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Il Pescatore

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4 Queens Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1LU, England
01702341892
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 229
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    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
lunch with friends

lovely food and lovely caring staff made our visit a nice afternoon the place is clean and tidy and you can watch the food been cooked in the kitchen

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Marialovisa
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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316 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

lovely food and lovely caring staff made our visit a nice afternoon the place is clean and tidy and you can watch the food been cooked in the kitchen

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London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Went to this Restaurant Sunday lunchtime and it was basically empty and had no atmosphere at all. The set menu was not the same as advertised on the website and consequently not as appealing, the staff were not friendly and the waiter in particular was grumpy and was constantly checking his watch. The food was very average and this combined... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I have been visiting this restaurant for over 25 years with my Wife and Children. We dine for Lunch, Dinner and Birthdays and the food is always amazing. I have pretty much tasted all the meals and I have not had a bad meal to date. The Pizza Allabetti is always a delight to have for lunch and for dinner... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been eating here for years and pizza is normally amazing, however last Saturday I went for lunch with my daughter. We waited an hour and a half before the food came, the pizza's were truly awful I sent mine back as it wasn't cooked properly and received another exactly the same. I have had better pizza from Iceland... More 

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Susy T, Guest Relations Manager at Il Pescatore, responded to this review

Dear Funkypip, Thank you for your review, we are very sorry your experience, on this occasion, at our establishment was not a positive one. We do recall where you were seated, in the window seat on table 1, you did indeed comment on the pizza received, which you stated was undercooked, this was then swiftly replaced by our staff members,... More 

Southend on Sea
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41 reviews 41 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Back in February 2014, two friends and I visited Il Pescatore for lunch. I had a wonderful sardine pizza and one of my co-diners had a spicy pasta dish, the 'penne arrabbiata', which I sampled and was equally impressed with. At the time I promised that, the next time I visited this restaurant, I would be sure to order that... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I have visited this restaurant quite few times and it never fails to impress. The staff are so attentive and the food is delicious. It is also great value for money - definitely worth a visit!

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Great Bardfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Dined here before going to see Lulu at The Cliffs Pavilion last night. Starter of Scallops and King Prawns was excellent. Very good Veal Escalope to follow with a dish of veg to share. Service excellent. We asked directions for walking to the Cliffs and set off. After about 5 mins walk a car drew up and the restaurant prorpietor... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

my family have eaten in the restaurant many times and it feels like you are in a little bit of Italy. The pasta is wonderful and so is the house red wine. in addition to this we have had many takeaways, we phone and order and 15 minutes later we collect and the meals are always wonderful.

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The food at Il Pescatore was spot on! Wonderful flavours and great recipes, only downside to our visit was that it coincided with a large men's rugby team dinner and the staff were serving them as the larger group more readily. Will definitely return!

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I cannot recommend this restaurant enough - my family have been eating here since it opened and I can clearly see why! Such an authentic Italian atmosphere, with such friendly, lovely people. The food is excellent, I especially recommend the Farfalle al Salmone or Carbonara - I refuse to eat carbonara anywhere else now because nothing lives up to this!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Queens Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01702341892

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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