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Ai Cugnai

#134 of 1,260 Restaurants in Venice
€€ - €€€Italian, Seafood, Soups
Centro Storico piscina del Forner No. 857, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 9238
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Centro Storico piscina del Forner No. 857, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went in for dinner as we saw the menu on a walk through the day before. We wasn’t disappointed, food was delicious and reasonable priced, I was spoilt for choice but went for the mussels then gratin fish tortellini it was amazing, hubby went for...More

Thank kellyjames7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. We enjoyed an excellent local traditional Venice's food. It was fresh and tasty.

Thank Guy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying nearby at the Hotel Ca’ Maria Adele - and this proved to be the perfect place after a long day of sightseeing. The atmosphere was lovely - we were greeted warmly and found ourselves seated amongst locals who were having a family...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We can't say enough about our experience. First, the people-even making a reservation, the owner's grandson was gracious and kind. He handed my kids cookies as I fumbled my way through Italian to make the reservation. We arrived a bit early by Italian standards -...More

Thank CTDell
Reviewed 1 week ago

This meal blew me away. Great service , great wine and the best food we had in two weeks of travel. There was a full table of gondoliers beside us who were having their lunch too!!! Everything was perfect and we tried two pastas and...More

Thank Tony O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good reviews from trip advisor so walked in the rain for fifteen minutes to get there. The restaurant was pretty crowded. We were directed to a table on the side and was left neglected for at least a quarter of an hour. Eventually one of...More

Thank 380lauv
Gimmy L, Direttore generale at Ai Cugnai, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Gentile cliente Il locale era riservato, ... lo abbiamo accomodato nel ultimo tavolo, lei si ricorda bene stavi aspettando vicino...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really small restaurant, with a small menu. At first glance it looks barely convincing, but once you have taken your seat, you will find a hospitable service and a very good and straightforward cuisine „a la mama“. Both the sea bass and...More

Thank Makothe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at one of the small tables outside watching the nightlife go by - fairly busy access street. Nice food, good prices, would try inside next time

Thank Legroom_Needed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1st - The food was good. Its a good pirce for not bad italian sea food or pasta. but if you are vegeterian ..NO (maybe pesto pasta...) 2nd - and thats why i give only a 3 rating - we were asked afer aprox. 30...More

Thank pedro_on_trip
Gimmy L, Direttore generale at Ai Cugnai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Gentile Cliente Il locale era tutto riservato, noi lo abbiamo accomodato in un tavolo riservato. ... erano 50 min no...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our local Venice business contacts recommended Ai Cugnai and it was a GREAT recommendation! The food was excellent and the service superb. The orice was quite moderate for the heart of Venice. The lasagne was very good. Two members of our group had...More

Thank MarkUSAretired
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with
street artists, students, painters, sculptors,
restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and
heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's
collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for
evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries
cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica
buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob
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Julia C
20 February 2018|
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Response from RobinKABZ | Reviewed this property |
Should be open tomorrow.
11 April 2016|
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Yes it was in March
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:15 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:15 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:15 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
18:15 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:15 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Storico piscina del Forner No. 857, 30123 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 528 9238
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