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Il Gabbiano Ristorante

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875 Erie St, East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
519 256 9757
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday Dinner was made extra special!

We were in Windsor on business and decided to try Il Gabbiano as some where special to celebrate my birthday. It was beautiful inside, the food was excellent and our server, Ingrid was a very lovely person. She brought me a piece of cheese cake for my birthday and wrote happy birthday on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Joanna M
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Cambridge, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
Cambridge, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were in Windsor on business and decided to try Il Gabbiano as some where special to celebrate my birthday. It was beautiful inside, the food was excellent and our server, Ingrid was a very lovely person. She brought me a piece of cheese cake for my birthday and wrote happy birthday on the plate and even put a candle... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

On a recent outing with another couple we enjoyed a great evening, unrushed, with great appetizers and chefs specials. A broad selection of wines by the bottle, and decent wines by the glass. A great place to make any occasion a special one. The owner came by more than once to ensure everything was fine.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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88 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We drove south to Canada for dinner to celebrate my friend's new "enhanced" Michigan driver's license, which is acceptable ID for getting back home from Canada instead of a passport. We chose Il Gabbiano from TripAdvisor and we were very happy with the choice. Il Gabbiano has a pleasant and sophisticated dining room, not large, and the menu items we... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Food was great and the service even better. The 4.5 star trip advisor review was bang on. Special Thank you Anna for the great service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My wife planned a dinner here for my surprise 50th birthday celebration. We wear a large table and the shaft was so accommodating he made a special party menu for us. It was a delicious six course meal. It started with antipasto which was amazing. Then that we had shrimp and calamari which was just as delicious as the previous... More 

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Windsor, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I have to agree with David S, this was the worst restaurant experience I have had on Erie St. I advise you to choose a different spot. We had reservations for a birthday dinner, just the two of us... the reservations were "loosely" confirmed by the owner when made with him. "Anytime after 7pm..." is fine. We arrived at 7.30pm... More 

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ChefJoeFallea, Owner at Il Gabbiano Ristorante, responded to this review

We are very sorry for your bad experience a few weeks ago. It was a very busy night and my staff and I were working very hard to service everyone in the restaurant. Our excuses may have been all different because all we were trying to do is make everyone happy. If you really want to know the real reason... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I have been to most of the restaurants on Erie St. I can say with confidence, that this is by far the worst one. I went to Il Gabbiano with a party of 6, and there is nothing good I can say about this restaurant. The service was slow, my veal was so mushy it tasted like ground beef, and... More 

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ChefJoeFallea, Owner at Il Gabbiano Ristorante, responded to this review

Sorry about your experience , we were trying our best to ruin you night!! We also were trying our best to make mushy veal and ground beef . Obviously you must be a amazing CHEF!!! Hope you continue on trying to hurt people online with your opinions. We are in the service industry and our goal is to make every... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We only planned to pop in for a quick cappuccino but were immediately swayed into an appetizer and dessert. The grilled calamari was cooked to perfection, the cappucino's excellent, served with mouth watering tiramisu..and the service was spot on. They have accrued a new regular!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was not just dining, it was an EXPERIENCE!! The manager, John Franco, was such a gracious host, and all of the staff was very welcoming and warm! My family and I live in Michigan but we plan to return in a few weeks for dinner again!!

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Windsor, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 875 Erie St, East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Windsor>  > Walkerville
  • Neighborhood: Walkerville
  • Phone Number: 519 256 9757

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?