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Gio Fabulous Restaurant

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4805 Cortez Rd W, West Bradenton, Bradenton, FL 34210-2804
+1 941-792-3388
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The bar guy is so attentive with a couples talking about other restaurants and how much is spend when he attended with is girlfriend that he should look for others in his Bar. Other couple on my side comment with me the same and they are visiting the Gio at the first time, like us at that location. My Pizza... More 

Thank eddie6760
Houston, Texas
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268 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

With great hunger I started in on a rather bland chicken parm of notably small portion size. Marinara sauce had an odd orange tinge. Washed it down with an equally uninspiring house chianti. Halfway through the meal I glanced at the floor and saw a cockroach skipping across the tile floor with a large crumb in tow. He seemed to... More 

Thank marko18745
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were a party of 6 that stopped in unexpectedly. All 6 of us had a great meal. The inside reminded me of an upscale NYC restaurant. The staff was great too!

Thank FreyaB
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A family owned amazing place. Delicious food, drinks and atmosphere! I felt like I was in a cool Manhattan restaurant. Has a huge menu with loads of options for everyone. I had chicken marsala and an amazing meat tortolinni soup in chicken broth. My wife had a salad with grilled chicken and shrimp and she loved it. The pizza was... More 

Thank memarc1
Bradenton, Florida
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great authentic Italian cuisine and the pizza is fabulous. Happy hour with 2x1 drinks can't be beat with an assortment of appetizers and great friends. The eggplant was delicious as well as the pasta. FYI the restaurant inside tends to get really noisy and sitting in the back is right next to the kitchen and can get rather warm. We... More 

Thank uptik
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Had appetisers at the bar, give the calamari a miss, but the meatballs are excellent. Pizzas are big, so best shared

Thank MrsYDurham
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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324 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Lunch here was fantastic: we chose off the specials board and I had the vodka pasta with shrimp (they were huge!) and Hubby had chicken pesto. The server put plenty of parmesan and black pepper on and they were to die for, bursting with flavour. We had salad to start and a most gorgeous bowl of garlic bread with pesto... More 

Thank Cathy S
Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

wonderful authentic italian food. NO big chain restaurant "ho humm" here! always such a great experience from start to finish. eggplant was to die for & shrimp topped ceasar salad is theeeeee best. service was outstanding as well. many thanks Lauren. please try this little tucked away secret in Bradenton, FL

Thank NYtoFLgirl
Bedminster, New Jersey
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I visited this restaurant this week for the first time. I loved the cozy, rustic feel of the place. I met some friends for happy hour. They have certain martinis at buy one get one. The only down side to this is that you have to get two of the same drinks. That being said, the martinis are wonderful. I... More 

Thank Bobbie H
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stopped in after nice day shopping. Food soso. Bartender odd. Place is pretty and bright. I would suggest Beef oBradys down the street before you go here.

Thank coquinabeach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4805 Cortez Rd W, West Bradenton, Bradenton, FL 34210-2804
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-792-3388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?