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Al Pescatore

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14 Edward Place, Ballito, South Africa
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 133
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 12
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Al Pescatore the place to eat at

Its really a nice place to eat at when visiting the beach. The food is real good and does not take too long to prepare, I had pizza so 20 minutes is acceptable. Only have one complaint but that comes down to the person serving you. She brought me Hunter's which was a close to room temperature... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
David K
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Pretoria, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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241 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Norwich
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Stopped at Al Pesactore for lunch en-route from Lake St Lucia to the Drakensberg. Trevor was an attentive host his staff charming and the meal thoroughly enjoyable. The ocean views are spectacular especially as we were entertained by schools of dolphin playing in the surf. Can wholeheartedly recommend Al Pescatore.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Its really a nice place to eat at when visiting the beach. The food is real good and does not take too long to prepare, I had pizza so 20 minutes is acceptable. Only have one complaint but that comes down to the person serving you. She brought me Hunter's which was a close to room temperature. Its supposed to... More 

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

I totally agree with you that any beverage should be bitterly cold ! I wish I had been there to fix this small error . As for the music , It is out of my hands as we are separate operations. I must say though , they have some amazing musos downs stairs at times ! You must have hit... More 

Guildford Surrey
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We went to dine here but it was one of the most disappointing meals that we had in our month long trip to SA. Plenty of staff but not all in tune with their job. Food was also bland which for fresh fish is not what it should be. Nice location overlooking the Indian Ocean and with the waves crashing... More 

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

I'm saddened by your comments.We serve a lot of fish as that is our game , We get rave reviews from our guest and we have done this constantly for 25 years. Please contact me on 0827757771 to get to the bottom of this ? Trevor More 

Malaga, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Had dinner here 3 times during our visit to Ballito. Excellent waitress service from Zanele. The owner is very welcoming, checks all his clients are happy.

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

Wow...So nice to give my waitress a mention ! She was so chuffed ! Thank you for loving my restaurant and coming so often on your stay .What a compliment ! Trevor. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had great dinner quite some time ago. (Dec 2014) Compliment to Trevor to take customer feedback seriously and for the obvious passion for customer satisfaction with personal feedback. Marc

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

Thank you for the gracious compliment.I live my business and take customer input very seriously. That is why I send out a questionnaire with every bill folder. You never too old to listen and change. Thanks again Trevor More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We only ordered a take away, but had a cocktail while waiting. I think the cocktails were a bit pricey but the pizza was delicious and not expensive at all. You can also sit on the deck with a beautiful view of the ocean.

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

Quality costs ! We use French imported flavors for our very special cocktails. Hope we will see you again, Trevor. More 

Ballito, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

food here is always good,make sure you ask Trevor the owner of what specials he is running.Nothing is to much of a problem for him.He really is part of the ballito furniture,so to speak. If good weather exterior sea fiew great!

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

Thank you, Ive been called worst :) I do so love connecting with my guests.You meet amazing people out the on the deck. Will keep on creating those special meals. Trevor More 

STANGER,KWAZULU NATAL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

it was a perfect evening and we were introduced to this restaurant by my nephew Mikhail n his gf Anisa..they ate the pastas which is their speciality..i had a fish n prawns dish and my husband had a succulent steak..we had starters n desserts and it was all very zillicious..we were received very cordially shown to lovely seating and the... More 

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

Anniversary's are special and I glad we mad yours memorable. Thanks for the recommendation ! Trevor. More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Last year I vowed never to go back, my wife and daughter coerced me yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised. The pineapple special is still available (4 years now?) We had a great meal with very good service

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

Thank you Erik for giving us a second chance ! We appreciate your open mindedness . I hope we build a great relationship on your last meal. Trevor. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is by far the best restaurant where I ever was... Service excellent, and food extremely delicious... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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

Thank you for a very kind review.Ballito has a great selection of exceptional restaurants ,so to be called the best is a very big compliment ! Thank You ! Trevor. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Edward Place, Ballito, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?