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“New owners” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Il Pescatore Ristorante

Il Pescatore Ristorante
31 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 465-2188
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Ranked #84 of 1,067 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Auburn, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“New owners”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

One of several we visit when in Bay Area. New owners since our last trip. Food not up to par by comparison of many previous visits. Prices have sky-rocketed! Service still good. Place a bit cleaner. A first timer would rate higher, a past steady visitor will find prices beyond value! Definitely room for improvement to attract old returnees and locals.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great fish and pasta!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

Ate here for our son's birthday. Food and service were excellent. The special was butterflied prawns and they were excellent. Tried a new wine from Francis Ford Coppola's vineyard Santos and I am going to look for it in the grocery store. Wait staff was very attentive. Clam chowder was quite good but I do not think it was made from scratch. I would eat here again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sparks, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012 via mobile

Location: beautiful views of the water. Food: suburb real world Italian with dishes not routinely seen. If I lived here I would be a regular.

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Chico, CA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Just An Outstanding Italian Establishment on the Water!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Il Pescatore has been at Jack London Square for over 20 years now. It's interior looks like the interior of an old wooden ship and overlooks the Oakland Estuary waterfront from almost every vantage point. A very consistent place for great Italian food, whether it be fresh fish or classic Italian dishes.

Great bar and ambiance. Waiters always dressed in suits and very professional.

Extensive menu and wine list. Expensive but not crazy prices.

My friend had never been there. We started with an appetizer - grilled eggplant with cheese and marina sauce. Terrific Italian treatment. Ordered an excellent red wine. Yum, Yum.

Then added classic Caesar salads.

Finally, I order the Halibut special and my friend had the Pasta of the House - penne pasta with an extraordinary brown sauce of veal and proscuitto combined with a tomato base and spices. Add fresh sourdough bread and we were in Heaven!

He LOVED the sauce on the Pasta of the House and my halibut was grilled perfectly.

What a meal. We both wolfed our food down in record time.

Well done, Il Pescatore!!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“go anywhere else!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

there are so many wonderful restaurants in Jack London Square area that you shouldn't waste your time and money (cause this place isn't cheap) on this funky restaurant. the food is mediocre at best and the atmosphere is like a nursing home.

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