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San Polo 125/126 | Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Polo)
+39 041 523 9492
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Ranked #450 of 1,196 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $31 - $87
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Neighborhood: San Polo
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Durban, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After much walking around Venice, we were looking for a place with a view where we could stop and enjoy a drink. This is just the place. Amazing setting right on the canal opposite the Guideccia and also close to the Rialto bridge. The service was excellent and the waiters spoke english and were attentive. Extensive wine list. Wonderful to... More 

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Tustin, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

While on our honeymoon we ate here and it was a great experience. They have outdoor seating right next to the water for one of the most romantic dinners we have ever eaten. The food was also very good but a little bit pricey and small portions.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Amazing! Starting from the atmosphere, following by the huge wine list ( that you could have per glass!!!), following with amazing fresh food (rare in Venice) and concluding with the service (knowledgeable and nice)!!! I have nothing to add! You have to go there and will...like me...go back!!!

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Somerset, England
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We went to Al Pesador for lunch on what was our only full day in Venice. After a wonderful walking tour in the morning we wanted somewhere to sit down, have a pleasant lunch and watch the world go by. We got exactly that, amidst people milling around the Rialto and water traffic cruising up and down the Grand Canal... More 

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Dubai
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Strategically positioned except that we had to go upstairs because of the rain. Great wines, nicely done food, amazing baccala' and lots of spritz! All to ruined by a terrific yelling group of Veneziani erupted in many chants, super loudly, celebrating a birthday, to the point of making impossible to talk to my guests. Please next time either tell us... More 

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Castle Rock, CO
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Recommended by our Santa Croce B&B (Campiello Zen), this is a great stop for some cicheti and wine, while you watch the crazy traffic on the Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge. A bit more pricey due to its location, but still fun.

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Athens, Greece
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A very nice fish restaurant! Nice atmosphere and pleasant staff! A great view to the grand canal! The food had a very good quality! It was a very nice dinner for our wedding anniversary! It was a little bit expensive but I think it worth it!

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Altadena, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had reached Venice after long flights from Los Angeles via Zurich, and were tired. Our hotel - Pensione Guerrato was nearby, so we strolled over for a quick bite. Since it was so late, we decided to eat lightly. Grand Canal side seating was very romantic - we could spend time watching the traffic go by. Our first shared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

We have been in Italy for almost two weeks now and my husband wanted a meal that was not pasta or pizza. Thoroughly enjoyed the cuddle fish and I the suckling pig. It was a cool night and we enjoyed the blankets provided. Friendly to Americans. Not cheap but we were able to sit outside for dinner which we thought... More 

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Visited here for a light lunch and were treated very kindly. Sat outside with a delightful view of The Grand Canal. We each selected pappa al pomodoro which was a fantastic cold tomatoe soup with smoked mozzarella cheese.....very nice. Had a spritz and some wine and enjoyed the view. Service was very good. Would return.

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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 31 - 87

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