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1418 13th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7239
+1 941-741-8646
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Bradenton, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in the Village of the Arts, this gem of a restaurant screams passion and robustness in every single dish and event that they do! Chef Guy obviously loves cooking and it tastes like it in every bite of food that he puts out. Wines are good too. Atmosphere is jovial yet quaint and mostly busy...Lovely place to eat and... More 

Thank FirestoneGallery
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty building, great staff, even better food! Menu isn't very big but the food is phenomenal you should have no problem finding an authentic Italian dish that you'll love.

Thank Jordan P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best food in the world amazing chef very friendly almost like family definitely coming back you should join the fun

Thank mike3603
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best food, the best people, the best atmosphere. Great find, going back weekly!! The chef is extremely personable. The atmosphere is extremely quaint and the food is authentic beyond belief.

Thank Susan C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Husband/wife team owners, he does the creative cooking and she makes the delish desserts. Quaint corner house renovated into a sweet comfy restaurant.

Thank Irene R
Parrish, Florida
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit here last weekend and it was sensational. The staff as soon as we came in were very friendy and made you feel that you were entering their home. Highly recommend the Fennel roasted in a Chardonnay Cream Sauce as an appetizer and also the baked sweet red bell pepper filled with Italian sausage, gorgonzola cheese, spinach and Marsala.... More 

Thank stt3310
Bradenton, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Attracts people from all over the US. Chef is famous, will come out and sit with you to converse. Very interesting Italian from NJ. You will love the food.

Thank johnhoran47
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We consider this restaurant as...a sure thing! Have company in town, getting together with friends?...this is a place you can go to and expect a great dinner and experience. Not only a personable chef, but one that generally interacts with his customers to ensure that their experience is perfect. Once you go...you'll go back!

1 Thank DonPeck
Sarasota, Florida
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61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Read many positive reviews on this restaurant prior to my visit. I finally got a chance to visit for first time on a date this past week. This modestly decorated cozy little cottage is located in a lightly mixed residential/commercial neighborhood. A ramp is provided for the handicapped and is easily accessible. I travel and eat out often for business... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Went for Saturday lunch and were met with a wonderful warm welcome from Gaetano. Short menu (reduced for the summer months) but with added specials so plenty to choose from. Wines were recommended and good quality. All of the food was unusual but so delicious. A fennel starter converted non-fennel liking people into fans although only if its cooked to... More 

1 Thank Katkin1965

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $30
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1418 13th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7239
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-741-8646
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?