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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Malkoppie86
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

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

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Middelburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A few years ago we decided not to eat there anymore because of bad management and food not up to standard. What a nice surprise when we ate there last weekend. The very friendly owner welcomed us in the re-decorated restaurant. He was around all the time and made us feel extremely welcome. The waitress knew the menu and the... More 

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Kos Town, Greece
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I cannot say enough about the service shown to us by the manager and waitrons. They were hospitable and attentive, really well educated on the food they serve and hard workers! The food was just as described by our waitress who suggested the special of baby Kingklip and it did not disappoint. The only suggestion I have for La Pescatore... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit and we where both pleasantly surprised at the quality of service and food. The waitress are knowledgeable and even the bar man was hands on bring our drinks to the table. We had three courses and will definitely visit again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great food, amazing coctails... And the waiters know their menu perfectly, and they don't bug you every 12 seconds. They just do not have that "i have to come back" feel to the restaurant... But a great place!

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

We have given the cocktails quite a push. With the fantastic sea views , what better than to sip a great cocktail ! Hope to see you soon Trevor. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

exelent meal, superb service, very clean, owner present all the time , very friendly, staff very knowledgeable of the menu

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

Its nice to have two reviews back on back ,stating how knowledgeable my waitresses are . Theres nothing worst than being served by a waiter that has no idea about the content of the menu's. Thats why we make sure the waiter is properly trained before they go on the floor. Thanks Trevor. More 

Secunda
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was in Ballito for a business trip and wanted to relax for lunch at a restaurant on the beach. This place was just that. Except that we almost went into the wrong door (the bar below) it was an exceptional sea view, great food and the waitress knew her menu inside out. That was a first for me! Would... More 

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

I thank you for your write up . It never ceases to amaze me ,that people get Hops and Al Pescatore mixed up ! We are such different restaurants .Ive tried to put lots of signage showing our location upstairs.Sadly to no avail :( Anyway we will keep on working on great service and good new food. Trevor. More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I decided to have my 50 th birthday celebration at Al Pescatori and I was not disappointed. The setting with sea view is spectacular and the service excellent. Despite load shedding things went ahead and food was great. A very relaxed and festive atmosphere prevailed.

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

A big thanks for choosing us for such a special occasion ! We really enjoyed serving you as much as you enjoyed the day . Even with a load shed ,just before your main course. I hope we will see you all soon again. Thanks Trevor. More 

Nelspruit
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The overally appearance of the restaurant on the website is totally different to when you arrive. It is located above a bar and looks like the extension of the mentioned bar. Our waitress was trying to rush us and we now know why - because loadshedding was about to take place at 6pm!! We did not know this as this... More 

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

Dear Kitty, I feel its a bit unfair to rate my restaurant when you have never even eaten in it ! Never the less , Load Shedding is a reality in South Africa ,and ask any Restauranteur how hard it its to serve customers with no electricity....Every Hard ! We don't "rush" our patrons ,we inform them that the oven... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Food was really great - worth the price. Service was excellent - worth the tip. Will definitely come again!!

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

A big thanks for the compliment. Its always great to know we making people happy :)) 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?