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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Dei Fuseri Sestiere San Marco 4346/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem of Venice. But far one of the best experiences in Italy. This is a must go for foodies. Inventive dishes with a twist. Dessert is awesome.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice little restaurant located in a piazza, so we were able to enjoy a romantic meal while people watching. the service was excellent, the staff was warm and inviting and the food was delicious as well. Great start to our honeymoon trip!

Thank Elliot M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed it. Quiet, comfortable, reasonably priced and the food is to die for. Highly recommended.

Thank janjanmmm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and after having some drinks came back for the food. The location is cute, the beer and wine menu extensive and the service very nice. The food was delicious, what struck me the most was that the flavors were very...More

Thank c0nny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a little hard to find, but get a reservation at this terrific little restaurant serving outstanding meals. They know their wines, and made a great recommendation to us. The service was attentive and friendly. But go for the food!

Thank RVS52
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my other “you’ve got to eat here” places. Although not the easiest to find, it’s certainly well worth the effort. Again, I noticed a quite number of mixed reviews, but similar to our other Venetian dining experience, the staff were very...More

Thank Ralph M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I’m Venice , you expect to pay over the odds and to experience traditional Italian food. In Ai Mercanti , you get exceptional food, lovingly prepared and exquisitely presented. There is a good mix of traditional dishes and modern cuisine. The staff are friendly...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ai Mercanti is a wonderful find in a city drowning in restaurants with uninspired and punishingly familiar tourist menus. If you want an adventure in dining, come here. The dishes are inventive and deftly prepared. Each ingredient is allowed its place and space on the...More

Thank Gillian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we ate was made with such soul. Absolutely delicious. The menu is small but so creative so it is super easy to make a selection. The service is exceptional - I cannot fault it. Very personal and inviting. I would strongly recommended a visit...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a lovely restaurant with very nice ambiance. Had dinner with my husband and we both enjoyed our selections. The server also helped us to pair wines that goes well with our food. Worth a visit.

Thank yinglim18
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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May 24, 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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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$29 - US$58
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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
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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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