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La Palanca

#20 of 1,205 Restaurants in Venice
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Dorsoduro
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448 Giudecca | Giudecca, Venice, Italy
39 041 528 7719
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Genuine Touch of Real Italy

Staying on the Giudecca in late February/early March this busy cafe/restaurant was a wonderful resource for morning breakfast before catching the Valperetto from the nearby stop or having a very enjoyable meal at lunchtime. The service is welcoming and animated. The clientele seems to change during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Staying on the Giudecca in late February/early March this busy cafe/restaurant was a wonderful resource for morning breakfast before catching the Valperetto from the nearby stop or having a very enjoyable meal at lunchtime. The service is welcoming and animated. The clientele seems to change during the day. Early morning workers having coffee and breakfast, followed by older locals meeting... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

First visit here and it didnt disappoint. Great mix of tourists and locals and great to note same friendliness and great service extended to both-seldom a 'given' in Venice! Tasty view and tasty food, all in all, a lovely sunny lunch in february!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The island of Giudecca can be a bit difficult to find good food on in my experience. La Palanca can be found right next to the Palanca vaporetto stop, and is a wonderful cafe. Staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. I was in dire need of wifi, and the manager was gracious enough to give my access when I... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

After an early morning tour at the farmer's market witch is in fact an organic prison market (the fruits & veggies are grown by the woman from the prison), you need to make a stop at La Palanca to jump start your batteries for the rest of the day. It will be wise to ask guidance from your waiter to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is a true h= no frills neighbourhood bar where locals meet for a coffee or a spritz and catch up on the latest gossip. Bar Palanca reminds me of a bar from a classic Italian film - imagine Marcello Mastroianni downing an expresso before dashing off to a romantic liaison with a sultry diva. The owner, Andrea is consistently... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We came here on October...took a vaporetto because we read the food was cheaper in Giudecca so we went for lunch. This is one of the first restaurants you see when you get off the vaporetto, right in front of the canal. the service is excellent. we ate a tuna tartar (excellent) and one of their special that includes 4-5... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This place made me not regret staying in Giudecca during my trip to Venice. Local, cozy, and amazingly delicious!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Happily we found it by chance, just along from the vaporetto station. It only serves hot food at lunchtime. We recommend giving careful consideration to the daily specials. In our case they were really fresh seafood. A wonderful mixed fish antipasto of small sardines in olive oil, crab, squid and herring. Mains were excellent. Sea bass ravioli, scallops with vodka... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Always stop here for lunch when in Venice. Signore Andrea and his staff are helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Sit outside for a fantastic view over to Zattere. Let the staff suggest the pasta of the day, have a carafe of house wine, finish off with the homemade tiramisu and enjoy. Lunch doesn't get better than this......

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London
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22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We very much enjoyed our lunch here - a mix of tourists and locals, with extremely friendly staff and delicious pasta. We shared a plate of mozzarella, mint and aubergine caponata to start and then each had a pasta dish. The pasta with porcini and king prawns was particularly good. We also had two glasses of prosecco and a quarter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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