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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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Asolo, Italy
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96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Montreal, Canada
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Matt F
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came in shorts and sandals and the guy gave us I look like he was thinking 'we won't make any money out of these commoners'. One seat was directly in the burning sunlight so we moved one of us on to the next table(may I point out we were the only ones there),the guy guy came over and said "No,you... More 

1 Thank Sophie L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I am about to write a five-star review, because we really fell in love with this little place. But readers please keep in mind that this is not a restaurant, it is little bar which has a limited selection of food for lunchtime. At evening, it is a bar only, and on Sundays it is closed. There are several things... More 

3 Thank Heinrich H
Dewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We discovered this place last year it was very close where we stayed on Giudecca We had drinks here sat on the side of the Giudecca canal watching the world go by, If you like watching cruise ships there is no better place to sit and have your tea, We have had some lovely food there also, Very Italian and... More 

Thank Tim S
Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

What a time! Great service - DELICIOUS meals (Seabass Ravioli and Daily Pasta Special). Go here and Skyline (4 a drink) - 100% worth the trip to Giudecca. As a matter of fact, the food is both more delicious and less expensive. We had a bottle of wine, 2 meals, and starter and dessert for lunch for roughly €75.

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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.