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XL Diner

Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
70 12 42 53
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Ranked #2 of 57 restaurants in Alesund
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $49
Cuisines: Scandinavian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Alesund, Norway
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great seafood and the bacalao is a must. Great views while you dine. Great wine and beer. Great settings and service. Its well worth a visit.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Best bacalao in town, and likely in best in Norway as well. We had the royal bacalao plate and got 3 unique twists on bacalao au gratin - italian with pesto infused mash and bacon, indian style with curry and garlic and finally bacalao viscania which is a take on the tomato- and pepperbased bacalao dish that is most common... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Fantastic bacalao, and good views of the town! We had the 3 mix bacalao menu - which included the standard "red" bacalao, the italian (green, with pesto) and the portugese (yellow). The one with chorizo is also amazing!

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Ålesund, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Our last visit to XL Diner was for a small birthday party on a friday evening. We were 4 adults. Although I got the distinct feeling they had messed up our reservation, we got a table at the window, with a nice view of Skateflua and the ocean. We were 2 people who ordered the Royal Bacalao plate, this is... More

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LICHFIELD
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Seafood is the mainstay on the menu and why not when it's this good! We shared a basket of really fresh multigrain bread served with garlic cream- yummy! My starter was roasted scallops with lime cured salmon tartare, cherry tomatoes, Parmesan crisp, chilli oil, balsamic glaze and garlic cream my husband had fish soup garnished with prawns. My main was... More

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Alesund, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We were a party of 12 people. Great atmosphere, great food, nice view. Best restaurant in Ålesund, for sure.

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Aleund, norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very good place for fish, especially bacalao. They have many sorts of bacalao, I ordered the average one, the rest of my party ordered others, but all were satisfied.

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Alesund, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The speciality of this restaurant is international types of baccalao. Probably one of the best in Norway. And the location of the restaurant is just fantastic overlooking the inner part of the harbours as well as you at the same time can see the sunset in the Ocean. I have been a freequen visitor in this restaurant, private as in... More

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Amazing food and really lovely staff. Had the biggest steak in the world after eating fish for 4 days in a row! Would be back in a heartbeat

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The food was excellent. The place came highly recommended by friends. Suggest to dinner just before sunset. The view of Alesund is to die for. Don't forget to order "The best soup in town"

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