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XL Diner

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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
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Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
4770124253
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La Plata, Argentina
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small and very comfortable place with an excellent view of the sea during the sunset. We tasted three different preparations of codfish that is the specialty of the restaurant. Reservation is recommended. Price expensive as in Norway.

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Alesund, Norway
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The chef at the XL Diner in Alesund made our first dinner in Norway memorable! He introduced himself and gave us an overview of the menu - suggesting items we might enjoy trying. The food was fabulous and conversation enlightening about the history of the foods and area we were traveling!

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food! We had the three different dishes - Spanish, Portuguese and Italian way of serving the fish and they were truly memorable. The venue had wonderful views. The patrons all seemed happy and the service was patient and helpful when assisting our choice. Would go again in a blink!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent. We had Baclau 3 types. It was a bit soulty but recomended. The potatoes were also very good. The wine is very expensive. Also the food. Order in advance and ask for a table near the window. The view is great. The waiter was rude without patient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was popular. my friend and i visited here without reservation so we had to wait for 2 hours. The food was a littlebit salty, but good. We ordered Italian and classic bacalo, and reindeer. We were 4 women and 3 dishes were enough for four people. I enjoyed dinner. It cost about 1750 nok with 1 bottle of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, very nice atmosphere, the first dish & desert were very good, sea food dish was excellent, the meat less so...the view is very beautiful. For weekend better to make reservations. We enjoyed it!

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bacalao was excellent. They served three different types which were all good but I preferred the curry. Starter was deep fried cod tongue. Amazing.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very nice seafood dinner in XL. The Bacalao was perfect and also the seafood platter which included three different fishes. Very tasty, very fresh. The service was also good, friendly and quick. What we absolutely did not like was the actual furnitures,- i.e. the far too low bench /sofa on which my wife sat. The tables and... More 

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København, Danmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because of the good reviews on tripadvisor. The restaurant looks like it's stuck in the 80s and Unfortunatly the Food is nothing special. We tried the smoked whale which was actually Quite Nice. The other starter was the cod tongue with scallops. The cod was deep fried, boring and tasted of deep fry only. The scallop... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Appetizers were small portions for the price but the salt cod done in three preparations made up the difference. We especially like the dish made with with pesto. The dishes were extremely generous and tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $42
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  More og Romsdal  >  Alesund
  • Phone Number: 4770124253
Description
Fra hjertet i Ålesund, med utsikt mot Ålesundet, Molja og det store havet utenfor. Vi i XL Diner har siden oppstarten i 1999 målbevisst utviklet det som i dag er anerkjent som Europas beste bacalao restaurant, som befolkningens stolthet, til våre gjesters nytelse. XL Diner er og skal vaere en klippfiskrestaurant, men byr også på inspirerende retter som ikke kommer fra havet. Du skal kunne kjenne igjen rottene våre, men og de rottene vi sunnmoringer har latt spire over en hel bacalao-verden. Menyen er inspirert både Sor-Europa og Sor-Amerika, men holder også en knapp på våre klassiske og kjaere bacalao-retter fra nord-vest i Norge. Hos oss finner du ikke bare det flotteste og mest spektakulaere lokalet, med den gode servicen.

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