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La Palanca

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Isola della Giudecca 448 | Giudecca, 30133 Venice, Italy
39 041 528 7719
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Hull, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an outstanding lunch at this small restaurant on Guidecca – the sign above the window reads ‘La Palanca Snackbar’ but the food we enjoyed would not be out of place in a top fish restaurant in the UK. If you can get an outside table you will have a brilliant view across to Zaterre and beyond to St... More 

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Venice, Italy
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146 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this a must-place for decades for the artist-lefty clientele , Andrea and his crew always fast and friendly , a nice place to meet friends and new people especially during the morning and the late afternoon hours.

Thank Tom K
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stop for an espresso in the morning, cool glass of wine in the afternoon, or a delicious, well prepared dinner in the evening. Great sunset and canal views, while you relax after a day of sightseeing.

Thank Litaliano1
Elswick, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great little bar/restaurant off the main streets of Venice. The service was fantastic and the food was great. It says on the Internet in various places they don't serve food at night BUT THEY DO so don't worry! Good Quality and reasonable prices for what is otherwise expensive city. Great if you're staying in Hilton in Venice. Otherwise... More 

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Asolo, Italy
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96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The view is lovely being up against the canal. The waiter was excellent and enthusiastic regarding what to recommend. We loved it for its ambiance and comfort.

Thank 451worldtraveler451
Montreal, Canada
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Staying at the Hilton this was just a short walk down the canal (5 minutes). After reading so many good reviews I was anxious to seek it out. Never got the opportunity to try for lunch (doesn't serve dinner) stopped in the morning and took the waiter' recommendation to try their club sandwich with egg, bacon, tomato. Delicious! A half... More 

Thank Kevin C
Bangkok, Thailand
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This place only serve lunch but it's very well prepared restaurant with local authentic tastes and ingredients. Love the services and easy going staffs especially the owner, Andrea. Highly recommended.

Thank KennyJBkk
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We sought this place out after being tipped off it was good. Really enjoyable, authentic cuisine away from the tourist traps. Ignore places either side of this gem. Wait for a table. It's well worth it.

Thank blendit
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Literally don't miss the apricot croissant and the sandwiches. Everything here is delicious. So delicious that we are having our second breakfast of the day!

Thank YUHUUMadrid
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Guideca and had read all of the reviews on la Palanca in the lonely planet and in the qantas magazine. They were all excellent. Our lunch was no exception, simple local food cooked well and for a reasonable price. This all added up to excellent value for money. A great place to stop and sit for an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isola della Giudecca 448 | Giudecca, 30133 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Giudecca
  • Neighborhood: Giudecca
  • Phone Number: 39 041 528 7719

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Staying in Giudecca

Neighborhood Profile
Giudecca is a retreat for Venetians away from the crowds. Symbolically, six metal teeth represent Venice’s six sestieri (districts); the seventh, Guidecca, points away from the others – part of Dorsoduro, but separated by the Giudecca Canal. Giudecca evolved from a center of shipyards and factories to a quiet residential area with a sprinkling of restaurants and bars. The majestic harmonious Redentore church stands as thanks for delivering Venice from the plague, hosting an annual heartfelt festival.