Ok, so we're on vacation in Lido Key, Sarasota, it's late, we're hungry, and didn't know if we'd even find something open. It was Thursday night, July 4th of all nights. Just got off the water from watching the amazing fireworks from the boat in the bay, and it was 10:15 PM.
Everyone was feeling like some Italian food and we looked up Venezia on T/A and it was highly rated. We called, they said no problem, come on down. It was busy but energetic, and since it was a beautiful night, and they offered outdoor seating, we took advantage of a table they had open.
Our server was just fantastic. He spoke with a genuine Italian accent and called us all 'baaddy'. I spelled it the way he said it, trust me. Anyway, we had a fantastic meal that consisted of:
Pepperoni Pizza, made with home made peperoni. Great crust, wood fired... awesome is what my wife said. My daughter had the Pasta Carbonara, again, bingo, done perfectly, with fresh Prosciutto, cream and pancetta. The pasta was al dente too. Her boyfriend had the Chicken Breast Stuffed with Fontina and Ham, and the dish was done very well. Lots of flavor and cooked perfectly. I had the Grouper Francaise, and it was cooked perfectly, and tasted amazing. As if the food wasn't good enough, the service was outstanding and the entire staff was friendly and eager to have us as customers.
Highly recommended, we will be back.
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