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La Palanca

Isola della Giudecca 448, 30133 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 7719
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Isola della Giudecca 448, 30133 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

We first started visiting this restaurant early evening for spritz and cicchetti on our way back to our apartments on Giudecca. Breakfast another morning followed and finally on our last day we had lunch. Fabulous, the decor belied the restaurant's quality,we didn't realise the food...More

Thank Stewart S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a water bus to this restaurant having seen the TA reviews. It was the highlight of our days in Venice, great food, great atmosphere, great service. Go!!!

Thank Bombah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy, rather enjoyable vaporetto hop from Zattere in Dorsoduro to Giudecca, and La Palanca is the perfect reason for making it. An enthusiastic and extremely friendly host runs this buzzing place which was mainly filled with locals when we went there for lunch. I...More

Thank alongden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Local and authentic food. One of the best meals we had, located in Guidecca a short vaporetto ride across from the Zattere. Our waiter was so good. He was knowledgeable and we were not disappointed with his recommendations. Most of all his nature and enthusiasm...More

Thank Padame007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cant find better pasta then in Italy.La Palanca has some excelent pasta,i had spaghetti and my wife had fish !! Both were acompanied by good house red wine.With a nice view and good serivce i would definently come back.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch whilst wandering about Guidecca. It’s very busy at lunchtime so space is precious. Don’t try sitting at a larger table when only two of you!! Lol. Having said that, the spaghetti was delicious and the red house wine was the best...More

Thank Rianian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have time in Venice, get away from St. Mark's Square and take the #2 Valperatto to Guidecca, the lovely island across from the bustle of San Marco and Dorsodouro. Guidecca has a more industrial feel, and is where many local Venetians actually live....More

Thank henry8robin
Reviewed 8 November 2017

came for a drink and cicchetti and were not disappointed. very few tourists , many locals, great cicchetti, like acciughe and mezzancolle in soar and good wines. well done ! and very honest prices

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Fresh cappuccino and warm pastries (especially the marmalata) just start the day right. It is run by the happiest man in Venice and perhaps in Italy. Go there and meet him and start your day right

Thank bigchet
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Super little bar that does a large range of drinks and local Venetian bar food. Not over priced and very friendly staff & locals that use the bar all through the day. Well worth popping in and seating at the edge of the water while...More

Thank Stu T
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
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Sam G
14 July 2017|
Response from Intlxpatr | Reviewed this property |
Great views, especially if it is good weather and you can sit outside. You are directly across the canal from some of the most beautiful scenery in Venice. We think it is romantic; it is along a walkway, great for a long... More
10 July 2017|
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Response from subhashuppal2016 | Reviewed this property |
They also do vegetarian and meat dishes you should be able to choose from. Hope this will suffice. Dr. Subhash Uppal PS; The view of the grand canal is stunning while you enjoy your meal. Wish you a great time
Clive P
7 April 2017|
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Response from Intlxpatr | Reviewed this property |
it's really a bar with tables. I think you just have to go and hope you can get in. Their phone number is +39 041 528 7719. Lunch is real meals, dinner is open faced sandwiches, wine and beer are flowing and locals are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isola della Giudecca 448, 30133 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Giudecca
  • Neighbourhood: Giudecca
  • Phone Number: +39 041 528 7719
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