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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Pescatore BYOB

4.7
4.7
1649 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 25 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 1,649 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  1. Z

    Zoukdude

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    One of "go to" places for a better than usual dining experience
  2. CC

    CrustyCurmudgeon

    Philadelphia

    397 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    397 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We've been regulars since they opened, and the food is as grat as it's ever been. The Chilean sea bass (which my wife and I both ordered) was truly perfect - crispy outside, light and flaky meat, on a delicious green pea risotto. Our son had the veal chop and absolutely loved it - the brown sauce with shrimp and peppers was amazing. Our 4 companions had equally fine meals, and we all enjoyed a delightful dining experience.
  3. S

    Shelley563

    Philadelphia

    90 reviews

    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Pescatore and we enjoyed it very much. We were greeted warmly and given a nice table for two. The room is lovely, warm and inviting on a chilly night. It’s a BYO so we opened our bottle of Kim Crawford and enjoyed some bread with a tasty dipping oil. We shared the buratta salad, the cheese nice and creamy and the greens crispy. For entrees we had the Veal Mia and the chicken valdostano. Both were very good, although I felt the breading on the veal was just a little heavy. The sides were good too. The desserts sounded delicious but we had to pass.
  4. G

    Galv

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Have been to Pescarores dozens of times. One of our favorites but last night had a very disappointing chop. Overcooked and tasteless. I rarely send anything back and chose not to do so as don’t want to insult chef but clearly should have as it was not good and each bite got worse. Will return and rack it up as a one time event as we do enjoy the restaurant but will likely avoid the chop. Good service and pleasant staff
  5. l

    localfan

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Pescatore is wonderful! The food outstanding, the service attentive and the ambiance relaxed I will return anytime I’m in Philadelphia
  6. l

    luvbyobs

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and yummy food! Our server, Mariah was attentive and knowledgeable about the entrees- We appreciated the birthday shoutout to our friend!
  7. T

    Terr

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, try the sea bass with risotto, the Nona with lamb ragu was out of this world! Very nice ambiance and great service. We will be back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service for a 30th birthday. BYOB brings the bill for 7 people way down! Wait-person was adorable and perfect! We had a great time; wasn’t our first experience there and definitely won’t be our last. Thanks for a memorable evening!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Ambience in back of restaurant was dark and poorly lit
  10. JM

    JuanitaM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect restaurant for good food, warm/friendly staff and fantastic background music.
  11. M

    Mikes

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Entrees arrived less than five minutes after ordering. Felt rushed after that.
  12. TT

    TiffanyT

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just great!
  13. JG

    JaneG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Great service! Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion or just for a night out.
  14. L

    Liverpool11

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great food and great value. The back room ambiance isn't as warn and inviting as the front room, but they were very busy on Christmas Eve., so there was nowhere else to sit 2 for dinner.
  15. L

    Lovfinedining

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve dinner was delicious! Mariah was our server and is terrific and a true asset to your establishment! Thank you!!
  16. W

    William

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always. Had mussels and octopus appetizer and crab stack. Both were great. We had lobster fra diavolo and Ocean Grill. Both were great. They both had a lot of lobster meat. Being a byob tops things off. We will be back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had Mariah who was excellent in every way. We all loved our meals from beginning to end. Always delightful!!
  18. MV

    MaryV

    Philadelphia

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing delicious food- always consistent !!! Great BYOB!!
  19. AR

    AbbyR

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here, it's a neighborhood gem and the food is always great. The limoncello cake was excellent!
  20. J

    Jenn

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! I’ll be back soon!
  21. k

    karenm

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We’ve gone to this place for years. And Mariah is a great waitress
  22. MB

    MhBh

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food. Nice menu. Bread not great.
  23. l

    llll

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food is always good thanks
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delicious dinner last night. Staff was very attentive . We started with the Flat bread Caesar Salad with crabmeat and shrimp. It was 26.00 but was enough for 4 people. The crabmeat and shrimp were extremely fresh! Three in our party had the scallops dinner. The scallops were huge and so tasty. Done to perfection with a light glaze. we have been returnjng customers and will continue! A great neighborhood gem! Thx
  25. b

    banbax

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calamari, chilean sea bass, Veal Mia were Excellent. Service: wonderful!
  26. CM

    CarlaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SUPERB Italian cooking! Lovely Wait Staff! It couldn’t have been better!
  27. GH

    GregH

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Reservation was for 7:00. Didn’t receive entrees until 8:40. Scallop with risotto dish was cold. Rigatoni special was tepid at best. It was $36 which seems high for a pasta dish. They did take the scallop entree off the bill. Hopefully it was just a rough night. Generally love the restaurant.
  28. JB

    JBandDB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous menu. Food always delicious and service is fantastic!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pescatore has become one of our favorites- we’ve started eating here weekly! Convenient and delicious!
  30. MB

    MhBh

    Philadelphia

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Bronzino excellent.Veal excellent. flatbread appetizer had less seafoood than usual. Bread not good. Service good.
  31. RR

    RobertR

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    I’ve been to this restaurant numerous times and the food and service are always very good but I was turned off when I received a phone call within seconds of placing my reservation at 6:15 pm to advise me it was a BYOB, which I already knew and that I only had until 8:00 pm to finish dinner. I had to agree to be done by 8:00 or else they didn’t want me making the reservation at 6:15. We were done by 7:30 and didn’t get dessert fearing that they would have kicked us out if we didn’t depart by 8:00. If you are going to have a time limit advertise it and don’t make people feel uncomfortable by calling them literally within 10 seconds after you make the reservation.
  32. F

    Francesca

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always good food and a nice variety of dishes at Il Pescatore!
  33. l

    lorraineg

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wait staff is great! Food is excellent ! And they have tried not to increase prices too much! Great value!
  34. W

    Wild

    Atlantic City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great evening out with friends! Food is always delicious & service is always phenomenal. Been visiting this restaurant since they opened on a regular basis & it never gets old. The staff is friendly and treat each other like family while tending to your table. The food has never disappointed! The Pescatore pasta dish is my go to! (& the Chilean sea bass special!) Props to the Management/Service Team as well as the Chefs!! See you again soon Pescatore!
  36. D

    Debbc

    New York Area

    423 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    423 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    This is our second time we’ve been here recently I felt the server s were inexperienced They had to review and get help with our choices We had to ask for extra water And plates were whisked away When in use Yet we enjoyed our meal Dessert helped We will return
  37. BE

    BETH

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The restaurant has been a neighbor mainstay for years but really needs to modernize it food. Very old style. The sad thing is the service. Most of the help are young girls with little experience. A perfect example is that for our entrees we all needed forks and the waitress PLOPPED a bunch of forks in the middle of out table
  38. S

    Soninlaw

    Philadelphia

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with our 5year old grandson, and they made what he loves pasta with butter! Ty Pescstore!!! Our dinner and service was perfect great way start the weekend! Also there having a dinner and dancing with live engagement on Tuesday November 15! Diff going!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! They always make us feel so welcomed. Their food consistently delicious. As usual, I got the Chicken Parmigiana and have never been disappointed. My husband thoroughly enjoyed their veal special. We will be back again soon!
  40. GS

    GaryS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister’s birthday

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 4.7 stars by 1649 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 25 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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