Bravo Italian Mediterranean – Siesta Key, FL

4.3
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Sit back, relax and experience the fresh flavors and laid back lifestyle of Bravo Italian Mediterranean – Siesta Key, FL.

Bravo Italian Mediterranean – Siesta Key, FL offers a fun, comfortable and casual setting that is perfect for satisfying any craving and celebrating any occasion. The seasonal menu features chef-driven items, from shareable small plates to gourmet sandwiches and signature main dishes. The vibrant bar serves handcrafted cocktails, more than 30 wines (all of which are offered by the glass) and local craft beers. With a fun and refreshing approach to food and the overall experience, bravo coastal bar & kitchen is designed to keep guests of all ages engaged with a large outdoor terrace featuring fire pits, comfortable lounge seating, and interactive games. We are the perfect destination for your pallet and your soul.
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VJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine list and service. Excellent value for the quality.

DE
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This our third time meeting here for lunch. The food is always very good. And the service impeccable. We have already decided to come back for our next get together.
Thanks

m
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Caesar salad with chicken. Perfect. Great turkey sandwich. All really just right!!!

m
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

So disappointing. We eat lunch at Bravo often and always enjoy it. Dinner last night was a bomb. The chicken parm entirely ordinary— needs seasoning. Chicken cut too thick.

But the grilled salmon was the really big problem —awful. Had an odd taste and served over mushy sweet potatoes and red peppers with limp asparagus. Maybe the fish was wild salmon which I always dislike. It just had a bad taste.
The Caesar salad was excellent.
The help was running around and not making eye contact. I had a hard time getting the fish back for more time - it was raw on the first try .... and then they didn’t bring it back for so long my husband had his meal without me.
Just a bad night there. Sorry to say.

TG
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Greeted warmly and quickly and seated quickly. Chairs are wood; Waited brought comfortable chairs. Thank you. Took order for drinks. Took orders for apps and dinner. The hostess sat a family with a screaming baby directly behind us. We asked to be moved. She quickly agreed and sat us outside in the dining area. Appetizers arrived before wine which took forever; came with the meal? The waiter recommended zucchini strips. No salt or pepper on them; did not eat them. The wedding soup was very good. The pizza was very good but the soft crust in center needed to cook more (or oven hotter)? Salmon was cooked as directed but so encrusted with salty seasoning, I could not eat it. Left it on the plate. When the waiter finally returned to ask how things were, it was too late. No adjustments were offered for zucchini not eaten or half of the salmon. We told him the zucchini was not appetizing and the salmon was over seasoned. No comment from him. We paid for our bill. We had a better experience before with Jason, the waiter. Thanks for listening.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason is great

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Service was awful

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service- everything from the host(s) to the waiter! Delish food that our server recommended as well!!! Will def come back.

JG
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Kid friendly.

TM
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent eggplant parm. Margarita flatbread was good, too. Service excellent

s
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time back since they did a little housekeeping and changed the menu a bit. The food is still good and the service was great. My husband had the shrimp scampi and I had the grilled Salmon. They were both very good. We also tried the fried zucchini as an appetizer which was delicious. Very thin strings quickly fried and not greasy at all. My peach Sangria was also very good

K
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good, generous portions and very reasonably price. The service was disappointing because it was too slow. That is strange because less than a third of the tables were occupied and plenty of wait staff.

B
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great

M
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Bravo is good for inexpensive Italian food. Very loud. Service was spotty. They did not have a table for us even though I made a reservation 2 days earlier. Tried to put us outside on a chilly night, then in a cold back conference room. Would recommend with warning.

JG
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good place overall however drinks very slow to come out and dinner portion very small and somewhat pricey. Only have thick spaghetti, no angel hair

F
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is really very good. We’ve been 4 times since the format and menu change each time people seem really eager to please but service is a beat slow and no matter what we order the food either cools down quickly or is tepid to start. Really want this place to succeed and hope for piping hot soup next time.

J
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I will definitely be making another reservation in the near future. The food is really delicious and don't get me started on the tiramisu...

L
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Staff was accommodating. We’ll be back!

s
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food is ok but not up to Brio level ambiance needs help lower ceiling increase and improve music get some atmosphere!!! Service was very good

KW
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is great....but alcohol is over priced! $5 for a bottle of domestic beer!

GF
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I called Bravo's the night before to confirm that our reservation for 8 people for 6:00 was confirmed and that we would have enough time to dine before leaving at 7:30. Although the food was very good the evening was a disaster! When 8 of us arrived (all there more than a few minutes early) we learned our reservation had been cancelled - certainly not by us. We informed the hostess that we must leave by 7:30 and waited about 10 minutes for a table where we immediately told our waitress that we had theater tickets and must leave by 7:30. We ordered drinks as soon as we were seated, asked for dinner menus and ordered our dinners when our drinks were served. Salads came around 7:00 and dinner at 7:10 at which time we asked for our checks so we could leave promptly at 7:30. We were forced to eat quickly so we could leave on time while several of the folks in our group searched for our waitress since checks had not arrived. At 7:30 some went out to drive the cars up while several of the men in our group talked with the manager and tried to speed up the process of paying. The stress was not worth the quality of the food and we all left angry at the restaurant staff. To make matters worse, when I arrived home I had an email that our reservation had been cancelled - time of email 5:27. We had left for the restaurant at 5:25.

H
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive service, good food, nice ambiance. Will visit again

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh,delicious and varied. Great specials on drinks . Good live music

MS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service that we received was outstanding but I thought that the food quality and selection was mediocre at best.

FC
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This is a new restaurant that needs a little fine tuning. The food was enjoyable. Service while pleasant was a little lacking on communication. While one person takes your order another person brings the food. There has to be some system so that the person bringing the food knows to which person each order is delivered to. Bread was served mid way through the meal and parmesan was not offered. I have confidence that this restaurant will perfect the service with time.

c
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Really nice ambiance ... open and very contemporary. Service was excellent. Seemed to have a very enthusiastic staff. Everyone was quite nice.

Ah, the food! For the value everything was pretty good. Nothing spectacular ... somewhat pedestrian, but decent. I guess my biggest gripe regarding Bravo as well as restaurants similar to Bravo, is they don't know how to properly cook pasta. It shouldn't be a lump of mushy noodles, but cooked "al dente."

I ordered Chicken Parm. It was good, not great. Same for the dish ordered by my wife; chicken marsalla.
Overall, Bravo was a positive experience.

JJ
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food! Friendly servers, but the service was slow.

f
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I would recommend although my experience wasn't great. My caesar salad was sloppy and overloaded with parmesan. My alfredo primavera was pretty buy overly dry and hard to eat and overseasoned. I don't like a lot of salt. Also there was something in there spicy hot that burned my tongue. The old Bravo's was better although your menu is much better. Hopefully it will be better next time and not so loud. I am bringing a party of 18 on Christmas Eve for a private room and have my reservation set.

R
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Mom had Shrimp Spiedini and I had the Veal Parmigiana. Both were fresh and very tasty. Kim was our server. She was very patient, polite, and attentitive making the dinner even more enjoyable. Hats off to Bravo!

B
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Diversified and well priced menu. Staff was friendly and helpful with menu choices. We will definitely dine here again. Our food was good.

b
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Recent change in menu has been favorable.
Lighting could be reduced for more relaxed feel.
Overall, was good to e joy food and service

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was exceptional with managers coming to check on the service and a very attentive server. The food was prepared well, served hot and the portions were generous.

D
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first visit to Bravo with family. I can't say enough about our experience. Food was exceptional.
Waiter was prompt and very helpful on selection choices. We were ALL very pleased. Would highly recommend on our experience. We did go at a slower time, 4:00pm on a Saturday. Started to get busy as we were leaving. One final thing, their crispy shrimp appetizer was to die for.

NF
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter, Johnnie, is very attentive. The new management aims for perfection. It’s a real pleasure and the Halibut was delicious.

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much better than Coastal Bravo. Food and service was great! Great menu, many new things I want to try.
Chef does great job balancing decadent food without feeling like a gut-bomb. Loved the Alfredo with Chicken and Spinach. Bread service yeah! Only complaint - olives should have pits!

J
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The food was nice, especially for a chain and fairly priced. What got my attention was the friendliness of all staff members we met and the extraordinary service. Everyone had smiles and were helpful. A great vibe in this place. Really great vibe.

DP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at this dog friendly establishment. Outside patio was comfortable and well staffed. John, our server, was attentive and professional. Very enjoyable evening.

NF
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant changed ownership and has an entirely new theme of Italian. I varied in my points given because it has a very different noise level and ambiance depending on where one sits. We sat on the outside patio where it is quieter but the inside is vibrant. Our waiter, Johnnie, was exceptional in his attention to details and his obvious desire to please us. He made the evening even more pleasurable. It was such a nice experience with quality food and service that we went back a second night and we experienced the same. We will definitely be going again and can recommend it.

B
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate lunch at Bravo the day after it converted to the new format and menu. We had been avoiding this restaurant in its earlier style and found it to be a major improvement. Good new menu choices. We’ll be back. Keep up the improvement!

LB
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Took way to long to get our food. Soup was OK and flat bread was good. Everything else was too spicy.