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La Palanca

448 Giudecca, Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
39 041 528 7719
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Ranked #26 of 1,204 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
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los angeles
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were staying on Guidecca right around the corner from this little restaurant (at the Domina Home) for one night prior to a cruise. As we had read such good reviews on TA we called and booked a waterside table. We were meeting up with 2 friends who were just getting off a cruise and 2 friends who were taking... More

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Singapore River, Singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stayed in Rialto during our time in Venice and actually used the water taxi to travel all the way to Guidecca for this restaurant- due to the great reviews from trip advisor. The restaurant is located right on the left hand side (it's the second restaurant you pass on the left) once you get off the water taxi terminal... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We came across this restaurant and cafe by chance but were so glad to have found it and to subsequently find out its high Tripadvisor rating that it so well deserves. The location is lovely, overlooking the city of Venice from the island of Guidecca but it is the food and the service that set this place apart. We arrived... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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