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“Great fish and pasta!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Pescatore Ristorante

Il Pescatore Ristorante
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Ranked #329 of 1,215 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sparks, Nevada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Best of everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

The food, wine, service, local, and the atmosphere is incredible. My dad, husband and I went for the first time before a concert and left the restaurant more than satisfied. We will definitely return soon.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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