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La Palanca

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Isola della Giudecca 448, 30133 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 7719
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here as it was highly recommended. The seafood appetizer which had warm shrimp, and cold fish (sardines, raw swordfish slices and bacala) was very good. The monkfish with artichokes was ok. The pinot​ grigio was very good.

Thank Keng L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so disappointed on our first day when we visited as it was about 4 pm and they only served drinks. So we learnt that they are closed on Sundays and serve only breakfast and lunch. Make a booking because they can be crowded. And their clientele? Lots of locals and tourists like us. Looking for good food at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On an Island just opposite Venice is a small but friendly place to eat with great views of Venice while eating. Food was fresh and plentiful and a reasonable price. Friendly staff made this a nice place for lunch and to rest your feet for an hour.

Thank aderuk
arisaig highland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unassuming local place on the waterfront serving exceptional food, find it you won't be disappointed

Thank Sarah W
Aussie in Rome
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent on all fronts: exquisite food, great location, good service, friendly atmosphere, and reasonably priced.

Thank AussieinRomeChrissie
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here for some drinks before or dinner at a local restaurant, cheap as chips and very friendly staff. We sat outside and was bought our drinks with a selection of bubbles. Not rushed by the staff and would be more than happy to visit again.

Thank Stu T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

What a find. Busy, authentic food, view of the canal. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Clean and well kept. Great coffee.

1 Thank draggingmyfeet
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Nothing beats sitting eating fresh fish in a very simple bar whilst looking out over the giudecca water to the Zattere and the sensational architecture of Venice. Perfect place to escape crowds and stroll around - one of my must visit Venetian haunts

Thank Fridabone
Bois Colombes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We knew the place already. Still very good food with fish as a starter (tuna tartar, various fresh fish). Main course we all had pasta (cuttlefish ink, pesto and squid). One Moretti beer (66cl), 2 tiramisu, one liquorice pana cotta, one chocolate mousse) 118eur for 5 (3 adults 2 teenagers) Service is good, Very well explained and detailed. Rustic place... More 

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Just across the Giudecca from our hotel, and worth a rough crossing on a cold, windy day, the sea bass ravioli was particularly fine. The owner is warm, charming, funny, enthusiastic and inspired.

Thank Pinotpress

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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Staying in Giudecca

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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.
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