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Cafe Gabbiano Restaurant
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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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)
Scaloppini or Pollo with Chopped Artichokes in a Truffle Oil and White Wine Sauce
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
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.
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
$$Italian Restaurant, Bar
Italian Restaurant
Steak House
Fine Dining Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Today 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 10:00 pmSunday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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."
"The service was top notch and the ambiance a taste of italy."
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Marissa Key
3 weeks 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!!
Cheryl Makowsky
a year ago
Tried this restaurant for the 1st time being it was my Birthday had the worst experience. Had a reservation for 7:15pm we arrived at 7:10pm we were seated right away waited for my drink which took about 25 min ordered 2 appetizers which one of them was cold then our Main Dishes were not put on the table until 9:10pm. No sense in staying for coffee and desert which we were looking forward to because it was so late. Extremely Slow Service. The food was average.
Response from the owner - a year ago
A wait like that is absolutely unacceptable, Cheryl. We had a communication breakdown with your table that night. I have already discussed the details of the issue with the team. Please know this is out of the ordinary for us. To make up for it, I would like to invite you back in. Ask for myself or Peter and we will take care of you and make up for our shortfalls that night. Hope you'll decide to give us another shot — I know we won't disappoint twice! Thanks, Marc, Owner
Chris Williams
a year ago
I have been here a few times already and have an arrangement to have my wedding reception here as well. I am very hesitant of any restaurant on the water but this one has proved me wrong. The food is absolute delicious, service is great, and the owner is awesome. Highly recommend this place
Response from the owner - 5 months ago
We're so excited for you, Chris! Thanks for the recommendation, and thank you for letting us cook for you all this time. See you again soon. - Marc, Owner
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3 years ago
The service was Europeon style with five servers per table in which servers were very attentive (every five minutes). The food was supverb in which I had a whole lobster with angel hair pasta in a light wine tomato sauce. The lobster had lots of meat. My husband enjoyed a leg of lamb in the mushroom cream sauce which tasted exquisite. The only thing that was outrageously priced was the house salad which was eleven dollars. Be careful of the salad. The cook is a five star cook according to the restaurant information. We enjoyed the meal, though.
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John Lozada
a month 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 - a month 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
SunnyDays IceCream
2 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 - a year 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
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Sarasota Chiropractic, Physical Therapy & Massage
2 years ago
Great location but not the greatest service :(
Response from the owner - a year ago
I'm sorry you were disappointed with our service last year. However, I have since shared your comments with our team, and I can assure you that we're better than ever. That said, I hope you'll come back for another great meal—I know we have what it takes to impress you! All the best, Marc, Owner
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4 years ago
Really disappointing! Food is overpriced and the service was terrible. The waiter did not even know the name of the HOUSE chardonnay- and there is only one! Would not check either. Our table was so wobbly that they had to put corks under it to stabilize it so we could eat. The indicated that it happened all the time with that table- SO WHY NOT FIX IT! Seriously...The food was fair but the prices were outrageous. $40 for a piece of dover sole? It was a special so the price was not on the menu. Everyone at the table thought their respective meals were just okay. Not worth the $$$ for average cuisine. Many other better restaurants to chose in Sarasota for sure!
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