European, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy food, Vegetarian options
ClosedOpens at 19:00
$$$$ Price range per person 26 - 50
Corte Coppo, 4346/a, Venice
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Venice, Veneto, Italy

See Scala Contarini del Bovolo by default, the clients' piece of advice is to come to this bar as well. If you are fond of Italian cuisine, visit Ai Mercanti. This place offers you nicely cooked stuffed cod, grilled octopus and spaghetti. Order tasty parfait, panna cotta and gelato. Check out good prosecco, Italian beer or cordial. Visit this place and have delicious cortado, espresso or americano.

Select between indoor and outdoor seating. Many guests point out that the staff is competent at this spot. Fabulous service is something that visitors highlight in their reviews. Prices here are reported to be fair. You will certainly appreciate the cool ambiance and divine decor. This bar is a Michelin selection and has 2 black knife-and-fork symbols: the inspectors state that Ai Mercanti offers optimum comfort.

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Excellent food had munchies from Will miss being able to travel!
Food is absolutely fantastic. Unless you are a wine expert, let the young woman sommelier choose your wine for you, you can have a different glass for each course, it was great. Some of the best food I have ever had. Between us over 2 meals we had the crispy egg, hummus, spaghetti, fettuccine, octopus and the lamb, plus panna cotta and the chocolate dessert.
If you are culinarily (ok, invented word) curious, willing to explore the gustatory world far beyond the traditional Venetian fare, Ai Mercanti is for you.  Tucked away down an alley off a narrow street across two bridges from our great hotel (Rosa Salva), Ai Mercanti is an enclave of the eclectic.  (Note:  We dined at Ai Mercanti in Sept. 2018 and their "hot dog" special still holds a high place in my dining memory bank.)  We made sure they were open at holiday time, and having mentioned we had been there before, and the hot dog, were told they had a new special..."hamburger."  To repeat:  Ai Mercanti takes pride in being different.  Exhibit A - "apparentely crispy egg with potato foam and anchovy" (house specialty).  Add sweetbreads and eel and you get the feeling this is not your usual pasta/antipasto place.  Back to the hamburger, an ensemble that included a succulent sirloin patty couched in a sesame roll, with sides of cabbage, two strips of bacon, small 'omelette' and Dijon mustard.  Different is the understatement.  Our waiter/navigator, Mr. Diego, was personable, attentive and "kindly assertive."  He knows his stuff and you should let his guidance flow.  Our foursome enjoyed a cheese plate starter - six cheeses and 3 jams including a "green tomato" potion. Entrees included duck breast with buckwheat kumquat orange and ginger; not-your-usual spaghetti imbued with local olive oil, (for me hold the) garlic and chili peppers (mild); paccheri with ricotta and chard.  A bottle of fine red wine and a pink (no kidding) pinot grigio.  A dessert of sweet potato spiced cake with smoked milk ice cream.  Total tab for four = 185 euros.  If you are willing to separate from traditional Venetian dining, Ai Mercanti is an experience worth....experiencing.  Be brave!
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Corte Coppo, 4346/a, Venice, Veneto, Italy
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted Wi-Fi Booking Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 12:30-15:00, 19:00-22:00
WednesdayWed 12:30-15:00, 19:00-22:00
ThursdayThu 12:30-15:00, 19:00-22:00
FridayFri 12:30-15:00, 19:00-22:00
SaturdaySat 12:30-15:00, 19:00-22:00
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