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Il Gabbiano

Via Nazionale 115, 98030, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 625128
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good24%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (12 reviews)
“shellfish” (3 reviews)
“lemon sauce” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Via Nazionale 115, 98030, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic location high above the bay. Probably better for lunch or early dinner. Proficient cooking - and a nice chef we met him afterwards - good wine list. Steak was a bit too well done to be perfect but that aside all good. Nice change...More

Thank Will W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food, great local wine, warm and efficient service - and what a view! We spent 3 delightful evenings at Il Gabbiano in our one week stay at Mazzaro - enjoyed it so much.

Thank Diana G
RistoranteilGabbiano, Proprietario at Il Gabbiano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We really like working with you, thank you for being a model customer. Best regards. Patrizia Rapisardi

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was PERFECT! "Spaghetti con frutti di Mare", " Griliata di pesce", The sicilian wine, The excpesso, "limoncello della casa", The beautifull view and The waiters were very kind and warm!!!! I recomend this italian restaurant!!!!

Thank Roberto I
RistoranteilGabbiano, Proprietario at Il Gabbiano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
Google Translation

Grazie per averci scelto e per esservi affidati a noi. Cordiali Saluti. Patrizia Rapisardi

Reviewed November 6, 2017

This one is simple. GREAT location, GREAT staff, GREAT and fresh food (the seafood and pasta were outrageous!) and GREAT homemade honey treats. Just eat here, it's that simple!

Thank Murray F
Reviewed October 19, 2017

I enjoyed my second meal of my visit here today, and will have one more tomorrow. The food isn’t loud, it is however delicious. I had the pasta with sardines today, and before, I had the Aubergine ravioli in creamy Parmesan sauce. Portion sizes are...More

Thank Caroline-J-Mc
Reviewed October 9, 2017

As others have said, the views from here are spectacular and you clearly pay for this in the prices here which are as expensive as some of the best restaurants in the centre of Taormina. There was nothing bad about the food, but this was...More

Thank UkAwayfromhome
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Just had our last dinner here tonight after a weeks stay in Mazzaro, Taormina. One of our best meals, served by very friendly staff. Sea food risotto, macaroni Alla Norma delicious!

Thank Lorraine-H23
Reviewed October 1, 2017

We'd been to the beach, hiked the stairs back from Isola Bella, and as you get to the top of the 1000s of steps, there is Il Gabbiano - you walk past and can see the view, it was late lunch time when we visited...More

Thank matty-os
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch. The view is spectacular. The service was excellent. We are mussels and clams as starter. Then ravioli and veal in lemon sauce as mains. Even managed puddings, followed by coffee and brandy. Best meal of holiday

Thank jaroberts30
Reviewed September 29, 2017

I must admit, this restaurant served the best mixed shell fish dish I have ever had. It consisted of mussels, 2 different types of clams and oysters. The sauce was to die for! I do consider myself an expert on shellfish...lol. Lovely service, views and...More

Thank Gillian O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$35 - $117
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale 115, 98030, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 625128
  • E-mail
Description
Facing one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, between the ancient ruins of the town of Taormina and the simple, yet enchanting beauty of the bay of Isola Bella, the restaurant Il Gabbiano enjoys an ideal position for observing these natural wonders. It is divided into three terraces overlooking the shimmering sea of Isola Bella Taormina. The Il Gabbiano restaurant offers the opportunity to spend some time in a "strip of paradise on earth". "Italy without Sicily leaves no image in the soul" and Taormina and Isola Bella, are the closest thing to this image of which Goethe said: "To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all".
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