Our apartment in Venice:
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6356759 We met both Nina and Tony briefly, they are wonderful people.
I asked Tony to recommend local restaurants that he would frequent. We had time to sample only one of those he mentioned: Ai Gondoleri just a few blocks away. It is more pricey than your typical pizza trattoria, but it was worth it. The risotto for two is a huge amount of risotto. It is quite good, but becomes monotonous about half way through. The zucchini flowers are good and the potato mousse is great. Their wine selection is amazing, we opted for wine by the glass which is a limited selection, but very very good. I’ve probably stated this earlier: the Tuscan wines are the equal of Napa and Sonoma wines.
out favorite restaurant in Venice:
We sampled a very limited number of restaurants, I am sure you can find your own favorite as well.