The Med City Beat

2015 Rochester's Best Formal Restaurant

March of Dimes Annual Gala

2012 Best Appetizer 2011 People’s Choice, Entrée, & Dessert
2010 Best Dessert
2009 People’s Choice, Best Appetizers, Entrée, & Dessert

Rochester Magazine "Best of" Awards

2017 Winner: Best Fine Dining//Best Brunch//Best Steak Dinner (Filet)

2016 Winner: Best Fine Dining//Best Steak Dinner (Filet)//Best Seafood Dish (Fish Tacos)

2015 Winner: Best Fine Dining // Best Brunch // Best Seafood Dish (Fish Tacos) // Best Steak Dinner (Filet)
Finalist: Best Italian Dish (Shrimp Fra Diavolo) // Best Appetizer (Tuna Tartare) // Best Seat in the House // Best Local Chef (Tony Pester) // Best Place for Wine // Best Bread

2014 Winner: Best Restaurant // Best Brunch // Best Place for a Business Lunch // Best Fine Dining // Best Seafood Dish (Fish Tacos)
Finalist: Best Place for Wine // Most-Visited Sit-Down Restaurant // Best Service // Best Local Chef (Tony Pester) // Best Italian Dish (Seafood Risotto)

2013 Winner: Best Restaurant // Best Seafood Dish (Fish Tacos)
Finalist: Best Chef, Tony Pester // Best Italian Dish (Seafood Risotto) // Best Dessert (Creme Brulee) // Best Sandwich (Steak Sandwich) // Best Wine List // Best Fine Dining // Best Service

2012 Winner: Best Fine Dining // Best Seafood Dish (Insignia Scallops)
Finalist: Best Chef, Tony Pester // Best Wine // Coolest Vibe // Best Seafood Dish (Fish Tacos) // Best Vegetarian Meal (Mushroom Risotto) // Best Service

2011 Winner: Best Fine Dining // Best Dessert (Chocolate Torte)
Finalist: Best Restaurant // Best Sushi // Seafood Dish (Fish Tacos and Tuna Tartare)

2010 Winner: Best New Restaurant // Seafood Dish (Fish Tacos) // Best Dessert (Chocolate Torte)
Finalist: Best place for a Glass of Wine // Best Service // Coolest Vibe

Post-Bulletin’s **** Four Stars Awards

  • December 2012 Best Shrimp Cocktail
  • March 2012 Best Fish
  • Nov 2011 Best Lobster for the Lobster Pappardelle
  • August 2011 Best Shrimp – Smoking Shrimp Cocktail
  • July 2011 Best New York Strip
  • April 2011 Best Sunday brunch buffet
  • Jan 2011 Best Italian Food – Cioppino
  • April 2010 Crab Louie Specialty Salad

A Taste of Rochester awarded Pescara with the Photographer’s Choice Award, featuring our Ahi Tuna Tartare.

In 2010 the Boys & Girls Club awarded Pescara with the People’s Choice Award for our outstanding chili. All proceeds went to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester.