star. We shared the ceviche which was delicious and so fresh tasting. I had the Blackened Tuna which I thoroughly enjoyed. Was surprised at the large piece of tuna I received. The menu is a tablet which was great because the restaurant is a bit dark so it is easier to read and also see a picture of what you are ordering. Our waitress was very attentive. It is a bit pricey but also a byob so you can save there. I would definitely recommended.

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall positive experience. Great food and service. Only two opportunities for improvement.

1. Table selection is key here. We were seated close to the service area on the first seating level. There was a TON of service traffic/bathroom traffic directly surrounding us. Not good. Also a woman who arrived before the rest of her party sat down next to us and was very loud and disruptive. The servers apologized for her, but didn't ask her to move.

2. The menus are on iPads, which were difficult to read/navigate. IMO, these are a bit tacky and off-putting.

Everything else that matters most (food, service) were excellent.

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MA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our friend Angie's birthday Saturday night 9pm and we couldn't have had a better meal! Everything was fantastic and we will be back! Highlights: the Octopus and Chilean Seabass was like butter! Our waiter Eddie was great and assured that we had everything we needed. Thank you for a great meal!

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive only for a birthday girl I love very much

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DR
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic food; byob, a little cramped but still quaint.

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v
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tutta Pesca had the best seafood I've ever had in my life. The meals were extraordinary and creative, ad the portion sizes were generous. The appetizers, main dishes, service, and hospitality were of the highest quality.

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing seafood with a serious selection. Great service and ambiance. Pricey but well worth it.

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B
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice food everything was fresh and the shrimp was so amazingly good if you like good seafood try this place can’t go wrong

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RK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fantastic. Service, apps, mains, desert...all wonderful.

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MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our visit to Tutta Pesca blew us away. If you like seafood, this is a MUST. So fresh and so delicious. The staff was amazing. While very busy, each one stopped by the table with friendly chats and information about the restaurant. The owner, Michael was also very attentive to his customers. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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AO
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In December, one of my close friends and I used to go to Balthazar for seafood tiers. You know, trays of lobster, shrimp, oysters, clams, king crab leg, crab meat, served stacked on trays. We would drink champagne with it. Sure, pricey, but it was our Christmas gift to each other.

My Hoboken friend told me about this place. I looked at the menu, and decided to try it. It’s BYOB, so we brought champagne, ordered the octopus and then seafood tiers. It beats Balthazar in every way except price, where it comes in somewhat below. A lot below if you consider the bar bill.

Astonishing ambiance. Lovely service. Freshest seafood EVER. Beautifully presented. It’s got an unpretentious class to it that blew me away. I am a seafood snob, nut, aficionado, lunatic. I hate to make this little gem more popular, but here I go. I live in Manhattan, surrounded by seafood places. Forget it. This is THE new place for me.

Five stars are not enough. Go before you can’t get in, which I hope is never, because I am in love with the place.

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PS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I thought the restaurant was OK. Food was solid. Service was fine. Didn’t blow me away and I don’t understand the reason for the rediculous prices. I expected to be really wowed and I wasn’t. Nothing bad just not GREAT. And a $47 dish should be great. In my opinion

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l
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been buying the fresh seafood in the market downstairs for a while and it’s our first time actually dining in. The restaurant is very cozy and has a nice festive ambience for the holiday. We really like the iPad menu that shows food photography and detailed description of each dish. Our waiter gave us excellent recommendations as we were torn between a few of the selections. We ended up with the octopus and the grilled rock shrimp special for appetizer and the Chilean sea bass with chorizo mussels saffron sauce and scallop/shrimp/lobster with saffron pasta. All of the dishes were bursting with flavor and excellent. We shared a Tiramisu for dessert and it was so light yet decadent! The price is on the high side but worth it with the quality of ingredients used! Plus it’s byob. We can’t wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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RG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

tremendous food and service as always! it is the best seafood restaurant i have been to in a long time!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the best restaurant for fish anywhere in NJ or NY. Always fresh and consistent, the staff is super friendly.

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