Pescatore

Italian Restaurant
955 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022 955 2nd Ave, New York Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM Open All Hours
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94% of 634 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Hours
    Sun
    11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
    Mon-Fri
    12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Sat
    11:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Tips

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261 Tips
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Report | 3 years ago
Amazing experience. The food was delicious. We were very impressed. I went there because I had a Groupon which expired 2 years ago. The waitress took the voucher value graciously. The food and the service are first rate. I can't wait to return and try other dishes.
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Report | 4 years ago
Nice informal place
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Report | 4 years ago
It could use a little facelift inside
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Report | 4 years ago
Candle on every other step works better. Please do not lose reservations, esp if made hours earlier.
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Report | 4 years ago
Great service
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Report | 4 years ago
Service was great. Food overpriced for what you get
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Report | 4 years ago
Enjoyed our meal. We hope to return with or without a groupon!
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Report | 4 years ago
Thank you for being accommodating about altering my order w/o shell fish
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Report | 4 years ago
Very nice staff and a good brunch.
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Report | 4 years ago
Great staff and very good energy. Accommodating too since my reservation was not found in your system and you seated me immediately.
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From Our Editors

At Pescatore, chef Kenneth Johnson and his team honor the deceptive simplicity of Italian cuisine's commitment to culinary fundamentals. The restaurant's menus showcase the importance of using a base of simple, vibrant ingredients, then adding flair and complexity. This is evident in dishes such as the eatery's ricotta appetizer, which is accented by chives, hazelnuts, clover honey, and mint, and its roasted red- and yellow-beet salad, dotted with pickled shallots and dressed with champagne-honey vinaigrette.

Competing on a National Stage

Whether he's cooking for a crowd of diners or competing on national television, Johnson uses basic techniques to craft delicious dishes. So, when faced with the daunting task of preparing a dessert using spiral ham, spiced rum, green plantains, and water chestnuts, he created a traditional streusel. Sticking to a straightforward dessert netted Johnson a first-place finish on the Food Network's Chopped—his second victory in as many appearances.

Key Ingredients at Pescatore

  • San Marzano tomatoes: Italy's most iconic heirloom tomatoes lend their refreshingly tangy, slightly sweet flavor to everything from the spaghettini's pomodoro sauce to the margherita pizzas.
  • House-cured pancetta: Standing in for traditional bacon, this tender sliced meat adds a Italian charm to an otherwise standard Black Angus burger.
  • Handmade pasta: The restaurant's freshly prepared strands of linguine and tubes of rigatoni demonstrate the importance of starting from scratch whenever possible.
  • Artichokes: Adding artichokes to a traditional pesto allows the sauce to complement the slight acidity of its lemon- and rosemary-tinged grilled chicken breast.
  • Nutella: The dessert pizza's crushed hazelnuts, bananas, and salted-caramel gelato balance out the chocolate-hazelnut spread's richness.

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Pescatore

Sun
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Mon-Fri
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sat
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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