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Ai Gondolieri

Dorsoduro 366 | Ponte del Formager, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 6396
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (14 reviews)
“veal” (16 reviews)
“truffle” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m. Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dorsoduro 366 | Ponte del Formager, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Before our yearly winter trip to Venice, I always read Tripadvisor reviews on where we have booked to dine each evening. I cannot understand for the life of me what diners think is wrong here, snootie -DEFINITELY NO - expensive not really - BUT YOU...More

Thank Raffiella11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a excellent meal here during Carnival week with 7 friends as part of my 50th birthday. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was excellent and good value. Half of us had the tasting menu at 65 euros each including service....More

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Great food and very friendly service: we spent New Year's Eve here and had overall very good food and super friendly staff during all night. We loved it. Thanks to all the staff

Thank Anietta18
Reviewed 19 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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 4 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 7 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Sarah F
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$62 - US$87
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dorsoduro 366 | Ponte del Formager, 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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