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Pescatore BYOB

4.6
4.6
1589 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Shellfish

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 660-9400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Anastasi

  • Catering

    Pescatore BYOB offers catering for the events you wish to keep at home/work. When you order with us you dont have to worry about a thing! We know youll have many things on your plate the day of your at home/work events, so let us take care of the food so you can cross it off your list! Call us at 610-660-9400 or email us pescatorebyob@gmail.com for information.

  • Private party facilities

    We invite you to join us at Pescatore BYOB for all your private events throughout the years celebrating everything in your life. We offer a fine dining experience for our private events while giving you and your guests enough space to do what we all do best, celebrate. If you're interested in booking a private event, email us @pescatorebyob@gmail.com or call us at 610-660-9400 and let us know your interested for all of our private event management details! We cant wait to celebrate with you.

  • Neighborhood

    Bala Cynwyd

  • Cross street

    BALA AVE AND HIGHLAND

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is free after 6pm and we have a parking lot located behind the restaurant if necessary.

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout

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What 1,589 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. MP

    MarciaP

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Excellent service.
  2. l

    local75

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and good menu- nice place and good service- good specials
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner was absolutely fabulous! For starters we had the flatbread Caesar salad topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and jumbo shrimp oh my god it was fabulous! And enough for 4 of us. For dinner two of us had the Veal Mia, my husband had the braised short ribs and our friend had the seafood Pescatore. We ended the evening with a wonderful pistachio, strawberry gelato dessert covered with chocolate hard shell wow so so good! Everything was delicious. The service was excellent and our waitress was a delight! Will definitely go back
  4. p

    phillybased

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night. Awesome food & service
  5. MB

    MhBh

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food always good. Waitress very pleasant and anxious to please.
  6. W

    William

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had not been to Pescatore in a couple of years. It was as great as I recall. I remembered they had the best meatballs I ever had so had that and was as good as ever. We also had the crab as another appetizer and that was great too. We had the Lobster Fra Diavoli and Seafood Grill and both were great. We had the six layer cake for dessert and that was fabulous. Their pricing is very reasonable, especially considering it is a byob. Service was awesome. We well be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious - staff was attentive - a wonderful evening !
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great waitress. Great food but vegetable portion with the fish should be bigger.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great location, awesome staff. Server was exceptional and attentive. Great menu items and entrees with lots of potential. But the cooking and execution could of been much better. Worth a visit on date night.
  10. DB

    DanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Stuffed Long Hots, the Chilean sea bass, the beef bolognese, and the cannoli. Everything was cooked perfectly and deliciously. I forget my waitresses' name but she was very friendly, and as a former server who had to memorize many specials myself, I was super impressed by the way the described what seemed like a ridiculous amount to memorize. I wasn't surprised when I heard her tell another table she was a neuroscience major at Penn. My only regret leaving here was that I didn't get to eat more of the seafood, and that's only because my wife has allergies.
  11. K

    Kate

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant of all time!! I am always met with the best service, amazing food, and fabulous ambiance. I recommend this restaurant to everyone!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and outstanding food, love coming back to this restaurant!
  13. BJ

    BJPk

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All four of us in our party thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our waitress was very pleasant and efficient. It was a busy evening and the staff covered for each other.
  14. TS

    TSmith

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very pleased as always.
  16. MB

    MhBh

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good choices on menu. Food tasty. Bread very commercial. Need better dessert options
  17. BG

    BG924

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pescatore continues to be our go-to restaurant. Service was a bit rushed, despite the need to hurry service to gain tables. Short ribs were excellent! Flatbread continues to be a fav.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthdays both
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    India and the entire staff were professional, friendly and accommodating!! Food was outstanding…look forward to our next visit.
  20. LM

    LMphila

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service as always. A neighborhood gem!
  21. N

    Norm

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The branzino was excellent. This dish has been consistently good over the last four times I ordered. Great value and generous portions.
  22. K

    Kenne35

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was awesome! I will definitely return in the short term.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was friendly and attentive , and our meals were delicious! Pescstore is consistent every time!
  24. P

    Philly

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I like this restaurant very much. The food is good and it's easy to get there and park. Last night I shared an appetizer and salad and we each had our own entree. We were told there would be a CHARGE to split the salad. We were shocked. We certainly could have purchased two salads and the $3 charge did not break the bank, but it was the experience of it that was so distasteful. It left us with a sour taste. I've left this message hoping someone from the restaurant will see this and reconsider the actual ROI of that charge vs a great user experience. Most dining out is about the total experience. If the food is spectacular or really awful it is remembered. Otherwise, it's the experience that lasts. Thank you.
  25. P

    Pickle

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Dinner amazing as always. They never disappoint
  26. N

    Nooyorker

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The server, Brexton, was terrific as was the rest of the staff. The menu was a little misleading regarding the crab and macaroni. There was no grab in the sauce which I thought would be the case and the crab was a little small. The Chilean was outstanding as was the advocado bread appetizer. All in all very good except for the advertized special.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Is always a pleasure eat here within family or friends. They always have a delightful surprise prepared for us with the everyday specials to add to the already very rich menu. The staff is always attentive and very friendly.
  28. ST

    SuzanneT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greeted warmly upon arrival, attentive waitstaff, delicious food!
  29. SJ

    ShelbyJane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious!!! We had an impromptu Father’s Day dinner and everyone was pleased!!!! Would go back in a heartbeat!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to bring the friends and family. Always surprisingly good specials.
  31. FL

    FredL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, the best place on the main line!
  32. PM

    PhyllisandMe

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food4service5ambience1
    I really like Pescatore because the food and service are usually terrific. However, last night was a noisy mess because of an energetic party that management should have re-located in its' banquet room but didn't.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Too loud, distracted waitress, food was good but not amazing.
  34. JD

    JohnD

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an outstanding place, food and service were fantastic
  35. D

    Dale

    Philadelphia

    221 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    221 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I’ve been to this restaurant frequently and always had an outstanding meal. However, two of the three of us last night felt our meal was not up to its usual quality. We both had dishes we’d had before - short ribs and bronzino - and for some reason we felt it wasn’t nearly as good as it used to be. The third in our party had the filet mignon special and she raved about it. I tasted hers and it was excellent
  36. DB

    DoBo

    Philadelphia

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Courteous and friendly greeting upon entering. Our server was on her game. The was well prepared and presented. I had the Veal chop and my companion had the Chilean sea bass; both being specials but were not overpriced.
  37. PK

    PeterK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pescatore is a pleasant BYOB with a classic menu. I enjoy the fact that the menu is not focused on tomato-based dishes but includes a wider range of choices in addition to some of the typical choices. While the food was excellent overall and would be a perfect fit for a nice bottle of wine the glassware is subpar - so keep that in mind! However, I will definitely go back looking forward to an excellent dinner.
  38. P

    Pickle

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience. It's our go to place
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked a reservation for my sister HS graduation. My first time at this establishment and I will definitely bring more loved ones here. The environment is intimate and comfortable and all the food was good with great portion sizes. A bonus, all the workers were extremely friendly.
  40. S

    Steve

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended, great neighborhood bistro with extraordinary service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pescatore BYOB using the Order Online button. Pescatore BYOB also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 660-9400.

Pescatore BYOB is rated 4.6 stars by 1589 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Pescatore BYOB

134 Bala Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    BALA AVE AND HIGHLAND

  • Neighborhood

    Bala Cynwyd

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Shellfish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is free after 6pm and we have a parking lot located behind the restaurant if necessary.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Anastasi

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout

  • Phone number

    (610) 660-9400

  • Catering

    Pescatore BYOB offers catering for the events you wish to keep at home/work. When you order with us you dont have to worry about a thing! We know youll have many things on your plate the day of your at home/work events, so let us take care of the food so you can cross it off your list! Call us at 610-660-9400 or email us pescatorebyob@gmail.com for information.

  • Private party facilities

    We invite you to join us at Pescatore BYOB for all your private events throughout the years celebrating everything in your life. We offer a fine dining experience for our private events while giving you and your guests enough space to do what we all do best, celebrate. If you're interested in booking a private event, email us @pescatorebyob@gmail.com or call us at 610-660-9400 and let us know your interested for all of our private event management details! We cant wait to celebrate with you.

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