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1418 13th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7239
+1 941-741-8646
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  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1418 13th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7239
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat in Ortygia a lot and LOVE it. Chef Guy, the owner, is so friendly and caring and it definitely carries over to his food quality and presentation. Live music on the weekend--and Chef Guy plays the harmonica with the guitarist--great combination! Unique, charming little...More

Thank BarbieDoll2013
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We are locals and Ortygia is our go to spot for authentic, delicious Italian. Everything tastes fresh, the service is friendly and unrushed and Chef Gaetano is a doll. I recommend the Timbalo or whatever the special is - we have never been anything but...More

1  Thank Love2TravelSRQ
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived Ortygia without a reservation shortly after they opened. They were fully booked, but they were still were able to accommodate us. We had a wonderful meal and wine, and the atmosphere was wonderful - with live music, periodically accompanied by the chef on...More

1  Thank ariane a
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Romantic homey restaurant serving delicious Italian fare. Nice outdoor group area. Nice atmosphere with real sicilian dishes.

1  Thank richard s
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Totally worth a visit to enjoy a cuisine that is far too rare in this country. The mouth-watering delights emerging from chef Gaetano's kitchen makes one want to ask for more, more and more. Sicily's non-red-sauce dishes are prepared here with obvious love that it...More

1  Thank kaibab1
carciofi, Owner at Ortygia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you so much for your flattering words. You seem to be quite knowledgeable on Sicilian cuisine. That is a rarity in this part of the world.

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Best food in Bradenton. Located in The Village of the Arts which is a nice art community. Romantic dinning rooms with a large wine selection.

1  Thank tteri81
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my meal, we walked in for an early dinner, although I'd recommend a reservation. Had the Pate assortment which was very good. Wine selection is good and even though the menu is small it was well executed and there are solid choices.

1  Thank wrx2ndregime
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner last night at Ortygia the best restaurant in Bradenton!! I had the Timballo de Pene. It was amazing. Gaetano "Guy" the owner/chef is a fabulous cook. He is also a very talented harmonica player. I highly recommend Ortygia if your looking for...More

1  Thank gedavis
Reviewed 3 May 2017

What a quaint locale. The restaurant is basically a converted cottage with tables set-up in various rooms in the house. We were a party of six and were shown into a back room which already had a party of six or more. We enjoyed the...More

2  Thank Reviewer1939
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Don't let the size of this place fool you! Its a little house located in an area of Bradenton that is being revitalized as a "Arts" neighborhood. We had a fabulous Sicilian dinner, great wine, wonderful service and a fun adventure. Not only does the...More

Thank Suzen G
carciofi, Owner at Ortygia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thanks. You guys were awesome. Hope you guys visit again if you are ever back in town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
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
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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.
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