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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, 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
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Unique, creative flavour combinations in a beautiful restaurant with divine...
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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  • 191
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  • 100
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 18
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A birthday lunch with friends

The most divine dishes and most experienced and friendly staff.. enjoyed every minute with a beautiful sea view and the sounds of the waves, relaxing and what a pleasure will be back soon!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
veronicaj66
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Ballito, South Africa
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Ballito, South Africa
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The most divine dishes and most experienced and friendly staff.. enjoyed every minute with a beautiful sea view and the sounds of the waves, relaxing and what a pleasure will be back soon!

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Thank veronicaj66
Hoedspruit, South Africa
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant last Friday lunchtime. We were seated on the deck overlooking the sea. Service was prompt and attentive. My wife started with crab bites which she thought were excellent (real crab - not the often served fake stuff.) My friend and I both had specials as mains whilst my wife had a second starter. The Hawaaian seafood... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hugh1944
Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Its so good to get a great write up on my specialtys. Yes the crab is Blue Crab meat and is the real thing ! The Hawaiian Dream is my own invention and apart from looking good , every mouthful is a different flavor explosion. Thank you again , Trevor. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great evening, celebrating parents' 50th wedding anniversary - sat on the balcony, wonderful view of the beach and sea. Staff were all great, attentive and friendly. Group of 7, had cocktails, breads, starters (snails were very tasty), mains (seafood platters nummy), desserts, liqueurs and coffee... and received complimentary shots in fascinating glasses. Very pleasantly surprised by the good... More 

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

I wish all my reviews where like this ten out of ten ! The shots where because you where all such a pleasure to serve ! Thanks Trevor. More 

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Durbs pizza is delicious!! Strips of beef fillet with creamy curry sauce topped with avo! A must try when visiting Ballito!!

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

The Durbs pizza is my favored ! Could eat one every day :) Its my invention and I'm very proud of it. Thanks Trevor. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading reviews on this restaurant decided to give it ago. Wasn't disappointed I had the prawn bacon bites as a starter fantastic. A good wine list and good service. My only gripe that I wasn't made aware of the specials on offer before I choose from the menu and only noticed after when a waitress was telling another client

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Thank dave c
Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

I'm glad that you liked my restaurant .I was very unhappy that you where not told in time the Specialtys .My staff where talked to and I hope this never happens again. Our specialitys create a relationship with our guests and it show cases our culinary skills. Please ask for me next time so I can get to know you.... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A steak meal with some kind of cheese was not great, the pastas were ok, as was a kingklip dish but a salmon dish also did not come up to the normal high standard of this restaurant. Starters were all good. The specials have been the specials for many years now. Perhaps these could be revisited. Otherwise a pleasant evening... More 

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Thank Andrew2105
Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Thanks for your Write Up . I'm sad that we could not resolve your two meals that you where not happy with. Its so important that any issue are resolved before our customers leave. Thats why we have four managers and always an owner around. As for specials , we have some that we keep on as they are asked... More 

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only got takeaways, but based on our experience we'd return for a sit down meal. Pizza was crispy thin crust as i like. Also has a great sea view.

Helpful?
Thank David N
Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Its great getting a write up for a take away. We appreciate your input . Thanks Trevor. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great family restaurant. A great variety on the menu, reasonably priced and the owner makes sure to welcome each table and ensure that everyone is happy.

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Thank JeanS123
Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Great write up ! I'm happy you liked my extensive menu ! We also carter for vegetarians ! I hope we will have the opportunity to make your time with us a special time. Thanks Trevor. More 

Clarens, South Africa
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156 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are on an extended weekend away and our first stop was for a cool wine and seafood. The housewine was very sour, not good. The food was top notch!!

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

Thanks for the Write up . I was surprised that you did not enjoy our John B wine ? Ithe full range of house wine got Triple Silvers and gold . I'm glad you enjoyed the food ! Thank you Trevor. More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did not book a table but owner was very accommodating. We found that the food was good as well as the service. A must to go and eat.

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Thank pbsuppliers p
Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this review

Its soo nice to see that you appreciated our restaurant.Its all about making every customer feel special ! Hope we will meet again, Trevor 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, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children

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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?