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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

We ate for dinner, at about 8.30pm. The service was excellent, but I did note we were the last to leave and so, might have booked earlier if I had my time over. We had the carpaccio of beef and the tomato starter. Both were...More

1  Thank Samiseal
Reviewed 4 days ago

Skip the famous restaurants and go to Ai MErcanti. A foodie paradise in Venice. Small, intimate, with wonderfully inventive and tasty food. We bailed on a res at Bistro de Venise and are glad we did.

1  Thank cet42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly helpful waiter enhanced delicious food with great wines (by the glass). This is not an expensive restaurant, but warm and casual with creative food beautifully presented. 112Euros for 1 appetizer, breadsticks, cracker breads, bottled water, 2 pasta first courses , 1 meat course, 2...More

1  Thank alfiesmim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here on our penultimate evening in Venice - a gorgeous restaurant with a good combination of pasta and meat options. A particular favourite was the chocolate dessert though, which was magnificent. We will revisit on our next trip!

1  Thank housie8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fantastic! Our best meal in Venice for sure. Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere, inventive menu & helpful & attentive staff. I had read reports that it was expensive but it really is very reasonable especially when you consider the value. (Under 20 euro...More

1  Thank Frankiegoesroundtown
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This came highly recommended and this was a well deserved comment. Excellent inspired menu - seasonal local and fresh. Our server, one of the three owners was amazing and really knew her wines! She was very fun and also proud of her establishment. We would...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strolling through Venice and the rain started. I dodged into an alley and found this spot without any previous research. Staff was closing down the outside seating and I was graciously invited to a booth table inside the door. In keeping with the best of...More

1  Thank GLBTtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably my favorite restaurant in Venice not that I tried them all. The food was top notch and definitely exceeded expectations. We had the apparently crispy egg and shrimp for the appetizers - both outstanding. The egg was in a potato soupy thing...More

Thank mshkn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all service is flawless. Waiters are very friendly and efficient. Food was good too, but as the restaurant is listed as fine dining we were expecting something more sophisticated.

Thank Pierre-Emmanuel P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I chose this restaurant based on reviews here but also because it was recommended by our hotel. It's tucked away in a little side street with tables outside in a courtyard as well as a comfortable dining room indoors. We were greeted...More

Thank TravelerShari
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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13 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$30 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
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12:30 - 15:00
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19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
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
  • E-mail
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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