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La Palanca

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448 Giudecca | Giudecca, 30133 Venice, Italy
39 041 528 7719
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Local Venician restaurant

Fresh fish and sea food! Wonderfully served (not always cooked). Small restaurant, take whatever the chef offers! The atmosphere is warm, the canal view is amazing. We had 3 courses lunch. Each plate was a masterpiece.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Giv'atayim, Israel
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Giv'atayim, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fresh fish and sea food! Wonderfully served (not always cooked). Small restaurant, take whatever the chef offers! The atmosphere is warm, the canal view is amazing. We had 3 courses lunch. Each plate was a masterpiece.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A warm welcome and although we hadn't reserved they found a table for us. My wife had sea bass ravioli which was her favourite meal of the trip, I had a taste and it was delicately flavoursome with sea bass both in the sauce and inside the ravioli. My own choice of prawn curry with pilaf rice was superb, the... More 

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Ontario
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I would say that our waiter was a little racist and made us uncomfortable by asking us questions about our "country" ("no, where are you REALLY from?") ("no, you can't be canadian, you're not white") super annoying. We wanted him to leave us alone so bad. We kind of took his comments with a grain of salt. The food was... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Once again, following Tripadvisor reviews we decided to pay La Palanca a visit. The welcome was warm and the owner talked us enthusiastically through the daily specials. We ordered wine by the glass at a fair price and shared a starter of mixed fish Venetian style. It comprised a modest portion of uncooked stock fish in a mustard escabeche, a... More 

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

This cafe is frequented by locals at lunchtime as they go on their daily business. Run by a friendly family, the food is mainly fresh seafood. Wonderful cuttlefish pasta and sea bass ravioli. Great starters. The owner will take you through the fresh dishes of the day. Very reasonable price. Two courses with a couple of beers each came to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This has got to be one of the most interesting restaurants we've visited this year. It was so earthy, so traditional and full of locals. The last point is so important to ensure it is true to its roots. The food was simple, full of flavour and the seafood was amazingly fresh.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Incredibly helpful and friendly service, makes ordering and eating fun. Fantastic fish dishes. The prawn curry with pilaf rice was the best I have ever had. Small place with tables on the quayside and inside where tourists, locals and workmen eat together. Great prices and food choices and a carafe of house wine available. Totally unpretentious eatery, leaves you feeling... More 

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sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

We visited on our first day in Venice. It was a very tasty and well cooked meal. Cuttlefish and squid ink pasta, and a monkfish spagetti. Reasonable price and friendly service Would return.

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Brilliant place for lunch, the staff are so friendly and the food is amazing. Wish I could have stayed there all day!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Lunch is available here but not dinner. We were waiting for another restaurant to open and this was a great place to enjoy the view of Venice from Giudecca. Cheap drinks. Three single malt scotches and two wines for 17.5 euros.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 448 Giudecca | Giudecca, 30133 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Giudecca
  • Neighborhood: Giudecca
  • Phone Number: 39 041 528 7719

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine

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Staying in Giudecca

Neighborhood Profile
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.