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Opposite Sunving Resort Hotel, Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
+30 694 575 9657
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and very friendly people

We visited Gabbiano after reading the reviews and we were not disappointed. I had the Bouyourdi which was delicious. Sadly it was their last night of the season otherwise we would no doubt have returned.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2014
Jo T
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VRSA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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VRSA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We visited Gabbiano after reading the reviews and we were not disappointed. I had the Bouyourdi which was delicious. Sadly it was their last night of the season otherwise we would no doubt have returned.

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nottingham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Visited Gabianno restaurant after reading good reviews on this site. Our welcome was cordial, felt hurried when order taken and all main food dishes were salty. Service was fine as the restaurant was very quite due to end of season. We were a family who had attended this restaurant. Pricey too. There are other tavernas in Makri Gialos that fair... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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110 reviews 110 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Long time since we visited Gabbiano and was pleasently surprised by the Nice athmosphere and the good Food. We will certainly visit Gabbiano again.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The food is excellent, prepared and served by a lovely family who always make you very welcome everytime you go.

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Leeds
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Gabbiano restaurant in Makrigialos, Crete next to Grapevine Villas is a real find. Friendly, efficient service from the family who own it, coupled with excellent range of menu to suit all tastes, resulting in a great experience. Not to be missed!!! Stiffado cooked for Tuesday evening needs to be ordered the day before. Delicious! Highly recommended. CretePete

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great ambience; busy with relaxed happy customers; clear a few tables were repeat visitors as they knew our host's. Great home cooked style food. Try the slow cooked meat dish of the day ( veal when we went on a Sunday eve) it was so tasty and wholesome. Wine options pretty good and the red we got was nice. Service... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

On our first night we always go to Gabbiano's, and we are never disappointed. The food is fantastic and the welcome you get is just like walking into a friends home. Kids are very welcome here I took note and noticed this as we have a house in Grapevines and a lot of our guests would be family's. They have... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you come to Makrigialos, which I highly recommend, and don't dine at Gabbianos you have sinned! Stelios and his brothers lend a very warm & friendly atmosphere to their delightful, clean and airy restaurant. The food is, in my opinion, the very best in Makrigialos. I thought the lamb chops were terrific....and then I tasted the Stiffado - lovingly... More 

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northants
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The three brothers give you their best attention and their recommendations are second to none. A fantastic atmosphere with the added bonus of being included in Stelios' 50th birthday celebration. We ate here enjoying classic and authentic dishes which tantalised the taste buds to the very limit. A family enterprise which is most impressive. Prices are terrific and you have... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Gabbiano is one of the landmark restaurants of the south-east Crete resort of Makrigialos. Every time I come to Crete, which I do often because I have a house here, I have a little custom - which is to pay a visit to Gabbiano for their succulent fresh lamb chops! Stelios who runs it with his brothers doesn't even have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Opposite Sunving Resort Hotel, Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Makry-Gialos
  • Phone Number: +30 694 575 9657

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 27
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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