Bravo Italian Mediterranean – Siesta Key, FL

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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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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
9 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.

OT
Tampa
16 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
7 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
2 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
3 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
12 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
8 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
18 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
28 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, casual, food was great!

LS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner! Fish and chips on Friday - fish was crispy fried cod with really well seasoned fries and Brussels sprout Cole slaw, which I loved! I think the dish was priced at $18.50.

Will definitely return. Also, great service!

u
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The fries were heated the second time and the meat was full of fibers. Low quality meat!

C
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Prices are high for the size of the portions. And...they charge extra if you want bread at your table (5 slices for $3). Our server was pretty slow -- perhaps he was new??? The skirt steak was ice cold. The prosciutto pizza had a good flavor, but a soggy bottom and had to be eaten with a fork.

MK
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The braised short ribs were outstanding, but the portion was very small for $28. Great food , but a little overpriced.

HN
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

i feel the cost of the meal was too high for what you got. The server was too busy rolling silverware to order more rounds of drinks and never prebussed the table. When we had dessert there were still dishes in front of us until we left. This is my second visit and I don’t think I will go back.

JF
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is well-prepared, varied and well-presented. We've been to Bravo Coastal before. Service can be spotty, especially when a large group reserves one of the rooms and not enough servers are available. We think the bread plates should be free. We will still return...

SR
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had the ribeye special and the salmon entrees. Both were very delicious and perfectly prepared! Excellent service from all the staff. 😊

JK
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food as usual. Sweet server .