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La Palanca

448 Giudecca, Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
39 041 528 7719
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Ranked #33 of 1,214 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
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Malta
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Went here last April during our Easter break in Venice. We crossed over to visit Guidecca and read the reviews on TA and decided to stop here for lunch. The owner is such a nice chap and he immediately seated us outside with a view across the awesome San Marco. The seafood was so fresh and we loved the sardines... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The service started great. The waiter helped us with the menu and rearranged the outdoor seats to accommodate. Our first time to Guidecca we were not expecting the world but wow The food is terrific and the house wine was very pleasing The view is across from Venice so it is great Less than a 1/4 mile from the Hilton

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you are staying at the hilton the food is quite expensive so we decided to go for a stroll to see if there was any restaurants that were reasonably priced and this restaurant was. Great if your after some yummy pasta and the service is also great

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Muenchen
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you like seafood, you will love it at Cucina Snack "La Palanca". You'll find very fresh fish, i.e. delicious seafood meals, simply and yet wonderfully prepared and generously served. The food is (1st quality) genuine, and so is the context: no chi-chi, but down-to-earth honest and real. Ever-smiling (and laughing) Mr Andrea and his waiters are very friendly, helpful... More

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I had read several TA contributors' great comments about this bar/cafe and had planned to eat there on our last evening before flying home. I should have read the reviews more carefully! Unfortunately, on arrival at 6pm the server told me politely that the chef only works until 2pm for hot food, but we could have sandwiches etc. Having made... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Lovely view, having breakfast (cappuccino, latte and croissants) right in front of the sea is heaven! Plus the people working here are very cheerful. We love it and will absolutely come back for lunch. Thank you for the wonderful start of the day.

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Gold Coast Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went to Giudecca to try this restaurant, and the position and ambience are fantastic. Unfortunately, it is only a bar at night and the restaurant isn't open, it is only open for lunch.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had our best meal in Venice in this unassuming, busy, restaurant and bar. Amazing mixed fish appetiser (plenty to share between three of us), and some tuna carpaccio, and then tasty--if messy to eat--squid-ink pasta for me, and the 'special' for my partner: gingery prawn pasta that we really want to try to recreate at home. Our daughter had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have just come back from yet another wonderful lunch at the Palanca Bar on the Giudecca. Andrea and his staff were as charming and helpful as ever. The food was fresh and tasty. And the view as fabulous as any in Venice. We shared a delicious mixed plate of fish anti pasti followed by a fish ravioli and a... More

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los angeles
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Lovely lovely view that is just mesmerizing! I had gluten free pasta with squid ink that was the best i had in Venice. The caprese was excellent. My family had shrimp pasta, and other's had the spagetti with pesto all of us loved our food here. Service was fast, efficient and helpful in english. Love, love, loved! I would eat... More

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