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Antico Pignolo

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San Marco
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Montecarlo, 451 Calle Specchieri | S Marco calle Specchieri 451, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 8123
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12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Hurst Green, Lancashire
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294 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Turned out of a narrow crowded street into this little restaurant and into its back courtyard away from the hustle and bustle of Venice. The menu was extensive and wasn't cheap but the food was excellent. Service was friendly and helpful. Food brilliant and plenty of choice for wines etc. I had the sea bass and spinach followed by ice... More 

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1 Thank Chris G
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Came across this restaurant in the many small side streets of Venice and we were delighted that we decided to call in and eat. There was no "hounding" at the front door but a very welcoming staff member on arrival. Looked after all evening with a three course excellent meal with after dinner goodies. Recommended for anyone in Venice

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Thank Miscellanious
Italy
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I came back to this restaurant after almost 10 years, I had a fabulous food experience and ... I have now to regrettably admit that this restaurant lost the "magic touch" of time ago. Food quality is still good, not excellent as I remember, let's say a 4/5 with a good fresh fish served. Service on the other side is... More 

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Thank livingstone75
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

A very good Service the personal was really gentle and the food was very well and the fish so good .

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Thank gherardo r
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Went here for a three course meal which was very nice indeed very tasty and staff were very helpful and friendly. We had a free drink and water very clean and if we could find it again will go back when next in venice.

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Thank chelsea6969
Ankara, Turkey
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231 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent staff and nice ambience but for a noisy fun - couldn't be repaired ? - we were welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine. Pasta was very good. Desserts were tasty and freshly made but in such a restaurant I would have liked to see something more impressive. The wine by the glass was good and the excellent espresso... More 

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Thank alfonso p
Luigi D, Chef de Rang at Antico Pignolo, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I asked many time to make some other impressive desserts but the Chef said me that they prepare same kind for like 30 years. So no way to change. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Searched long and hard to find a special restaurant to celebrate my husbands birthday. We were very impressed, we received a very warm and friendly welcome. The food was prepared beautifully and served with style and care. It was the best meal we had during our 4 day stay. I would certainly recommend to friends and family. The restaurant had... More 

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Thank Andrea J
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The staff and service was impeccable. The staff could not do enough to ensure we were happy without being intrusive. The food was beautiful, with the right portion sizes. Service charge is included in the set menu so no hidden charges but we enjoyed it so much that we gave a tip.

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Thank Karen N
Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Good service, good food. A little more pricey for the slightly more upmarket clientele. Be careful of a waiter called Nico. He preys on girls going to the bathroom and says there's a private scenery of the Grand Canal and then try to take a picture with you and try to be to be funny (a little too close for... More 

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1 Thank sharinabynes
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent. We ordered like Italians and avoided the usual tourist fare. The beef antipasto was excellent. The fish was very good. The veal was spectacular. The desserts were ok. Wines were great. Service was excellent. This place is set up to run as an intimate dining experience. And yes a little pricey, but that is Venice.

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Thank Peter H
Luigi D, Chef de Rang at Antico Pignolo, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your nice review! See you next time! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$65 - US$87
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Soups, Mediterranean
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Montecarlo, 451 Calle Specchieri | S Marco calle Specchieri 451, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighbourhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 8123

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Marco

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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 Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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