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Al Fontego dei Pescatori

#179 of 1,244 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Cannaregio
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Cannaregio 3726 | Calle Priuli o de la Raccheta, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 0538
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09:00 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ok, so we're snobs. Let's get that out of the way. We also kinda forgot to book a single restaurant for our stay in Venice. Just completely slipped our minds. We had the hotel try restaurant after restaurant - to no avail. It was a Saturday. We told the hotel that we wanted fish. They came up with this restaurant.... More 

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Thank Lillug
Adelaide, Australia
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45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this lovely restaurant while exploring the Jewish Quarter -in a quiet lane away from the crowds- The food was delicious, the four of us chose different seafood and no one was disappointed. The staff were friendly and provided fun service.

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Thank Meredith R
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This neighborhood restaurant has a richly deserved wide visitor following. It very much belies the adage that good local restaurants do not have menus in several languages. The food is exceptional, and the service is very good. They accommodate requests, such as sharing an appetizer of spaghetti with squid and black ink sauce, graciously. The wine list is large and... More 

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Thank Jeffrey P
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy place and fresh fish in the Cannaregio area. Great service and friendly staff. Chicken was a bit dry so we recommend the fish courses.

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Thank Saila L
San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were introduced to this restaurant while on a great food tour. The selection was black squid pasta, which none of our party had ever tasted. What an exceptional dish, this is a family run restaurant. The service and the food were outstanding, everyone in our food tour were very impressed. We were only in Venice for three days. The... More 

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Thank 15gigi
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Visited tonight with my children and friends on recommendation of hotel (who we will question how and why?)...... great location but seemed strange when all good restaurants (and rubbish ones) were full and this was empty apart from a tour group that paid to be there..... and it was expensive compared to other better restaurants in the area. The food... More 

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Thank katiesmall77
Valparaiso, Indiana
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344 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This place is off the beaten path but is worth every calorie burned finding it. The main event is seafood - all sorts. And everything is fresh and wonderfully prepared. We were a large group so chose to share a number of first courses - steamed mussels, sautéed clams, grilled shrimp, and crab, among others. All as good as it... More 

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Thank NotRealHoosiers
Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Last week my wife and I had a long weekend in Venice for the Carnivale. Hotel Boscolo recommended a local restaurant for dinner on our first evening. We enjoyed it so much that we cancelled other restaurants and made a return visit to Pescatori before we left the city. The menu is excellent and extensive, Fish, Meat, Vegetarian or pasta.... More 

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Thank James0601
Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We went for dinner early, just after 6pm. Had a seafood pasta and a pomodoro. Both were quite tasty. Service was speedy.

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Thank RobertCMelb
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Very good restaurant, simple plates but very fresh and tasty. Run by a family, nice atmosphere and great location (use the canal entrance).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cannaregio 3726 | Calle Priuli o de la Raccheta, 30121 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighbourhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: +39 041 520 0538

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Staying in Cannaregio

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Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighbourhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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