Cafe Gabbiano

4.7
1649 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

Starting Sep 5, 2020 · 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 1649 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodie
Omaha
61 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and it was Fabulous!! Great atmosphere and service. We were a group of 4. We all ordered different entrees and all were excellent! Can't wait to come back!

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vipjenb
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food was delicious

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pdhowell
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice dinner outside! Excellent service, good food!

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vipEricF
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Service was impeccable. Food was absolutely delicious. Dessert was perfect. Best restaurant in the Village.

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vipJeff34212
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Gabbiano is truly a diamond in the rough. Surrounded in Siesta Key Village by tourist driven Tiki hut hamburger spots and frozen drink joints, this restaurant tucked away off the beaten track....over delivers every single time we partake. The food is awesome (fabulous Italian-chef inspired -the real deal) , the wine is special and most of all the people (owners to the wait staff are some of the nicest & best people you could spend any evening with anywhere). Hey don't take my word for it, get over to this wonderful place and have some wonderful il mangiare.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tommy was superb. He made our anniversary dinner the best ever. Could not have asked for a better experience. Food was great (lobster ravioli, bruschetta), wine was amazing. Ps - ask to sit in the wine cellar :)

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vipCane17
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

quaint charming spot. food and service were very good.

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vipDanC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice evening with very pleasant waitstaff. We were there for our anniversary and they comped us dessert which was a very nice touch. This was our second visit and unfortunately the food was not as good this time around but overall a nice dinner. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous…First class service!
Superb Italian food!

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vipHarrycocob
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place... the food is outstanding. The service is the same.

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HeatherE
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service top notch! Server knew the wine list well!

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NickC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great service. Definitely worth a visit.

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vipDeborah
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our last day of vacation, the meal and service was wonderful thank you ! I had the truffle ravioli,, it was soooo good ! it was gone off of my plate
Almost instantly ! Even thought about it some more the next day (:

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vipDavidH
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places on Siesta Key - NEVER disappoints -

great menu, wine list and service team

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a fantastic experience! We were celebrating my daughter’s 18th birthday and they hand wrote her a birthday card signed by everyone, the service was fantastic, the food was beyond amazing, and the whole experience was absolutely amazing. I will definitely travel back to Siesta Key just to come here to eat again.

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Vegasgirl
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Discovered this little gem last year and had to go back again this year. Food is excellent and very fresh. The service was great and very accommodating when my friend wanted to change her order 10 minutes after it was placed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit here in few weeks. Requested Tommy after our great experience on 1st visit. Everything was great again. Great food, great wine selection, great service!!!

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vipDeskiech
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service!

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ShariC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the great wine least!! Food was wonderful. Loved the waiter. I would definitely recommend

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RobertT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Excited to take fincee out on our 11th anniversary I decided to try Cafe Gabbiano. Nice place, good waiter but the actual food wasnt the best and the price was high. Staff/ Mgmt was kind enough to compliment dinner with desert and cocktails for both of us which was really gracious. Being originally from NYC, I struggle with most resturants here..quality of the plate and service (typically) at the cost dont seem to equal. I expected high quality Reggiano cheese on the platter but found it very basic which was the first impression. Next..I ordered an off the menu item which is my fault but i had high expectations going in. Fiancee ordered filet mignone..looked great ..cooked correct temp but had no wow at all..she said taste like a hamburger...all n all alittle dissappinted. With some tweeking this place could have been great. Any decent resturant in NY would have a demi glaze for a veal chop or atleast a better fake...oh well ..better luck next time..seafood maybe?

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vip72of500
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely fantastic in all regards. The Veal Chop and Salmon were amazing and we enjoyed the Key lime pie and cannoli.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous! It was our 2nd time there and we took friends. Ricco was fantastic at suggesting and very professional yet personable. We will definitely be back!

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RandyA
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food, the service I could not rate a 5 star as our waitress was a little slow on reacting to request. We will go back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was phenomenal and service was outstanding!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! So good. Loved the whole place!

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vipFooddie
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place in Siesta village!!! Great choice of Italian food:pasta, fish, meat! Our waiter was very attentive and friendly!!

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vipThomas120191
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening dining at this classic restaurant. The decor was welcoming, our server Nora was excellent and the food was outstanding. My wife and I shared the Gnocchi Bolognese as an appetizer and the sauce was a perfect fit for the pasta. Our entrees consisted of the Scaloppine Mamma Lucia and the Veal Chop Parmigiana. The veal for both dishes was so tender and the vegetables were very fresh. A bottle of the Porter Family Cave Dweller blend was the perfect accompaniment to our meal. It was more than worth the 197 miles round trip drive and we are already looking forward to our next visit.

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johns
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was superb as was wine list menu prices were moderate and portions large would definitely return

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and ambiance was amazing! I will definitely go back. I order chicken parm and it was a little dry/ overcooked. But overall everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing!!! I believe his name was Tommy. Great server!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the wait staff very attentive. I couldn’t decide on a wine, and the waiter brought two for me to sample and choose. We were very comfortable with the seating and mask wearing by staff. The touch less checkout with QR code was a great option. Will definitely return!

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WelovegoodfoodCooperCity
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience! The service was excellent and very attentive, we will definitely return!

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SandyH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere and service were all superb! It was perfect for my birthday celebration!

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bigfan
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress so so friendly and patient with our kids. The food was amazing and it was such a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside on the patio on a breezy evening. Good wine and great food with superior service

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Flavia
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with delicious food and friendly staff!

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kaylas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice. The food and service are equally fantastic!

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vipFrancesS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Good social distancing. Veal Parmigiana was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food was pretty good but nothing knocked my socks off. Our server had his mask around his chin but the other wait staff were wearing theirs. No enforcement of masks in common areas for other patrons. Our meal was pricey for what it was and for the area.

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Sharen62263
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

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 1649 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Gabbiano does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://cafegabbiano.instagift.com.

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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