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XL Diner

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Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
70 12 42 53
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Norwegian Ambassadors

Location is perfect centrally in Ålesund. This place is always full any day of the week, I have tried before my last three or four visits to get a table but not a chance. EWe had shellfish and soup for starters, and two types of bacalao for main. All was great, wine was good and also sides were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Erlend J
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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207 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Location is perfect centrally in Ålesund. This place is always full any day of the week, I have tried before my last three or four visits to get a table but not a chance. EWe had shellfish and soup for starters, and two types of bacalao for main. All was great, wine was good and also sides were peefectly cooked.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I orderd Bacalao in Pharmesan ham. The food was ok, but tha taste of cheese damage some og the bacalaotaste. Missing pan fried bacalao. The veg could be better. Not bad food at all, but in this pricescale I expect some more.

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Alesund, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Me and my wife live nearby Ålesund and we come quite regulary to XL-Diner. This restaurant has probably the best view in town as it is in the middle of the channel inlet where all the local boats come in, The owner is famous for his bacalao (portugese for codfish) but the name of food made of salted and dried... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great view of Alesund harbor, delicious fresh fish form the day, good value, apart from the wine! If you love real coffee, ask for the special coffee at the back..

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Alesund, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

A very nice place to dine. Be sure to book your reservation in advance, since this place soon fills up. If you are a party try the sampler bacalao. This lets you try different ways of serving the bacalao. Sit back and enjoy the food the view and the bad Ålesund weather.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I'm from Aalesund and have heard great things about the restaurant, but never been there. This weekend I went there with a friend for the first time and for us who do not like bacalao it is a sheer disappointment! I ordered fish today, which should be fresh. It was dry! Without sauce and vegetables to. There was also bad... More 

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Alesund, Norway
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I was in an experimental mood and ordered the Italian bacalao, which is served with aioli and bacon, instead of tomatoes. It was good and tasty, but in my eyes it stands no competition with the original tomato bacalao. For starters I ate mussels steamed in white wine, and the portion was generous and delicious. I had vanilla ice cream... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Best restaurant in Alesund. Mussels and reindeer are a must. Went here two nights in a row after the first meal being so delicious. The staff was very friendly to two college-aged US travelers, and the Chef even came out to meet us the second night. Hostess, Ayla, is the best!

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Norway
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127 reviews 127 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is by far the best restaurant in Aalesund at the moment. I had Cod tongue with scallops as a starter. This is their number one starter (!!) and is a fantastic dish - try it! This time I had the Bacalao con natas (white Bacalao) as main course. It has a mild taste of curry in it and is... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The food was absolutely excellent! As was the service. From the outside, and even from the entrance, the restaurant looks quite anonymous and rather uncosy. This is not the case at all! It is very cosy and the view across the harbour magnificent. Make sure to book a table well in advance and ask for a table by the window.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  More og Romsdal  >  Aure Municipality  >  Alesund
  • Phone Number: 70 12 42 53

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 49
  • Cuisine: Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?