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Al Fontego dei Pescatori

Cannaregio 3726 | Calle Priuli o de la Raccheta, 30121 Venice, Italy (Cannaregio)
+39 041 5200538
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Ranked #223 of 1,210 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Cannaregio
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323 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice restaurant just off the busy street. Relaxed and quiet, very nice to sit outdoors. Excellent seafood, delicate tastes. Good desserts, reasonable prices. Good find of a restaurant, seemed much better then all other ones we saw in the area.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Visited this Seafood Restaurant in the Cannaregio area of Venice on Wed Aug 13th. I had the scallops and seafood as a starter while my wife had the mussel and clams soup. Both were excellent and were very well presented! For lunch we split the linguine with lobster. Cannot even describe how great it was. My grandfather was a lobster... More

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Connecticut, USA
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We got lured in here because they were able to do gluten free pasta...but the food was very disappointing. Everything tasted like it was made from the same chicken broth base...and three of us ordered seafood!?!? My husbands cuttlefish pasta, my seafood pasta and my daughters spaghetti with clams, all tasted of chicken broth base, just awful. This was most... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance right off the super-beaten track of Venice. I was getting a bit fed up with seeing trattoria after trattoria packed with tourists. The place is simple yet welcoming. The staff is very friendly and used to having kids around. We sat at their very private terrace and had a nice meal of well prepared... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Everyone loves pasta, but the way they do their past is just taking it to a whole new level! Just worth going there when u drop by.

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I had a fantastic meal here as part of our honeymoon in Venice: Food: Starter - We shared the tomato and mozzarella salad which was delicious Mains - Grilled lobster and Seafood platter, they were both beautiful and each individual element was very well cooked Service: Very attentive and good fun - England were playing in the... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were staying nearby this lovely restaurant and ate here on our last night in Venice.We had one gluten free person in our group of 3.The waiter pointed out the suitable dishes and they happily provided gluten free pasta with all the usual sauces.They were most accommodating and a lovely lady that I believe was in charge came and checked... More

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Venice is not known for amazing food and we had been disappointed by the first two meals we had in Venice but Al Fontego made up for it. We both really like seafood but I am not a fan of squid. That said, we had a seafood starter platter that included 6-8 different types of seafood. One was a baby... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

5 years ago we had a memorable meal here and were delighted to find it again- not easy - and to see it was still a fish specialist. However delight soon turned to disappointment. Service was a bit slow and fussy. The special of the day was sea bass at €50 -60 depending on weight. I was pushed in this... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Nice atmosphere and amazing food. I recommend this place for a good sea food meal. The service is good and the boss is taking care of the customers.

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