Bradenton Dining

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Sugar Cubed & Happy Soul: A Match Made in Heaven

As the 13th Street area of downtown Bradenton continues its revitalization, the newest addition brings residents and visitors even more outstanding dining options. Sugar Cubed, Happy Soul Delights, and Sugar Cubed After Dark! are making their mark on the downtown scene in a big way. These innovative entrepreneurs are combining three great concepts into one …

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BOWLeD LIFe: Changing the Way Bradenton Thinks About Healthy Food — One Bowl At a Time

When David & Bettina Wheeler opened the BOWLeD LIFe food truck in September of 2017, they didn’t expect it to garner the cult-like following it has today. But, when you do things right, sometimes it just happens. The business was started with an entrepreneurial spirit and a love for acai bowls. As the affectionately nicknamed …

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Tiramisu Ristorante Italiano: A Taste of Italy in Our Own Backyard

There’s no shortage of restaurants in Bradenton, but, every once in a while, you come across one that really blows your mind. If you haven’t visited Tiramisu Ristorante Italiano yet, you’re missing out on one of the area’s hidden gems!

Don’t let the unassuming facade fool you. Restaurant owners Luca and Monica Cecconi have hit it out of the ballpark with their authentic, homemade Italian cuisine and intimate dining experience.

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The restaurant holds only ten tables, giving each guest the opportunity to enjoy their meals in a cozy and comfortable environment. It’s the perfect setting for a romantic date night, particularly on Tuesdays, when diners are serenaded with live music by violinist Anton Cutajar.

The restaurant was opened in November of 2014, not long after the couple emigrated to America from Italy. Luca, who grew up in Livorno, not far from Pisa on the Mediterranean Sea, is the restaurant’s wine connoisseur, while Monica, who hails from a small mountain village near Bologna, is Tiramisu’s food expert.

Their specialty is homemade pasta, but you’ll also find excellent veal and seafood dishes. Luca says his favorite dishes are the Spaghetti Mare Mare (made with mussels, clams, shrimp and calamari sauteed in tomato sauce) and the Scaloppina Melanzana (veal scaloppini with fried eggplant, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese). He also recommends some of their classic dishes like Eggplant Parmesan and Lasagna.

If you’re a cheese lover, you won’t want to miss out on the homemade pasta dishes that are cooked inside a giant cheese wheel. They recently finished a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano and started a new wheel of Pecorino Romano cheese last week. Yum!

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Tiramisu Ristorante Italiano is located at 5215 14th St W. in Bradenton. It’s on the corner of 14th Street and 53rd Avenue, right behind Dunkin’ Donuts. Although walk-ins are welcome, since the restaurant is so small, reservations are recommended. You can make a reservation by calling (941) 753-2800.

Take-out is available, but Luca and Monica highly recommend dining in so you can enjoy this unique experience the way it was meant to be. If you want to get a sneak peek, you can check out their menu online. Also, be sure to follow them on Facebook so you can keep up on any special events they have planned!

The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and is closed on Sunday and Monday. They’ll be closed from September 8th until the 30th for their annual trip to Italy. You’ll want to make your reservations soon, or else you’ll have to wait until they return. Either way, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

When you stop by, make sure you let them know you heard about it on Discover Bradenton.

Bradenton's Favorite Restaurants

Bradenton’s Favorite Restaurants (According to the Locals!)

As some of you might have noticed, we recently held a contest on Discover Bradenton’s Facebook page where we asked locals to name their favorite Bradenton restaurant. The response was overwhelming, which left us wondering what to do with this wealth of information. Although some of the restaurants mentioned were no surprise, what was surprising …

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Bradenton Mexican Restaurants

Cinco in Style: Bradenton’s Best Mexican Restaurants (According to the Locals)

Cinco De Mayo is coming soon, but let’s be honest, there’s never a bad time for tacos and margaritas. Bradenton is home to a ton of excellent Mexican restaurants, but they’re not always easy to find. In fact, some of the most authentic places could be considered the city’s best-kept secrets. No worries, though, you’re …

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