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XL Diner

Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
+47 70 12 42 53
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bacalao” (149 reviews)
“cod” (24 reviews)
“parma ham” (4 reviews)
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Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The best restaurant in Aalesund. At some event I ate bacalao worth 800 NOK from this restaurant, go figure! The red and white bacalaos are best. I would stay away from the "Italian" type. I don't remember the rest of the menu, but you obviously...More

Thank Sair6
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are in Alesund, I highly recommend having dinner here during the time of sunset, or before. The view is breathtaking of the harbor and the sea! There are several ways the Bacalao (Salt Cod) is made and we chose the classic method with...More

Thank CaliforniaRoseLover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location with view over the harbour. If you go you should try the bacalao which is the restaurants speciality and food with roots to Ålesund. The place is always crowded, so I recommend booking a table in advance.

Thank Øyvind S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great fish, quick and nice service. Good atmosphere. Great sunset and view. I had the bacalao Italian style, with prosciutto. Yummy!!!

Thank Graabein
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely food and good service. We had the 'fish of the day', which was delicious, as well as the fish soup. Nice view of the water from the panoramic windows.

Thank MISSAdventurers
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A fish restaurant with one raw material of local origin. Unique in Norway. Great food, atmosphere, views and service. A must when in Ålesund, albeit somewhat pricey, Booking is essential!

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1  Thank torsk
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Stepping into XL Diner is like feeling elegant, well treated and welcomed. The view is always amazing, in any weather! The bachalao is always good, and all other dishes I have tried also tastes delicious. Always a sure win.

1  Thank FruFlisnes
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner after seeing on TA that it is number 1 in Alesund and we were not disappointed!! We ordered the combination of 3 types of cod fish and it was DELICIOUS!!!! They brought the food in cute bowls (one bowl for...More

1  Thank Leticia S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

a great restaurant over looking the harbor great staff service great surrounding food superb a little pricey but worth it there specialty very good not availably in many places a type of fermented cod they have pictures and will explain and tell you all about...More

1  Thank Alan M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We absolutely loved this restaurant. The service was so great and the view at sunset gorgeous. You have to get the Salty Cod dinner, unbelievable!

Thank MamaShuk
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30 September 2016|
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Response from Folkvard B | Reviewed this property |
I went directly to the restaurant and get a table inn less then 15 min.
Inês V
1 September 2016|
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Response from ivar72 | Property representative |
Hi Ines :) we are glad to hear that you want to take your parents to XL DIner. Most days at XL Diner we are fully booked, so to be sure that we have a table for you and your parents it would be safe to book a table with us... More
6 June 2016|
Response from Vitaepro | Reviewed this property |
Hei.No problem. Just tell us when you are here :)
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$13 - US$44
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  More og Romsdal  >  Alesund
  • Phone Number: +47 70 12 42 53
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From the heart of Aalesund, with a view towards Aalesundet, Molja and the great sea. We in XL Diner has since the start up in 1999 Purposeful developed what is today well known as Europes best Bacalao restaurant, to the habitants pride and our guests enjoyment. XL Diner is and shall be a Clipfish Restaurant, but we also offers inspiring dishes not coming from the sea. You shall be able to recognize our dishes and the dishes we have spread over the entire "Bacalao World" Our menu is inspired from both South Europe and South America but is still faithful to our dear and classic Bacalao dishes from the north-west of Norway. We want to provide you with not only a spectaculare location and menu, but we will also strive to give top notch service, welcome to us !
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