Pescatori Italian & Seafood Restaurant - Fitzrovia

4.0
1611 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Seafood
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The best of seafood gets an Italian flavour at the Pescatori Fish and Seafood Restaurant in London’s chichi Fitzrovia neighbourhood, just off of Goodge Street. Always busy and buzzing, modern meets traditional in Pescatori’s comfortable, unpretentious dining room in which the local workforce, shoppers and canny Londoners have found a real treat – great, high quality food served with a smile and a high degree of professionalism too, making Pescatori perfect for those lunchtime business meetings. Fanatical about fish, Pescatori carefully selects the produce it serves, determined to offer flavour while supporting small scale businesses and promoting ethical seafood, an approach bound to impress greenies and foodies both. For example, crab and sea bass is taken directly from a family run business in Cornwall while you’ll enjoy a seasonally changing menu as well as super fresh Catch of the Day options.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 10:30pm

Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm
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Phone number
020 7580 3289
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Andrea Pesenti
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Public Transit
Goodge Street underground station
or Tottenham Court underground station
Additional
Beer, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
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CL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Closed. No notice from opentable. Bad deal. At least the app should have a way to NOT make a reservation in an establishment which is onlonger in business. Bad form.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, fantastic food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fresh and delicious.

j
London
26 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food arrived in dribs and drabs. Overall not satisfactory. We complained and an amount was taken off the bill but it is an expensive restaurant and we feel the complaint was met with too defensive a response

E
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Dissapointing…
Slow service, warm wine. Dirty paper menus (not pricey to reprint surely) and my sword fish was dry with random vegetables (raisons really?)
Bill came to the table before we had even requested it!
Was a go to for business lunches, but no longer. Sort it out guys...

GB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff! Amazing food! Amazing place! Extremly kind member of staff with excellent customer service! We need more people and place like this in crazy London!

A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. We loved our food. Would defo recommend

LT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The restaurant had not received their bread delivery so no bread available - why they could not think of alternative suppliers I don’t know.
Oysters were good but 2 mains; halibut and lobster linguine were bland and tasteless - not worth the money.
Quality of service poor - tried to put large tray of oysters in middle of table rather than on a raiser. Only provided a spoon with dessert and no fork.
No point in complaining as the staff were not interested in those dining that evening. Not once were we asked how everything was.
All in all a disappointment - Zizzi’s restaurant nearby may have been a better experience at less expense.

s
London
133 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

This was my first time eating here and it was a bit of a disappointing experience. The food was quite bland and I would’ve expected a little better for the pricing.

L
Philadelphia
271 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice Italian restaurant with attentive service and a varied menu. Good preparation of the selections.

CM
London
19 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Didn’t start well when the waiter gave the food order to the kitchen in Italian....not realising perhaps that my girlfriend speaks Italian, and referred to her as “the girl” will have x, rather than “the lady”. Restaurant was empty, bar one other table. Booked by mistake....over £100 for 2 for a very average lunch. Won’t be returning.

AR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of my favourite restaurants. Great value, with some great deals. This week's visit was fun and enjoyable. Lovely food and great service. The staff go out of their way to assist.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice food here, will defo come here more often. The seafood risotto is really amazing. Solid seafood with every spoon.

W
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived very early after we had been to a matinee show but they were more than happy to accommodate us. Service was attentive not pushy.

Food was very good, the octopus & potato salad and the swordfish carpaccio were especially good starters.

Really enjoyed the food and the ambience, will certainly visit them again.

ME
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Pescatori for a business lunch and it was amazing! The food, the service and the place in general blew our minds!

PR
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

staff friendly but needs updating and refurbishment

g
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

didn't know how to make a G&T, no cucumbers!!!!
Desert was terrible, basically fruit with sugar on top

d
London
27 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

If you serve salmon tartare with avocado please ensure that the avocado is ripe
Mine was so hard it would have been evident to the person who prepared this that it was inedible yet it was still served

MF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely family run fish restaurant. Excellent food and service and a wonderful place for a three hour lunch. I would recommend it to everyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Waited a long time for food. Maybe an hour for starters

Staff were polite

L
London
17 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was excellent. staff were patient and attentive.

A
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We were entertaining guests from New York who wanted to go to a good fish restaurant in the Fitzrovia area.
We were welcomed warmly into the restaurant by the hostess and our drinks orders were taken quickly by a very friendly waitress.

We shared 4 starters amongst five of us - all of which were nice and well presented.

The mains were, however, very disappointing. Our guest ordered a tuna steak, and specified he liked it served rare. He received a tiny piece of fish which was served well done and very bland - he didn’t want to complain and ate half of it.

My wife ordered the grilled seafood platter which comprised 1 prawn, an inedible piece of what was supposed to be grilled squid ( it was absolutely tasteless and looked as if it was put on the plate as an after-thought ) and 2 razor clams which were also very average

I had a grilled sea bream which was perfectly grilled and very nice - I ended up giving half to my guest as he had given up with his tuna steak.

My other guest had fried fish and chunky chips which he said was very nice.

The bill, with a bottle of wine (£40) came to £260 which was very expensive for the quality of the food.

JC
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I didn’t realise that you had to book the bottomless Prosecco menu, and was rather stunned at the brusque and abrupt manner of the receptionist showing me that I had not booked that menu and there was nothing I could do about it before spinning on her heels marching off! She started off my evening on a bad note! The other staff were lovely.

V
London
19 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Third time going to this restaurant and this time we brought friends from Paris. Brilliant seafood restaurant with a good variety. 2 bottles of wine, starter, main and dessert for 4 people came to circa £65 pp with the 20% off food from Opentable. Still a tad on the pricey side and though it was lovely food not sure it that outstanding that I’d pay full price for it. Neverthless, very good service and nice ambiance even on Monday night !

CH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Pescatori restaurant to sample their Mediterranean seafood platter for two. The dish came out piled high with shellfish, jumbo prawns, prawns, oysters all on a bed of crushed ice complete with glass of wine. Delicious food and excellent service. Almost too much for two people!

VP
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable as ever. Greeted nicely on arrival and felt very welcome. Seated at a good table and service was efficient.
Starters were both excellent and my main course was really good and my husbands was ok.

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I started with the tuna and it was completely tasteless. To be fair they offered an alternative. Mussels were also quite dull. My son had fish soup and he loved it. Mains were ok. Personally I feel is very overpriced and qe refused 12.5% tip and gave our own. Will not return.

LS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time visit to Pescatori, recommended by Charlotte Hotel. Dinner, Mussels, Seabass, Grilled Asparagus and Salads, with Frascati White wine - very nice meal.
Server - Valentine from Sardinia was excellent!

MD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Business meeting for 5 - great menu options so everyone could get what they wanted - great service -
only thing I miss is the fixed price lunch from last year - bring it back and we'll be back much more
often!

S
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ingredients largely good, but food flavour was a disappointment at the price.

KW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit so didnt know what to expect.
I found the restuarant very good as i had arrived earlier than my booking which wasnt a problem.
The food was very good a great menu lots to choose from.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
I would definately recommend this restuarant to my friends.
Hopefully go back soon

A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to the Pescatori for more than 40 years and it has always been absolutely excellent. The food is delicious and brilliantly cooked and served. There is no better fish restaurant in London. The staff and great and the ambience perfect

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, lovely setting. Would recommend.

DG
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great but quite expensive and what really upset me was the £40 service charge!

UM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

When booking i mentioned it was for a birthday. Also mentioned this on arrival. Nothing special was ever said or done by staff. Food poor value and disappointing. Would not recommend.

V
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We've had dinner here for several times since a few years ago and we kept going back for their quality seafood. However, this visit was so disappointing. The food was mediocre, service was no longer as nice as before. Some of their seafood did not taste fresh at all. Given the rather costly price there, we won't go back anymore.

m
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been here several times usually for business lunches and always enjoy
the food, the ambience and service. Highly recommended

S
London
27 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous. Friendly service, lovely food, a table outside in the evening sunshine and an aperol spritz to start. Grazie !

VB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good restaurant, well cooked fish, accurate and friendly Italian staff

FG
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was brilliant all round. Would be even better if there was a 'free from' option for pasta and bread

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