Bradenton restaurants

Sugar Cubed Happy Soul Bradenton

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 food truck bradenton

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 Bradenton

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!

Tiramisu Bradenton

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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Daily Dose Juice Garden Bradenton

The Daily Dose Juice Garden: A Healthy Alternative in Downtown Bradenton

Bradenton residents who want a healthy way to fuel up for the day now have plenty of options thanks to downtown’s newest addition, The Daily Dose Juice Garden. Whether you’re in the mood for cold-pressed organic juices, smoothies, or superfood salads, The Daily Dose has got you covered. When 18-year-old entrepreneur Brianna Dine started thinking …

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Discover Bradenton Mattison's Riverwalk Grille

Bradenton Business Spotlight: Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille

Downtown Bradenton has come a long way in recent years and is now a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. Next time you head out for a downtown adventure, plan to make a stop at one of the area’s hottest destination restaurants – Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille. This cozy restaurant and bar, located just behind …

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Bradenton BBQ

Celebrate National Barbecue Month at the Best BBQ Joints in Bradenton!

May is National Barbecue month, making now the perfect time to take a break from the kitchen and leave the cooking to the pros. When you’re in the mood for slow-smoked, fall-off-the-bone tender meats and savory home-style sides, you’ll find there’s no shortage of great local restaurants ready to satisfy your craving. If you needed …

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