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.
Happy Hour Daily from 5 PM to 6:30 PM At the Bar
Multiple dates available
Sun - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PMEnjoy $5 well cocktails, $5 house wines, $3 beers, $5 tapas and 1/2 off our meat and cheese options.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
With marinara sauce
Sautéed shallots, vodka and cream finished with a touch of marinara making a creamy delicacy
Cooked al dente in chicken broth with 12 mo. aged cheese
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!
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.
Great food with great service
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.
Food and service were excellent.
The food was outstanding as was the service. One of the best Italian restaurants we have ever had the pleasure to dine.
Great atmosphere, friendly/happy staff and fantastic food. Great to see a quaint, cozy, local restaurant/bar thriving in our community!
Our fourth visit and as always outstanding. Make sure you have a meal here when visiting Siesta Key.
Fabulous evening. Service was incredible and the food was even bette! Can’t wait to comeback.
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.
Good food good service good ambience. It was our first time there and I know we will be back.
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!
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.
The food and service were magnificent. We will return.
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.
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.
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
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!
Pasta was cold because meal sat for 10 minutes tablesise waiting to be served.
Mother’s 86th birthday
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!
Food and service were excellent. Marc and his staff do a great job.
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.
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.
Great food and excellent service! Celebrated a birthday last night and had a wonderful time
Slow service. Did not like where we were seated.
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.
Great service and food! Staff did a wonderful job accommodating a large party.
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
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.
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!!
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!!
Our waiter was terrific Louise he made our experience delightful.
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.
Our favorite spot for Italian when staying on Siesta Key! The food and wine never disappoint.
Best place we have eaten at since in siesta key! Make reservations!
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.
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.
Loved everything !! Food and service was exceptional
We will come back
Food was excellent as always. Service by all was exceptional. Siri(our waitress) could not have been more attentive.
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.