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“Fresh seafood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pronto Pesce - CLOSED

Pronto Pesce
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Neighborhood: San Polo
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

We were having a look around the Fish market when we found this place by chance. We were drooling from the fresh seafoods so we started looking for a place where we can have the freshest of the fresh. The place is only small but it was full to the brim with both locals and tourists. There were only a few tables inside, but then one can take one's food outside. I would liken the servings to like having tapas, which were priced between 2-4 euros. We ordered about 11 different kinds of food. Our bill amounted to 32,50 euros. If fresh seafood is what you are looking for the come to this place.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank ab_aux
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Weren't seated, but tried and were convinced!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

After some very bad experiences in Venice's touristic restaurants, we desided to rely on tripadvisor and went there on Saturday. Unfortunately, we didnt make it quite on time as they closed at 3 p.m. We were able to enter the restaurant place nevertheless and take some food to go. So we tried like 8-9 dishes just outside at the Canal and it was just great!
Te QUALITY was great - you could taste their close proximity to the fish market which is there just in front of the restaurant!
It was a bit expencive though in the end, but we knew what we paid for and we enjoyed the food completely!
I would recommend this place definitely!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank gentletaste
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Level Contributor
79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Follow the Venecians!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We wanted food liked by locals - this was it!
Right opposite Rialto fish market - fresh fish superb cooking simple - wine by the glass - help yourself from the bottle
Don't miss the prawns and scallops
Cash only -no cards - tiny restaurant bit cramped - people waiting to sit down!
Novel experience!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank thesensuk
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A Locals Favourite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Pronto Pesce now only opens of a day and is directly opposite the famous Venice Fish Market a short straight walk after crossing over the Rialto Bridge. It goes without saying that the produce is fresh and is turned into some exquisite (Cicchetti) like morsels. The cafe is compact but very laid back and the counter in front of you displays an array of varied and traditional dishes.
The cost is reasonable considering it is only a short walk from the Grand Canal and its inflated prices.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank DanielN1
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Singapore
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“what a treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My wife and two kids were on a challenging mission--find a good, local, and affordable lunch in the heart of Venice. Thank you trip advisor friends for pointing us to Pronto Pesce, which is opposite the Rialto fish market. It doesn't have an obvious sign, just a small sign on the window, so it took us a while to find it. We asked the proprietor to fix us a few plates of cichetti (like tapas) of various seafood dishes. It was delicious--fresh and perfectly seasoned. Couscous with tuna and vegetable was really good on the side, too. I would say that you have to really like fish. This is no fish and chips place, but a restaurant that wants to highlight the flavors of seafood. It's low key--plastic plates and bar stools--and affordable. We ordered quite a bit and it cost us 10 euro each. Despite all the trip advisor commentary, it was not crowded with tourists so go enjoy a great meal away from the masses.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Rexetersg
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