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13-15, Marina Pier | Shop 13 – 15 Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
+61 8 8376 6933
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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Opens in 15 min
All hours
Italian, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13-15, Marina Pier | Shop 13 – 15 Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Out with family and in laws for a set menu Mothers day lunch. Had a table by the window on a pleasant Sunday. Meal was excellent and the wine accompanying it very good

Thank SAMagpie
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were visiting Glenelg and wanted to watch the sunset while maybe enjoying a nice coffee and cake. Browsing through the marina, Esca looked the most romantic and tranquil. We knew they didn't serve in the main dining area till 6pm but...More

Thank 308ktheh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant with my wife as it is in the Entertainment book. Meal was nice, service from the waiter was good. Had the Seafood Share Plate for 2 people, twice the price of all the other meals. When we came to pay the manager...More

Thank Peter B
escarestaurant, Owner at Esca, responded to this review

Hello Peter. Appreciate you taking my call just now to chat about your recent experience with us. Glad you were able to make use of an entertainment card discount for your table as advertised - one main meal discounted 100%, and this was happily applied...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently enjoyed a "chefs selection" dinner at Esca! It was fantastic! Can I start by saying the service was well above 5 star and a total 10/10. Our waiter was Blake and he was excellent and really knew his stuff! He...More

Thank Skelts02
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place, good service but not so great chefs. Ordered black mussels apparently passed down by owner's grandmother but too salty. Average food not the wow experience I had expected but that could be just me with high expectations.

Thank Catheryn L
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Of all the restaurants that were open on Marina Pier this was the only one with people so we took that as a good sign. Despite no reservation we were seated quickly. Service was very nice. They sent a sommelier to our table to andwer...More

Thank barbdpayne
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We booked a table for 4 on a Saturday night. The four of us each agreed to order the Chef's Selection. Wow ! 4 courses all of which were amazing. The smoked duck breast started and we thought well, they won't be able to beat...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We went to Esca four times in our 7 day stay at Glenelg for dinner only. The first three nights we had this very nice waiter that was so attentive he remembered everything we liked and he was amazing running around looking after things I...More

1  Thank Kerrie E
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Hard not to like this place. Food was spectacular with particular mention of the Coffin Bay oysters which were done two ways 🌓 natural and the other kilpatrick. Grazed on a Number of entrees with salt and pepper calamari, pork belly then closed out with...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I went there for a family lunch. I had the porterhouse, asked for medium rare and received well done. All I could taste was burnt meat... and when paying for the meals the manager was annoyed that I used the entertainment card and tossed the...More

Thank Stephanie R
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Hendriehet V
Would you recommend it for a special anniversary dinner for hubby and I? Will they do something special to mark our 16th anniversary? Is it romantic or does it have great view? We are new to Adelaide and just don't know any special places here for such an occasion.
14 January 2015|
Response from escarestaurant | Property representative |
Hello Hendriehet V! Congratulations on your upcoming milestone! We would love to look after you and your husband on your special occasion. Our seaside atmosphere in the evening is one that's quite dim and lush, with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$87
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13-15, Marina Pier | Shop 13 – 15 Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Glenelg
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8376 6933
  • E-mail