Cafe Gabbiano

4.7
1995 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.

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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 1995 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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genaro
Tampa
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent pick. food and service outstanding. great place

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BinneV
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t know much about this restaurant other than looking at the menu, but we’re surprised when we walked in.
Perfect spot for a nice day night, not too loud.
It is quite the popular place for a reason.
We split the poached pear salad which was very tasty.
I had the Branzino which was cooked perfect, and my wife had the Lobster Ravioli which we both would get again.

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Texastoast
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location and service!

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Ritzy
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was great but it took exactly three hours from seating to paying. Very long time for dinner.

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MariahM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, water was right on the table and we had a long day since our flight was delayed they accommodated us to come an hour later. The scenery is very cool and food, outstanding! I would recommend to anyone for date nights or family dinners.

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MichelleM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent except I would have ordered a more expensive glass of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I didnt like what i ordered so i ask the waiter to bring me plain pasta cause i didnt like the lobster ravioli to mix into the sauce from the raviloli dish and he still charged me for the lobster raviloli and the xtra plain pasta. You would think he would have taken something off the bill

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conniem
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. A lot of choices, which was great. A real nice time ty

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GerhardH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Let me explain my poor rating. We arrived about 30 minutes early and had a cocktail at the bar which was in a semi outside area. After the drink, we asked to be seated and were told there was no tables for 2 in the dining rooms so they brought us to a table in an outside tented overflow area. We have not been to Gabbiano's before and said we expected a table inside. (This was not a pretty outside garden area. It was a tent put up in the parking lot) The hostess said we should have asked for an inside table when we made the reservation, but that option was not available with the online reservation. (I can't imagine how anyone would ask for the overflow tent seating). When our waiter came over to take an order we said we would rather not and would be leaving. As we left the hostess said that next time we should ask for an inside table -- I told told her there would not be a next time. Luckily we found a nice table at a restaurant we knew in the area and had a wonderful dinner.

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JsneL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time as usual. This was my 4th time to dine here in the last 5 visits to SK. We come often. We adults had the3 course dinners which were excellent. The veal saltumbaca was divine. My grandson had a chocolate volcano cake and LOVED IT-he ate every bite. He’s 10 and this was quite an experience for him. We will definitely visit again in August when I will be here again with my sister and her husband. Best restaurant in the village!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. I would definitely come again.

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JaneN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For excellent food, extensive wine selection, and pleasing ambience, dine at Gabbiano's.

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TracyF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was mixed. The mussels app was great! The lobster ravioli was good, but the entree portion was only three pieces which seems skimpy. The veal had many delicious bites but also several which were tough and chewy. The tiramisu was amazing! The key lime pie had a hard crust which was difficult to break

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Robby was an excellent server- gave great service and was attentive to the needs of the table.

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Karen
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They kindly reset us to a more private table because we were celebrating our anniversary. Of course service was beyond compare. Always will be my favorite restaurant on the island. Thank you Cafe Gabbiano!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant I've ever eaten in my life extensive wine list top-notch service!

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vipElleD
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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KatieF
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the pleasure of having Ivo as our server. He made the meal with his joyful personality. I had the Veal chop with brandy and cream mushrooms. It also came with risotto and summer vegetables. I can honestly say this was one of the best restaurant meals I’ve ever had. The veal chop was cooked a perfect medium rare. So tender and flavorful. My friend had Veal Saltimbocca and said her’s was excellent also. They were quick to seat us for our reservation. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Unfortunately the food wasn’t anything to write home about and after sitting for 20 minutes with no service we had to go ask the hostess to see if anyone knew we were there. Wine choices were good and the ambiance was quite Italian, but I wouldn’t go back sadly.

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vipSarasotaLady
Naples
352 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I had another delicious dinner at Gabbiano's. The veal chop parmigiana is perfect! Our waiter Derek was great and very personable and professional. Can't wait to go back.

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MikeP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Main meal was good, dessert and coffee were very disappointing!!!

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! ONE OF THOSE MEALS WHERE YOU SAVOR EVERY BITE!

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CleVacationer
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Awesome ambience, slower service, food quality was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is a gem
Been many times Food is always good staff friendly

If you are in siesta don’t miss it

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DonnaZ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. The service was fantastic and the evening was one of the best that I remember having

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Tablefun
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Very good wine selection

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was okay. We had to look for a server we sat at our table for about 10 minutes and then went to the hostess station to advise them we had not see a server. The bread was very good and the mussels. The lobster ravioli was ok not much flavor. Cannoli dessert was ok the shell tasted stale. It is about 35 minute drive and there are closer restaurants that are better.

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MaryJ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

be ready to relax and not be in a hurry. Happy they participate in Savor Sarasota. Wait staff very good at explaining what it was.

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vipSarasotaFamily
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are locals and this is absolutely one of our favorite restaurants for dinner. The food is always exceptional! We highly recommend Cafe Gabbiano!

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viptomm
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious..This time we had the chicken parmigiana and the Veal chop!! We will be back!!

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vipbest4fish
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing meal. The bone in veal was exceptional! It may be the best one we ever had! The warm bread with oil dip, cheese, basalmic was a great start with our outstanding bottle of Brunello wine. Our meal was excellent and the wait staff was above and beyond

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divino el lugar, la comida y la atención del mozo Colombiano!

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RG22
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, the ambiance, everything was excellent. We’ve been coming to this restaurant every time we visit Sarasota, and we’ve never had a bad meal or encountered anything but great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and was pleasantly amazed. Everything was awesome done to the music!

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GregoryW
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall the food was good, not great. My Filet which was ordered med-rare came med- to med well. The rest of the meal we were pleased with.
They did comp me a glass of wine for my overdone steak. I did not want them to prepare another nor remove it from my bill.
It happens in this business and I let them know of the error.
We will go back for sure, the place is almost always beyond reproach.

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jorgiedigsfood
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another wonderful dinner and truly appreciated the intimacy of the “wine room” setting. Service was excellent and our food was well prepared and presented beautifully. Always a pleasure to eat at Gabbiano’s.

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vipJohn
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great wait staff. We really enjoyed our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and waitress!

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MWLBK
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The ambience in the wine room was awesome, as well as the service. We will definitely return.

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BonnyT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Homemade veal ravioli delicious. Service friendly but a bit slow. Would recommend.

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 1995 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Gabbiano does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/cafe-gabbiano/giftcards.

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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