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XL Diner

) #1 of 68 Restaurants in Alesund €€€€ Seafood, European,
Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
+47 70 12 42 53
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent traditional Norwegian food mixed with friendly staff. Norwegian service is blunt and simple. Don't expect explanations of how the food is made. Be happy with " it's cod".... Great wine selection and a beautiful view over the water. You feel like you're on a...More

Thank patrick p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner at XL- Diner thirsday this week . We ordered Baccalao of course, this time not in hot tomatosauce, but a releative dry loin with Parma ham. A quiet New experiance, but a Fantastic taste. Been there before, but this time I had another...More

Thank oles725
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is sublime. Any codfish dish is excellent and the salmon and mussels are tasty! A reservation is recommended but not essential.

Thank Juliana B
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here and we decided to share the dish with 3 types of bacalao. It was delicious! Add to that the view over the harbour and bay, friendly staff, good wine and one can only conclude that it was worth it. Would go again...More

Thank Jeroen B
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Had read some reviews from TripAdvisor, google saying that XL dinner waitresses are rude and inconsiderate, and the food is so so. I went there, hoping that those reviews were wrong . I was correct . Those people probably didn't know the Norwegian culture, or...More

Thank Resortbabe
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Quality food with fresh taste. Obviously using top ingredients available. Good for fish and pretty good wine selection. Friendly and professional staff.

Thank Kieron V
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A popular restaurant which specialises in all types of bacalao. Great views from the restaurant, tasty assortment of bacalao but quite pricey.

Thank 4Norwegians
Reviewed 1 May 2017

While travelling in Norway we visited this restaurant on recommendation. The food and service was not bad, but it also was not good. We therefore considered it to be considerably overpriced. We had had much better food in other destinations for much less money. We...More

Thank Kendall M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The white bacalao with ham was fantastic. The recomended wines match the food perfectly. A nice place overlooking the harbor.

Thank grimgrimstad
Reviewed 11 April 2017

There's absolutely no doubt that this is the place to eat when in Ålesund. Even if you're not in Ålesund, you might consider going for the food. We had the bacalao taster meal, three different receipes based upon the 'klippfisk' of the region. Excellent food,...More

Thank kimlinBergen
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Hi, We company of 3. I hope you can find table for us? Artem
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
Hi, do I have to make a reservation for late september? My parents are coming to visit and I'd really like to take them here
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
Are vegetarian options available?
5 June 2016|
Response from Vitaepro | Reviewed this property |
Hei.No problem. Just tell us when you are here :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$41
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
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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