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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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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“beef” (5 reviews)
“tapas” (4 reviews)
“sea bass” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Fondamenta Vin Castello, 125/126, San Polo | Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lunch was our most expensive meal since arriving in Italy 6 days ago. But it's on the Grand Canal only a short walk from the Rialto Bridge. We had great views from a shaded table. Our server was excellent. My wife had the Insalate...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Just popped in here having crossed the Rialto bridge and needing a thirst quencher. Good service with a fantastic view of the Grand Canal and its heavy, daily, traffic

Thank norman1366
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

It’s all about the view- on a beautiful Sunday afternoon the setting was wonderful. The tuna tartare was acceptable as was the pasta with king prawns. A few glasses of prosecco and life is good!

Thank DavefromNJ
Reviewed 11 January 2018

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 5 January 2018 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 14 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 5 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
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
USD 29 - USD 81
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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