The Venetian Hot Plate was a real surprise. When we entered, we were asked if we had reservations...I did notice the parking lot was crowded at 5:45. I said no and the hostess asked us to wait and disappeared in the kitchen, popping out with 2 menus a minute later, asking us to wait a moment. The next couple had the same experience, but were told the were totally booked for the evening. Long story short...this was an excellent meal, not just for Port-A, but anywhere. The waiter was great...suggesting a fantastic red wine and handled all our questions with ease and patient advice. We had a great pastas and excellent fish, (drum & tuna), and an unhurried ambiance...even though there was a huge contingent of HMR sailing regatta crews in various stages of courses all around. I will be back!