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La Buona Forchetta

L. Aponal 1295, Venice, Italy
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Ranked #278 of 1,173 restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City
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170 reviews 170 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Dropped in for a very late lunch; just the owner was working and one or two guests were eating. One of the better meals we had on this latest trip to Venice. Pasta with salmon was molto bene. Recommended. The folks were very nice about our fractured Italian.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

What a gem! We felt like we were in a friendly, comfortable family dining room. The food was excellent. Just what you would expect in Venice! Thank you!

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My sister and her family have been going to this restaurant in Venice every time she's goes there which is about once a year! This is their family favorite, she told the owner Marinella that she was going to bring her sister & father last year and so when we arrived in Venice together as a family we went for... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

the stuff was VERY,VERY unfriendly. when we started to speak italian they became a little bit more friendly..one of the waiters was drunk! italian people on the table next to us got bread&antipasti without ordering it.when we asked for the same (in italian) they got angry at us. the food was disgusting!!!!!!!!one of us got something that looked (and probably... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

We spent the day walking to and from Doges Palace and touring the palace itself. We needed a time out from the crowds. I opened the door to this little restaraunt which was so quiet that I asked if they were open. We were invited in and enjoyed the best meal we had during our 15 night stay in Italy.... More

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Florence, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Our first visit to La Bouna Forchetta was over three years ago - it's lasting impression left us wanting to come back. So often a return visit does not meet expectations or memory and even more rarely does it ever exceed them. In this case La Buona Forchetta did just that! La signora is charming, professional and above all passionate... More

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York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

A tiny restaurant with only a few small tables, but the food is authentic Italian, cooked to order. The couple who run it are lovely, and it was so good that we went back twice in our 3 nights in Venice!

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Vienna, Austria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

very rude waiter - he became a little more polite, when he found out, that some of us could understand, what he was saying... explained to us, that he was not in good condition because he had to much alcohol the night before... food was partially disgusting and out of the microwave, partially really unacceptable, seems they use some asia-noodle-microwave-food.... More

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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

This is an adorable restaurant. The small dining room is beautiful. The food was excellent. The seafood soup was terrific. The Spaghetti Carbonara was great. They don't spend much English. Dinner was 100 euros. We would probably do the pre fix dinner next time

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

While walking the streets of the Santa Croce sestierre, a Canadian family we met suggested a “Mom & Pop” restaurant that they thought was outstanding. We decided to try it. La Buon Forchetta is a small restaurant with only 5 tables and seemed to be the first floor of someone's house. For sure, a true Mom and Pop operation with... More

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