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La Buona Forchetta

L. Aponal 1295, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Polo)
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Ranked #400 of 1,198 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: San Polo
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Boston, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Scouting out the gastronomic resources not far from the tourist magnet known as the Rialto Bridge , we happened upon a tiny boite (about two dozen seats) run by a self-effacing, hospitable middle aged couple. It was lunch time, and its fixed price menu of 19 euros ranked among the highest on the rapport prix qualite index for our 10... More 

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Portsmouth UK
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Welcomed warmly by La Signora owner who also waited at table and gave wise advice about wine and menu - wonderful tasty fish soup which was a meal in itself - a haven from the busy streets and so authentic.

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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Address: L. Aponal 1295, 30125 Venice, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
Cuisine: Italian

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