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“Service is very ordinary!!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Il Gabbiano

Il Gabbiano
Via Nazionale 115, 98030 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+390942625128
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Ranked #123 of 221 Restaurants in Taormina
Price range: $37 - $72
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Service is very ordinary!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Food good , overpriced for what it is, the waitress needs a holiday! Overall , it's just that typical Italian attitude to tourists - "stuff them, there will be lots more tommorow -
they just don't get it- the customer should be treated with respect - give it a miss & try Nice ( 100% Satisfaction )

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“bad timing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This review is going to be a bit jaded as we ate there on a night when they had a large private party for which an entire room was devoted. We noticed that going in but figured since the rest of the restaurant appeared almost empty we would take a chance. As expected we were an after thought and service provided was minimal at best. The green salad we dressed ourselves so not much to comment on that. The food was fine, wine by the glass fine, bread just ok. It became our expectation to be served an after dinner digestive however when our bill came it was only 'the bill' yet I noticed another bill was delivered with the traditional drink. Maybe they ordered it so maybe
I was mistaken but since our salad was delivered without oil or vinegar I was assuming tthey overlooked that nice touch as well. The view is great. I would give it another try perhaps when they don't have any large parties.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Great location / view and really enjoyed the food, had a cracking fish stew, very nice evening and only had to walk across the road to the hotel. Would recommend giving it a try

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice view to Isola Bella whilst enjoying lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I liked the food, spaghetti all vongole was great, nicely presented caprese, swift service, although a bit dis-interested,
A stunning view on the island

Visited May 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent location & food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

What not to like...great location on the water, clean with a wonderful staff, very friendly and jovial. The manager is so nice. The food was fresh and delicious. I had the linguine and clams...to die for! Good wine too.

Visited May 2013
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