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Il Pescatore Ristorante

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31 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607-3720
(510) 465-2188
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Stockton, California
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have eaten here many times and I still enjoy the food very much. I can't speak for all of the dishes but my carpaccio and my canneloni were excellent. I love the staff because they treat everyone like old friends.

Thank kate m
Morro Bay, California
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The title really says it all. Lovely ambience and excellent service. I've been to this restaurant 3 times, two of which were gastronomically unpleasant and unnecessarily expensive. This is my most recent experience: BREAD: Appeared to be ordinary supermarket bread without distinction. WINE LIST: Decent, slightly pricey. ENTRÉE: Shrimp in Etruscan Sauce. Six medium shrimp with tails on smothered by... More 

Thank CoastalResident
Dunnellon, Florida
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The printed history of the restaurant states it was opened in the 1980s. When you walk in you enter a time warp. When I walked in they were playing Little Lies by Fleetwood Mac. The food is above average Italian fare so no worries there. It is the unique atmosphere that completes the experience.

Thank USARailTraveler
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310 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

I stopped in for lunch and had a Crab St Louis Salad. Absolutely delicious as was the sourdough bread and fresh butter. Simply fabulous food. Outstanding service!! A great independent restaurant well worth a visit!!

Thank 970alexanderp
Oakland, California
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

The atmosphere was great. The wine was fine. The staff o.k. Food was fair. Maybe the cook had an off night. Maybe changed hands.

Thank Rosa B
Oakland, CA
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

My friend and I had an early dinner at Il Pescatore recently. I would rate the entire experience as "average." Nothing was "bad," but nothing (food, service) stood out either. My friend's Seafood Louie salad ($26) was fine; my seafood pasta in a mild tomato sauce ($29) was okay. Cocktails ($11.50) were well done. Previous experiences at this restaurant (which... More 

Thank FoodieDoodie58
Santa Clara, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We went there and tried to make our Reservation at 8:30pm so the Waiter called us back and asked if we were coming? We told him we would be right there and we didn't make it until 9:00pm. The GPS was sending us from Oakland to Alameda and Back to Oakland for some odd reason. IL Pescatore Restaurant closes at... More 

Thank pkornie
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

We had calamari that was like Rubber. I ordered the Pescatore Pasts. It was was suppose to be a favorite. I had to pick around the pasta so I wouldn't swallow a shell from the fish in the sauce. This place needs to hire a new cook.

1 Thank onthego49joliet
Oakland, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

I recently took two friends here for dinner as one was celebrating her birthday. The food was excellent, I had veal parm, though the pasta portion was extremely small. The price was reasonable, food hot and servers very friendly. I think most have worked there for many years. The atmosphere is a bit funky and nostalgic as it dates back... More 

Thank Dottie750
Fremont, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants in Jack London Square. We went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It is perfect for that with a quiet ambiance, white table cloths and an attentive, professional waiter. My wife had the broiled salmon which she said was perfect. My choice was the veal parmesan which is hard to find these days.... More 

1 Thank monty5861

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607-3720
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 465-2188

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