Come and celebrate Mom. Celebrate with you loved ones at Cafe Gabbiano.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Come celebrate Easter with Cafe Gabbiano. Bring the whole family in to celebrate the holiday.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Very enjoyable dining. Food very tasty. Waiter was busy and gave a few miscues. Bus boys were top shelf and personable. Quick to fulfill requests.
Very enjoyable meal. Many of us enjoyed the grouper, which was beautifully prepared. One of the few places on Siesta Key that takes reservations, eliminating the hassle of finding a table somewhere.
Great food & service. We look forward to visiting the Cafe whenever we come to Siesta Key.
Excellent service (Vincent the waiter in particular), excellent food, great atmosphere. They don’t rush you at all. Overall, a fantastic experience. We will be back next year when we vacation on Siesta Key again!
Once again, Gabbiano did not disappoint ! Our fave on Siesta Key for sure! Not only excellent Italian cuisine, but the seafood is over the top!!! We will be back next year!
Cafe Gabiano has been a favorite of our for years for our annual vacation to the gulf coast. Food was terrific as usual, but service was slow and horribly disorganized. Two different dishes were delivered to our table, dishes we didn't order that were obviously meant for other tables. While they were quick to deliver dishes that weren't ours, it took 15 minutes to bring bread to the table and take drink orders. Individual servers were friendly and helpful, but the overall service was just plain disorganized from start to finish, marring an otherwise terrific meal. Seems like a management and training issue.
Another great meal. Gabbiano’s is our go-to place for an upscale dinner on Siesta Key
Reservation was for 8pm Arrived at 7:40pm
Finally ordered food at 9:15pm.
Extremely crowded but the staff went out of their way to compensate for our delayed reservation.
They were professional and personable. Our dinners were outstanding. Our chef complimentary delicious dessert
Was cannoli and tira misu to share
Heard nothing but rave reviews. We however were somewhat disappointed. Took us 45-60 minutes to get our food. Waiter was very nice , but did not have his act together. First glass of wine (20.00 ) came so early that it was finished before we I even got my entree. it took forever My second glass of wine came with 2 bites of my steak left. Filet served marginally warm. It was done perfectly, but can’t stop thinking it sat too long waiting for our waiter to bring it. My husbands fish was excellent. The waitress (helping out our waiter) serving it by the table made it look like a work of art. Kudos to her! A 3 Hour dinner! No problem, however we only had entrees and a dessert. I know that Cafe Gabbiano has had great reviews and I am not one to complain! But we noted it was an anniversary, and no one said a thing. Not even did our waiter even ask. I’ve have been to many fine and just plain good restaurants and a special occasion if noted on the reservation should and has been noted by staff in other establishments.
I am sure that Cafe Gabbiano accolades are well deserved, but the boat was truly missed this evening. Because of their reputation we may try again but if the next time is like this evening, it will be the last. Saddened and truly disappointed.
This place stands the test of time! It is always consistent. A welcome step up from the typical Siesta Key Village spot. Food does not knock your socks off but it's very good! We've had Ross as a server many times and he is terrific. We've been too many times to count and will return many times so that says a lot about a restaurant. Another bonus is that parking is guaranteed in their patrolled lot! That's huge in SK village!
Great service. Good "House " wine
Excellent Italian cuisine
The food was fine—not great—service excellent—way way too noisy !!!!
Delicious food. Good value. Quiet enough for conversation
Will go back
Fabulous food, great wine, cozy setting surrounded by bottles of wine! Eating early (6 pm) worked well as restaurant filled quickly. RECOMMEND reservations - open table worked well.
Wonderful!!! Food is delicious. Service was wonderful. Would highly recommend it to everyone. Can't wait to get back in the area to good there for another dinner!!! Tommy was a great waiter!!!!
Great evening with the exception of the salads. Romaine lettuce appeared to be the end of the stalks only and the croutons could pass for grocery store , package bought
Food was fantastic. Both veal dishes we tried were excellent and the grouper special was superb as well. Service was outstanding.
We have always had a great meal at Cafe Gabbiano. Great italian food!
Wonderful evening with a complimentary dessert for my birthday. The best tiramasu I’ve even eaten. Don’t really like it anywhere else! Have eaten at this restaurant for many years now and it never disappoints!!
I had a 7:00 pm resv. did not get seated till 7:40 while I was waiting 4 people with no resv. got seated before my seating. When I asked the young lady at the front desk she said are table would be ready in a few min. 25 min. later we were seated. Then waited another 10 min. before anyone even brought a menu or water or ask if we wanted drinks. Food was average at best cold pasta. Was not happy with the evening.
Wonderful. From the ambiance to the delicious dinner - it exceeded even our memories of prior great dinners.
A lovely evening together enjoying the nice evening
Terrific as always ...
We have dined here several times and the food and wine are always excellent. This time I ordered the Mama Lucia and the veal was so tender, I cut it with a fork..excellent. My husband ordered the Squid ink pasta with shrimp and it was also delicious. Our server, Tom, was very friendly and attentive..excellent service. Overall, a great dinner experience!
One of my favorite Italian restaurants in the Sarasota area......delicious food and plenty of it....
Enjoyed the evening! Like the atmosphere, service and good food! We will be back!
Cafe Gabbiano was excellent. The food was superb, the osso buco ravioli's were to die for, the best ravioli's I have ever had and I'm from New York. We had the grouper and veal chop, both which were outstanding. My only criticism was the service was slow. Our waitress disappeared taking care of other tables and we were trying to get another glass of wine. That is a minor criticism and will definitely go back.
The food and service were both excellent but $23 for a
9 oz glass of wine was ridiculous! Will not go back.
The food and service was amazing! Out waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. All the food was fresh and all many items are made from scratch.
A must for authentic Italian food
The lobster ravioli is excellent. I ate it last weekend, and ate it again. Also, they have salads that you can compose yourself. Try the buratta salad, add the tomato and basil and the prosciutto. It is really good.
Excellent food and service. The salmon and Branzino were fantastic! Some of the best Italian food ever.
Our server, Tommy, was wonderful!
The meal, the atmosphere, the service was al top notch.
The antipasto was prepared by the server. I would recommend this.
Really great dinner.
Cafe Gabbiano was delicious for the 2nd time this week! The squid ink pasta with shrimp fradiablo , the deal masala and the grouper over risotto were incredible! Service was fantastic too!
Knowledgeable waiter, vibrant atmosphere, and quality food. Excellent veal choices. Our reservation was at 7:30 and we didn't get served our food until 9pm and the restaurant was clearing out. Prices are mid to high range for other restaurants in the area.
Very reliable. Great food. Fun place to go with friends. One of our favourites in Siesta Key.
The best on Siesta Key for Dinner! Don’t let its location in the Davidson strip mall fool you; this is one fabulous restaurant!