Cafe Gabbiano

4.7
2312 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Cafe Gabbiano is a casual fine dining restaurant in Sarasota Fl (Siesta Key). We source local ingredients and have a great blend of classic and modern Italian dishes. At Cafe Gabbiano everything is made to order as we want each dish to be fresh. All of our sauces and pastas are homemade.

Cafe Gabbiano is a 4,000 sqft facility that offers intimate dining as well as larger rooms to host special occasions such as beach weddings and rehearsal dinners. We have an extensive wine list, signature crafted cocktails and a great beer list. We are open daily from 5 PM to 10 PM with Happy Hour 5 PM to 6:30 PM at the bar.

Offers

  • Happy Hour Daily from 5 PM to 6:30 PM At the Bar

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Enjoy $5 well cocktails, $5 house wines, $3 beers, $5 tapas and 1/2 off our meat and cheese options.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2312 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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vipMichaelK
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent restaurant on the Key. Have been dining there many years and always have a great meal.

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NancyF
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, best food in Siesta Key! And the service is amazing as well!

BH
BettieH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Wonderful service. Highly suggest reservations

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vipArtW
Naples
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food.

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vipDSquare
Naples
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ! Great selection , a Italian dish for everyone’s taste.

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GDGG
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

TB
ToddB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food never disappoints. This was our fourth time going and it is just as spot in as our first time. We will be back

TC
vipTomC
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

There was an event (in outdoor tent) which pulled our server away most of the evening. Took 45 minutes to get drinks and our salads. Food came out 5 minutes later, along with many apologies as to the timing…we took our dinners anyway-didn’t want to wait another 45 minutes to get them. We were treated to one dessert for our troubles. Manager checked on us twice, we said everything was great - not our servers fault that they were understaffed. He would have been of more use stepping in and helping the waitstaff. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Just blah. Have been here 4 times and always hoping for something better but it’s average at best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in SK! Always good food and the dining experience is wonderful. Food is always prepared very well. Always satisfying!

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HowardB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ricco was excellent. His wine cellection was right on. Try the veal parm. Best ever. And don't miss the tiramiso

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jeff
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came back after outstanding dinner last year. Just as outstanding again. Rico chose the perfect wine and helped us with our choices. The food was glorious. Many thanks and wish we had this place back home.

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vipRedcap
New England
123 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice to have staff masked.
Table was close to our favorite.
Tables a bit close for current outbreak
Food yummy but it is why we go to Cafe so often.

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DaniH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Server was given 6 tables plus two flips. Waited for drinks for 45 minutes, 1 hour and 1/2 to get out meals. Went through two loaves of bread. Second round of drinks came after food was finished, so we didn't bother to order dessert. Understand short staffing right now, but the manager never stepped in to assist, and table touched at the conclusion of our meal. At that point the group was ready to get home. Meal took 2 1/2 hours in total.

RM
vipRichardM
New England
33 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and services. 5 stars!

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vipExcellent
Naples
102 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant find! We had never experienced Cafe Gabbiano previously and we pleasantly enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend and we will be back!

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PaulS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Best meal we had on Siesta Key.

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vipcosteakgirl
Kansas City
36 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants I have been to and definitely my favorite in Siesta Key. Our server Carolina took great care of us.

I started with poached pear salad which was awesome. I could eat that succulent pear every day! Had the small plate if gnocchi and took most home. Perfect little bites of bliss in a yummy rich sauce.

The bread, which is a special course for me, is delucious and plentiful.

Wonderful everything and i can’t wait to go back!

Also very very reasonable prices for excellent food.

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tomo
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Extensive Italian wine list with some good deals. Our server, Rico, helped with this.
Cuisine is top-notch, you won't be disappointed.

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Levil
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great food definitely recommend this place!!

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MLmom
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I loved the food but the restaurant was very crowded and loud. Our server was very energetic but hard to understand and chaotic at times. The bathrooms were not working and in very poor condition.

LN
vipLaurieN
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and service! My only complaint is that the tables are too close together, could not get out of your seat unless people got up and moved out of the way.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect again

AJ
AmyJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

New Years menu was very limited, food not seasoned well-halibut and veal-the latter had an unflattering mound of greens thrown over it, $17 antipasto plate was extremely skimpy and unappealing, special cheesecake dessert was very disappointing-didn’t finish the one small piece we shared. Alexandra was a terrific waitress, service was good
Probably won’t go back or recommend

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Amazing
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service was outstanding. Ambiance was outstanding. Overall experience was outstanding!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had everything well planned for what is a very busy evening. The serving staff was friendly, pleasant and timely. The menu was scaled back from the usual menu but the choices were excellent and varied. The food came out fresh and hot and was prepared perfectly. Another wonderful meal! Well done Cafe Gabbiano!

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SusanS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints great food good service and atmosphere

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vipsharib
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food2service4ambience5

Second time I have gotten garlic we love your restaurant. Will try again even

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JudithC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dining outside. The whole experience was wonderful as usual. The only problem is that the restaurant is next to a bar where there was a lot of noise. It was happy noise though so not a problem for us.

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Heather
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New Year’s Dinner

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vipjorge
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent. All brought out in a timely manner. The service was a little rough around the edges with a new waitress that had started the day before. I am sure she will improve over time.

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JohnS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Staff was very pleasant and very accomodating. Recommend restaurant for a very nice dinner.

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vipBarbaraI
Pinehurst
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and the hostess accommodated us at the bar. We had another delicious meal in a very cozy dining room. The veal was perfect and the eggplant moist with a perfect red sauce. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our meal was not only top shelf, but we left with another box. This is a gem in Siesta Key!

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vipSusanM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ricco was amazing !

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Mars
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious. They are very accommodating to Celiac issues. Delicious gluten free pasta with whatever you chose; they do their best to make it how you like it! Server, Alexandra was terrific!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and knowledgeable staff, excellent specials and the food was delicious.

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vipMark
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. We even had a larger party (9) people and everything was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
45 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic and great food

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Citygal
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and great service from Luis

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Gabbiano using the Order Online button. Cafe Gabbiano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 349-1423.

Cafe Gabbiano is rated 4.7 stars by 2312 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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