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Al Pesador

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San Polo 125/126 | Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 9492
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 52
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  • 38
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pay per view...

We had a couple of Aperol spritz at this cichetti place with a good view of the grand canal. Service was not fast, but we we were not in a hurry. That is key in Italy. Go there after soaking in San Polo and Santa Croce and you will be rewarded...

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Explorer1963
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had a couple of Aperol spritz at this cichetti place with a good view of the grand canal. Service was not fast, but we we were not in a hurry. That is key in Italy. Go there after soaking in San Polo and Santa Croce and you will be rewarded...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had lunch at this popular restaurant near the Rialto Bridge overlooking the Grand Canal. The pasta dishes were well prepared but as the service was so bad we just gave up trying to order anything else. The couple at the next table complained about the quality of their food - they were offered a replacement which they only half... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Great views. We sat having a drink overlooking the Grand canal. Service was very slow to say how quiet it was. Didn't eat here

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Bought the highly recommended Lonely Planet pocket guide to Venice, which dedicates a lyrical paragraph to this restaurant, so we went. Let me save you all the disappointment in three words. It is rubbish. Four words: it is expensive rubbish. The wine is 2x West End London, the "view" is ok, but frankly Venice is generally so pretty that this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I give this place a average rating just because of the location. It has an amazing view of the canal and the location is hopping. The drinks were fair at best and very expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is one of our favourite places for an Aperol Spritz after a long day of walking all over Venice island. Located on the Grand Canal near the fish markets, it is fascinating to watch the passing parade on the water as there is a gondola station right in front of the osteria. We stayed on for dinner this time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A great romantic outdoor cafe location to watch life go by on the Grand Canal while sipping wine. Wonderful pleasant experience in a just perfect setting …and there was food!!!!!

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Oakdale, New York, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The young female server was absolutely miserable, sharply snapping "kitchen is closed" when we stopped to look at the menu and shooed us away with a dirty look. The male server with the shaved head and goatee, on the other hand, was friendly and charming. 2€ up charge on drinks on average for sitting. Sad-looking and mostly seafood or fried... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My husband and I had a lovely, very expensive, romantic meal here in September 2014. It was a beautiful night, and after wandering for hours looking at the sights trying to find just the right location to eat for our first and only night in Venice, discovered Al Pesador. We were delighted that we could walk up get a table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Great to sit here of an evening and watch the world go by, as some great food gets presented to you. The service was amazing, friendly, informative, fun and very attentive. The food was very rich with fantastic taste, portions sizes felt small, but the food was so rich, they didn't need to be large. The English translation of the... More 

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Additional Information about Al Pesador

Address: San Polo 125/126 | Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 523 9492
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 28 - 78

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Polo 125/126 | Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 523 9492

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 78
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Staying in San Polo

Neighborhood Profile
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.