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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, 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 4 weeks ago

Very homey atmosphere - felt like we were at someone’s house having a great home Cooked meal. Everything was very fresh and homemade. The menu changes weekly so that’s super interesting. The food that we tried was good to excellent: the clam appetizer was good...but not memorable- but the veal chop was outstanding and the potatoes and veg also very very tasty. This is home cooking and as a Mom -I love eating home cooking that someone else makes. The service was so pleasant, knowledgeable and invested in the meal- we loved the vibe and it paired perfectly with the food. Wishes: I wish chef that you would make bread that is a worthy opener to your food. So It needs to be fantastic - It’s the first thing in my mouth when I sit down and it was not good- I’ll leave it at that.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 27, 2023

Never disappoints. Very interesting menu. Just really good, authentic Sicilian dishes, well served. If you haven't tried Ortygia yet, you definitely should.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 23, 2023

We dined as a family while visiting my father-in-law. Our son has celiac, so we called ahead to make sure they could accommodate that. They told us to come in at opening to be certain there would be no cross contamination, and they were fantastic!...The chef/owner met with us to review the menu, and checked in with us regularly during our meal. We will certainly dine with them again!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 3, 2023

Bad experience! The food was cold and tasteless. The portions were small. What was one to do with stale bread on the table? There was nothing to spread on it.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed July 7, 2023 via mobile

Absolutely delicious and beautifully plated entrees, appetizer, and dessert! Intimate atmosphere and fine dining experience. The chef and owner, Gaetano hand crafts each and every item that comes out of his kitchen! Service is prompt and the servers are friendly and hospitable! A favorite of...ours for a celebration or just a really good meal.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed April 15, 2023

Excellent homemade Italian food. Gaetano is a superb host and greets everyone .You feel that you are in your Italian grandmother's home. Pleasant, family atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed April 1, 2023

What a great find!! Heading back from Crystal River snorkel trip with manatees (see my review!) and at the last minute found Ortygia and were lucky enough to get a reservation!! Whimsical themed, small rooms for intimate feel, and fantastic weekly menu changing food! Started...with Prosecco & Valpolicella, and had pasta of the week and fish soup that was wonderful! Chef came out and sat to talk with us, special treat! Don't miss this Bradenton find!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 22, 2023 via mobile

It’s a lovely town with wonderful things to do, but Ortygia is reason enough to visit Bradenton. We had two meals here. Both were memorable. Good service. Pleasant ambience. And a devoted local following.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 20, 2023 via mobile

Lovely experience overall. Delicious food prepared and served with pride and care. We felt like we were in someone’s home for dinner. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious and portions were generous. Prices very reasonable. We are going back later this week while...we’re still in town. I highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 25, 2023 via mobile

This was our first visit to Ortygia but it definitely will not be our last as this restaurant has quickly been added to our favourites list. A warm, homey atmosphere, friendly staff and great food

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 29, 2023 via mobile

We had an early meal at 5:30. Service was efficient. We had Articoke bottoms for an appetizer, and they were delicious. I ordered Timballo. It was good they sliced the meatball, and my serving only had two thin slices. For the price, I would expect...more protein. My wife had pork ribs that she shared, and they were delicious. The dining rooms were originally the front rooms of a small home from the 20's very nice. If you appreciate unique settings with very good food give them a try. We would certainly visit again.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 21, 2023 via mobile

Pretty awful overall. We went with friends. The menu was fixed. We each ordered something different and every order came with the same undercooked ( and I don’t mean Al dente) pasta. Rigatoni with everything. My plate was nothing but pasta with very little oxtail...sauce. The veal had no flavor and was served barely warm leaving the impression that it had been sitting for some time. I cannot express my disappointment in the menu and the effort that went into the meal. No salad on the menu and a meager serving of bread to start. 6 tiny squares for 6 people. I returned home hungry and made a sandwich. Needless to say, they need to pick up their game!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Gaetano C, Owner at Ortygia, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2023

We have a small menu, one chef you does all the prepping and all of the cooking every night in the kitchen. First, because of that are menu is limited so we don't always have salad. The menu changes weekly, it is not price fixed....More

Reviewed January 21, 2023

Always a good experience at Ortygia. The menu changes weekly and the food is excellent, authentic Sicilian food. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. This restaurant is housed in a quaint bungalow and decorated nicely. There is also an outside garden available for dining. The...owner/chef makes it a point to stop by each table in the course of the dinner. The best way to describe Ortygia is “exceptional food created and served with love”.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 11, 2023 via mobile

Never done a review before but felt the need to do so for this restaurant. Authentic Sicilian food, wine. Do not be put off by the location or the outside...this is as good as it gets outside of Italy. An absolute must for anyone visiting...or living in BradentonMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 6, 2023

Always a treat to eat at Ortygia with authentic Sicilian food. They have new entrees all the time too, along with old favorites.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Yes, Ortygia offers takeout services.

Ortygia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5