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La Palanca

448 Giudecca, Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
39 041 528 7719
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Ranked #31 of 1,178 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
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235 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Found by chance but one of the dining high spots of our trip. You can sit on the canal side with amazing views and watch the world go by. The staff are welcoming and enthusiastic. We tried; Mixed raw fish, Pasta, Chicken Milanese, Carpacio of Tuna and Salads. All were good with the Tuna being exceptional. We liked it so... More

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York, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We recently visited Venice for a four day break staying at the Molino Stucky Hilton. During the course of the stay we visited four restaurants located on Giudecca island, namely the Trattoria Al Cacciatori, Trattoria & Pizzaria Do Mori, Bar Cafeteria La Palanca and Ostaria Ae Botti. I rate theses restaurants in the order of recording and will review each... More

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East Sussex,UK
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Great views across the canel towards St Marco. Very close to the riverbus station "Palanca". Stopped for a coffee initially and just noticed the locals streaming in so came back for lunch. I had the pasta with tomatoe and pancetta sauce , my wife had the pasta with monk fish and artichoke. The pasta was cooked perfectly. We ate outside... More

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Orleans, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Small snack & restaurant on Guidecca island. Simple but very nice. Nice food & wines at a very reasonable price. Full of local venetians which is the only valuable sign of quality in Venice. A special word for the "mustache" server & cook....the owner?? who is really nice, smiley and speaks french!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Visited here on saturday afternoon it was very busy and looked great, i had fish pasta and my partner had chicken bites- both were nice but not wow. good atmosphere and nice staff but probably wouldnt visit again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We went there on January 1st as we were staying at a hotel next door. What a great find! The food and service was amazing. I had a very tasty and fresh platter of cold mixed seafood appetizers which was enough for an entire meal ( 25 euros all the same but worth it) The sardines Venetian style were succulent... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We have been here twice and have been very impressed. It's a neighbourhood restaurant, not a fancy place. We both had pasta dishes that we enjoyed very much. In the summer we had a table right on the canal with truly lovely views of Zattere and San Marco, surely the best view in Venice. In the winter we ate inside... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We ended up here by chance as the rain was horizontal and prevented us from exploring the island a bit further. Still, the place was pretty full (a mixture of locals and tourists) and the welcome warm and inviting. We were not disappointed: we shared a large plate of marinated anchovies with pink peppercorns (delicious), I had bacala (salt cod,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Even on a winters day sitting outside was perfect. They even had foot rests for if the water came over the top. We just did lunch but service and food were fab.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We travelled at the end of the main tourist season to the Island of Giudecca and saw this establishment, not far from the Palanca water bus pier, proudly displaying a “Trip Adviser” certificate so we decided to try it. It certainly has had a lot of “rave” reviews. There are very limited seats on the front but the views are... More

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