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Al Pesador

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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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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Pahrump, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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

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Nice, France
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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 

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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!

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Long Beach
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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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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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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 - $75
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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