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Ai Mercanti

Corte Coppo, 4346, 30124 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
+39 0415238269
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Ranked #67 of 1,216 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $63
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: San Marco
Description: Ristorante Ai Mercanti in the heart of Venice between the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco is an upmarket, romantic restaurant in very cool style that enjoys a high-flying gastronomic reputation. The vaulted dining room is decorated in sophisticated terracotta and black with impressive shining globe lighting. The bar is wittily decorated with dressmakers’ forms and sexy corsets – great conversation starters. The menu is classically-inspired Venetian of a high order, focusing on things from the sea and changing every two months to take advantage of the and array of the freshest ingredients in true Italian style and pastas and desserts are all made in-house. In warm weather the dining room sprawls out onto the adjoining campiello for the loveliest al fresco dining anywhere – the Venetians who crowd Ai Mercanti certainly think so.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

While in Venice, we found restaurant selection confusing. While wanting to have an authentice Venetian experience, so many restaurants were catering to the tourists. Our concierge recommended Ai Mercanti, which was tucked away off a charmng little street in the San Marco section. THe menue is the food's presentation is sophisticated with lovely blends of flavors and ingredients. Each dish... More

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Woodlawn, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Get the cheese sampler.....delicious. I had the rabbit ravioli....that was wonderful too. We also liked that it was off and out of the way,

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london
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We chanced on this place, but it is a lovely spot. Would recommend if you are in the area. They do some wonderful craft beers which have been harder to find in venice.

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

After much research - trip advisor, google and it's website, I selected this to be the place for my special birthday dinner in Venice. My meal was lovely, the food was very nice, although not mind-blowingly wonderful - but perhaps that costs more? - but I found the atmosphere disappointing. The restuarant was filled with native English speakers (US, UK... More

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Washington, DC
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119 reviews 119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Our hotel was very close and the young man at the desk recommended it. We liked it so much we went back the next night. It is located on a small plaza which has only one store and few pedestrians. We sat outside the first.night and it was great. Our waitress was helpful and funny-she is married to the bartender-and... More

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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Located in a very quiet courtyard this restaurant would easily be missed. Every item on the menu had interesting flavour combinations and was served with care. For example the cheese plate came with samples of 6 cheeses and three chutneys. Each cheese was named and the best order to eat them was explained. The coffee was the best we had... More

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Perth
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We wanted somewhere that didn't just serve standard tourist fare and were very happy with Ai Mercati. It's a little tucked away but well worth finding. We shared an antipasti plate and then had green pea risotto - nothing fancy but just delicious. The wine list is extensive and we were recommended some very nice red by the glass. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I ate very well in Venice, which I would put almost entirely down to the Polpo cookbook. This was one of the recommendations in the book and it earned its accolade. Very extensive wine list -- although we just had a €16 bottle of prosecco -- and an interesting menu. I had duck for my main and it was good,... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great service with very good prices for both food and wine. The servers are very good at explaining the wines in detail as wells the unique items on the menu. Their patio is charming.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful and ambient setting, with a small courtyard to the front, and an intimate candlelit restaurant within. Innovative menu selection, with plenty of vegetarian options. We had the Carpaccio antipasti, and basil risotto for a main. Both were really tasty and elegantly presented; portion sizes were ample too. The bill came to just under 70 euros, which included a decent... More

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Additional Information about Ai Mercanti

Address: Corte Coppo, 4346, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0415238269
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
Average Prices: USD 32 - 63

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