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Cafe Gabbiano

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Mon, 2/18
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Steakhouse, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Build Your Own (or) Chefs Choice: Mixture of items 14 (or) Family Style Chefs Choice 11 pp
Italian cheese made from cow's milk
Buffalo Mozzarella
Italian cheese made from buffalo's milk
Mozzarella that is smoked
Outer shell of mozzarella with a creamy inside
Parmigiano Reggiano
Italian cheese aged a minimum of 18 months
Blue Cheese
A cultured earthy cheese
Goat Cheese
Soft cheese made from goat milk
Warm Brie
A soft cheese from cows milk from the Brie area of France
Cured Ham
Smoked Prosciutto
Cured Pork Belly
Cured Salumi
Tomato's & Basil
Fresh Pesto & Crostini
Arugula Salad & Cherry Tomato
olive oil, salt and pepper
Marinated Cherry Tomato & Crostini
Marinated Olives
Honey Truffle Drizzle
Bruschetta di Ischia
Cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and extra virgin olive oil over toasted Italian bread
Cozze alla Isolana
PEI mussel's sautéed in garlic, olive oil, white wine and fresh basil
Calamari Fritti con Pomodoro
Breaded & fried fresh with marinara sauce Or Sautéed with cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil white wine, and marinara
Add Gamberi or Pollo to any insalate
Insalate di Stagione
Seasonally prepared based around current in season ingredients
Insalata di Cesare
Romaine lettuce with homemade Cesare dressing tossed and topped with croutons
Insalata di Spinaci
Prepared special daily based around seasonal ingredients available
Handmade Pasta!
Truffle Sacchettini
Truffle and cheese stuffed pasta in a butter, sage sauce with truffle oil
Ossobuco Ravioli
Ravioli stuffed with braised veal. Served in our Bolognese sauce made up of filet tips, veal and ground beef
Lobster Ravioli
Sautéed shallots, vodka and cream finished with a touch of marinara making a creamy delicacy
Tortellini Alla Paolo
Cheese stuffed pasta sautéed with ham, mushrooms, and peas topped with our fresh Alfredo sauce
Squid Ink Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Shrimp, squid ink pasta, sautéed with cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil, white wine and crushed red pepper
Linguine Pescatora
Calamari, mussels, clams, shrimp sautéed olive oil, white wine, marinara
Zuppa di Vongole
One dozen fresh littleneck clams sautéed in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and white wine, served over a bed of linguine
Spaghetti Al Pomodoro Fresco
Garlic and fresh cherry tomatoes sautéed in olive oil, marinara and basil over a bed of spaghetti. Add Pollo or Gamberi upon request
Hand rolled gnocchi. Prepared special by the chef daily
Parmigiana di Melanzane
Eggplant baked with mozzarella, Parmigiano, ricotta, fresh herbs and spices
Allen Brothers Filet Mignon
24 day aged Filet Mignon, served with mushrooms, risotto and the vegetable of the day
Costolette di Vitello
Bone in 14 ounce Veal Chop. Prepared with sautéed mushrooms, cream and brandy. Availability Limited
Costolette di Vitello Parmigiana
Bone in 10 ounce Veal Chop pounded thin, lightly breaded, fried and topped with marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella. De-boned upon request
Costolette di Vitello Milanese
Bone in 10 ounce Veal Chop pounded thin, lightly breaded, fried, Milanese style topped with an arugula and cherry tomato salad finished with balsamic. De-boned upon request
Carne Special
Chef selected cut prepared special by the chef daily
Scaloppine Mamma Lucia
Veal sautéed in Marsala wine with fresh wild mushrooms, topped with eggplant and fresh mozzarella cheese. (One of our house specialties)
Pollo Special
Free-range chicken breast prepared special by the chef daily
Pollo Mamma Lucia
Free range chicken breast sautéed with wild mushrooms, Marsala wine, and a touch of marinara, then topped with mozzarella cheese
Pollo Parmigiana
Free-range chicken breast lightly breaded, fried, finished with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
A Mediterranean Sea bass served whole, de-boned tableside in a white wine, lemon and butter sauce
Filet of Grouper
A locally caught white fish. Prepared special by the chef daily
Pesce Special
Freshly sourced fish that varies depending on the season. Prepared special by the chef daily
Salmon Sole Mio
Atlantic salmon sautéed with olive oil, garlic, white wine, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and herbs
Cafe Gabbiano is the best Italian fine dining experience on Siesta Key! We invite you to enjoy our carefully prepared authentic Italian cuisine and a world class selection of wine.
$20 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Steakhouse, Italian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed the Happy Hour specials at Gabbiano's after a day at Lido Beach. The wine and beer and select cocktails were all discounted and appetizers were half price. We tried a variety - calamari, mussels, bruschetta, and two different chef samplers of cheese, charcuterie and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank burdsa
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful service,excellent cuisine, beautiful location Be sure to call for reservations Not a large venue and very busy

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Roving548695
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently visited Siesta Key for a week and tried a different restaurant each night. By far, Café Gabbiano was the best! The service was excellent (thanks, Miranda!) and the atmosphere perfect. I asked for a non-alcoholic "mocktail" and the bartender came...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 237fg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make a reservation because it seems the nicer restaurants fill quickly, although I wasn't that impressed with the menu. I ordered chicken parmesan (although it was called something else), but it wasn't as flavorful as I was expecting. It seemed that they were a little...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lynnmyrac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have looked at this restaurant at each of our visits but never made a reservation. Today we did, and it was wonderful! The service was great and the food superb. Everyone in our group was happy with their order. We will return.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mnshe
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

We went to cafe gabbiano for dinner to celebrate my friend’s Bachlorette. Robbie was our server and he went out of his way to make the bride feel special! The food came out quickly and was followed by a surprise dessert with the date or...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sonti213
Reviewed January 10, 2019

We had the most accommodating waiter! "Mr. Quiet talker" aka our waiter helped us choose a fantastic bottle of wine that our party of 7 all enjoyed. Gnoochi was the party's favorite, but all the pasta dishes were super tasty!! Two of the party totally...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MrsBoyer
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Small Italian Restaurant in a shopping plaza in Siesta Key that is top shelf! We had an unbelievably nice waiter who brought large samplings of wine for us to try prior to ordering a bottle! The entrees were all fantastic and we were a family...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MrsBoyer11
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I wish I had liked the food more, as I really wanted to love this place, but it just is not that good. Only one plate out of four was really good. The osobuco ravioli was so good it was worth the expense. The rest...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dboscotogo
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We met a group of friends during our except trip, as we did one year ago. The time we encountered absolutely terrible and slow service. Our waitperson actually disappeared and we had to be "picked up" by passing by servers. Although the food was quite...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JayDeLo
Marc G, Owner at Cafe Gabbiano, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we appreciate hearing from our guests. While we are happy to see you enjoyed your meal, we apologize for the rest of your experience. We pride ourselves on providing great, friendly service but unfortunately...More

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