We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Al Pesador

$$ - $$$
San Polo
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
San Polo 125/126 | Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 9492
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

456 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 154: English reviews
Newcastle upon Tyne
Level Contributor
567 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Our first night in Venice and we came upon this place for our first ciccetti. Very tasty it was too. Quite a trendy place, plenty of locals, with the usual two stools in the campo facing area. Wine good. Friendly staff, what more do you want? Campo has great ambience too, very close to the Rialto bridge and market areas.... More 

Thank Thumbelina P
Paris, France
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

We went to that restaurant on Christmas eve and took lobster spaghetti. We're still looking for lobster ! Instead of lobster, we got meatballs. Definitely a place to avoid in Venezia !

Thank slambert0406
Level Contributor
119 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

My first day in Venice, it was raining, the water was high, flooding over the banks of the Grand Canal, so that the touristic restaurants had preserved their outdoor seating with plastic canopies and "tourist menus" -- none of which appealed to me, so I went to the other side of the Rialto bridge, where the water was so high... More 

Thank ChicagoHjohn
Pahrump, Nevada
Level Contributor
195 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

This is our last whole day in Venice and we were out walking again. Headed over to the Rialto Bridge and found Al Pesador on the Grand Canal. While we were waiting for our food and enjoying a beer, I looked at TA reviews. Some of them were horrible! My tuna salad(12E) was superb. Heavy on the tuna, olives, tomatoes... More 

Thank NVJudie
Budapest, Hungary
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Rainy day in a small bistro near by Rialto. Our waiter was extremly charmful and motivated, he showed us a nice and professional services. The food is much more better than the avarage rate in the TripAdvisor. Highly recommended!

Thank zsbujaki
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Just dropped in late for supper. Waitrons were helpful and efficient. We have Venetian tapas, pasta with clams and sea bass. The fish were fresh and the bass particularly tasty and fresh. We had a nice time, but as others have mentioned it's pricey: supper for two with 3 glasses of wine, 2 mains and a shared starter cost us... More 

Thank A S
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
3,110 reviews
1,124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,420 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

This is one of several little bars in a square located close to the Rialto bridge. Good selection of alcohol at reasonable prices. Decent atmosphere on a Saturday night.

Thank KGB777
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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
Level Contributor
80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

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
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

Travelers who viewed Al Pesador also viewed

Venice, City of Venice
Venice, City of Venice
City of Venice, Province of Venice
Venice, City of Venice
Venice, City of Venice

Been to Al Pesador? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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 - $74
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Al Pesador and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Al Pesador staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.
Explore this neighborhood