At Discover Bradenton, we’re always on the lookout for great new businesses to share with our readers. This is one of the reasons we were so excited when we came across Pesto Bistro and Wine Bar.
This Italian, French, and Mediterranean-influenced restaurant has been open since September and is creating quite a buzz among Bradenton locals. It offers diners a cozy, elegant experience as well as a more casual atmosphere on the outdoor patio.
The menu features a variety of delicious items created by owner and chef Joe Rimer. Joe, who is a Bradenton native and graduate of Bayshore High School, loves having access to fresh, local seafood. He often uses it to create incredible specials, like the Crab-Stuffed Pompano with Squid Ink Linguini (pictured below). You can take a peek at the rest of their menu HERE.
Joe and his co-owner and wife Lianne Rimer are thankful for the tremendous amount of support they’ve received from the local community since their opening. They say this one of the things that has made the frustrations of the pandemic much more bearable.
In addition to lunch and dinner service, Pesto has also had great success with their live entertainment. They have live music on the patio every Sunday evening and acoustical guitar music indoors on Thursday evenings.
They also host Hospitality Nights every Tuesday and offer special featured wines each week for their Wine Down Wednesdays.
The restaurant has a bar, wine room, and a spacious main dining room. It’s the perfect venue for special dinners, corporate events, family reunions, wedding rehearsals, and more!
Pesto Bistro and Wine Bar is located at 8799 Cortez Rd. W. Bradenton, FL 34210. They’re open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am until 2 pm and again from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm. You can CLICK HERE to make a reservation, or give them a call at 941-201-4167.
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