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Antico Pignolo

San Marco
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Montecarlo, 451 Calle Specchieri | S Marco calle Specchieri 451, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 8123
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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found this restaurant in a typical, Venetian narrow street. It looked very enticing - attractive decor, white table cloths, large space - so we booked for dinner. It was very quiet when we arrived, we ate outside and the atmosphere was rather dull and sterile - maybe our fault for eating outside with few other guests. The food and... More 

Thank David H
Moscow, Russia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food - less then usual. If u ask tab water - you should pay 5 euro, caperto tax + service tax 12% over to caperto and you have 70 euro bill for average soup and fish.

Thank saper72
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful dining experience we had! We first had lunch in the very quiet area outside in the back of the restaurant, far from the street. Luigi, our waiter made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed the atmosphere so much we went there again for 2 additional dinners and requested Luigi as our waiter. We felt very spoiled... More 

Thank vsk2017
Hurst Green, Lancashire
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311 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 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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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

Thank Miscellanious
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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 

Thank livingstone75
1 review
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 .

Thank gherardo r
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 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.

Thank chelsea6969
Ankara, Turkey
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237 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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 

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 

Thank Andrea J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$67 - US$90
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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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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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