There were a few seafood dishes that looked gorgeous but I could not eat -- oysters, mussels, and squid are just too pungent for me!
I've been to Venice briefly 3 times and can't wait to return! As much as I love it, though, I have never associated Venice with great food. That pork chop could change my mind. I think I could die happy after devouring one of those! But this summer I also want to try making some of the cold vegetable dishes the owner had Phil try first. I remember an assortment of such dishes at a lunch buffet in Florence -- just delectable!