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Il Pescatore Ristorante

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31 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 465-2188
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely setting but strange flavors

We enjoyed the friendly service, but the pasta sauce had a strange flavor we hadn't encountered before. I wouldn't say it was unhealthy in any way, but it had an unusual taste that we hadn't expected -- a flavor that detracted from the dishes we had. We mentioned this to our waiter who tasted it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
JohnandGlo
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Santa Barbara, California
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English first
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place has stunning views of the estuary at Jack London Square. Decor includes Rat Pack photos and old turntables. The food is old school Italian, A bit heavy and definitely overpriced. Strong wine list.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We enjoyed the friendly service, but the pasta sauce had a strange flavor we hadn't encountered before. I wouldn't say it was unhealthy in any way, but it had an unusual taste that we hadn't expected -- a flavor that detracted from the dishes we had. We mentioned this to our waiter who tasted it at our table (a but... More 

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Wheatland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

While in town for the weekend, my husband wanted Italian food for an early birthday dinner. I picked Il Pescatore for the menu and location. The other Italian restaurants I considered seemed a little too upscale for us. It was easy to make a reservation online. We arrived a little late (our GPS couldn't figure out what it was supposed... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Make sure you request a window table. They have many tables next to the windows with a good view of the Oakland estuary. We have eaten here several times before and the waiters are very friendly and cordial. They allow you to relax with a drink and/or appetizer and don’t push to order dinner right away. Typical Italian restaurant. Primi... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Haven't been to Il Pescatore in 5 years. Decided to visit seeking a classical Italian restaurant experience. Was not disappointed. The waiters are friendly and charismatic and make you feel relaxed and comfortable. This is not the place to visit if you are in a hurry and they will not be trying to flip your table. This is old-school dinning.... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went here with a large group after a business meeting. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious as was the desert. We had several seafood appetizers and veal dishes for dinner. Wine was also very good. I would go here again if I am back in the area.

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Best food ever! The calamari was fresh not frozen and extra chewy. The veal was cooked to perfection and the simple chianti was the best for our meal. The crème brule was just cold custard and burned sugar and the bartender did not make very good drinks. The food was just delicious and we will eat there again only we'll... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Well, this restaurant is "average" only by the standard of other Jack London Square restaurants, most of which are not very good, unfortunately, given this wonderful location. We were the only table occupied for lunch on a gorgeous weekday in February. The guest of honor was celebrating her birthday, and wanted to go to this restaurant, so the rest of... More 

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Reidsville, North Carolina
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had a large group and they provided a great meal and experience. On the water so had a lovely view. Classic Italian meal. The halibut was perfectly cooked and seasoned.

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Vacaville, California
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111 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I made a reservation on Open Table and we arrived a few minutes early and we're greeted by a rude,disinterested host. We were seated promptly in the EMPTY section of the restaurant after being asked if we had a reservation. Our server was friendly but horribly understaffed. The bus boy came around once to pour our waters, ice teas and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 465-2188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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