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Al Fontego dei Pescatori

#181 of 1,190 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Cannaregio 3726 | Calle Priuli o de la Raccheta, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 041 5200538
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Barcelona, Spain
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stumbled across this on our first night in Venice. It is tucked away but we sat outside on a warm sunny evening. My husband and I had the mixed grilled fish with grilled vegetables which was delicious. My daughter had the crab pasta which she said was amazing. 2 of us shared their home made tiramisu which was the... More 

Thank clbdolly
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for somewhere special to eat that evening as we had just got engaged! We walked past by chance and we headed there later that night. Both of us being vegetarians we were very impressed with the choices, probably the best we had since being in Venice. It felt like a proper Italian restaurant which was proving hard... More 

Thank Emma C
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found the restaurant quite by chance as we were exploring the Jewish area in Venice. As we looked inside we saw the gondola drivers eating their, that instantly won us over and we booked it their and then for that night. It didn't disappoint the food was great apart from our perculiar fried squid and vegtables which was alright.... More 

Thank oscar s
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance with my husband. We got attracted by the nice terrace and seeing gondola driver eating there. We were not disappointed. The food was super nice. The staff is friendly what really changes from all the other place that treat the tourists So bad. What a wonderful break.

Thank Lauremarie1974
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across this restaurant quite by chance on our last day when we were looking for somewhere special for our final meal before flying home.It has a lovely peaceful and shady outdoor patio and was cool and comfortable on a very hot day.The owner greeted us in such a friendly manner and made the whole dining experience very pleasant.The... More 

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The Village, Manhattan, NY
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161 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OK - I must confess, it was the warm bread they brought out from the oven that won me over. Or maybe, it the home made dessert. Or maybe, it was the fried calamari with vegetables that one of our party had. Or the fresh gnocchi cooked so simply cooked but so amazingly tasty. Or just maybe the owners who... More 

Thank stephrab
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant with nice atmosphere. The food was delicious, especially scallops! In general seafood was very tasty. The service was kind helpful and uncomplicated.

Thank Weronika B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner in this restaurant tonight and it was great! Good food, great atmosphere and very friendly staff! By far the nicest restaurant we visited in Venice.

Thank Hekelfamily
Kent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good restaurant although we came in through the front entrance and the place was empty, we walked in anyway and found out everyone was out in the back enjoying the fresh air in the back garden as it was hot inside. The host was quiet welcoming and engaging and the food service was quick from starter to mains. Would recommend... More 

Thank greendopy
Oakland, Ca,
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discover this place by accent when looking for our hotel. The friendly waitress walked us from the restaurant around corners and through backstreets to our hotel. We went back for lunch and were delighted with the quality of food and service. The table opposite us comprised of six Gondaliers having their sizable lunch. You know it has to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cannaregio 3726 | Calle Priuli o de la Raccheta, 30121 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighborhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: +39 041 5200538

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Cannaregio

Neighborhood Profile
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.