Monday, January 28, 2013

Il Pescatore

Il Pescatore is a Mom and Pop style Italian Restaurant located near the corner of Primrose and Colonial. A friend turned me on to it several years ago, and I have been there a handful of times over the years and always left satisfied.

In this quaint little treasure you will find several tables and booths, with an additional dining room for when it is busy. The service will be courteous, and most importantly the Food will be fresh and delicious.

On my last visit we went for lunch and the place was packed.
They brought out toasty Garlic Bread for us as we looked over the menu and decided what we wanted to order.

Then they brought us each a Salad, very standard but with fresh ingredients and a nice House Dressing.

My friend ordered the Pescatore Special Stromboli (Pepperoni, Sausage, Onions, Green Peppers and Mushrooms $10.95). It was enormous, but somehow he managed to eat the whole thing. 

I ordered the Melanzane Rolatini (Breaded Eggplants stuffed with Ricotta Cheese, Baked in Marinara Sauce topped with Mozzarella Cheese $9.95) This dish is also served with a side of Pasta. It was really, really good. Start with a plate full of Pasta, add two large Eggplant Cutlets that were breaded and stuffed with Cheese, then slather in Sauce, then completely cover the whole plate with more Cheese, then Bake until the cheese is melted and starts to get crispy.
Not only was it absolutely delicious, but the portion was also very large. I ate until I was full and took the rest home with me, and it honestly made two more complete meals for me to enjoy for my next two days of lunches. I couldn’t believe the amount of food they give for such a low price.

As if we weren’t already loving this place, we decided to each have a Cannoli (Crispy Pastry Shell with Sweet Ricotta Cream Filling) for dessert. This is one of the most decadent desserts that I have had in a while, so good!
If you are in Orlando and are wanting home cooked Italian food then please give Il Pescatore a try.

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