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“Fantastic bacalao”
Review of XL Diner

XL Diner
Ranked #2 of 87 Restaurants in Alesund
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: From the heart of Aalesund, with a view towards Aalesundet, Molja and the great sea. We in XL Diner has since the start up in 1999 Purposeful developed what is today well known as Europes best Bacalao restaurant, to the habitants pride and our guests enjoyment. XL Diner is and shall be a Clipfish Restaurant, but we also offers inspiring dishes not coming from the sea. You shall be able to recognize our dishes and the dishes we have spread over the entire "Bacalao World" Our menu is inspired from both South Europe and South America but is still faithful to our dear and classic Bacalao dishes from the north-west of Norway. We want to provide you with not only a spectaculare location and menu, but we will also strive to give top notch service, welcome to us !
Reviewed May 24, 2014

Fantastic bacalao, and good views of the town! We had the 3 mix bacalao menu - which included the standard "red" bacalao, the italian (green, with pesto) and the portugese (yellow). The one with chorizo is also amazing!

Thank Thomle
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Our last visit to XL Diner was for a small birthday party on a friday evening. We were 4 adults. Although I got the distinct feeling they had messed up our reservation, we got a table at the window, with a nice view of Skateflua and the ocean.

We were 2 people who ordered the Royal Bacalao plate, this is a mix of 3 different style bacalaos. You also get a free refill if you want. Then we got to choose which types we wanted a refill for. This is an excellent offer. The 2 others ordered single dishes, and the quality of these were also really good.

The waiting staff did not seem to have full control of their tables, and we had 3 different waiters through the evening. This gets a bit distracting, when you are not quite sure who you should address, but they were all nice and polite, so it was no big problem.

We would certainly recommend XL Diner for everyone. It may not be a perfect venue if you have small children, as the atmosphere is semi formal, but as a romantic date or a dinner with friends or business associates, it is perfect. And you get to taste the famous norwegian seafood that Ålesund is famous for.

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Seafood is the mainstay on the menu and why not when it's this good! We shared a basket of really fresh multigrain bread served with garlic cream- yummy! My starter was roasted scallops with lime cured salmon tartare, cherry tomatoes, Parmesan crisp, chilli oil, balsamic glaze and garlic cream my husband had fish soup garnished with prawns. My main was pan fried cod on mashed potatoes with asparagus, carrots and broccoli, finished with vine tomatoes, shellfish and cognac sauce and garnished with shrimps, mussels and chorizo. My other half had one of the bacalhau specialities. The service was excellent from the chef patron right down through all the staff. The restaurant is to be highly recommended.

Thank tmlb63
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

We were a party of 12 people. Great atmosphere, great food, nice view. Best restaurant in Ålesund, for sure.

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Thank interium
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very good place for fish, especially bacalao. They have many sorts of bacalao, I ordered the average one, the rest of my party ordered others, but all were satisfied.

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Thank alv johan s
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