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Antico Pignolo

San Marco
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Montecarlo, 451 Calle Specchieri | S Marco calle Specchieri 451, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 8123
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came back to this restaurant after almost 10 years, I had a fabulous food experience and ... I have now to regrettably admit that this restaurant lost the "magic touch" of time ago. Food quality is still good, not excellent as I remember, let's say a 4/5 with a good fresh fish served. Service on the other side is... More 

Thank livingstone75
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A very good Service the personal was really gentle and the food was very well and the fish so good .

Thank gherardo r
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a three course meal which was very nice indeed very tasty and staff were very helpful and friendly. We had a free drink and water very clean and if we could find it again will go back when next in venice.

Thank chelsea6969
Ankara, Turkey
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228 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent staff and nice ambience but for a noisy fun - couldn't be repaired ? - we were welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine. Pasta was very good. Desserts were tasty and freshly made but in such a restaurant I would have liked to see something more impressive. The wine by the glass was good and the excellent espresso... More 

Thank alfonso p
Luigi D, Chef de Rang at Antico Pignolo, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I asked many time to make some other impressive desserts but the Chef said me that they prepare same kind for like 30 years. So no way to change. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Searched long and hard to find a special restaurant to celebrate my husbands birthday. We were very impressed, we received a very warm and friendly welcome. The food was prepared beautifully and served with style and care. It was the best meal we had during our 4 day stay. I would certainly recommend to friends and family. The restaurant had... More 

Thank Andrea J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff and service was impeccable. The staff could not do enough to ensure we were happy without being intrusive. The food was beautiful, with the right portion sizes. Service charge is included in the set menu so no hidden charges but we enjoyed it so much that we gave a tip.

Thank Karen N
Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Good service, good food. A little more pricey for the slightly more upmarket clientele. Be careful of a waiter called Nico. He preys on girls going to the bathroom and says there's a private scenery of the Grand Canal and then try to take a picture with you and try to be to be funny (a little too close for... More 

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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent. We ordered like Italians and avoided the usual tourist fare. The beef antipasto was excellent. The fish was very good. The veal was spectacular. The desserts were ok. Wines were great. Service was excellent. This place is set up to run as an intimate dining experience. And yes a little pricey, but that is Venice.

Thank Peter H
Luigi D, Chef de Rang at Antico Pignolo, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your nice review! See you next time! More 

Uzes, France
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Bar owner introduced us to the famous apero spritz and we loved it. Friendly staff in a tiny Ostario, full of character. The food was good too, as we went back there on our last day, as we liked it so much first time.

Thank AMPM123
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Wow! Sliced steak with rosemary melts in your mouth. Potatoes perfectly prepared and seasoned. Salmon and pasta not to be missed! Romantic ambiance dinner by candle light with red roses. Superb service. We will be back for another anniversary dinner.

Thank Catherine L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$63 - US$84
Italian, Seafood, Soups, Mediterranean
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Montecarlo, 451 Calle Specchieri | S Marco calle Specchieri 451, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighbourhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 8123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Marco

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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 Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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