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Al Pesador

San Polo 125/126 | Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
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Ranked #457 of 1,215 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Service varies so much on this small island so it was nice to be warmly received at this restaurant while looking for a suitable eatery for me, my wife and 8 year old daughter. An excellent location situated yards from the striking Rialto bridge and with tables overlooking the grand canal made this an overall enjoyable event. This was topped... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

In 2010, the visit to Al Pesador was the most magical experience of our trip to Venice. We vowed to return. In August this year our itinerary was tight and we only had one night so booked a table. It rained. The magic of the place is sitting outside so we cancelled the table. We went for lunch the day... More

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Having heard so much about Cuttlefish with Ink, I decided to give this location a try. The setting was beautiful...... dinner by the side of the grand canal (No view of the Rialto but there were Gondolas near by) and a cool evening. We settled in and ordered our main course since we just had a small snack not too... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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118 reviews 118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We were intent on recreating a previous visit to Venice, and dinner by the Rialto Bridge was on the wish list! Al Pesador is a no pasta, no pizza restaurant! We began with an appretivo of Prosecco with Campari for me and peach (Balleni) for the man. This just set the atmosphere for us. Soon enough the fresh tuna cappiciao... More

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Seattle, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Our first night in Venice we found ourselves here early evening. At that point it wasn't too busy, the tables were now shaded and we were thirsty. We sat outside where you can watch gondolas lazily float by and dusk enter the city. My husband and I ordered a bottle of wine, which washed jet lag aside and welcomed us... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I stumbled on this restaurant and after reviewing the menu, had high expectations. We have never been more disappointed. The food was mediocre at best - beef tartar tasted was bland, octopus salad wasn't seasoned, veal was overcooked. The service staff only came to our table to deliver our meals, never checking in if we needed a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

On our first night in Venice we could not have asked for a better dinner spot. The food was out of this world, the cuttlefish I will highly recommend, the service was excellent and the venue superb!

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Budapest, Hungary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The restaurant is in a beautiful spot on the canalside, especially cosy at sunset. We had just some wine and Aperol-Spritz with some snacks (provided to the drinks free). The price is normal in Venice, the waiters were nice, and the mood was very nice. You can just sit down for a nice relaxing between the attractions:)

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

3 of us were staying nearby and we wanted to try the fish here both the food, wine and service were fine! just wanted to watch the canal traffic go by while sipping a glass of vino

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Very nice place. We only had some wine and sat and people watched canal side. The staff was very friendly and we asked about where to get a meal they did not have on their menu they found us a restaurant that did have it and gave us directions to it.

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