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“Great atmosphere but normal food...”
Review of Cafe Gabbiano

Cafe Gabbiano
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Ranked #52 of 1,071 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Canal
Description: 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.
Reviewed July 16, 2012

My wife and I tried Cafe Gabbiano for the first time this past weekend. We made a reservation online that worked perfectly. They have reserved parking spots too -- very nice. Our plan was to get dinner then walk the beach (which is within walking distance).

We were taken to our table and you could tell right away that the waiter was a professional. Way better then what you'd expect at a regular chain restaurant. Very nice.

The food came out and was actually kind of bland and not exciting. I can't say is wasn't any good, but it just wasn't exciting. Hate to say it, but Carrabbas has a lot more taste to it. We had soup of the day, veal scaloppine and a tortellini dish. Just kind'of so so for the price.

If the dinner would have come out under $50, I would say it was worth it but we ended up in the $85 range and felt like C+.

It was just medium... but we did have a great walk on Siesta beach :)

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Reviewed June 29, 2012

We enjoyed the atmosphere being out on the veranda. The service was good. I liked the seafood pasta I got but my husband's veal had tons of semicooked onions on it and he got sick later that night. This was supposed to be our one nice meal during our trip. I would probably go somewhere else next time I'm looking for a nice meal in Siesta Key

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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Terrible night. Seated and ignored. No bread brought to table, a complete disaster. Waited forever just to get the bill. NO WAY do you want to waste your time or money.

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3  Thank M H
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

We just stopped in for the $3 slices of pizza. And they were definitely worth all $3 and more! They were huge! I just had one slice and it filled me up. We would recommend going for a quick lunch. I would definitely be interested in trying dinner there.

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Reviewed July 2, 2017
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