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XL Diner

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Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
+47 70 12 42 53
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

We had not made reservation but the waiter put us in despite it's full booked (as long as we turn in the table before a time). The fish flatter and bacalao (Norway famous dish) were recommended and we ordered them. Very high quality and love the food. The dishes are also served quickly so we were done with dining way... More 

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! Welcome back at any time :-) More 

Drammen, Norway
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Absolutely great. Been at several bacalao restaurats - this one is among the best. Had the "mix" bacalao version and all three were delicious. Looking forward to the next visit!!

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We appreciate your feedback! Welcome back to XL Diner. More 

Oslo, Norway
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

This is the place to go in Ålesund if you like bacalao. If you don't like bacalao or fish, I would seriusly recomend you to go somewhere else. We shared the royal bacalao plate, this is a realy nice dish, cause you get to taste different styles of bacalao. It's also a sharing plate so you stay at the dinner... More 

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Takk for tilbakemelding! Velkommen tilbake ved en senere anledning. XL Diner More 

st jean cap ferrat
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by someone on the street. We got there without reservation and got a table for two after five minutes only. Service was impeccable of the food delicious. The chef came several times to our table to check if everything was OK and made some very good recommendations regarding the wine and the food. We... More 

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We hope to see you again. XL Diner More 

Oppdal Municipality, Norway
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132 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

The building on the harbour does not look much from outside, but is very nice inside. We made a reservation for two on a tuesday evening on XL - Diner. Everything was in order from beginning to end. Attentive waiters, who despite a full restaurant modified a classic bacalao for us who do not like carlic. Creme Brulee for dessert... More 

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We are happy to hear that you a pleasent visit at XL Diner. We appreictae your feedback! XL More 

Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

My wife and ordered the "royals" version of bacaloa, minimum 2 persons. More than we could eat, and all three flavor treatments were delicious.

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Thank you for reviewing us! XL Diner. More 

Drammen, Norway
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Don't be put off by the name or look of the place - here I had one of my best seafood experiences in a very long time! My husband had been here with work and therefore knew about this brilliant restaurant, otherwise I'm afraid I would have walked right passed it. Staff was very service minded and the food was,... More 

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Takk for flott tilbakemelding! Velkommen tilbake til oss. XL Diner. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

This retro style diner is well positioned with a view of the harbor in Alesund. The wait staff were very solicitous and keen that we should have a good experience. We all chose different dishes which were delicious and well presented on the plate.

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you had a pleasent stay at XL Diner. Thank you for reviewing us! XL Diner. More 

Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The location is great, the service is good, the raw ingredients seemed excellent, the cuisine was good. But the price was definitely too high. We had different plates of cod, they were good but way too expensive. I don't mind paying high prices for exceptional food, but this wasn't the case.

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Romandie
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

The place is central with view on the harbour. The ambiance is simple and very touristic as they have to sale the table 3 times between 5 and 10 pm. The food is correct, some plates are more delicious than others, probably depends on arrivals. The sevice is very friendly and efficient without stressing the client.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$42
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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