We hadn't been to this restaurant for many years. It's not located near other restaurants, but is well worth a visit. We walked in the door around 8 pm on a Friday night. A professional guitarist was playing and singing in a John Denver style at the front. We asked for a table at the back where the music was not too loud.
We had a Greek Salad and pepperoni pizza. Nothing unusual, BUT BOTH WERE EXCELLENT and we will be returning. I had considered asking the waitress some questions about their pizzas before ordering, but decided to just take whatever came and use this experience to decide if we would return.
When the pizza was placed on our table, my first thought was: "this looks very ordinary, and I'll be surprised if the taste is above average." Well, looks can be deceiving, and the proof of the excellent quality was in the eating. The crust was not thick or extremely thin, but I would rank it's flavor and texture a 10 on a zero to 10 scale. The sauce was was mouth-watering, too. We took 3 slices home, and they were still very tasty after being reheated in a microwave. I would drive across town to get another pizza at The Venice.
This is an old restaurant with an established clientele. I recommend it as a good alternative to those chain restaurants.