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Il Gabbiano

Via Nazionale 115, 98030 Mazzaro, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+390942625128
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Ranked #2 of 2 restaurants in Mazzaro
Price range: $37 - $72
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Milano
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

we were in Taormina during the low season so we had no traffic, parking or reservation problems. We chose restaurant Il Gabbiano by chance and were fascinated by the wonderful panorama overlooking the Taormina bay. We were welcome by the restaurant proprietor and had exquisite raw fish appetizers and sicilian "caponata" a local vegetable specialty and chose a good local... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The restaurant has a beautiful view of the isolated Bella, but that's as good as it gets. With the lovely open deck looking at the gorgeous coastline, you would think the restaurant would take the inspiration and create amazing fresh tasty food. Unfortunately the food leaves a lot to be desired. Our starters were adequate, but we both ordered seafood... More

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Malta malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Enjoyed having Easter Lunch here.. the food was excellent service and all. Will diffenatley be calling again.

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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This restaurant is for tourist. Although the location and the view is nice, it's the only things good. We thought that the 25 good reviews were more important than the 11 bad one, but trust me it's not! We ordered as starter a salad with Parmesan cheese and rucola with shrimps. The shrimps were really small and frozen and not... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Great setting, average service, food obviously for the tourist market, which was disappointing, the quality was good, just lacked any imagination.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Lovely view over looking isola Bella . The food though was very average. I had sea bass on a Mediterranean type sauce, which was basically tasteless. Proberbly the worst meal we had in 7 days.

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london
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Bearing in mind "la crisis economica" the waitress was totally disinterested in welcoming us and showing us to the table. We sat down, waited, got up and left. Still no interest from the waitress.

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Malta
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

It was our first time visiting Toarmina. we heard about this restaurant from trip advisor.Nice restaurant and excellant food. Recommanded for a romantic dinner. Beautiful view.

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Philadelphia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This restaurant has the best view. We had lunch there and the food was good, the service was good and the beers were very cold, what more could you ask for on vacation. This restaurant is a very short walk from the Isola Bella hotel.

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malta
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

an excellent restaurant ... good food and great people joanna malta

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