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XL Diner

Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
+47 70 12 42 53
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bacalao” (151 reviews)
“cod” (24 reviews)
“parma ham” (4 reviews)
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Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We absolutely loved this restaurant. The service was so great and the view at sunset gorgeous. You have to get the Salty Cod dinner, unbelievable!

Thank MamaShuk
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We read that while staying in town visit in this resturant and trying their bakala selection is a must. Finding the resturant was not easy it is located in the back of milk resturant. The resturant is not elevetors to get to the resturant and...More

1  Thank tovaa697
Reviewed 29 August 2017

we celebrated our grand son's Bday. The hostess did every possible to make the dinner enjoyable and special Bday plate was outstanding

1  Thank eizenberg
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Order the 3 way Baccalao- I believe it was called the "Royal" on the menu, prepared Italian, Portuguese and Spanish style. Great views if you can sit near a window. No Bar inside the restaurant- it is actually outside across the street and is called...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Its cod, cod cod! So we had... cod. And it was good- one opted for the traditional baccalao, and I had a more tricked up version. Massive servings so that meant no room for dessert ( that kept happening in Norway- I rarely got to...More

Thank travellinggoodies
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I read in T&L magazine that this restaurant had high ratings so got a reservation months in advance. We sat along the windows overlooking the harbor and each one of us had some sort of Bacalao (fish) prepare 4 different ways. It was excellent and...More

Thank Business77
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is amazing! Food is very delicious, we had a pleasure to try bacalao, fish soup and a chocolate fondue. All food was very tasty and nicely served. The staff are very nice. Good atmosphere and beautiful view from restaurant. I really recommend! ❤️❤️

Thank Karolina M
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Outstanding fish, ambience, service and location even though touristy. Tab pretty expensive too but I guess typical for Norway.

1  Thank kimafadel
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We were recommended to this restaurant by some locals. Food was very good and we were glad we went. We were told to order the Parma Ham Bacalao and we did. Very tasty. Also had dessert. Pricey but there are no cheap restaurants in town.

Thank vinceandsusan
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great Bacalao recipes, tried the Portuguese one (as most others have bacon or ham added). Was great. Partner got decent, but also a bit overpriced, veggie pasta. Nice marina views.

Thank ErikandSandya
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7 November 2017|
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Response from vinceandsusan | Reviewed this property |
No I didn't notice any formal dress codeenforced there. As a matter of fact I remember thinking the XL diner looked fancy and I was dressed very casual. Like a tourist. But once in there I was fine. The city of Alesund is... More
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$42
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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