We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 643 Windsor Restaurants

Il Gabbiano Ristorante

875 Erie St, East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada (Walkerville)
519 256 9757
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #15 of 643 Restaurants in Windsor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $30
Neighborhood: Walkerville
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

57 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    37
    11
    6
    0
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Windsor, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I took my wife out for a romantic dinner on a Thursday evening. I thought Thursday would be a safe bet. I know Friday and Saturdays at this place can be busy. However, two office parties had invaded the place, and both the upstairs and downstairs dining rooms were packed with over-sized egos with too much to drink. It was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windsor, Canada
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the best Italian restaurants in little Italy. Excellet food explains why they have been around so long. Eat here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windsor, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have had Il Gabbiano cater multiple events with fantastic results. So much so that I decided to have our Christmas party in the private room upstairs, and the party was magnificent! The food was amazing, the atmosphere elegant and festive, and the staff was friendly and professional. Food allergies were easily accommodated. Joe (owner) makes it effortless!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Last month we had a lovely celebration dinner for our daughter at Il Gabbiano. Thank-you so much to Joe and JohnFranco for organizing such a great dinner party.Our party of 30 people was held upstairs the atmosphere and decor was elegant with candles burning and soft music playing in the background.The food was fabulous, thanks to chef Shawn. Many people... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Catharines, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was in town for a work event and our staff went to Il Gabbiano for dinner. We all loved it! Amazing food, great service. Highly recommended!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windsor, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I recently had to plan a dinner for a national conference group consisting of a diverse, experienced diner contingent including two celiacs. From the very beginning of booking and asking questions both owner and all staff were incredibly helpful. All concerns for our celiac diners were understood and taken very seriously. The evening started off with great appetizers (celiac options... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband and I had the most delicious lunch....veal risotto and chicken marsella. We started with spicy roasted red pepper soup which was creamy and full of flavour with a nice kick. The risotto was the best I have had anywhere and the chicken was cooked perfectly. Our waiter John Franco was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this restaurant... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

After several years overseas we finally had a chance to return to our favorite Detroit/Windsor restaurant. Called mid-day to make a reservation and the owner answered the phone and welcomed us back. Dinner was a four-hour culinary experience. Joe recommended the best Barolo which matched all six courses perfectly! Ambiance was great. Service was awesome. Value for the money was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
ChefJoeFallea, Owner at Il Gabbiano Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you . It was great to see you both and that life has brought many experiences . Looking forward to many more wonderful evenings . See you soon again. Joe More 

Windsor
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Positives- sangria was good, antipasto was good and prices are good Negatives- one of my tomato slices had the sticker on it, I ordered my steak med rare and it was well done ( no pink ), the waitress did offer to make a request for another one but I didn't want to take it that far. I won't go... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

An unplanned lunch brought a group of us to Il Gabbiano mid-week. It undoubtedly helped that one of our group was a frequent visitor, so we were treated to a variety of appetizers (excellent calamari and shrimp) and some wonderful mains (especially the veal). Coupled with some very good service, this was a pleasant experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Il Gabbiano Ristorante also viewed

 

Been to Il Gabbiano Ristorante? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Il Gabbiano Ristorante

Address: 875 Erie St, East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 519 256 9757
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Windsor>  > Walkerville
Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Il Gabbiano Ristorante staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?