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Cafe Gabbiano, Sarasota, FL

Cafe Gabbiano

4.7
4.7
2747 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Nightly Monday to Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 349-1423

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Paolo DiCosta

  • Catering

    Catering available. Call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Cafe Gabbiano is pleased to be a part of your special event. We offer a full menu served family style

  • Private party contact

    Marc Grimaud: (941) 349-1423

  • Neighborhood

    Siesta Key

  • Cross street

    Canal

  • Parking details

    Any parking located in the plaza is available to our guests.

  • Public transit

    SCAT.

  • Entertainment

    Live music on select days, call for details.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Popular dishes

What 2,747 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Notable Wine List

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Notable Wine List

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday treat🎈
  2. CG

    CherylG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    RICO WAS FANTASTIC AS ALWAYS
  3. JD

    JordanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food that was cooked the right way. excellent service from the entire staff who went above and beyond to make our evening special. Ambience was very good as always and an overall good value. I’ll be back again for sure
  4. AR

    AmyR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Tasting Enjoyed the food and service Very welcoming and helpful
  5. F

    Foodiesrq

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food as always. I think we had a new server but overall it was fine.
  6. RC

    RonaldC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, best fish I’ve ever eaten in my life. Pasta excellent also. A must place to go for a great experience.
  7. CM

    ChrisM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the service, food and ambiance at Gabbiano’s was outstanding.
  8. G

    Gary

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Lovely place we’ve been coming for years very good Italian food and they make things that aren’t even on the menu such as spaghetti carbonara. The ambience is lovely however the girl seating us was in a tracksuit and some kind of sweatshirt didn’t think that was appropriate for that level of a dining experience. We enjoyed our meal but interrupted just a little too often to take our place when we clearly weren’t finish. Still recommend for a lovely dining night out
  9. E

    Excellent

    Naples

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy dining at Cafe Gabbiano. Service and food is consistently above expectations. A real gem on Siesta Key!
  10. EH

    ElizabethH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute must when coming to Siesta Key! Most authentic Italian and wonderful experience.
  11. SM

    SheilaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was much better than the service. We would go back again!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was fabulous. 5 of us and all loved our variety of choices. Highly recommend!
  13. D

    Dorothy

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent food and service!! Our server, Melissa, provided outstanding service. The limoncello dessert is a must!!❤️
  14. S

    Shelleyjs

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The side of the restaurant where the bar is is very loud. But the other half is very quiet and quaint.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Starters (mussels/cozze ) very good Grouper and Branzino excellent. Branzino display on plate could be improved Risotto was not worthy of an Italian restaurant, it was a sticky mess Tiramisu and crème brûlée were very good House wine Sauvignon from Sicily was nice and fruity. A wine cooler would not have been a luxury.
  16. SW

    SteveW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Melissa was our waitress. She did a great job and was very attentive! The food was great. We were celebrating our anniversary at cafe G because that is where our reception was during Covid. Great place with great service!
  17. LB

    LyndaB

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Italian cuisine, wonderful private label wines, great service (thanks, Nora!) and efficient wait staff, host table, and support staff. Had a buffalo mozzarella salad for two (ask for extra balsamic drizzle), one veal Mama Lucia with Parmesan risotto and a delicious vegetable medley and second meal of Chicken Parmesan with pasta. Bread is great with dipping sauce or butter, and tiramisu is to die for. We never come to Siesta Key without dining at Cafe Gabbiano, and always bring home enough for a second meal!
  18. F

    Foodie

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is still one of my favorite Italian restaurants. The service is always great. I’ve ordered so many dishes, all fantastic!! The special crafted Martini’s are yummy. Highly recommend
  19. CM

    CarlosM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Stopped in during our weekend getaway. Very solid food and service. I think some better cocktails could make this place five star.
  20. BM

    BeckyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came in on 9/3 with a group of 5 for my friends bachelorette party. I have never in my life received better service. Our server went above and beyond to make our experience special from custom menu items for allergy requests to surprise games and free Prosecco to celebrate. 10/10 we were all so happy and impressed from start to finish.
  21. JA

    JackA

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always stop by when we travel to the area - we live in Pittsburgh. The homemade pasta and sauce is the best. Staff is great. Tonight was date night but we’ve visited with large group of friends/ family as well.
  22. R

    Renas

    Naples

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found you guys on open table, because we were not really impressed with Gilligan Island grill after having the appetizers there. We were up in siesta key beach for my bday and decided to have dinner here. Dinner was very good. Kris, the server, was so awesome. He brought out a piece of key lime pie with happy bday Rena wrote on a plate Great experience !!! We told one of the owners in the parking lot how great Kris was!!!!
  23. B

    Boo13

    Naples

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful and the food was great. Very nice atmosphere. Will return when we come back to this area. Gnocchi were like my mothers!
  24. MM

    MaggieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I have always loved Gabiano's, but did not enjoy our meal last night. The food was OK, but not up to their usual standards. We were both disappointed.
  25. SS

    StacieS

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful birthday celebration! Fabulous food and great service!
  26. H

    Happy1956

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WONDERFUL!!!!!!!
  27. MM

    MeganM

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Priscilla was a fantastic waitress!!!
  28. RG

    RG22

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always frequent this restaurant every time we're in Siesta Key. The food was excellent as usual, but the service this time went beyond superb. I'm sorry I don't remember the names of the two young ladies who provided this great service but they should be commended.
  29. JL

    JoeL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good experience. My whole branzino (from the menu) was very tasty and my companions also enjoyed 3 specials: gnocchi, veal Milanese (with salad topping) and salmon. Service with a smiling server. All in all, a good birthday dinner.
  30. KC

    KellyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alexandra was an amazing server and she made the birthday guy feel extra special. This restaurant meets all the hype. It is exceptional … the food, wine selection, service … all superb. GO!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Italian I have ever had!! Great staff and their only desire is to give you the best and they do!! Love Cafe Gabbiano 👏♥️
  32. JO

    JaneO

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing bone in veal Parmesan. One of our favorite spots in Sarasota.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely exceptional experience from food to service to ambiance.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  35. t

    tomm

    Atlanta

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Curly always takes good care of us!! Veal is outstanding!! And the new cheese bread is really good!!
  36. MJ

    MarkJ

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The best Italian food in the Sarasota/Siesta Key area.
  37. BB

    BeverlyB

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, service. Outstanding, Food not presented properly. Just thrown on plate, very bad.. manager and waitress very eager to satisfy me, but to little to late.. Food ordered was tasteless and tough actually disgusting, would never go back..
  38. J

    Josh

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The service was terrible. It took a solid 15 minutes before anyone came up to our table. Meanwhile, there was what appeared to be a manager greeting a group of people he must've known because he devoted all his attention to them. When the sever finally came, she was ok but you could tell she was overwhelmed. The food was food but nothing spectacular and it came out incredibly fast which makes me think it was already prepared in the back. Their menu states they hand prepare everything so be patient. Not sure that's what happened here. Wouldn't recommend to anyone. Seems like its become nothing more than a one and done tourist place that has a fine dining appeal. It doesn't. Don't waste your time or money.
  39. NB

    NormanB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall best restaurant and service experience during our vacation here in Siesta Key. Excellent food and people.
  40. L

    Localresident

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When booking - please ask to sit inside the restaurant, not on the make-shift covered patio with bad lighting and lots of noise…

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 2747 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cafe Gabbiano

5104 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Canal

  • Neighborhood

    Siesta Key

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Nightly Monday to Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Any parking located in the plaza is available to our guests.

  • Public transit

    SCAT.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paolo DiCosta

  • Entertainment

    Live music on select days, call for details.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (941) 349-1423

  • Catering

    Catering available. Call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Cafe Gabbiano is pleased to be a part of your special event. We offer a full menu served family style

  • Private party contact

    Marc Grimaud: (941) 349-1423

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