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La Palanca

#32 of 1,204 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Giudecca
Italian, Pasta
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448 Giudecca | Giudecca, 30133 Venice, Italy
39 041 528 7719
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Great food, decent prices

Palanca is a small, 'local' placewith very friendly staff. When the weather is good, you can sit outside at the water and watch the boats. Lovely dishes. What you see is what you get.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Palanca is a small, 'local' placewith very friendly staff. When the weather is good, you can sit outside at the water and watch the boats. Lovely dishes. What you see is what you get.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We dropped in to the bar for a drink and enjoyed the atmosphere ,drinks and keen prices.Recommended for an pre dinner drink or two.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

No dinner served at 7pm June 3, 2015. Just open for drinks. Just a sign in the window saying no dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I was at "La Palanca" twice. One at the bar and the other at near the water. They have a very good menu (simple but good) and they have a great concept of "end user experience". Good attention in everything i need. Totally recomended if you are in this side of Venize.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Enthusiastic, friendly service from the owner, helpful descriptions of dishes; just a delightful way to arrive in/on Guidecca. The fresh tuna in pasta was superb, as was the mixed seafood starter. Delicious dessert to round things off. Came to 50 euros for 2, great value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Obviously it is the best place if there is good weather, you can eat in front of the lagoon. The fish is very good, typical entrees are at their best. First courses are interesting, I had my best and only seabass soup there. Also the pasta with shrimps and mushroom is something I like very much. Quality/price is very good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had some lovely fish at this restaurant. The mixed starter of baccala, swordfish, sarde in soar and anchovies with pink peppercorns was wonderful. The main course of san piero or john dory cooked with the local artichokes was extremely tasty. On another day we had the tuna coated in toasted sesame seed and a balsamic drizzle which was brilliant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Almost unable to move on from this great restaurant to try others. This year we lunched here three times plus several visits for coffee and brioche plus an evening spritz while having a stroll and gazing spellbound at the glorious view. I tried many types of fish I hadn't had before (a bit shaming really as we live at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We spent many lunchtimes in this beautiful spot & even joined the locals for a spritz or two in the evenings. However, last summer -making a special trip to lunch here- we found that the success of this restaurant is causing it's own problems. My tuna (a particular favourite at this spot) was badly cooked. Service was hectic to say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We came after reading the Telegraph and our guide book. We got a lovely outside table and the view of Venice is stunning. The service is friendly and the wine was lovely. The food was good but not amazing, although locals (eating inside) seemed to be eating some yummy stuff. We would go back - the view and wine means... More 

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

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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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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.