Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bradenton, FL – GIO Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar

GIO Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar - Bradenton, FL


Date of trip:  April, 2012

Overall Notes:  If you are visiting the Tampa, Florida area, type 4805 Cortez Road West in your GPS and head over to GIO’s.  On a scale of 1 to 5, the food is truly a 5+.  Each time we have been there, the food has been unbelievable.  One problem, the service.  It’s always slow.  Not terrible, not bad, just slow.  Perhaps relaxed would be a better word.  If you go with the thought of hanging out and savoring the night out, this is totally your kind of place.  If you are in a hurry, but want great food – save Gio’s for another night.
Our favorites: 
Spaghetti Frutti di mare - Perfectly spiced with the right amount seafood and the noodles are served perfectly cooked.  

Lobster Ravioli – some might think this is a small portion; however, the flavor cannot be beat.  The lobster ravioli is served in a vodka sauce and is absolutely amazing.

The pizza – Naples style pizza.  Super thin crust and amazing cheeses and just the right amount of sauce.
Other info: 
Enjoy the free bread and olive oil, but don’t forget to try some of their appetizers.  The mussels and calamari are both favorites of ours.  You can also order a small prosciutto pizza if you have a group. Perfect!

Come in shorts and a t-shirt or dressed for prom.  All are welcome.

Visiting Tampa, Clearwater, Brandon, Bradenton, St. Pete – head over to Cio’s!. 

GIO’s website: www.giobrothers.com  

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