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Ai Mercanti

Calle Dei Fuseri Sestiere San Marco 4346/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 8269
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crispy egg” (9 reviews)
“cod” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Calle Dei Fuseri Sestiere San Marco 4346/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
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1 - 10 of 582 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant on our last night in Venice to try something different. We were greeted by friendly staff who were helpful throughout our evening. We had 3 courses and a bottle of wine and we were not disappointed. I had the pasta with...More

1  Thank StephandFraz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Off the beaten track in a hard to find courtyard you will find Ai Mercanti which takes great pride in its knowledge of food and wine. A regularly changing menu which enticing descriptions - the "Apparently crispy egg" was just that - crispy on the...More

2  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took a while until we've made it to this place but we were both more than happy after we've found it. The food was outstanding, the wine - a poet, the grappa - a true fairy tale and the atmosphere just amazing. If you're...More

1  Thank brittrip_1982
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just had a very bad experience where I made my family walk across Venice because I wanted to visit this place so much. As soon as they saw the family with a toddler they claimed to be fully booked when they offered seats to...More

Thank Sehar N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped just before lunch for a drink and spoke to another couple who were eating. It was their second meal at the restaurant and recommended it highly, so we can back at lunch time. So glad we did - absolutely fantastic!! The spaghetti was...More

1  Thank Nicki M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this restaurant in a courtyard and were happy they had a table available for our family. We loved everything we ordered and were only disappointed they were out of the rabbit terrine - one of the appetizers. We had great service and would...More

Thank chart232015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gorgeous restaurant on the canal. Food was amazing and the staff were fantastic. You definitely need to book.

Thank Nadsteve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ai Mercanti is located in a charming courtyard off of one of the major shopping routes in San Marco. Inventive in its cuisine, preparations are non-traditional and quite enticing. However, there are few locals in this restaurant and one drawback is the volume of American...More

1  Thank Hollywoodtalent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved everything we ordered - the potato puree with apparently crispy egg, puglia shrimp, spaghetti with chili oil and parmesan cream, and pacherri with chard and ricotta. Great meal!

1  Thank Seema S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Menu was modern Italian based on local ingredients. First courses good including the cod ravioli. Would have liked to have tried the cuttlefish risotto, but was only for 2. Beef kebabs were nice but would have perhaps welcomed a little more choice for main courses....More

2  Thank Jeremy M
Nearby
San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
...More
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andylin49
24 May 2017|
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Response from Julie P | Reviewed this property |
HI we are not sure as we went in the evening - it was so good we booked in for a second night some hope you enjoy it as much as we did - hard place to find but great food and reasonably priced
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mitchell a
14 April 2017|
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chihchen69
30 June 2015|
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Response from Ian L | Reviewed this property |
The water taxi is the fastest and most expensive way in. If you can share a ride you can get the cost down to around 75 Euro. They only go to major taxi stops though, so you will still end up walking the last leg to your... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 58
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
Friday
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Dei Fuseri Sestiere San Marco 4346/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighbourhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 523 8269
  • E-mail
Description
Ristorante Ai Mercanti in the heart of Venice between the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco is an upmarket, romantic restaurant in very cool style that enjoys a high-flying gastronomic reputation. The vaulted dining room is decorated in sophisticated terracotta and black with impressive shining globe lighting. The bar is wittily decorated with dressmakers’ forms and sexy corsets – great conversation starters. The menu is classically-inspired Venetian of a high order, focusing on things from the sea and changing every two months to take advantage of the and array of the freshest ingredients in true Italian style and pastas and desserts are all made in-house. In warm weather the dining room sprawls out onto the adjoining campiello for the loveliest al fresco dining anywhere – the Venetians who crowd Ai Mercanti certainly think so.
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