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Al Pescatore

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14 Edward Place, Ballito 4420, South Africa
27329463574
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11:00 am - 9:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 13
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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
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Incredible meal. The crab cakes should be permanently on the menu and not a special. The balance of flavors and textures is perfect. The staff offer super service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Cathrine P
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Incredible meal. The crab cakes should be permanently on the menu and not a special. The balance of flavors and textures is perfect. The staff offer super service.

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Durban, South Africa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We absolutely love the food, the different flavours, the freshness the presentation, everything about the food is FANTASTIC! The waitrons know the menu well and are able to answer all questions, the service is great and the view stunning! The cocktail menu is a real treat on top of all that! One of our favourite restaurants!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Waited nearly 45 minutes for food to arrive. The restaurant had 4 tables to serve. Staff disinterested and unsupervised.

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

I'm gutted by this review.Waiting for food and poor service is totally unacceptable in my business. I will defiantly address this with my staff and management. Please feel free to contact me so I can find out who was responsible and put in relevant changes. Thanks Trevor. More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We recently visited Ballito Bay on business and visited one of thee best restaurants around. The service was superb the meal was excellent and I will definitely recommend it to anyone. Definitely worth the five stars !!

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

Thank you Carl for the great write up ! Its good to know that we doing things right :) Please come back sooon Trevor. More 

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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

During our stay in Ballito we went for dinner at Al Pescatore, what a let down considering it doesn't rank to bad on Trip Advisor and it is highly recommended. The decoration is nothing special and the thumping music from the bar downstairs over powers in the restaurant. The waitress was really sweet and helpful, she upsold the restaurants specialities... More 

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

Its very sad that I have two managers and myself or my wife on duty all the time.Any complaint should be pointed out to us so we can solve it and you leave happy.Clearly no one was told about your grievances .What an opportunity lost ! As for the Decor , We are in the process of a big Revamp... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The views of the see from the table on the deck was pretty good. You sit just across the road from the beach so have a clear view of the ocean. I really enjoyed my calamari starter. I had the seafood soup as my main which was also good.

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

Well , as I always say , " Any closer to the sea and you would get your feet wet " We have many types of Calamari and you really should try our Calamari Platter . As For my " Zuppa di Pesce " ... Its a regular favorite at the restaurant. Thanks Trevor. More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Enjoyed our dinner, we enjoyed the view on the ocean. On the terrace we could hear the life music of the Hops.

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

I'm glad you liked your experience at Al Pescatore. As for the Live music , Its great when its not too loud . It gives the house a good vibe. Hope to see you soon :) Trevor. More 

Standerton, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great sea food (although the sole was a bit "dry"). Mediterranean sea-food platter is awesome but way too much for one person and very expensive. Great service. Great location. Clean. Comfortable.

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

Thanks for your input. As you are well aware , Seafood is not cheap any more and to think that the Mediterranean Grill with all that food is only double the price of a Line Fish , I see it as a good deal. Its also is very shareable , so then its not pricey at all . Hope to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Nice restraunt with beautiful view of the sea. Service and food was acceptable. All in all a pleasant meal.

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

I'm happy to see that you see my restaurant as " Pretty Good ". A bit saddened that , that only deserves an Average :( Come back and introduce yourself and ill make sure you have a " Very good " experience ! Thanks Trevor. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wow!!!!! This restaurant not only has an incredible view (second floor right across the road from the beach), great service, fabulous food but it also has an owner that cares about his diners. It has been a long time since I have had such a pleasant dining experience. The staff were all looking out for each others tables, there was... More 

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

Yes ! At Al Pescatore ,The customer is king ! We love tweaking dishes to suit our guests and all waitpersons are trained to help each other . Team work is dream work ! As you know , I lead from the front and set an example for the rest of my staff to follow. Thank you for your write... More 

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Additional Information about Al Pescatore

Address: 14 Edward Place, Ballito 4420, South Africa
Phone Number: 27329463574
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  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
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza

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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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