Venice Restaurant and Pizzeria was founded 51 years ago by three relatives from Ponza, an island 50 kilometers south of Rome and directly offshore from Monte Circeo, where the witch Circe turned Odysseus's crew into pigs. Jagged and volcanic, the small island is skirted by a series of grottoes and canals that harbor all sorts of sea creatures. The area was settled in the 17th century by refugees from Padua, near Venice. Hence, perhaps, the restaurant's name—though the romance associated with the city of canals and gondolas... More >>>