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Al Pescatore

14 Edward Place, Ballito, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 51 restaurants in Ballito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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East Dean,Chichester United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were recommended to seek out Al Pescatore by friends living in St Lucia as we were driving back to Durban Airport and it made a good stop for lunch! Parking is free and plentiful on the roads outside and the ocean was gloriously blue and clear the day we went, there are quite a few steps up to the... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Excellent venue with great anbiance. Food good beyond belief and the proprietor comes to you table to discuss your dish and experience. After our first visit we loved it and have been back as often as possible.

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TWolf468, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

A big thanks for this warm , wonderful write up ! I love to interact with my guests and that's what keeps me going.Will write a book one day about all Ive heard and seen . Keep on coming , Trevor. More

Durban
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I enjoyed the crispy gourmet pizza with butternut, spinach and feta although it needed a bit of spice to break the sweetness. My husband enjoyed the crispy prawn and calamari pizza of which I tried a piece but found it too fishy. We were disappointed at being placed at a table away from the large seaview windows but probably should... More

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TWolf468, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Thank you for your input. Yes your are correct , the best tables will go to the people that book them in advance. As for Live music ,I feel the Hops ( down stairs ) is more suited for that . I'm always looking for good Vegetarian recipes , so please send some my way. Thanks Trevor. More

Ballito, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Trevor and his staff are unbelievable. The service is absolutely excellent and the food - WOW - No wonder this restaurant has been around for so many years…. The meals are not like all other restaurants, which is really nice… You always feel welcome…

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TWolf468, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Thanks for this wonderful write up. This is what motivates me to carry on for another 25 years.Service is a part of the business that is an on going challenge , so its great to hear that the work has paid off.We launching some lovely winter specials this week. TREVOR More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Pleasantly surprised by this find on Balito beach. The food was very tasty and morish. The views of the ocean and beach were spectacular. Would recommend if you in Durban

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TWolf468, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Thank you for your review.I'm glad you found us .We launching some nice winter specialty's this week that will go well with the fresh weather we experiencing now. Come in and try them. Trevor. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was expecting a place that could provide a nice lobster and was disappointed to find that this was not available. Had to settle or more common seafood

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TWolf468, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Mr Berto,Thanks for your input. I understand how disappointed you are not to eat Lobster ( Crayfish ) . Sadly Crayfish is seasonal and supply is not continuous or at a constant standard.We at the moment can only get tiny Crays that I would be embarrassed to put on a plate.I hope next time you in we have a good... More

Bedfordview, Gauteng, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It's a matter of taste ......... printed on their business card. So true, we were a group of 6 people and there was a variety to choose from. According to me the Calzone was the best. The owner and staff so friendly, great service and atmosphere, a must when in Ballito

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TWolf468, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Wow ! I love your Review. Clearly a man who knows his food. Thank You, Trevor More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great view close to the beach in Ballito. Service could not be faulted and clearly a well run restuarant. Food was good but not outstanding, but reasonably good value.

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TWolf468, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Thanks for your Review. I'm pleased that the service was good. I hope next time you will find a meal that you rate as Outstanding. Thanking You Trevor. More

Limpopo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stumbled upon Al Pescatore on one of those classic beautiful beach days. There was no wind and it was hot. We sat outside and had many a Savanna and eventually decided to order some food. We just wanted a light meal and ordered a Focaccia and the Caprese salad. It was incredible. The Caprese had one of the best... More

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TWolf468, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Thank you for you warm , wonderful write up.I love having guest that really enjoy a simple Italian meal.When you where in we where just experiencing Champagne weather. Hope to see you soon Trevor. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Back for that famous schnitzel..... yes please. Truly 1 of the best views in Ballito and the perfect atmosfeer.

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TWolf468, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Thanks ! Your special Schnitzel is made with lots of Love , that's why it taste so good :) See you soon! Trev. More

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