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Al Pesador

San Polo 125/126 | Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
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Ranked #448 of 1,210 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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265 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Pity about the undignified reaction of the proprietor to a previous comment. In fact, Al Pesador is well worth a visit. Yes, it is not cheap but the food is high quality, the staff are anything but snooty and the location is superb. Regard it as an investment in an hour of Venetian bliss and you will be well-rewarded. If... More

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Palo Alto
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119 reviews 119 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

After your tour of the fish market, come here to eat some of their wares. The tables outside have a fabulous view of the Grand Canal or just people strolling along the Fondamente. Friendly service and delicious soup. The meal was pricey, but I figure that you pay for the view and the ambiance.

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