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La Buona Forchetta

L. Aponal 1295, Venice, Italy (San Polo)
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Ranked #346 of 1,204 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: San Polo
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75% Recommend
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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

La Buona Forchetta is not a mainstream restaurant and this is why it is worth trying. The small place is located off a campo a few "blocks" away from the Rialto, in a very quiet area. It does serve all the typical Italian dishes from nice antipastis to quite enjoyable desserts. Their tagliolinis were particularly well cooked. I definitely recommend... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We read the reviews on Trip Advisor and where staying close by so we booked a table. Everything people said was correct and we had a superb meal in a Classic Italian family restaurant. Mamma was great !

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Windsor, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a great meal here in July, 2014. My kids claimed the spaghetti was the best they've ever had (and they are half Italian!). Plenty of menu options, authentic home cooked quality, very accommodating staff (they managed to make room for 13 of us on short notice) and good house red wine. This is a small restaurant so reservations... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this resturant (a group of 5 came in just behind us from the same hotel). I had gnocchi with shrimp and my wife had seafood soup for our primi. Both were outstanding. The seafood soup was really a main dish. Often the seafood is overlooked in these seafood soups but not so here the shrimp, mussels and... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Many restaurants in Italy offer the standard Italian food with pizza and simple pasta dishes, something I really got bored with. I was looking in Venice for something more authentic, local and suddenly I discovered this tiny restaurant. It looked from outside so old-fashioned and traditional, different from many other mass-oriented places in Venice. When I saw the menu, I... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

As a thunderstorm began to roll in, my wife and I decided to take cover and have an early dinner (7:15 is early for dinner in Venice).. We were delighted to find that they had a "menu do giorno" for 19 euros. Although it was a charming little place, our expectations were not so high given the low price of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We were recommended this little restaurant and throughly enjoyed the atmosphere, food and wine. The salmon fettuccine was very good and the Venetian style cuttlefish was unusual in flavour but very good. service was a little bland but overall a good experience

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San Francisco, California
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131 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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