It’s been a few weeks now since I enjoyed dinner at Italian seafood restaurant, Pescatori. I haven’t forgotten how lovely it was though. Indeed, I’ve been waiting for the right time to publish my review so it didn’t get crowded out by other posts about places receiving more than an equitable slice of momentary hype. So with little happening in the tikichrisosphere today, here’s my review of fantastic Fitrzrovia restaurant, Pescatori. Buon appetito!
If you like seafood, you’ll been in heaven here. The menu is lengthy and a rather delectable read. There are plenty of non-fishy dishes listed (steak, pasta, risotto …), but if you go for anything other than the seafood and fish options you’ll miss out on what this place does best. I love my starter course of cannolicchi (three west coast razor clams, £8.95) from the raw bar as well as my main course of coda di rospo (pan roasted monkfish tail with n’duja and almond crust and zucchini scapece, £22). Yeah, I’d go back for it. For pudding, I had gnocchi di latte (baked sweet dumplings with glazed dark rum, £6.50) – a moreish and homey end to a satisfying meal! As impressive as the menu was, dining companion Kemey’s fancy was struck by something off the blackboard for her main: sea salt roasted sea bass. Prepped with precision at the table, it was a delicate dish worth having (I was lucky to have a bite!). A bottle of crisp and citrus Falanghina Beneventano IGT Bellamico (£6 for a 175ml glass, £17 for 500ml carafe and £25.50 for a bottle) served both our choices well.
Aside from the fab food, service was a treat. The restaurant’s expansive dining space is comfy. Given the calibre and celebrity of competing restaurants in and around Pescatori’s Charlotte Street address, I expected a certain level of quality from my experience there. Expectations were more than met and I found the restaurant to be well worth recommending. Keep Pescatori in mind when in Fitzrovia and hankering a great meal.
Pescatori is located at 57 Charlotte Street, W1T 4PD with another outlet in Mayfair at 11 Dover Street, W1S 4LH. Find out more at pescatori.co.uk.