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Cafe Gabbiano

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5104 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key Village, Sarasota, FL 34242-1637 (Canal)
+1 941-349-1423
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here for my wife's birthday and it was great. We sat in the "wine room" off to the side and everything was excellent. I had a chicken marsala type dish and it was one of the best meals I've had since moving to Sarasota 6 years ago. My wife had veal parm and it was also excellent. Our waiter,... More 

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Thank tojono3924
Marc G, Manager at Cafe Gabbiano, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, tojono3924! I am so glad we were able to make your wife's birthday a special one! Best meal you have had in Sarasota in 6 years?! WOW! Please do come back and see us again soon! More 

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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was really good Italian fare...The waiter ..not so much. Zach had an attitude from the introduction and carried it on throughout the meal..correcting the pronunciation of an order ( incorrectly I might add). But the place is right on. Great food. But unfortunately inadequate service and highway robbery with an 18% gratuity counting 2 children under 5 to... More 

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Thank anthwill
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ambiance, service and food were all excellent!! Our server recommended a fantastic wine, and his recommendation was based on what we asked for, not price!!! The food was incredible, the sea bass especially. Our daughter loved the spaghetti and meatballs, and the coloring activities on the place mat kept her occupied for our entire meal. I would definitely recommend this... More 

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Thank Linda W
Marc G, Manager at Cafe Gabbiano, responded to this review

Hey Linda! I am so happy that your family enjoyed their meals and even more thrilled that you received exceptional service! We take great pride in both of those. Please do come back and see us again soon! More 

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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and wine (house wine at that!) were great. My husband said it was the best ravioli he had ever had. I would give it a five except the prices were ridiculous. Even for Siesta Key.

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Thank Caron R
Gresham, Oregon
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good selection of Italian wines including Barberas, Chianti. Happy hour 1/2 price on house wines & apps> Mussels.... awesome!!! Homemade gnocchi in vodka sauce, exceptional. Great Veal dishes. Call for reservations in high season. Just North of the Village on the key. If you vacation on the Key, & are looking for more than beach, "Bar Food". Must try! If... More 

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Thank KScatt331
Marc G, Manager at Cafe Gabbiano, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us a review, KScatt331! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal, we take great pride in our ingredients and dishes! I will be sure to pass this along to the chef! Please come back and see us again soon! More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to cafe Gabbiano in July and it was fabulous so I was excited to go back. Even drove two hours to get there. The flounder was full of bones. Not just ours I heard other people complained . The staff just said well when u order flounder u have to expect bones. Bad answer! My husband order the... More 

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Thank Regina M
Marc G, Manager at Cafe Gabbiano, responded to this review

Regina, While I am terribly disappointed to read about your recent visit to Cafe Gabbiano, I do thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Our communication and service to you during your visit is not our standard and is unacceptable. This has been reviewed with our staff and we will improve on this moving forward. Flounder... More 

Siesta Key, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Veal mama is my absolute favorite but any pasta is also great with their red sauce. Sitting in sunroom with friends or in the wine cellar for a romantic dinner the atmosphere is comfortable and relaxing. A small taste of Italy on this special island of Siesta Key!

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Thank elizabeth128i
Marc G, Owner at Cafe Gabbiano, responded to this review

Hey elizabeth128i, thanks for leaving us a review! We strive to impress our guests with great food and top of the line service and it appears we hit the mark! Thanks for coming and please do come see us again soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Italian with a thoughtful touch. Fresh, fresh, fresh pastas and salads and save room for dessert! We had lunch there but look forward to going back for dinner. It is a romantic setting!

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Thank Rosemary G
Marc G, Owner at Cafe Gabbiano, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, Rosemary! So glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch at Cafe Gabbiano and please do come see us for dinner soon! Have a fantastic weekend! More 

Richmond, Kentucky
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I wanted a nice place for dinner that would have a comfortable setting. This was the place! While it was hot during snow bird season, they still suggested call ahead reservations. They seated us in a privately located back table, walls filled with fine art and bottles of wine. Soft music played in the background and the... More 

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Thank 672jaggerc
Marc G, Owner at Cafe Gabbiano, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, 672jaggerc! I am happy to hear you had a great night at Cafe Gabbiano. We take great pride in our food, customer service and overall dining experience! Please do come see us again! Have a great weekend. More 

sarasota
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Gabianos was our second choice as we were all set to try Flavios on Siesta Key due to the favorable reviews on trip advisor.......however, Flavios was closed (but failed to share that with the public) so we drove over to Gabianos. I had the grouper, fabulous! My son had the lasagna, fabulous, my sister the arugula salad with chicken, and... More 

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Thank pam m
Marc G, Manager at Cafe Gabbiano, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Pam! Glad you and the family enjoyed your experience. We are always trying new menu items and ingredients so come see us again for another unique dish! Enjoy your weekend, Pam! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5104 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key Village, Sarasota, FL 34242-1637
    (Canal)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-349-1423
Description
Cafe Gabbiano is the best Italian fine dining experience on Siesta Key! We invite you to enjoy our carefully prepared authentic Italian cuisine and a world class selection of wine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?