I've been visiting your area since 1990 and I just got back from a three month stay near Venice. For those visiting if you want some good Italian food at excellent prices you ought to go eat at Mama's. You can get a huge plate of spagetti, ziti. or ravioli for $6-7 and the shrimp palermo is delish at about $10.95. I've never left there without a big doggy bag cuz they are so generous with their helpings. It is out on 776 I think. And across the street from Mama's is a place to visit also. I had a drink there called VooDoo Juice. Whew! They have live music often and food is good. If you are in Venice head for Luna's. It can't be beat. Another great Italian place with huge helpings and great prices! I love the whole north port, englewood, venice area and hope to move down full time in a couple of years. Folks are great!!!