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La Buona Forchetta

L. Aponal 1295, Venice, Italy (San Polo)
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Ranked #393 of 1,216 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: San Polo
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Cute restaurant but poor eggplant parm, pasta, and chicken. Maybe we we got used to better food in Puglia and Bologna as this was our first restaurant in Venice. Next time we will use tripadvisor more diligently and hope for better in a town filled with tourists.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

On our family's first time to Venice, the concierge at our hotel recommended this restaurant. With 3 kids in tow, we were looking for restaurants that weren't the typical tourist traps, but also not the smokey-bar tapas food that is often found in Venice. This restaurant was perfect. Off the tourist drag, but not too far. Small, welcoming, and authentic... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The restaurant is located in an apartment that was converted to a restaurant. Very pleasant place, the owner is also a waitress, typical Italian food, very generous portions and reasonable price.

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Singapore, Singapore
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89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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
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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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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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