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“always great service and food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Gabbiano Ristorante

Il Gabbiano Ristorante
875 Erie St, East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada (Sandwich South)
519 256 9757
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Ranked #21 of 640 Restaurants in Windsor
Price range: $15 - $32
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sandwich South
Tecumseh, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“always great service and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

great food, normally order pasta but ordered the filet, equally as good a steak as the keg or any steak and seafood restaurants. Husband had the spicy mussels, were some of the best he's had. Very enjoyable evening.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Move over, San Francisco!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We were visiting from the San Francisco Bay area, and headed over to lunch on Erie Street
and popped into Il Gabbiano. We chose the three-course special, and wow, was it ever! We were served by the charming Juan Franco, and enjoyed delicious plates that were artistic as they were scrumptious, almost too beautiful to eat: red pepper soup, caprese salad, fresh greens with shrimp, eggplant panini, linguini - need we say more, it was a true feast! Everything was fresh, beautifully presented, and mouth-watering. And even better, served with grace. Not an ounce of pretention! The restaurant owner, Joe, came to our table and greeted us with genuine hospitality. The whole experience was topped off with the best creme brulee and panna cotta in the world. Want a real taste of Italy? Head on over to Il Gabbiano for a real treat!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“10/10”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I went to Il Gabbiano for lunch last week and my experience was fantastic. Sitting on the well decorated patio, it was clear the care the owner, Joe Fallea, takes in his restaurant. He even approached us himself to check on how we were. The options were endless on the menu and our meals were absolutely delicious. To top it off, the service was impeccable. Despite the many other customers, the wait was not long at all and our server was very personable and kind.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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150 reviews 150 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 89 cities Reviews in 89 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great service and good Italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We had a really nice dinner here on a very warm summer night. Our waiter was really good and very friendly and personable. He added a few extra touches to the meal and helped make our dinner out quite memorable.

The wine list is varied with a good range of prices. Nice choices there. The menu also has some interesting selections as well. Both of us ordered meals we don't order normally and they were very good. Try the smoked trout pasta - very flavorful with super generous portion size.

The restaurant was quiet on a Tuesday night.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Can't wait to return!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Date night turned into a trip through the tunnel to Windsor's Little Italy. With no knowledge of the various restaurants we chose the one with the best curb appeal and were extremely pleased with our choice of Il Gabbiano! Great service, great atmosphere and excellent meals: linguine con pesto was delicious and had 8 jumbo shrimp; veal with mushrooms, roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables was also excellent. Can't wait to go back and bring some friends!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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