Actually I think it's spelled Wende. She's had the Pickled Parrot for years. And of course Placencia is a village, not a town. (Belize has cities, towns and villages, designations based on population.)
Trattoria Placencia serves great homemade pasta.
The new owners at Luba Hati are doing a good job with the restaurant there.
If you get a hankering for things like grilled lobster, New York strip and good wine, it's hard to beat Robert's Grove, which has its own wine cellar.
I agree with Diane -- Kitty's restaurant is always a good choice. By the way, the owners of Mariposa next door to Kitty's are refugees from Marin County.
--Lan Sluder www.belizefirst.com