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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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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Englewood, Florida
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137 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's been a while since we last ate there, and were a bit disappointed at the time, but we decided to give it another go, and boy, are we glad we did! Of the four of us at dinner last night, three were born in Italy, and my grandparents emigrated from there. So, when we go to an Italian restaurant,... More 

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1 Thank douggherlone
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best meals I have ever had and it was perfect for our rehearsal dinner. The service, atmosphere, and food was amazing! I highly recommend.

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Thank Jenny B
Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding cuisine matched with a warm and comfortable atmosphere. We love this place and wish it was closer to where we live(45+ min drive). The veal dishes are the best we have had in the state of Florida. Lasagna tasted like it was made with homemade pasta. One disappointment the charcuterie was very expensive for the portion served. Generally well... More 

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Thank bridge740
Marc G, Manager at Cafe Gabbiano, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, bridge740! Thanks for making the long drive, I hope we made it worth it. Come back and see us again soon! More 

Lake Mary, Florida
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great dining experience and the wine selection is outstanding. The food as prepared and presented in a nice fashion. Great waiter.

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Thank Tom S
Bellevue, Washington
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came with a group of ten to celebrate my mom's birthday with extended family. The food was very good. Service was good, especially considering that we were a fairly large group -- everyone received their meals at about the same time, and all were hot.

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, WarmWaterBeach! Thanks so much for choosing Cafe Gabbiano for your mom's birthday, we were glad to help with the celebration. Please come back and see us again soon! More 

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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go wrong here if you like fine Italian food. Everything is fantastic! Great service too. Reservations (including online) are recommended as it's usually busy.

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

Thanks for the review, RascalNC! So glad to hear you enjoy our food and receive nothing but top-of-the-line service! Please come back and see us again soon! Have a happy New Year! More 

New York City, New York
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not sure why this restaurant gets such excellent reviews. The dinging room inside is quirky and the tables for two are in terrible locations. Best to eat on the patio where there is more room and it isn't so dark. The servers are very young, not what you would expect for classic Italian. Wine list is small but nice... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Too bad that a lack of professionalism from both waitstaff and management lead to a poor review. Recap: 6 pm dinner. 5 parties seated. Just under 10 minutes to first see out waitress. Very pleasant. About 10 minutes later, our bottle of wine appeared and 40 minutes later, our dinner. Order filet medium. Showed up raw. Hubby continued to enjoy... More 

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Thank swede52497
Marc G, Manager at Cafe Gabbiano, responded to this review

swede52497, Although I am disappointed to hear about your recent visit to Cafe Gabbiano, I do thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. All of our dishes are made to order and take time to prepare, however your wait time was way too long and is not acceptable. I will review this with my team and... More 

Lexington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food. Been there 5-6 times and will return even though a 30 mile drive. Wine selection very good and all entrees terrific. Vegetables fresh and tasty. Good service. Worth the drive.

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review, Rick! And thanks for driving so far to come see us, we are happy to serve you! Happy Holidays! More 

venice fl
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is our third visit to this restaurant. Our first with the new owners. To start, the original menu was severely reduced by the new owners. But Open Table still lists the original menu. Bummer, because we usually select items before we arrive. Our party of 4 were seated in the auxiliary dining room/wine cellar, even though dining room was... More 

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

Richard, Although we're disappointed to hear that your recent experience at Cafe Gabbiano missed the mark, we sincerely thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We take great pride in all of the food that we serve, and are so very sorry to hear that what you ordered wasn't to your liking. I thank you... 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?