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La Palanca

Isola della Giudecca 448, 30133 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 7719
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“prawn curry” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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Isola della Giudecca 448, 30133 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely waterside restuarant next to the vaporetto stop. Had a great tuna starter followed by sea bass ravioli... excellent! Looks across the Guidecca Canal towards Dorsoduro...

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a place that is frequented by all searching for a great meal in Venice and rated so highly on tripadvisor, it is extraordinary the warm hearted welcome offered by the owner....He is charming, the food is great, freshly, wonderfully tasty and at very unVenetian...More

Thank estherl0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got to La Palanca on a Saturday at around 1200. Got a table outside by the water. Service was friendly. We were underwhelmed by the food. Had a seafood antipasto for 18 euros. Nothing special cold plate. Then had the swordfish in balsamic vinegar...More

1  Thank Peter L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had made a reservation earlier for 4 people but Ilaria kindly and patiently rearranged the waterside tables so four more people from our group could enjoy lunch after visiting Il Redentore. I'm so glad I finally had lunch at La Palanca. Sea bass ravioli...More

Thank NorthernLinda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to us in the UK for their sea bass ravioli and we were not disappointed! Excellent value for money and a very friendly host who clearly loves what he does and takes great pride in what his team delivers. A little gem ... but...More

Thank MaryPorch
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to this amazing place so many times and today was no exception. Andrea and his team give you an authentic Venetian experience. I wrote a five star review of this cafe in 2011 and I wouldn't change a word. One of our...More

1  Thank Margot047
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We made reservations out near the water- wow what a view! food was excellent, price was good for Venice and the owner was friendly & attentive. I suggest lunch for the views!

1  Thank Chelsey M
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Sadly this restaurant only serves lunch now from 12 to 14:30, but you can still enjoy a good Spritz till 9 p.m.. Great view, lovely service personnel.

Thank Robe241
Reviewed 6 September 2017

You have to be there around 12 if you want to sit at a table, take in the view across the Giudecca canal of Venice and eat some really good food. Today I had the fish of the day, always a daily choice of meat...More

Thank JudyJ376
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff and lovely location right by the sea. Fair price for good food compared to others in Venice. We really recommend it!

Thank Jordana B
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
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Sam G
13 July 2017|
Response from Intlxpatr | Reviewed this property |
Great views, especially if it is good weather and you can sit outside. You are directly across the canal from some of the most beautiful scenery in Venice. We think it is romantic; it is along a walkway, great for a long... More
9 July 2017|
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Response from subhashuppal2016 | Reviewed this property |
They also do vegetarian and meat dishes you should be able to choose from. Hope this will suffice. Dr. Subhash Uppal PS; The view of the grand canal is stunning while you enjoy your meal. Wish you a great time
Clive P
7 April 2017|
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Response from Intlxpatr | Reviewed this property |
it's really a bar with tables. I think you just have to go and hope you can get in. Their phone number is +39 041 528 7719. Lunch is real meals, dinner is open faced sandwiches, wine and beer are flowing and locals are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isola della 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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