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1418 13th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7239
+1 941-741-8646
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Lexington, Kentucky
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I had just arrived in the area and had not planned ahead for dinner on a Saturday night during "Season". However, that worked out for the best, because they had a last minute cancellation and we were happy to take the available table. Right from the start you feel at home in this restaurant. The servers and... More 

Thank travellingdog
Sarasota, Florida
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in one of the small brightly painted houses in the Village of the Arts, it was the first restaurant to open in this eclectic area.The food is amazing Sicilian cuisine. Live music makes the night very enjoyable. And the staff is fabulous!

Thank SRQLiving
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very authentic food. Very authentic chef/owner. Attentive waitstaff. All in all, a pleasant experience.

Thank Jasontrocki
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a large party of 9, so reservations were made well in advance. We arrived on time and promptly greeted by the staff who explained that they had diners who arrived late and were now over-staying; unfortunately our table was still being used. They worked very hard to make alternate arrangements, which worked perfectly. We sat in the smaller... More 

Thank Juliebbrook
Chestnut Hill
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of a restaurant. Thank you TA for reviews pointing us here. We arrived and were greeted by the owner and chef, Gaetano and our waitperson Phyllis. We knew we were in for a treat. In a small converted home in a suburban neighborhood this restaurant shines. We were guided by the chef in our selections. We began... More 

Thank Lissa K
London, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes Gaetano has brought a bit of Sicily to Braedonton Florida with an eclectic menue and some great pasta dishes along with other delicious entrees.The name comes from a small island in Syracuse Sicily, also called Citta Vecchia ( old city) filled with many historical landmarks. Just as the filled steak Gaetano serves is an innovative dish. A simple home... More 

Thank giocant
Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The food as always was superb!!!! No kidding SUPERB! Love the atmosphere, music was great, Christmas music on violin. The hostess terrific as usual...always spends time with you....makes you feel like your the only one in the place. Chef came out and spoke and joked around as always and help pick a fantastic wine to go with our dinner. Thanks... More 

Thank la1machine
West Hartford, Connecticut
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191 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The food at Ortygia was excellent. It's definitely worth the visit for the food. The is located in a small house that has been converted to a restaurant. They've put as many tables as possible in the restaurant - some of the tables looked OK, but ours was quite cramped. I was wedged in between the table and a credenza... More 

Thank Bert S
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

First it is a shame as the venue is cool, feels like an Austin restaraunt great outdoor area and excellent music. A 2011 Barolo for under $50 was terrific....and then everything falls apart I knew we had a problem when it took 15 minutes to get a menu and 30minutes before we placed our drink order and ordered appetizers at... More 

Thank Ron S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Possibly the best restaurant in Bradenton is a hidden gem. Ortygia is not just fine dining, it is an experience. Chef Gaetano exudes his passion for life and cooking. The night we were there my wife and I chatted with the chef, his awesome staff and his beautiful Sicilian mother. There was live music and the entire restaurant was vibrant... More 

Thank Matthew S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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
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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