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A Brief History

Il Pescatore was founded in 1980 by three partners all of whom were of Tuscan origin. The original menu included classic Tuscan dishes, which are still on the menu today, such as Pasta della Casa, Veal Scallopine with mushrooms, and our signature Veal T-Bone with Rosemary (Lombata de Vitello al Rosmarino).

With the explosion of the Italian food and wine scene in the 1980’s, the menu expanded to represent dishes from numerous regions of the Italian peninsula. Risotto con funghi (Piemonte), Cannelloni alla Romana (Roma), Eggplant Parmigiana (Sicilia), and Fresh Fish Picatta (Napoli) are but a few of the regional dishes on our menu.

Our menu has been continuously evolving and this year we introduced our own homemade Gelato & Sorbet.

Why Choose Us

Il Pescatore has been proudly serving the community of Oakland for over 32 years at the Jack London Square. We have been blessed with many loyal customers over the years, many of whom have been coming since the restaurant opened. Also, many of our staff members have been here for over twenty years.

We look forward to continuing our tradition and are looking forward to seeing you soon.


Beautiful waterfront seating

Il Pescatore features an interior with the appearance of an old wooden ship, and overlooks the Oakland Estuary waterfront from almost every vantage point. Come in and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere for yourself.

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"The ambiance was great, situated right on the water with water views from nearly every table! The wine list is extensive, with approximately 80 different selections. The food was out of this world, & the service was impeccable! If you've never been to this restaurant before, you are in for a rare treat! With authentic Italian cuisine, & seafood, you just can't go wrong"
Shaun M.
"A marvelous waterfront gem in Jack London Square.  A beautiful view of the waterfront, attentive and fantastic service on top of a wonderful meal"
Mark W.
"The service is great and the waiters know us and treat us with the highest respect that somebody can ask for. The seafood is always very fresh and the pasta never disappoints us. The atmosphere is warm and it's a romantic place to to take your loved ones"
Sergio G.