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San Polo 125/126 | Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Polo)
+39 041 523 9492
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Ranked #444 of 1,202 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $28 - $79
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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Vancouver Island
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Msida, Malta
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Went to this place twice at lunchtime. Sitting outside by the canal watching the venetian world go by, whilst eating delicious Cichetti and sipping some dry white wine - great experience. Highly recommended.

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Durban, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
55 helpful votes 55 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 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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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 - 79

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