La Palanca

Top choice venetian in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Locals of all ages pour into this humble bar for cicheti, coffee and spritz. However, it's at lunchtime that it really comes into its own, serving surprisingly sophisticated fare like swordfish carpaccio with orange zest alongside more rustic dishes, such as a delicious thick seafood soup. In summer, competition for waterside tables is stiff.

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