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“Fabulous Lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Palanca

La Palanca
Ranked #26 of 1,405 Restaurants in Venice
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Giudecca
Kettering
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fabulous Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Arrived at 12.30 and got the last table outside. Fabulous panoramic view and all the tables outside are in the shade so it was very comfortable on a very hot day. We ate far too much because each course was really excellent. Delicious fish and pasta .....brilliant quality and very reasonable bill...60 Euros for two and we had the works. Very highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Just fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Spent nearly every morning for the last two weeks here for my morning coffee and chocolate brioche.

The owner is very friendly and there's a really nice buzz.

(Closed on 2nd and 3rd week of August)

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Good honest local food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Visited here for lunch on a wet day so sat inside.
Small busy restaurant with lots of locals eating.
Excellent quality unpretentious food - mostly seafood and pasta.
Service fine and price reasonable.
Worth visiting for good honest local food.

Visited June 2013
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“When you are tired of the crowds ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

... take yourself over to La Palanca on Giudecca, as you might imagine its just near the Palanca Vaporetto (one stop from Zatere or three from San Marco). I never did quite make out whether they take bookings but make yourself known and you will get an outside table within a few minutes or an inside table right away.

Sitting outside right by the Giudecca Canal is pure magic - no rush just watch the world go by and have another drink (by the glass, carafe or bottle and reasonably priced).

The staff are super helpful and the owner speaks good English. Ask him about the specials - we went there several times and there were no failures. We mainly had fish so I cannot speak for the meat - the desserts are worth saving a bit of space for though.

We also went early in the morning for breakfast - fresh orange juice, pastries and strong black coffee. Good if you are planning a day sightseeing.

La Palanca is very clean and has super toilets. I thoroughly recommend it.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Belford, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful restaurant/bar popular with locals and regulars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

I think this was the only place we ate in Venice with the menu just in Italian. It is located on Giudecca near the vaporetto stop of the same name, not far from Palladio's Redentore church nor the Hilton Stucky Hotel, but a world away from the tourist traps around San Marco. It was busy and noisy with Italian workers and families enjoying their lunch, and not a word of English around. A lot of the customers seemed to be regulars addressed by name. The menu depended on what was available at that day's market. We shared a mixed seafood starter (including Venetian classics like sarde in saor and baccala) which was excellent and I followed with another Venetian classic of fried sole. The service was friendly and welcoming to us tourists and they made an effort to explain what they had and how they prepared it. And finally it was great value.

  • Visited June 2013
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