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“Lobsterfest is the best!”
Review of Di Pescara

Di Pescara
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Ranked #7 of 118 Restaurants in Northbrook
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Off Lake Cook Road
Northbrook, Illinois
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lobsterfest is the best!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The dining room was crowded, but they were offering a lobster dinner special for $29.95 or $19.95. THey offer this annually and it is a great deal. Lobster, corn, coleslaw, potato - you can't go wrong. But it is really crowded.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
“Good food, fair service”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Cobb salad was largely lettuce and didn't care for the peppercorn dressing; fortunately, I had asked for it on the side and the balsamic as well. Balsamic was much better. Our 2 fish dishes, whitefish and salmon, were both very good. I got the wrong side dish with my fish. Didn't get the correct side, which was what listed on the menu, until after I had finished all my fish. Really slow! Apple crostada with ice cream was fantastic.

  • Visited March 2014
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Northbrook, Illinois
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Kudos to Lettuce”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Try to get to Di Pescara every month if I can. Lunch or Dinner it's a special treat. My all time fav is their Louie Louie salad. Fresh, crisp and light.

  • Visited February 2014
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Northbrook, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good salmon”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been at Di Pescara couple times. Little bit over crowded, but over roll good food, good service, nice place.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank rimma s
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Valentines dinner ”
Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Wanting to try all the Lettuce Entertain You spots we dined at Di Pescara for a nice Valentines Day dinner. The service was superb and parts of our meal were fantastic but others were lacking. Let me explain. First we sat at the bar and ordered a lovely spicy red Zinfandel Ghost Pines and an interesting beer Founders Bast... or something like that. The bartender was very busy but stopped to give us recommendations. Then we were sat in a corner booth in the bar that was probably one of the best seats in the house. Our water glasses were promptly filled and fresh warm bread with a plate of olive oil was delivered. Our waiter didn't offer us the specials, probably because our menus were closed since it took a while before he came over to us.

We asked about the mussels which he said were very good and enough to share. Then for advice between the 2 options for scallops and the Chilean sea bass. Both choices were excellent. He offered the sea bass over a bed of sautéed spinach instead of broccolini, and honestly I couldn't imagine it served any other way. We also ordered a side of asparagus which was more than enough to share and quite tasty. The roasted cauliflower that was served with the pan seared scallops was tasteless and dry. I would ask for a substitute next time.

Lastly dessert, well they were out of the butterscotch creme brûlée and chocolate mousse cake which was hugely disappointing. Leaving, IMO nothing too exciting. We let him talk us into an apple crostini with vanilla ice cream and caramel. It was average to good. Not enough caramel. It was just drizzled around the dessert on the plate. Ice cream was good and apples tasty. I just wasn't a big fan of the crostini part.

So, to recap...Chilean sea bass, scallops, mussels, sautéed spinach, asparagus, bread, wine and beer selections ALL excellent! Skip the roasted cauliflower and apple crostini. Disappointing was that there was no oil on the table for refills and no mints upon departure. Small little comforts that would have been appreciated.

We will return. Thank you

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