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.
Happy Hour Daily from 5 PM to 6:30 PM At the Bar
Multiple dates available
Sun - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PMEnjoy $5 well cocktails, $5 house wines, $3 beers, $5 tapas and 1/2 off our meat and cheese options.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
With marinara sauce
Sautéed shallots, vodka and cream finished with a touch of marinara making a creamy delicacy
Hand rolled gnocchi. Prepared special by the chef daily
Excellent restaurant on the Key. Have been dining there many years and always have a great meal.
Hands down, best food in Siesta Key! And the service is amazing as well!
Wonderful food. Wonderful service. Highly suggest reservations
Outstanding service and food.
Perfect ! Great selection , a Italian dish for everyone’s taste.
The food was excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
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
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.
Excellent service. Excellent food.
Just blah. Have been here 4 times and always hoping for something better but it’s average at best.
This is our favorite restaurant in SK! Always good food and the dining experience is wonderful. Food is always prepared very well. Always satisfying!
Ricco was excellent. His wine cellection was right on. Try the veal parm. Best ever. And don't miss the tiramiso
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.
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.
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.
Great food and services. 5 stars!
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!
Great food and service. Best meal we had on Siesta Key.
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.
Extensive Italian wine list with some good deals. Our server, Rico, helped with this.
Cuisine is top-notch, you won't be disappointed.
Great food definitely recommend this place!!
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.
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.
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
Food was outstanding. Service was outstanding. Ambiance was outstanding. Overall experience was outstanding!!!!
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!
Never disappoints great food good service and atmosphere
Second time I have gotten garlic we love your restaurant. Will try again even
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.
New Year’s Dinner
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.
Excellent food. Staff was very pleasant and very accomodating. Recommend restaurant for a very nice dinner.
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!
Ricco was amazing !
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!!
Friendly and knowledgeable staff, excellent specials and the food was delicious.
The food and service were outstanding. We even had a larger party (9) people and everything was excellent.
Authentic and great food
Always a great meal and great service from Luis
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.