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La Palanca

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Giudecca
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Giudecca, 448, 30133 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 7719
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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just across the Giudecca from our hotel, and worth a rough crossing on a cold, windy day, the sea bass ravioli was particularly fine. The owner is warm, charming, funny, enthusiastic and inspired.

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Dublin, Ireland
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90 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place last two visits. The owner is friendly and although he urges you to order and spend it isn't done in a nasty way. This time ,as once before ,we arrived very late and, as before, had to settle for what was left. The disappointing difference was that when the lady forgot to bring our toasted sandwich... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Palanca on the Guidecca is always our first stop after we arrive in Venice. On the Guidecca waterfront, the setting is without equal and especially so if the weather is good and you can get a table outside with views to Dorsodoro opposite. The food is simple but unbeatable: my mixed fish carpaccio and sepia linguini were top class,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent local lunch spot - great food and lovely people. Perfect place to start a weekend in Venice

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restored my faith in food while in Venice ... Excellent service friendly and most important good fresh food. We had fresh pasta dishes one fish one tomato both gorgeous... wine and beer the best tiramisu I have ever had. Finished by coffee and all for 40 Euro Well done la Palanca may be always be full you deserve it ....

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Hampshire
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an unassuming looking restaurant but the food is amazing. We were lucky to enjoy some late Autumn sunshine and sat outside looking towards Zattere. The food is so fresh and delicious with local ingredients. The service is efficient and friendly.

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London
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is what a small local restaurant should be. Wonderfully simple yet tasty dishes in a very relaxed atmosphere. They don't offer high chairs for children, but do boost the chairs with cushions. It's a friendly place.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This small restaurant was absolutely packed with locals, clearly enjoying a lunch menu. I am coeliac and need to eat gluten free. The staff were very knowledgeable and accommodating, adapting our delicious seafood starter to make it safe for me to eat. The service was super friendly, the food was all great and the price was very reasonable !

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Frome, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Title says it all really. Full of locals. Booking advised. You might need some Italian to decode the menu.

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Pensacola, Florida
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206 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

No, they really do not serve dinner in the evening. If you want the really good specialty main meal, go there for lunch. If you want a genuine Giudeccan experience, go there for chichetti and a glass of wine from six or seven at night. Locals meet and greet, even bring their dogs. Most are standing around the counter where... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Giudecca, 448, 30133 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Giudecca
  • Neighbourhood: Giudecca
  • Phone Number: +39 041 528 7719

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Staying in Giudecca

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Giudecca
Giudecca is a retreat for Venetians away from the crowds. Symbolically, six metal teeth represent Venice’s six sestieri (districts); the seventh, Guidecca, points away from the others – part of Dorsoduro, but separated by the Giudecca Canal. Giudecca evolved from a center of shipyards and factories to a quiet residential area with a sprinkling of restaurants and bars. The majestic harmonious Redentore church stands as thanks for delivering Venice from the plague, hosting an annual heartfelt festival.
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