Pesto Bistro and Wine Bar

8799 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton
(941) 201-4167

Recent Reviews

Valerie Lipscomb

We have been eating here since it opened, and we bring friends and family here as well. The food and service are always great. The place may not look like much from the outside, but our guests are always pleasantly surprised at how good everything is. We love that they take reservations, too.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 5

Service: 5

Suzanne Thomas

We had a great dinner, the Osso Bucco was the best I have had. The service was exceptional with Courtney.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Francisco Candal

The service was top notch. Had a great Osso Buco, fall off the bone and perfectly seasoned. My wife had a great eggplant parmesan. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. The chef came to the table and was very pleasant. The tiramisu for desert was to die for. I strongly recommend this desert. Overall, a five star meal.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 5

Service: 5

mickey isabella

My veal parm was delicious and baked just right!

Atmosphere: 3

Food: 5

Service: 4

Mike Hicks

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner here on Sunday night. The food was outstanding. Our server, Rachel, was attentive, professional and personable. She recommended a couple of excellent wines to complement our meals. Chuck Davis sang and played his guitar topping off a very special evening. Thank you Pesto!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Caprese Salad

Jennie Mimnagh

This restaurant is a gem. Food and atmosphere are great. They have live music some nights and I went tonight to hear Melanie Massel perform. Thoroughly enjoyed the songs she sang and was pleased that the volume was perfect so you could still have a conversation at your table. I highly recommend

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Ray Hancock

Best food in town for me. Even simple pasta and meatballs is standout delicious. Regular music for great atmosphere too ? to

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Paula Wright

Don't miss this place!! So many choices and great specials!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

J Rubino

Great food, service, and value, in my opinion. Nice chill atmosphere with acoustic player on certain eves

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Wendy Wilkins-Hodges

Pesto is a Gem! We absolutely love this place and it has become one of our favorites. We have taken friends and family on multiple occasions and absolutely love the entire staff. The chef has even come out and talked to us. They are always so friendly and welcoming. The food is amazing and everything we have ever ordered is so delicious.We attended the murder mystery and had a WONDERFUL time. We wish more restaurants would have these kinds of events.They also have live music on several nights during the week. We have always enjoyed it.You must try this place!!!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Michel Benchimol

Amazing food, great Service, and very welcoming staff ,we brought our small pets (dogs) they were very welcoming with our party . Thank you guys !

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Meatball Marina

Sam Heil

Yum as usual!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Jennifer Lind

I came here for a business dinner I was hosting. The menu has a great variety of food, and our server was pleasant. The Shrimp Escargot was delicious and the bruschetta light and crispy with great flavor. The Eggplant Napolean was unique and flavorful, and the Pompano with sauce was great! The only thing I would change is having the guitar player in the very small dining room. It was awkward. But otherwise, a treasure for Bradenton, and we have recommended it to several friends already.

Vegetarian options: Several options available

Dietary restrictions: Many options and the gluten free pasta offering is a nice touch.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 5

Service: 5

Jeff Kelley

Maybe the worst food experience I have had.1+ hour from order to serving.2 of 5 entrees were cold.2 other entrees had what tasted like goat cheese for ricotta.Of 3 parties in the entire restaurant, the staff sat a group immediately next to our group so close it was impossible to leave without moving tables around.Staff demonstrated little empathy for the above items.

Atmosphere: 1

Food: 1

Service: 1

lawrence dewine

OutstandingDrove by this place for the last 3 years and finally went inTruly stellar service with Rachel our serverGreat vibe and awesome foodShrimp cargot app and pork OSO bucco over the topCan’t wait to come back

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

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