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Ai Gondolieri

Dorsoduro 366, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 6396
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (14 reviews)
“potato foam” (5 reviews)
“veal” (16 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:15 PMAll hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dorsoduro 366, 30123 Venice, Italy
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1 - 10 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Our friends invited us to join them at this restaurant, it was a large group of us. Food were every nice and service was good.

Thank Courtney L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The worst Restaurant ever we joined in Venice. Expensive and really bad food. I do not know, what the profession of the cook ist - but for sure it is not cooking. Dirty glasses - bad, unfriendly service.

Thank R1116IPmichael
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has attracted interesting reactions from people - strongly for and strongly against. We went on the recommendation of a frequent visitor to Venice. We were pleased with our meal. Yes, it is a little pricey but we were prepared to pay more for...More

Thank J0anned568
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, one of the worst meals out I can remember. The starter and main were both tasteless and fatty. Literally tasted of nothing. Really nothing good to say... Nice enough staff, but clearly have no training in complaints management. If you're the manager and you...More

1  Thank Tom F
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Our family of 5 enjoyed a delicious meal at this restaurant close by our apartment. The children all enjoyed perfectly cooked, richly flavoured pasta. We shared the deep fried zucchini flowers in a very light batter and an excellent eggplant parmigiana (oh so good!) for...More

Thank Kerry15798
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Avoid Ai Gondolieri. There are numerous far better places nearby - don't go here if you expect a good, sensitively prepared meal! The dining rooms are pretty and it appears to be a place where fine dining happens, but instead at Ai Gondolieri the pretense...More

1  Thank No B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Loved this restaurant tucked away by the Guggenheim. Great staff, delicious food. Definitely recommend !

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Decided to try this place based on some good reviews but left feeling extremely ripped off. The menu sounds good and the food was presented nicely, but tasted average. Unfortunately the English menu wasn't translated properly. I ordered the Nettle pasta with Smoked Ricotta and...More

Thank CarenL
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had dinner here on September 6 and it was excellent. Preset menu since we were with 4 other couples on a pre cruise tour. To start we had an appetizer with Proscuitto,Zucchini flowers deep fried and deep fried mushrooms.All excellent to wet your appetite....More

1  Thank kcanuck
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Popped in here for a quick lunch after going to the Guggenheim. It catches your eye as you walk along a canal and up over one of Venice's little bridges. It has an inviting menu featuring all the usuals. We shared a starter of mushroom...More

Thank avi05
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 59 - US$ 82
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:15 PM
12:00 PM - 11:15 PM
12:00 PM - 11:15 PM
12:00 PM - 11:15 PM
12:00 PM - 11:15 PM
12:00 PM - 11:15 PM
12:00 PM - 11:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dorsoduro 366, 30123 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 528 6396
  • E-mail
Ai Gondolieri restaurant in Venice is something special in the Venice dining scene – a kitchen that concentrates its menu on meaty dishes of the mainland rather than the typically fishy fare of most other eateries here. A short walk from the Guggenheim Museum and the Accademia (take vaporetto 1 or 82), Ai Gondolieri enjoys a magically romantic setting in a genuinely old inn with its own arched bridge over a picture-postcard canal. The dining rooms are not splashy or over-decorated, with wood panelling, modern seating, white table linens, ceiling fans. Nevertheless this place attracts the starriest visitors to Venice, from presidents to film stars. The upmarket menu changes seasonally, featuring dishes like deep-fried stuffed zucchini flowers, breaded deep-fried lamb served beautifully pink, superb steaks, excellent risotto. Your host will chat in English with you about the all-Italian menu.
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