Your Ortygia Family has always taken pride in serving you authentic food prepared with love in a clean and safe environment. We want you to know that in this time of health concerns with the Coronavirus, we are taking extra measures to exceed our cleanliness standards. With the guidance of public health officials, we have enhanced the frequency and details of our sanitizing procedures to exceed our already high standards. We continue to add resources and place extra focus on handwashing, hygiene, and sanitation at Ortygia.
Meet Chef Gaetano “Guy” Cannata
Chef Gaetano's extensive knowledge of Sicilian cuisine comes from his tight-knit Sicilian neighborhood in New Jersey, where his family’s home was often the gathering place for friends and relatives to bond over the elaborate meals prepared by Cannata’s father.
After moving to Florida, Cannata honed his culinary skills in local restaurants while furthering his career as an educator. He was eager to fufill the dream of sharing his unique cuisine with others.
In 2007 he did so in his own way by converting a charming cottage in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts into “Ortygia”. Here, Chef Gaetano serves up “Monzu” cuisine, a hybrid of Sicilian-French cooking that datesback to Napoleon’s time.
Chef Gaetano embraces the diverse culinary influences found in Sicilian cuisine, including Arab, Greek, Spanish and North-African.
1418 13th St. W, Bradenton, Fl 34205