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Chesca's Restaurant

38 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
508-627-1234
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Ranked #15 of 54 Restaurants in Edgartown
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Brookline, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We go back here every year. It is fine dining that actually is fine dining: fresh ingredients, excellent recipes, skillfully prepared. Prices are reasonable for what you get. Our favorite is an entree of lobster ravioli that comes with scallops in a delicious sauce. Service is attentive and accommodating. Atmosphere is nice but nothing special. However, we like it when... More

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Noank, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Chesca's doesn't take reservations, but we took a chance on a Wednesday night at about 7:00, and waited only about 10 minutes. The rocking chairs on the front porch are a lovely place to wait with a glass of wine. When we were seated, the first thing we noticed was the noise level--really high. We shifted the chairs a bit... More

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Cape Cod
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We skipped lunch and made it to the porch at Chesca's when they opened the doors at 5:30. Got seated right away and had a great meal with great service. We will definitely go back on our next visit to Edgartown.

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Boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The menu has a wide variety of great options. At our table, we tried a few of them, and all were excellent. The Bento box is a cool option. Service is a little slow, so don't eat here if you're in a rush, but they were attentive, accommodated special requests and largely seemed to get them all right.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The atmosphere is excellent here, inside and outside (the porch and courtyard are shared with the Eisenhauer Gallery, which often has music in the courtyard). The menu was locally inspired of course (translation: lots of fish and seafood) but had good variety and original ideas, as well as some deliciously done standbys. We didn't have a reservation and they still... More

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is my 3rd time at Chesca's. They have a diverse menu and great service. It is a mix of Italian and local seafood. They have a nice porch where you can have a cocktail while waiting for a table. Even when its busy, the service is quick and accurate. They give you warm bread with olive oil when you... More

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had some of our best meals on our vacation at Chesca's. They don't take reservations, so I would advise arriving early if you want to avoid waiting. The food was very good, but the atmosphere is rather dark and loud, and it is expensive.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

after waiting over an hour and watching several table site empty for over an hour we were told that there are only tow tables in the place they would seat a party of 5. they had no interest in making a 4 or 6 seat table work. we watched them turn other diners away with empty tables. The worst hostess... More

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Portsmouth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Had dinner here on Sunday night. No reservations and it fills up fast in the summer. The gnocchi app is delicious! The grilled romaine salad and short ribs were my choice as I wasn't in the mood for seafood. I was happy with both. Overall a very nice experience. If you have to wait there is a great porch with... More

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had an amazing dinner at Cesca's. They do not take reservations but the meal and atmosphere was well worth the wait. Sitting in the porch taking in the night atmosphere makes the wait fly by. Do not miss the gnocchi appetizer. It was amazing. A couple at a nearby table ordered extra to take home. The halibut was cooked... More

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