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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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“lunch” (92 reviews)
“prawn curry” (3 reviews)
7:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Isola della Giudecca 448, 30133 Venice, Italy
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1 - 10 of 267 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been going for years and without exception there is always a warm welcome and something good to eat. Cosy and comfortable inside when it is cold or wet but when the weather permits sitting outside with a view across the Giudecca canal to...More

Thank Rosemary J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in here on a misty day at 1.45 and luckily found that lunch was served until 2.30. We both chose the meat dish of the day which the patron described as 'slices of beef but from here' patting his face. We had read another...More

1  Thank Christine C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a vaporetto to the Palanca stop on the Giudecca and enjoy a pleasant lunch with mainly locals. There is a friendly welcome and the chance to sample good Venetian food from a small menu. Outside tables offer the choice of dining on the canal...More

1  Thank U5292WWmichaelm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great local place Excellent lunch The owner was fantastic as our Italian wasn’t the best but very warm and hospitable! Pasta was fresh and tasty! Great vino ! Full of locals , a must do ! Get there early as it’s busy !!

2  Thank etcgeelong
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Fabulous sea bass ravioli, fabulous swordfish carpaccio, fabulous tuna tartare. The monkfish with stewed artichokes was pretty good too. What a lovely lunch.

5  Thank Jpeeps23
Reviewed 16 December 2017

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

6  Thank Stewart S
Reviewed 5 December 2017 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!!!

5  Thank Bombah
Reviewed 27 November 2017

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

3  Thank alongden
Reviewed 17 November 2017

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

3  Thank Padame007
Reviewed 17 November 2017

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.

2  Thank Mark B
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 Chelsey M | Reviewed this property |
I made reservations for outside via Facebook. They were quick to confirm. Inside isn't impressive, you must be outside for the views.
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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