La Palanca

Top choice venetian in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Locals of all ages pour into this humble bar for cicheti (Venetian tapas), coffee and a spritz (prosecco cocktail). 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 pasta e fagioli (pasta and bean soup). In summer, competition for waterside tables is stiff.