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Al Pescatore

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14 Edward Place, Ballito 4420, South Africa
27329463574
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Unique, creative flavour combinations in a beautiful restaurant with...
Unique, creative flavour combinations in a beautiful restaurant with divine cocktails, excellent service and the most amazing view of the ocean in Ballito
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  • 22
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  • 15
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sole food

3 for dinner. The decor of the restuarant was lovely, the sole according to my wife was just superb. I ate off the specials but could just have easily eaten off the main menu - specials were fine but did not wow me. The variety on the menus is good and the service pleasant enough.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

3 for dinner. The decor of the restuarant was lovely, the sole according to my wife was just superb. I ate off the specials but could just have easily eaten off the main menu - specials were fine but did not wow me. The variety on the menus is good and the service pleasant enough.

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Ballito
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Aw some restaurant excellent service amazing presentation. A breath taking atmosphere. Definitely worth a drive back.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Most amazing restaurant nd awsome food. It's a grand presentation and a relaxin breathe taking atmosphere. We will just drive here for this fantastic experience friends roshini kogi and Cheryl. Loving it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I had a starter that was a pancake and I will go back just for that. Everyone is very friendly and they make you feel like they want you there. I have tried a few of their cocktails too and it is amazing. The view of the ocean is the cherry on top.

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Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Yes!!! The Crepe is such a winner that I cant bring myself to take it off the specialitys .It could cause a riot :)) As for the cocktails, we have launched a new special on Fridays .Between 16:00 and 18:00 ,buy one cocktail and get one of the same kind for free! Perfect for sun downers with summer just around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Al Pescatore for over 20 years while on holiday in Ballito from Jhb. It was one of the first restaurants in the area and there is no surprise why it is still here. My girlfriend and I are always warmly welcomed by the owner Trevor and the service from his staff has been great. Ordering... More 

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Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Thanks Craig for sharing your lunch :)) I always say theirs smart ways to eat in a restaurant and to think three of us shared a pizza ,salad and a plate of calamari......what a winning combination ! Congratz on yesterday !!!! So proud of you ! Love Trev De Rev. xxxx More 

Ballito
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have a very fussy husband when it comes to eating out , but we've been a couple of times he has only praise. We have a delicious meal every time. It is amazing that the waitress can make you salivate just from her telling you the specials. I definitely recommend it

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Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Very Cool to know that my gals are so good at presenting specialitys ,that you get the no.11s :) I'm very proud of them and the energy they put into telling the long story's. Hope we will see you again soon. Trevor. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

As an Airline Pilot I'm fortunate enough to eat at some really wonderful restaurants all over the world. Al Pescatore ranks up there with the very best. The willingness to please is unparalleled and the food is simply magnificent. All this coupled with a breathtaking view makes Al Pescatore a memorable dining experience.

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Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

It was a breath of fresh air to meet such a dynamic aviator with such a wonderful attitude to life ! Your family are really cool and i really appreciate your wife's understanding to the fish story. I hope we can meet again some time ,so you can share story's with me of your traveling :) Fondest regards, Trevor. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Al Pescatore is one of my favourite restaurants in Kwa Zulu Natal! My family and I make a point of visiting whenever we are in the area. It is not just the amazing food that is consistently served from the kitchen by the ever friendly staff (I am yet to have a bad experience!) it's the owner and host himself,... More 

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Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

I'm so happy to get this write up as I remember your Birthday well ! Sadly your dad was away so I hope I made up for him not being with you on such a special day. You and your family will always be very welcome in my establishment ! Hope you have a wonderful birthday year :) Thanks ,Trevor. More 

Ballito, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great restaurant on the Ballito beachfront. Tasty menu and variety. Service good and Owner makes you feel welcome. Definitely worth a try when you in the area!!

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Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely write up . Best is a wonderful compliment and I will try to maintain this accolade. Thank you, Trevor. More 

Ballito, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had visited this restaurant a few years ago and remembered the excellent food. However, last night we were so disappointed. We all ordered the crab cakes after the attentive and smiling waitress explained each special in great detail. They arrived, small balls on a snail plate, more coating than crab and no discerning taste. The main: One Dorado overcooked... More 

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Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

I'm sad to say if you know me on a personal basses as you say ,why not ask to see me if you unhappy and ill do anything to rectify the problems , but to go to all the trouble to slate me on the net , as I see this is your first review on Trip Adviser , really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Edward Place, Ballito 4420, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito
  • Phone Number: 27329463574

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Unique, creative flavour combinations in a beautiful restaurant with divine cocktails, excellent service and the most amazing view of the ocean in Ballito
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?