Cafe Gabbiano

4.8
2239 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.

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 2239 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I were in town for a short weekend and found Cafe Gabbiano on Open Table. It was one of the best Italian restaurants that we have tried! I’m not a huge chicken parmigiana fan, but the chicken parmigiana here is AMAZING! We also got the gnocchi and it was the best! The staff was awesome and quick. Highly recommend! We will be back!

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Boatman
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, an excellant experience at this great restaurant. The calamari was top notch as well as the Salmon. The bone in veal chop was the best I have eaten. Service was great. Wonderful meal.

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vipKimKat
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Seating in a cozy wine rack room. We had eggplant parmigiana and lasagna. Both were very good. Their red sauce was fresh tasting and excellent. We were celebrating our anniversary and received a complimentary dessert. Thanks for that! Definitely recommend. Pricing reasonable for quality.

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vipAnnV
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

MM
MarcM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as was the service. One of the best Italian restaurants we have ever had the pleasure to dine.

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SteveR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly/happy staff and fantastic food. Great to see a quaint, cozy, local restaurant/bar thriving in our community!

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KimM
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fourth visit and as always outstanding. Make sure you have a meal here when visiting Siesta Key.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening. Service was incredible and the food was even bette! Can’t wait to comeback.

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BethL
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time visiting the restaurant. The servers were very very good and attentive. Food amazing! Will always go back when we are in town.

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ShawnD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service good ambience. It was our first time there and I know we will be back.

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KayH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent! One of our party ordered the sea bass and our waiter meticulously deboned it table side. He was quite upbeat and entertaining. Every trip to Siesta Key is not complete without a dinner at Gabbiono’s!

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vipCardiacKid
Naples
49 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabbiano never fails to impressed. From The cordial greening of the staff today refined and attentive service. This siesta Key favorite always delivers. Large selection of wines by the glass had reasonable prices begin the meal along with a a flavorful and authentic antipasto. Highlighted by cheeses of excellent quality the auntie pasta is the perfect starter. The pasta is a second course are fresh and innovative. I highly recommend the veal chop parmesan with the bone in for those with a Hardy appetite. A tiramisu and wonderful cappuccinos completes a great evening. Highly recommended.

MJ
MelanieJ
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were magnificent. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was okay. Kind of disappointed. The first wine we asked for was out of stock and the 2nd one we had opened was bad. The marinated olives were squishy and flavorless. The risotto was uncooked and not cheesy and creamy. The salmon was boring. My family’s steaks were great.

We sat near a table with 7 little kids which is why I said it was loud.

For as many awards as it had gotten I thought it would be out best meal in Siesta Key. Out of 9 restaurants we have been too it has been our only disappointment and the most expensive. Go to Flavios instead.

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MichelleO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful and so fresh with great flavors. The service was just the right level of attention and the restaurant was nicely crowded. We went for Thanksgiving and it was the perfect location for the occasion. The bill was a little higher than the usual but well worth it. Would highly recommend and will be returning.

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francinep
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Had the turkey dinner there was no cranberry sauce and instead of saying we are out of it and we will substitute it for something else like apple sauce. Our waitress lied and said it was in the stuffing. Like I’m a moron The wood floor was uneven finding myself tripping twice. I think I said enough

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MariaG
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for Thanksgiving based on some reviews and were not disappointed. Great ambiance, cozy and tastefully decorated place. The menu selection was excellent, everything we ordered was outstanding from the caprese, to the ossobuco, turkey, salmon, and ending with a delicious crème brûlée. Service was quick and our waitress was very attentive. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Pasta was cold because meal sat for 10 minutes tablesise waiting to be served.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s 86th birthday

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AndyB
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had since moving to FL a few years ago. Great food and service and a beautiful environment. Will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Marc and his staff do a great job.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rico took great care of us and his suggestions were spot-on. Also, Chris came by to check on us…a nice touch! Definitely going back.

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ChristopherKyle
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely amazing - The pasta was handmade to perfection! Plenty to choose from on the beverage list. Service was a little overwhelmed with the Friday night rush but they did their best to accommodate everyone while being clearly under staffed. Seating was definitely tight, a lot of indoor tables for a small venue. With all that being said, I will definitely be booking another table on an off night in the future.

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Kait
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! Celebrated a birthday last night and had a wonderful time

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Jjtrivedi82
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Slow service. Did not like where we were seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite all time restaurant. Nora, Evo, Robbie, Rico and gang will take great care of you! Try Rico’s version of the Tortellini with crispy prosciutto!! A siesta key must. Incredible atmosphere and of course, key lime pie.

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vipAmyS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Staff did a wonderful job accommodating a large party.

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ChetG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. The food was superb. My wife said her Eggplant dish was one of the best that she has ever had. My Scaloppine Mama Lucia was delicious. Overall a great evening

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Jiminpotomac
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience! Great wine list. The food was exceptional! The service was the best ever. We even have a new favorite Cabernet thanks to the suggestion of Rico! This had to be one of the finest dining experiences ever.

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vipnickatnight
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Rico, we had a wonderful 50th wedding anniversary celebration for a very special couple - our neighbors! The wine, appetizer and entrees were exceptionally good. The Scaloppine Mama Lucia was absolutely delicious; as well as, the generous portion of fresh grouper - in a sauce of artichokes and white wine with capers. Yum. The evening was relaxed with lively conversation and we did not feel rushed at all. The special dessert was greatly appreciated. Thank you Cafe Gabbiano!!

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LauraM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious! Food, wine, atmosphere, and Mikey (server) was excellent. Appreciate Mikey’s advice on wine choice and meeting our every need. We will definitely come back next year!!

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Glutenfree
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was terrific Louise he made our experience delightful.

JB
JoseB
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary. We were seated immediately for our 7:30 reservation. Ambiance, service and food were all great. Good wine selection and ordered chef’s selection charcuterie board and the whole Mediterranean Sea bass which was deboned table side. Foe desert had tiramisu which was delicious and waitress spelled out happy 29th anniversary around desert, nice touch. We will be back again when we return to Siesta Key.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot for Italian when staying on Siesta Key! The food and wine never disappoint.

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JULZ33
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place we have eaten at since in siesta key! Make reservations!

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vipAnitabfranklin
E. Tennessee
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had high hopes for this place and was not disappointed. The waiter, Alex, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The wine list was superb as was the bruschetta. I had the truffle ravioli and it was cooked al dente which is perfection. I was least impressed with desert. We had the lava cake and creme brûlée which was ok but my least favorite part of the meal. I'll probably order an additional entree rather than get dessert next time. We will be back.

SJ
vipSJDAB
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - we had the veal and the squid ink pasta with shrimp & both were really good. Veal was tender and flavorful. Tiramisu was some of the best we’ve had. Good wine selection. We sat in a room with 4 tables so was a little close but cozy and great ambiance with the wine racks. Have recommended to others we’ve met on our trip.

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vipStephanieH
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything !! Food and service was exceptional
We will come back

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ToddH
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as always. Service by all was exceptional. Siri(our waitress) could not have been more attentive.

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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 4.8 stars by 2239 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.

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