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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle Dei Fuseri Sestiere San Marco 4346/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in a quiet campo, the staff offers you a warm welcome.Fresh products - mainly seafood- and tasty wines - very impressive card of bottles and glasses too : special awards for the San Gimignano's white and the tokay coming from Frioul, enjoy your stay....More

1  Thank Pascal R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, great teamwork,great food ..seamless service with joyful, passionate people . I never write reviews ! But this time I am compelled to say GO !! Be enchanted by the wines, the expertise and delicious food . You must book. We were wowed twice...More

1  Thank Karenkeenan2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The passionate owner/manager & sommelier Simone Poli and his vivacious wife Ania make eating here an experience. Their menu is Italian with a creative & quirky mix. The décor is sophisticated. The music is 60s & 70s. The wine list well worth drinking through! Every...More

1  Thank Dahbehr
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is a bit difficult to find.You should look for Campo Manin and than from here enter the Calle d. Locande on the right hand side nearly about in the middle of the place. Than you go to Calle Dei Fuseri you enter the...More

1  Thank Ralf K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered this hidden gem by chance. Great little place with Mitchelin star status. Italian food with a twist and great presentation. Went with the seafood options of Octopus with potato mash and tomato starter which was amazing. Followed by the black ink cuttlefish risotto. It’s...More

1  Thank whitelotus888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place. Central location. Price is better than some of the lesser quality restaurants. Very nice place to eat, close to the center, and no tourist trap

1  Thank Christoph C
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

In a city of small alleyways, I would have never found this place had it not been for TripAdvisor recommendations. My wife and I went for dinner and were lucky enough to get the last table without a reservation (get a reservation). This place offers...More

1  Thank Josh N
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely smallish restaurant in San Marco. It features Venetian cuisine with a modern twist. Service was friendly and professional, and the dining room itself was nicely decorated and comfortable. We both enjoyed a lamb appetizer; it came with pumpkin and had a...More

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant Hidden in the alleys great food , service , and wine selection Second visit and had a great time

1  Thank Sarmo
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Hard to find, down a hidden side alley but we'll worth it. Great service and excellent food. Clear and knowledgeable explanations of the wine and food, superb decor and wonderfully presented food.

1  Thank Marshall K
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
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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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14 April 2017|
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$61
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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
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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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