After a lovely evening stroll in Ybor, with thoughts of Italian food in our head, we decided to stop in and try Bernini's. Bernini's is elegant, without going overboard. The art on the walls features pictures of Italian sculpture and the decor in general is supposed to remind you of Italy. A lovely staircase leads upstairs where there are more tables overlooking the main dining area, but we dined downstairs on the evening we were there. Our first order of business was to order a couple glasses of chianti and that taken care of, we looked over the menu. While we were waiting for our meal we enjoyed some hot bread with basil and olive oil dipping sauce.
For myself, I ordered the chicken madeira, which was excellent. The chicken was grilled and covered in a rich madeira wine sauce and grilled portabello mushrooms and on the top of that was goat cheese, which really completed the flavors in the dish. All this was served on top of garlic mashed potatoes. Again, this dish was totally yummy. My husband and son decided to go for the wood fired pizza and chose the pizza margherita and the pizza florentine. The pizza at Bernini's is really wonderful. Besides the delicious toppings, what really made the pizza was its delicious crust. The crust was crispy and it stayed that way to the end of the meal. I had planned to try the dessert menu, but we were all so full after eating that delicious meal that we couldn't even think about dessert. Definitely dessert next time. As for the service, it was very attentive and our server made sure our glasses were full and he checked back in general. We will be happy to dine there again.
1702 East 7th Avenue
Ybor, FL 33605