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The Menu
Pear and Green Apple Salad with Goat Cheese, Honey and Balsamic Reduction
Prosecco DOC
Soft bubbles at the palate, light yellow color, fresh and harmonious taste. The fine and soft bubbles of this wine perfectly match with the delicacy of this appetizer.

Seared Fresh Sea Scallops with a Mango Pineapple Coulis
Ribolla Giolla
It's an old indigenous and typical wine from Friuli Venezia Giulia, whose main features are its dryness and intense aromas. The dryness of Ribolla Gialla cleans the mouth and therefore enhance the taste of the fish.

Pan Seared Seabass Aquapaza (Cherry Tomatoes, Potatoes, Garlic and Olive Oil)
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Scaloppini or Pollo with Chopped Artichokes in a Truffle Oil and White Wine Sauce
Grion
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Perfect balance of flavors and aromas. Its best quality is elegance and can be paired both with meat and fish.

Chilled Pear Tart
Recioto
Valentina Cubi Recioto Valpolicella (Veneto): made from organically grown grapes. Perfect balance of sweetness and freshness with notes of chocolate. Meditation wine that can be enjoyed on its own but that also perfectly match with desserts.
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January 19th, 2014 at 6:00 PM
$75 includes all wine.
Just received the gold medal from the Forks & Corks food and wine event.
Fresh bed of Spinach with pears, goat cheese, sweet corn and almonds.
2012 Chardonnay
Baby Ossobuco over polenta.  Braised veal shank served over polenta
2011 Syrah
Atlantic Swordfish or Chicken livornese.  Cherry tomatoes, black olives, capers, garlic and white wine on top of the protein of your choice.
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Herb rubbed New Zealand Lamb chops in a Dijon Mustard sauce.
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Chocolate Mousse topped with a cherry reduction.
2010 Cave Dweller's
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5104 Ocean Blvd Sarasota, FL 34242
5104 Ocean BoulevardUSFloridaSarasota34242
(941) 349-1423cafegabbiano.com
$$Italian Restaurant, Bar
Italian Restaurant
Bar
Steak House
Fine Dining Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Today 5–10PM
Monday 5–10PMTuesday 5–10PMWednesday 5–10PMThursday 5–10PMFriday 5–10PMSaturday 5–10PMSunday 5–10PM
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Just a short walk from the beautiful beaches of Sarasota, Café Gabbiano brings Italy to Siesta Key. We feature $5 happy hour specials, from 4-6, and $10 wine tasting samplers offered daily.
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Rustic-elegant eatery with patio seating offers upscale Italian favorites & a lengthy wine list.- Google
"We had an appetizer, main course and dessert."
"Our favorite restaurant as it is consistently fine."
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mure12 jjean
2 months ago
Gabbiano's has it all! Excellent food - kudos to the chef! The chef is very amenable to accommodate your taste preferences and will prepare your meal to your specs. Aaaaaah and the wait staff - superb! They are knowledgeable, helpful and available (thanks Tommy).Mark and or Peter are present to greet you and chat. Our favorite restaurant as it is consistently fine.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
I'm thrilled our team has been able to accommodate your preferences without a problem, and they've consistently delivered great service. They will all be excited to hear your review as well. We hope to see you again soon! -Marc, Owner
Donnette Black
5 months ago
Party of 10 what a waste of time. Worse food ever. Completely out of steaks. Pasta was all stuck together. Chinese waiter messed up our bill. Go to the to another restaurant. Very over priced. Should have went to McDonald's
Response from the owner - 5 months ago
Donnette, This is very upsetting to hear. We have setup a new procedure to ask about splitting bills in the beginning of the evening to avoid lag time at the end of the meal. This way we can plan accordingly. For the steaks, we sold 25 steaks to one table that evening. We do not freeze our meat so once we run out, unfortunately that is it. This is the first time we have ever run out of steaks. It can be tough running out but we do not want to compromise the product by freezing it. We tried to make this up to you by buying you a round of drinks and an appetizer. Thanks for your comments and I will share them with my team as a learning experience. Marc, Owner
Marissa Key
9 months ago
I was there last evening with my daughter, who was visiting from NY. From the minute we were greeted we were so happy. Excellent service, food was wonderful. There was plenty of parking. A must go!!
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John Lozada
10 months ago
Ijust went to this restaurant for the first time and it was amazing! The food made me fall in love and our waiter (Mike) was amazing and very knowledgeable! Thank you for an enjoyable evening
Response from the owner - 10 months ago
John! It's such a delight to hear that! I will be sure to tell Mike that he did a stellar job. Cheers! - Marc, Owner
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Maria Savage
6 months ago
Very nice restaurant, pleasant servers, excellent food, nice ambiance and very clean. It was my 1st time in this area and my brother decided to have a 10 yr anniversary dinner with 25 ppl the food, server, service was outstanding.
Response from the owner - 5 months ago
Maria! Thank you very much for you kind words and praise. I am so delighted that you had a great time here during your anniversary dinner. Cheers. - Marc, Owner
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Isaac Smith
5 months ago
My wife and I wanted to go somewhere a bit more fancy while on our honeymoon and Cafe Gabbiano definitely delivered. The staff was very knowledgeable and polite. The food we ordered was worth every penny. We plan on coming back in the future and we both would highly recommend this establishment to anyone!
Response from the owner - 5 months ago
Isaac! So flattered that you would spend one of your honeymoon evenings with us. I am so delighted to hear that everything was to your liking and can't wait to have you back again! Cheers. - Marc, Owner
Lori Defillipo
8 months ago
We had a very pleasant dinner experience here...the food was very good(and we have very discerning taste,)the wine selection was excellent and the wait staff very attentive. The food and wine was also very reasonably priced!
Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Lori! Glad you stopped by. I hope we were able to make a good impression. Come back again anytime! Cheers. - Marc, Owner
SunnyDays IceCream
3 years ago
We had a party of six and sat in the wine room. We felt the atmosphere and service were excellent! The food was very very good. We had an appetizer, main course and dessert. The staff was very attentive. We went there for a special occasion. We would recommend this place for sure.
Response from the owner - 2 years ago
Thanks for celebrating with us! We're so glad that everyone had a blast with us—we did, too! Can't wait to see you again! -Marc, Owner