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Posted by Anonymous on 02/22/2006
Went there this past saturday with a group of 11 people. We made reservations so there was no wait. They sat us upstairs which was nice because it was more private and quiet. None of us really ate anything exceptionally good but it's pretty decent food for a good value. I shared a dish called Linguine Pescatore - it says on the menu that it's for two people but almost everyone in our party had a plateful. We requested a white wine/clam sauce instead of the marinara. The best part was definitely this strawberry cheesecake-like dessert. The service was decent - I wouldn't mind going back especially when it gets warmer because they have this balcony upstairs where you can eat.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/02/2006
This restaurant is really good. There were 7 of us and we were seated immediately and the service was perfect. The black linguine with shrimp was fantastic. They make an incredible white pear martini as well. The apple crumb pie and ice cream was just ok. Overall I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants great italian food at a reasonable price!
Posted by Britchky apostle on 12/26/2005
I had a feeling of optimism and gaiety on entering this reasonably attractive, busy fish restaurant. My hopes were quickly dashed. The waiter had the exceedingly annoying habit of making definitive, unsolicited recommendations, e.g., "I recommend the striped bass. It is filleted, it has no bones, it is the mildest of the fish on he menu." True, it was a filet, it had no bones, but it was thoroughly bland. The kitchen has developed a technique for entirely removing the taste of the fish, presumably to make it "mild," We ordered mussels, which were large, succulent and excellent. The staff must have considered it very cheap of us to want to share them as a starter. They made their feelings known by refusing, until twice asked, to bring an extra small fork. The wine was quite good but very over-priced. $11 for a glass of reasonable Sancerre was over the top and took the fun out of it. The waiter must have been in a hurry to get out of there. Without asking if we wanted dessert (which we did not), he plunked down dessert menus along with his unasked for recommendation. "I recommend the blah-blah-blah." Did I ask? Any residual good feelings I had about the mussels or the wine were dashed when I got my coat, but no hat or scarf, it appeared. Eventually, I found them. My fodora was stuffed in the sleeve of my coat. The scarf too, but that, unlike the hat, survived the trauma. I didn't.
Posted by R J Anderson on 11/07/2005
I went there on a Saturday night and the place was hopping, BUT the wait straff did everything to make you feel comfortable and non rushed. As with most places they had one too many tables so the conversations had to be held down. Appetizers - I had the lobster bisque which was very good, I would have preferred a more spicy interpretation. My fiance had the mussels- excellent and the sauce was a very good complement. My friend had the crabcakes and he said they were what they were supposed to be. Entree- I had the pasta with chicken and wild mushrooms- excellent although the sauce was a little too heavy, some of the nuance of the mushrooms were lost. My fiance had the shrimp and my friend had the linguine and white clam sauce- both were rock solid. The portions were big, exactly the way they should be! They should look to expand the wine list price variety - the whites were pricey at $11 a glass and up.
Posted by foodcravings on 09/08/2005
My friend and I had a craving for lobster bisque and that's how we came across this fabulous restaurant. The lobster bisque was exquisite without being overcreamy or chunky. We told our waiter we were sharing our Linguine Bolognese and the compassionate waiter brought out two dishes of it already split up. Even though we were rather ravenous before the food came, we were so stuffed from one entree - sharing is condoned at Pescatore. If you are an outdoor diner, ask to be seated in their second level. You can have the outdoors without being eye level with pedestrians on the street. And the service is impeccable - our waiter had the cutest Italian accent and kept our waters filled at all times - a must if you're dining al fresco! All in all, a great place to bring anyone who appreciates a bit of Italian cuisine. And you can have all that I described for 26 dollars. Incredible!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/20/2005
Was on business travel - had the best food - the apple pie...oh my gosh - the linguini pescatore was the best dish.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/19/2005
For years this was my favourite restaurant in the area. The food was great, service good and the value was excellent. Then they decided to change (and some things - good ones at least - should be left untouched). So the prices went up, $3 on average per dish ,and the portions got smaller. Also their excellent pizza that used to be the restaurant's creation (you had and option of 7-8 interestingly paired kinds) was degraded to fast-food style ordering- basic margarita and then chose your topping for $1 each. That is not a sign of a good and creative chef. Yeah, you won't be totally disappointed but you won?t be thrilled with this place either.