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Al Pescatore

14 Edward Place, Ballito 4420, South Africa
+27 32 946 3574
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (55 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
“prawns” (40 reviews)
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14 Edward Place, Ballito 4420, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This spot is on the first floor and overlooks the sea. It is across the road from the beach. The staff are friendly and accommodating.

Thank Belinda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Sunday we visited ballito looking for kitchen supplies Nd decided to hv lunch at this restaurant, provably one of the few in Durban with an ocean view. They seated us immediately and the owner is a lovely mAn, you can see he loves people....More

Thank Gwendoline l
Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for this lovely write up.I remember your table well.Sunday was a busy one and you where so nice to talk to. Hope we will see you gain, Trevor.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Al Pesctore has an amazing setting right on the beach which must be the ultimate draw card. My husband and I shared two main courses, prawns and chips and then pork rib with baked potato and finally a peppermint crisp pie. Although the service cannot...More

1  Thank Stephne A
Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Stephne, Im not only the owner , but design all the meals and I know my food very well !The meals you didn't like , have been very successful and have been tried and tested over the past 29 years. Thats possibly why we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come to Ballito twice a year and without fail we always visit several times Al Pescatore which overlooks the Ocean. As soon as you arrive at the door of the restaurant Trevor the owner is there to welcome you. The staff are fantastic which...More

Thank burtont347
Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Terry and Rhona, Thanks for the wonderful write up.We have known each other for so many years and have such good history together.I would also like to thank both of you for the wonderful charity work you do in South Africa ! Hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was within walking distance from our guest house so we drifted in and tried it. Excellent choice. Good food. Very well trained staff. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Rina M
Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Im so happy you enjoyed your time at our restaurant. We try hard to make every guests time with us memorable. thanks Trevor.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right opposite the sea/beach on the first floor. Great location. We had dinner here one night - seafood platter. This was pretty good. We also had a pizza lunch one day - shared 1 between 2 people. Very nice.

Thank Broaden-the-mind
Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Im Flattered to have such a great review from a Level 6 TripAdvisor member with 151 write ups ! Having you with us twice was wonderful . Thanks again, Trevor.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our anniversary breakaway to Ballito, we came across this great place. Apart from great draught beer and cappuccinos, most importantly they also allow dogs on their deck. Great service and a wonderful menu.

Thank Laurianne D
Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the 5/5 , but you where in the Hops . We one above :) Trevor

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great new specials, great time and a great time!! The manager and owner is always good to chat to which always adds to the experience!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the Great write up ! Im so happy I made your visit a memorable one. Come back soon ! Trevor.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated by a (very grumpy) host, and after 20 minutes still did not get asked if we would like drinks or water. It was not a busy Monday night. After waiting further we unfortunately decided to go elsewhere. Maybe they were just having...More

Thank shanw989
Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

When i saw this I was devastated ! I have addressed the problem with management. I have strived in the last 29 years to make every customers experience a memorable one. Sadly on my one day off , my manager has dropped the ball. Please...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Everytime I visit Ballito Al Pescatore is part of our holiday. Love the personal service, great variety and yummy cocktails. Situated on Ballitos beachfront it is amazing to spot the dolphins or whales while sitting on the verandah

Thank 826karind
Trevor W, Owner at Al Pescatore, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

The wale displays this week have been crazy !About 10 out in front of the restaurant yesterday .Passably the best display Ive ever seen. Thanks, Trevor.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
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11:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Edward Place, Ballito 4420, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito
  • Phone Number: +27 32 946 3574
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Unique, creative flavour combinations in a beautiful restaurant with divine cocktails, excellent service and the most amazing view of the ocean in Ballito
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