Pesto - Bistro & Wine Bar in Bradenton

If you are wanting to try something new, then head over to Pesto Bistro & Wine Bar on Cortez. This restaurant opened in 2020 and serves mainly Italian dishes. 

Large Wine Selection & Italian Cuisine

Pesto is open Tuesday - Sunday (closed Monday), and serve lunch and dinner. Lunch here is served between 11am - 2pm (not served on Sundays), and Dinner is served from 4:30pm - 9pm. The restaurant consists of the main dining area, outdoor seating area, bar, and even a wine room. 

The lunch and dinner menu here are slightly different, though the main difference is there are sandwich options on the lunch menu, like Chicken Parmigiana Ciabatta, Fresh Catch BLT, and Meatball Rapini. Though on both menus you can expect to find dishes such as Eggplant Napoleon, Tortellini Rustica, Gulf Coast Adriatic, and many more delicious options! 

Of course Pesto Bistro & Wine Bar wouldn't be what it is without the wine! And they have a great selection of white wine, red wine, and rosé. 

This is a lovely local restaurant to dine at for a work event, wedding rehearsal, or just a casual meal with a friend. 


Pesto Bistro & Wine Bar is located over the bridge in Cortez (about 10-15 minutes from AMI).

Some other great Cortez restaurants include Tide Tables, Starfish Company, and Cortez Kitchen


8799 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL 34210 
(941) 201-4167