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“Lovely restuarant”
Review of Al Pescatore

Al Pescatore
Ranked #3 of 78 Restaurants in Ballito
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Unique, creative flavour combinations in a beautiful restaurant with divine cocktails, excellent service and the most amazing view of the ocean in Ballito
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely restuarant”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Lovely, friendly staff, specials menu is superb. Sea views are amazing, however this is reserved for smokers, staff assured us plans are in place to have a non smokers outside dining area

Visited November 2012
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Krugersdorp, South Africa
1 review
“best Paella i have ever tasted, incredible starters and desserts,5-star service”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

we recently were on holiday in Ballito,and we ate at different restaurants nightly over two weeks.
a friend told us that the best-kept sectret in Ballito is a restaurant he had been going to for over twenty years, called Al Pescatore,situated in a beach-facing street.
we went there that night,and were seated by the owner, Trevor.
His and his staff's friendliness and knowledge of food are unparalleled.
the special that evening was a seafood paella for R99. the portion is sufficient for two people, and a single serving is a thing of beauty. i have never seen such a heaped bowl of top-quality paella ingredients in my life,and i am 45.
his starters are fantastic, and so are the desserts,which are unusual.Over the next week we ate there a further 3 times, trying his linefish and his curry,all of which were truly 5-star experiences
this is another example of that oh-so-impossible to find experience called economytronomy.starters,cooldrinks drinks and dessert for us came out under 400,and we took our friends there ,and the bill for 4 main courses with drinks was under R700,without starters or dessert,as we were filled to the brim by the main course size.We enjoyed ourselves so much in Ballito ,that we have decided to buy timeshare at La Montagne just to be closest to Al Pescatore when we visit Natal.
we ate at other restaurants from Durban to Margate ,and nothing could hold a candle to this.
i am looking forward to our next holiday,as the memory of this food remains vivid weeks after returning home to Johannesburd- this is truly an experience worth driving all the way to Ballito for
truly an incredible experience and a most gracious host. an overall time to remember

Visited October 2012
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Ballito, South Africa
1 review
“The place to be”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Once again we experienced the wonderful atmosphere and service from Trevor and staff. It's a fantastic venue to unwind after a hard day with some sundowners, awesome seaview and great food at reasonable prices. Well done Trevor

  • Visited December 2012
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Efficient and Friendly Service - Affordable Prices”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Our stay in Ballito in October 2013 - we visited Al Pescatore with the kids. Great atmosphere, beautiful seaview and friendly efficient service. Wide variety menu with affordable prices

Thank you Trevor!

  • Visited October 2012
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Durban
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal after A Bad Start”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Arrived at the restaurant with a group of about 40 friends/family to find that the reservation had been "lost" and that we were not expected. This small detail was handled most efficiently by th e owner and staff and we had an incredible experience.The food was outstanding and the service efficient. Will go again when in Ballito (but I will probably phone to confirm the booking!)

  • Visited November 2012
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