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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Warsaw, Poland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The restaurant is at the expensive end but definitely worth visiting. They have an excelent fish selection. XL dinner ( monk fish, cod and salmon) is really large and tasteful. The Bacalao, although a bit to heavy for me, was complemented by my companions. An amazing sunset view which can be seen through the restaurant's windows is worth repeating.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

sea food cooked in different Norwegian standard kitchens. order table few hours in advance if u like to eat dinner 19-20:00

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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One off the best bacalao I have ever eat.The situation over the harbor is magnific. The sunset perfect.

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Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was one of my favorite meals ever. A fantastic starter, with fish soup that just made us want even more. The main course; with Royal Bacalao, was just incredible. Three different bacalaos; Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. It is a sharing menu, and it was a lot of food. Nice presentation of the food, and nice service. The view is... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We chose this place based on the feedback here on TripAdvisor. Unfortunately, our experience of the restaurant is not as positive as many others. The location is great and the venue is nice. The menu consists mainly of fish dishes, including different bacalao variations. But this evening, the friendly waiter recommended the large fish dish containing a selection of today's... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We went to XL Diner expecting - due to the recommendation of tripadvisor- delicious fish. The view from the restaurant is really great. Also the food looks very nice, however we where a bit disappointed: the fishsoup we had as starter was VERRY creamy ( i.e. fatty) and also the main curse was not convincing. Not to forget: you need... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had a great meal here. The food is delicious and beautifully presented and there are lovely views over the harbour. It is very popular so probably worth booking in advance if you can. The staff were great - there was a bit of confusion over one of the dishes we ordered as it wasn't clear that it contained shellfish and... More

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Oslo, Norway
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I can highly recommend that place to eat Bacalao. I had chance to try 3 different kinds, italian, portuguese and spanish. Italian was my personal favorite. Stuff was nice and friendly. I enjoyed food very much. I only recommend to book a table in advance. Place is very popular!

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Alesund, Norway
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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