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Al Pesador

Fondamenta Vin Castello, 125/126, San Polo | Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 9492
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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“beef” (5 reviews)
“tapas” (4 reviews)
“sea bass” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Fondamenta Vin Castello, 125/126, San Polo | Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Al Pesador is well located close to the Rialto bridge and the Rialto market. It faces the canal and its outside table offer good views. The atmosphere in the bar area was lively and convivial. The service was slow, but friendly. We went there...More

Thank Amit_and_Alex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our bartender Andrial made the best drinks and was very hospitable . Made us feel very welcomed and made us coffee back for more.

Thank Paulita C
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Happened upon this restaurant when other we were looking for was a bust. Had a tasty meal of nicely presented ravioli with sea bass w/ pureed zucchini and hubby had a tasty spaghetti with shrimp. A friendly waiter from Calabria took good care of us....More

Thank gogirl52772
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice for lunch. Very relaxed on the edges of the Grand Canal, so great for people watching. Helpful fun staff and we very much enjoyed the food and wine. It is busy but we weren’t rushed out. Will definitely come back next time...More

Thank Piglet66
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Had chichetti and drinks at this place on a nice afternoon. The snacks we ordered were all stale, made with old bread, and some of the dishes (stuffed zucchini flowers and bacalao) tasted like they had been prepared days ago. Ordered brand name vodka, but...More

Thank SonerTraveler
Reviewed 26 September 2017

After sailing the Grand Canal on the Vaporetto and crossing the Rialto bridge we noticed the cocktails that we had seen in other Italian cities. So we asked and discovered this amazing aperitif "Shpritz" EUR5 (Aperol, Prosecco, Club Soda, ice, olive or slice of orange)....More

Thank Harold J
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Visiting Venice for the Biannale, stopped for drinks with a friend. Slow service, overpriced and low quality appetizers. Venice is known for it's cichetti (snacks) and these weren't fresh and also over priced. While it is a great location, service and quality are very poor.

Thank susanievans
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

After a long morning of exploring the streets of Venice, we settled in the area around the Rialto. On the recommendation of our hotel concierge, we were looking for the Osteria Bancogiro. Unfortunately, it was closed. Then we decided to give the Al Pesador, which...More

2  Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Had a fantastic meal here! Great food and service, and a beautiful view of the surrounding canals. A little pricey but sometimes it's worth it!!

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Nice view but super over priced Bad quality Bad quantity Spritz are premixed All food is coming from supermarket - nothing fresh No tap water 5 euros for coperti

1  Thank Benjamin D
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
neighbourhood. 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$86
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fondamenta Vin Castello, 125/126, San Polo | Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 523 9492
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