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Al Pesador

$$ - $$$
San Polo
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San Polo 125/126 | Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 9492
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here twice on our visit. Once for drinks and another for dinner. Quality of food is excellent, but prices are higher here because it is located on the Grand Canal. But it is still worth going to. Quiet inside if that is what you seek. Can sit outside to take in the Grand Canal

Thank Nkatko
Nice, France
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend had a Lonely Planet guide and this restaurant was in the list of the best ones...I ordered the lobster spaghetti...and I was definitely not happy. The waiter told me it was good quality lobster...maybe it was, but it was absolutely overcooked! The pasta was under cooked, and there's nothing sadder than getting poorly made pasta when you are... More 

Thank irinosky
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was very disappointing. The prices are higher than similar places nearby . The service was efficient but the food was very bland and tasteless. If you enjoy good food there very cheaper and much better places nearby. Be warned!

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Long Beach
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I would feel terrible giving this place 1 star, but we just left and I still have the taste of cat food in my mouth! I have never in my life left a bad review, and I'm far from a picky eater, but as our grande finale evening in Venice, we wanted someplace nice with a canal view. We were... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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408 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This was our final evening meal during our stay, and to be honest, we just turned up and looked to see which the more popular restaurants were. The dishes we had - such as a selection of seafood starters - were both inventive and tasty, and great if you have an inquisitive palate. However, if you're looking for more basic... More 

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Wantagh, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Food was ok but compared to other places in the city I would not recommend this. We loved the view so we decided to sit down. Reasonable pricing for drinks but that is all I would recommend there.

Thank jmwolf87
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

feel bad because service is nice. but food: absolutely terrible. come for a drink but in terms of eating--stay away. it's not fair they're charging people for this.

Thank nancytik
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We had a drink here, a couple of Aperol Spritz's. The location is fantastic with a great view of the Grand Canal. The waiters were friendly but I would avoid the food. The food was extremely poor, deep fried and overpriced.

Thank diamo_Ben
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to have a drink or two. The location is very close to the Rialto bridge, but away from the most crowded tourist places. The view is great to the Grand Canal. Food is nothing special but decent and the service works fairly well.

Thank tonis74
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

View of grand canal ambiance was wonderful but food and service very mediocre. Asked for cutlery then napkins then olive oil that was empty and when asked was never replaced at all and almost felt like we were being ignored... We are very easy to please so this was an epic fail... Plus 5 euro cover hahaha!!!

Thank Rob S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $76
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Polo 125/126 | Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 523 9492

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Staying in San Polo

Neighborhood Profile
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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