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Al Pesador

San Polo 125/126 | Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
+390415239492
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Ranked #431 of 1,173 restaurants in Venice
Price range: $37 - $83
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: San Marco
Description: to eat is a fundamental act of life. a respectful choice of food, presented in a aesthetically pleasing way, can simply help us to be better day after dayil cibarsi é atto base della vita. la scelta rispettosa dell' alimento, il dargli in seguito un senso estetico, può solo migliorarci al quotidiano
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great spot for a drink at night. Ordered the house red wine and was good. The area is next to a lot of other bars and next to the canal so area is deal and buzzing with people.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for a coffee and was so impressed with the menu and service, we went back for lunch. Food was excellent, fresh and made with quality ingredients and the wine list great. The staff were attentive, friendly and knowledgable. Would definitely good back.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Ok we all know that good food does not mean big prices and small portions .. So 80s get a grip and we will return ..otherwise I am afraid this lovely restaurant is going the way of the perm ...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The draw for Al Pesador is it's location. It is right on the Grand Canal and the tables, chairs, linens and lanterns are all pretty and make for a charming place to sit and eat and people watch. Service was unbelievably slow, and all the courses came at the same time. The food was average, and we couldn't try as... More

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Pawleys Island, SC
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

near the fish market and Rialto Bridge. however you could not see the bridge and occasionally you could smell the canal especially when a boat passed and you had a whiff of diesel fumes. Also unless you really like chewy fish which tastes very fishy do not order cuddle fish! My mistake. The other 3 in our party had a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

A great location for a bottle of wine, some delicious light food and to watch the Grand Canal world go by. We enjoyed a bottle of Cabernet for €25 accompanied by some scallops and light pasta dishes. Especially good are the 'Spritz' drinks (orange/red) that you'll see people drinking about the place. Made with Prosecco, Soda and either Campari or... More

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Oslo, Norway
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111 reviews 111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Good place to stop for a Bellini and to sample the cicchetti (small, individual servings - like tapas). The cichhetti can be ordered in either 6 or 12 pieces. Unless you are very familiar with all the offerings, I suggest going inside to the bar where you can see all the cicchetti on display and asking the bar man to... More

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New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Went to this place after reading the reviews. I just didn't like the place. We sat inside by the little counter, the place was hot as hell inside and the food was not good. Got the octopus which just had some olive oil and salt sprinkled over it. Since the food is on display on the counter, pretty much all... More

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Aptos, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We came to this place by accident- headed to the location next door- which was too loud. We're really glad because this food was excellent, there was a lot to watch and the location was fabulous. This was our first meal in Italy and it surpassed expectation.

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Auckland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We wanted somewhere cool and different to eat on our last night in Venice and we were getting a bit over the generic Italian resturants.Al Pesador was fanstastic The location was great the service fanstastic and the food just perfect. We choose this restuarant purely on account of its location and menu and because it looked different and a little... More

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