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“Wow, what great food on Siesta Key, Florida”
Review of Cafe Gabbiano

Cafe Gabbiano
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Ranked #61 of 1,051 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 February 25, 2013

We took some friends to dinner here who are world travelers and we all raved about the quality of the food. The dinner was outstanding, and the left overs tasted just as great the next day. Pasta, Fish, all wonderful.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

New owner. Good atmosphere, great food. Extensive wine list, good waitstaff. If you enjoy good Italian food, give it a try.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Just so so. Crowded. Food could be better. I don't have another hundred words to say about the place.

Thank bh1vermont
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Last year we raved about the quality of food at this restaurant. We couldn't wait to try it again when we arrived here in Florida for the winter. In New Hampshire, there is an old saying.... "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!". Sadly, the new owners seemed to have never heard that expression. The bread is now for toothless people, instead of the wonderful crusty, chewy kind they once served. The oil used for dipping is now a cheaper, tasteless concoction. The calamari our guests ordered for an appetizer arrived cooked to a crisp, dark brown in color and chewy, instead of light gold and succulent. Although we complained, no adjustment was offered or made to the check. I ordered linguini with frutti di mare, and for $25.00, got 2 shrimp, 2 clams, and a handful of gritty mussels. The ladies entrees arrived, but without the side of pasta mentioned on the menu. Again, no adjustment. The wine I ordered from the list did not come, as "they just ran out, but, the house wine is just as good". It was not, and we paid the same price for an inferior vintage. Three of the four of us for dinner were born in Italy, and know and appreciate good Italian food. This has become more like an Olive Garden venue.

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Thank douggherlone
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

The room was very warm and inviting with bottles of wine on the wall. The service was very attentive. The food was very well prepared with excellent presentation. Would gladly return.

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Thank HarryR37
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