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“Pricey but beautiful food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pescara

Pescara
150 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 280-6900
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Ranked #2 of 262 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd St SW and Broadway
Transit: We are located 2 blocks away from the Rochester City Bus Depot.
Description: Pescara invites those with an appetite for fresh, forward food to share small plates, savor fine wine and enjoy selections from sea and land. Located in the newly renovated DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Rochester, it"s the perfect place to gather for business lunches, pre-theater appetizers or romantic dinners.
Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Pricey but beautiful food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We had a celebratory dinner at Pescara recently. The service was excellent, and the food on the whole quite delicious and beautifully presented.
The signature scallops with mushrooms were by far one of the most delicious meals I've had in years. The tuna tartar was delicious and a very large portion for an appetizer. The gazpacho was delicious, and as a gazpacho fanatic, I give 4 stars for taste.
The scottish salmon, however was very overcooked, surprisingly so, since Pescara specializes in seafood. The salmon, like most of the fish here was a "pick your own preparation" and "pick your own sauce". I chose char grilled with a parsley gremolata. Thankfully the waiter knew the gremolata would be scant and dry, and therefore suggested adding an additional butter sauce "on the side, just in case". He was right, it needed it! (Strange that they wouldnt just fix the gremolata to begin with- a bit more olive oil would've fixed that right up?) all in all, a pretty delicious meal, albeit extremely expensive.
but...I would eat there again in a minute and order the scallops!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“great Fish Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Innovative, creative menu.
Good service
Fine ambiance
^ of us had lunch, all ate fish.
The sizes of the portions make the price worthwhile.

Visited October 2012
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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Good Fishing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

My wife and I have enjoyed Pescara on a number of occasions for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Fish preparation is unequaled in Rochester!

Visited June 2012
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Rochester, Minnesota
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“A Whole Fish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I adore seeing whole fish served. The table-side presentation at Pescara was oh-so wonderful. The Mediterranean Sea Bass was perfect with a fresh Gremolota sauce (chooped fresh herbs). Superb!!

Visited September 2012
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“Perfection!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This is a must if you are anywhere close to mn! Everything was amazing. Service food wine etc. The scallops with the mushrooms and truffle oil are the best I have ever had. The gouda hashbrowns are a must. And the portions are truly large enough for 2 people to share. Totally worth the money if you appreciate fine cuisine. We will definately be back. I would even make the 3 hr drive just to dine again in this fabulous restuarant.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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