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Ai Mercanti

Calle Dei Fuseri Sestiere San Marco 4346/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 8269
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“crispy egg” (14 reviews)
“rabbit terrine” (10 reviews)
“cod” (23 reviews)
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle Dei Fuseri Sestiere San Marco 4346/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Firstly, don’t think you will trip over this place, it takes a little finding down an unpromising alley. Secondly, this is not typical Venetian/Italian food but if the spirit of Italian food is quality ingredients prepared with care and skill to produce great flavours then...More

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Seventy five metres from our hotel in the San Marco district of Venice, down a dark alley lies this stupendous restaurant. The wait staff are outstanding as is the menu and wine list. We had terrine of rabbit, mackerel fillets, Cod in coconut milk, gnocchi...More

Thank Newerfarm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful staff, bright and breezy dining spot, quality food and wine... Couldn't have asked for more. Stands out in a crowded market full of overpriced tourism traps. Our waitress and floor staff generally were full of enthusiasm for their products and ready to recommend based...More

1  Thank Davyjones2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful restaurant. Stylish space, creative menu, well-priced and varied wine list. Overall highly recommend Ai Mercanti. In the busy season, be sure to book ahead as it will fill up -- especially for later dining. We arrived at 8:00 to an empty restaurant, by...More

Thank drosen85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about tonight was perfect at Ai Mercanti. The service was very friendly, prompt, and you could really tell the waiters were happy to serve us. The food was delicately prepared. My wife and I shared a pasta dish as starter. We highly recommend the...More

Thank AlfredoMartin
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem with wonderful wine selection and gourmet food. Whilst the menu is smaller than most each item was obviously created by a great chef and we recommend the beef rump cooked beautifully but everything was good plus bonus of knowledgable and friendly waitress...More

Thank Emily B
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We went to “Ai Mercanti” on our last night in Venice. We sat outside because dogs where not welcome inside. It was a really warm evening but the ambiance was nice. The service was excellent. Our waitress was knowledgeable and attentive and gave good suggestions....More

Thank Giovannaz2
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic Dining Experience - I need say no more. We looked this place up in the ‘Rough Guide To Venice’ and we took a flyer and didn’t book, luckily we got a table for 2. From the moment we walked in until we walked out...More

1  Thank GreenersSnr
Reviewed July 27, 2018

We got a recommendation to Ai Mercanti from our B&B, and were so glad we followed it up. We knew from past visits to Venice how difficult it was to just pick a good restaurant in this city, although we have eaten well , and...More

Thank JandJMelbourne
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Just off the main path I spotted the outside tables what a great food the food was to a very high standard and the price very reasonable. Would highly recommend this not far from St Marks square.

Thank Mark T
San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
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May 24, 2017|
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Response from Julie P | Reviewed this property |
HI we are not sure as we went in the evening - it was so good we booked in for a second night some hope you enjoy it as much as we did - hard place to find but great food and reasonably priced
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April 13, 2017|
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Response from Ian L | Reviewed this property |
The water taxi is the fastest and most expensive way in. If you can share a ride you can get the cost down to around 75 Euro. They only go to major taxi stops though, so you will still end up walking the last leg to your... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$29 - $59
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Dei Fuseri Sestiere San Marco 4346/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighborhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 523 8269
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Ristorante Ai Mercanti in the heart of Venice between the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco is an upmarket, romantic restaurant in very cool style that enjoys a high-flying gastronomic reputation. The vaulted dining room is decorated in sophisticated terracotta and black with impressive shining globe lighting. The bar is wittily decorated with dressmakers’ forms and sexy corsets – great conversation starters. The menu is classically-inspired Venetian of a high order, focusing on things from the sea and changing every two months to take advantage of the and array of the freshest ingredients in true Italian style and pastas and desserts are all made in-house. In warm weather the dining room sprawls out onto the adjoining campiello for the loveliest al fresco dining anywhere – the Venetians who crowd Ai Mercanti certainly think so.
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