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La Palanca

448 Giudecca, Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
39 041 528 7719
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Ranked #32 of 1,196 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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Helsinki, Finland
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Had a lunch with family in La Palanca in July. Everything we had was great, but the Filetto di Tonno was best Tuna I have ever had. Service was personal and friendly. Definately worth a visit.

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engelberg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I like this place, typical Venezian people taking their morning espresso, nice brioche, great staff, beautiful view and nice location, a must if you stay in Guidecca!! And last but not least…a fast and very good Wifi access for checking mails and newspaper from home in the morning. Love this place

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a must-do for lunch if you are in Venice and the weather is nice. The menu is simple but the dishes are done really well - I had the mixed seafood appetiser followed by the cuttlefish spaghetti with black cuttlefish ink sauce, all washed down with a beer. The view across and along the Giudecca canal is fantastic,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We found this lunch stop a little by accident, but what a find. The thing that struck me was the guy who I presumed owned it, was so enthusiastic about food and his menu, describing every component in detail with such passion. The lunch was simple but possibly the freshest,, tastiest fish I have ever eaten. We sat in the... More

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London
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We stay on Giudecca so it is a real bonus to have good restaurants nearby. La Palanca is very welcoming, and the staff went out of their way to make our lunch memorable. All the tables on the quayside were busy so they just moved out another table for us. We had grilled squid and a beef casserole. The latter... More

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LONDON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

The food was amazing, Wonderful view, The service is delightful And Andrea The host is always ready to cater to all his customer's needs with a smile. The "baccala mantecato" is the best we have tasted in Venice but all the food is delicious. I highly recommend going.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Sitting right on the edge of the Guidecca canal with a view of San Giorgio we have enjoyed two unforgettable lunches of fresh fish, mozzarella with mint and capponata, tuna with balsamic and sesame seeds, grilled calamari and for dessert a dense chocolate cake and marscapone with strawberries. Extremely pleasant staff. Andrea is leading the charge to save an island... More

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Tennessee
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We went to Giudecca because we heard it was quiet and peaceful and needed a day off from the crowds. We wandered along the canals and loved it. Then we looked for a bite to eat. We went to La Palanca because it seemed to be the most popular. We sat inside and sat amongst tourists but mostly locals. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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