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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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APPETIZERS AND BITES - FREDDI (COLD)
Pate della Casa
Prepared with chicken livers, pork tenderloin, Szechuan peppercorns and Mediterranean spices. Suggested pairing: Primitivo or Chardonnay
10.5
Pate delle due Sicilie
Classic Monzu style mushroom pate containing Pantelleria capers, olives & dry Marsala. Suggested pairing: Pino Noir or Negro Amaro
10.5
Crostini di Fegatini
A savory mousse prepared with chicken and duck livers, capers, shallots, and Vin Santo wine served with toasted Italian baguette slices. Suggested pairing: Zinfandel or Primitivo
10.5
Bruschetta con Caponata
Eggplant and Mediterranean vegetable medley, prepared in the traditional agrodolce style of Sicily with salted caper, celery, & olive, Served with toasted Italian baguette slices. Suggested pairing: Sangiovese
8
APPETIZERS AND BITES - CALDI (HOT)
Finocchio Arrostito
Fresh fennel roasted in a chardonnay cream with black olives and pancetta. Finished with a pecorino bread crumb crust. Suggested pairing: Chardonnay
9.5
Portobello Ripieno
Portobello mushroom stuffed with sweet Italian sausage, gorgonzola cheese, fresh spinach & a splash of imported dry Marsala. Suggested pairing: Chianti Riserva
9.5
Peperone Ripieno
Sweet red bell pepper filled with a mixture of aged provolone cheese, Golden raisins, fresh tomatoes, pine nuts and black currants. Suggested pairing: Albarino
9.5
Grilled Harissa Lamb
Lamb loin chop grilled w/ house made mild Tunisian harissa. Served w/ a side of our eggplant caponata and Black Beluga lentil salad. Suggested pairing: Malbec
12.5
TORTE (TARTS)
Torta di Carciofi
Freshly made tart filled with artichokes & caramelized onions baked in a hand rolled crust with a hint of sweetness. Suggested pairing: Prosecco or Albarino
9.5
Torta Rustica
A timeless Sicilian classic prepared our way. A ricotta filled tart with provolone & Parmigiano cheeses, combined with local seasonal greens on a layer of prosciutto in our classic hand rolled crust. Suggested pairing: Pino Grigio
9.5
SAMPLER PLATTERS
Pate Duo
A slice each of both our pates for you to enjoy
10.5
Pate Trio
A sampling of both our pates along with our Crostini di Fegatini
14.5
Campionatura Deluxe
Peperone Ripieno, Portabello Ripieno and your choice of our Torta Rustica or Torta di Carciofi
23.5
Antipasto Ultimo
Unsurpassed offer for the taste of sicily. One of each of our pates, one of each torte, Peperone Ripieno, Portobello Ripieno, and Bruschetta con Caponata
44.5
ZUPPE / SOUP
Roasted Garlic Bisque
topped with roasted almonds
7.5
U'Maccu'
An old world Sicilian soup made with fava beans, fresh fennel, and imported San Marzano tomatoes. Finished with pasta and Parmigiano cheese
7.5
INSALATE / SALADS
Insalata della Casa
Our house salad is an organic spring mix combined with red onions, Parmigiano cheese & pine nuts in a pomegranate vinaigrette
7.5
Insalata Di Lenticchie Siciliane
Organic Montana Black Beluga lentils tossed with extra virgin olive oil, fresh fennel, red onions, black olives & fresh Costa Rican mint from our garden
8.5
PRIMI / PASTA
Timballo di Penne
A wedge of pasta comprised of sliced meatballs, hard cooked eggs, prosciutto, provolone, and roasted peppers, bathed in bechamel and Parmigiano cheese. Served with our house made, slow cooked tomato sauce. Suggested pairing: Chianti Riserva
15.5
Pasta Siciliana
Penne pasta tossed in imported San Marzano tomatoes with garlic, basil, eggplant, and Ricotta Salata cheese. Suggested pairing: Nero d'Avola
14.5
SECONDI / ENTREES
Pollo con Carciofi
Boneless chicken breast sauteed in white vermouth & lemon, with artichokes, black olives, spinach and pecorino cheese. Suggested pairing: Sauvignon Blanc
17.5
Farsumagru
Sirloin stuffed with a menagerie of ingredients including provolone, prosciutto, Italian sweet sausage, hard cooked eggs, asparagus and pancetta. Slowly braised in red wine and tomato reduction. Suggested pairing: Ripasso
18.5
Cotoletta di Pollo
Sicilian comfort food at its finest! Boneless skinless chicken breast dusted in homemade breadcrumbs, sesame seeds, and Parmigiano, sauteed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil until golden brown. Suggested pairing: Pino Grigio
16.5
Pesce / Frutti Di Mare (Fish / Seafood)
Ask our wait staff for today's available seafood and / or fish. All fish and seafood chosen on daily basis
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BEVERAGES
Coke
2.5
Diet Coke
2.5
Sprite
2.5
Unsweetened Fresh Ice Tea
2
Coffee / Tea
2
Sicilian Espresso
4
Bottled Water
San Pellegrino Sparkling Water and Panna still water
6
Imported Beer
5
About
At Ortygia Restaurant in our artsy 1920's vintage bungalow we offer a unique, culinary experience. Located just minutes from downtown Bradenton. We offer French/Sicilian cuisine in a small, intimate, indoor or outdoor setting. Where many venues offer an array of glitz and glitter, the attraction of Ortygia is its eclectic charm, unparalleled backdrop, the beauty of nature and an abiding sense of La Bella Vita! Add the ambiance of candles, torches, lights, music and laughter, Ortygia glows with its own brand of beauty that lures people back over and over again. Our distinctive and exceptional cuisine is just another reason so many individuals choose Ortygia to host their special events.
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was there the night you brought your elderly aunt. I didn't realize what a bad night you were having, but I saw your aunt asking to be wheeled around so she could enjoy the fun and music that was happening in the next room....More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Ted H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the sicilian food... the chef is great he eventually go to the tables and have some chat with the guests... will come back soon.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Cubautor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went at 5 pm with an elderly aunt because of recommendation. AWFUL service when you pour a $23 GLASS of wine at 9 oz and then ask to try another $18 a glass wine to have it “ short “ poured in the SAME GLASS...More

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank Q8908PPkenr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here with friends who must come monthly since they knew everyone in the restaurant. The chef is really excellent and very friendly as well out front. The staff also charming and welcoming. Seems they have periodic wine dinners that are a must if...More

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy visiting Chef Guy in this intimate setting! There were five of us to celebrate my birthday, and we had made a reservation well in advance. The ambiance is extremely cozy and quaint, which makes it unique. Chef Guy is always friendly and...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Gaetano C, Owner at Ortygia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for those wonderful words. I appreciate your business and your kindness. Looking forward to seeing you again. Ciao

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal last week-The service was excellent-It was a pleasure to meet Chef Gaetano We have travelled to Italy and Sicily frequently-Chef Gaetano’s cuisine is extremely authentic and absolutely delicious!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank lucymitzizoe
Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

I was somewhat disappointed as the restaurant has great reviews. My dish,pasta as a matter of fact,was bland and very nondescript. The bread was very good and the place has a nice atmosphere. Will not return, though.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Margaritawitch
ortygiabradenton, Owner at Ortygia, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2019

I've been here 12 years That's the first time I've heard that one. C'est la vie. Thank you for giving your professional opinion to our online community. It has been duly noted!

Reviewed September 28, 2019

Ortygia is nestled on the South West side of The Village of The Arts in Bradenton, and is truly a gem waiting to be discovered. Chef Gaetano Is creative, passionate, and filled with stories and love for the Sicilian dishes he creates. The menu is...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 320artlovers
Reviewed September 15, 2019

I hesitate to write this review as I really don't want to share this Wonderful Hidden Gem. On a Friday evening with my wife we ventured to this quaint cottage and were received like family. The waitress and owner Gaetano assisted in our menu choice...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank AstroMikeG
Reviewed September 3, 2019

I have known Gaetano For many years. Not only is a phenomenal chef, but a great flamboyant and gregarious person. His energy is unending and it shows in the details of his food. If you’ve never been to his restaurant, you must experience it. It...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank IMADABCI
ortygiabradenton, Owner at Ortygia, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

Thank you so much for your stellar review. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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