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Fav's Italian Cucina

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419 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7820
+1 941-708-3287
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stop by for lunch from time to time, and always enjoy their pizza and meatball subs and well as unusual quesadilla.

Thank Bruce K
Bradenton, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of my favourite eating spots in down town bradenton. i love the stromboli, pizza etc. i am a snow bird and spend 5 months here in bradenton and do go to fav's as often as i can. if you are in bradenton make the effort to go for a great italian meal.

Thank thomaswk2014
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Fav's before seeing a great jazz concert, "Visible Men", and they served an unbelievable deep dish what a treat!

Thank Zorak12
Rochester, Mi
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207 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come every year for Pirates spring training and this is 1 of our must eat at locations...went 3 times this year. Love the spaghetti/meatballs, tortellini and gnocchi's...also they have real spumoni (not the Neapolitan that some places try to pass off as spumoni).... decent wine list and very reasonable prices...only thing that kept me from giving 5 stars was service....... More 

Thank elphie1162
Highlands, North Carolina
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102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small cafe, but not small on great food. One of the best Italian restaurants we've found in a long time. They are not short on from scratch food items. Meatball sub is made from handmade meatballs, freshly made sauce, and homemade bread for the roll. We will be heading back soon for dinner. This brother and sister does excellent Italian... More 

Thank VOBR
Chicago, IL
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was delicious from start to finish. I suggest getting the garlic cheese bread to start with the red sauce for dipping. Best I've ever had! The sandwiches are massive, the salads are fresh - and even the dressings are rich and flavorful (tried the ranch and creamy parm), the spaghetti was great too! Will definitely be coming back! Thank... More 

Thank WGN5150
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This small restaurant is busy, and you'll probably have to wait for a table, but it is well worth it! This is casual Italian dining at its best! The bruschetta started things off perfectly. Followed with great gnocchi, delicious tortellini Rosa Maria, and scrumptious bread. The prices are extremely reasonable, and the service is fantastic. We come to Bradenton for... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chicago, IL
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Food is fresh and SO tasty. Large menu to choose from. Wait staff was very attentive and helpful. Portions are very large. Space is not very big, very cute. Well worth the visit.

Thank pegpenquin
Northville, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Fav's is a small Italian restaurant in downtown Bradenton. It was very busy on Saturday night, which is no surprise with the quality of their food. Excellent homemade pasta. We had lasagna and gnocchi. The bruschetta is the best we ever had. Modest prices and pleasant surroundings. Highly recommended!

Thank MrKen1950
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Best pizza in town hands down, great pasta dishes at a great price. Causual (paper plates) indoor outdoor seating.

Thank moodyib

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205-7820
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-708-3287

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?