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Il Gabbiano

Via Nazionale 115, 98030, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 625128
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good23%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
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“pasta” (8 reviews)
“ate here” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
££ - £££
Via Nazionale 115, 98030, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our last dinner in Taormina here. We had classic Italian dinner, pasta. We where satisfied with quality. The best of all was the view over Isola Bella. A good place to dinner.

Thank Trond V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice as the service was so friendly and the view over the beach to the Isola Bella was perfect. We loved the Sicilian white wine recommended by Sebastiano who was kind enough to chat away with me in my improving Italian....More

Thank Marie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here 4 times in 6 days. Each meal was of FRESH Seafood and was excellent. The muscles were soft, creamy and had no grit. We had a Whole Grilled Sea Bass at one meal that we picked from an iced tray. The fish...More

Thank coldsteel337
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have had 1 lunch and 2 dinners at this restaurant overlooking Isola Bella this past week. Surely, the view is spectacular and the weather has been perfect. Yesterday we had a different waiter, Sebastionio, than our previous 2 trips. Upon indicating we wanted shellfish,...More

Thank john p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch and it was adequate but no more than that. Wholesome pasta with rich sauces. Basic wines

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our fast dinner during our summer holiday. We didn't have reason to stay: the food was weak and the waiter wasn't so kind. We ordered a pasta with fennel and swordfish, and a grilled swordfish with terrible boiled potatoes. The courses were flavourless...More

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Thank M_Eszti
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We ate here more than once during our stay, as we liked the staff, location and food. The fish of the day was excellent, as was the wine. We allowed the restaurant manager to guide us on both, which I think helped us to choose...More

Thank JWview
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Chose this restaurant because of the beautiful location with a terrace overlooking the Isola Bella. A rather officious woman took our order and said she did not think it would be possible for me to have the veal in lemon and would let me know...More

Thank HarlesdenHan
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Saw the view from the resturant and decided to pop in for lunch. Our table gave us a fabulous view over the beach and the island. Food was good. Spaghetti and clams (€13) was very good, but €10 for an omelette is expensive, however given...More

Thank Johnm0773
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Not only best view to Isola Bella, but also perfect shripms and pasta, not to mention the perfect service....higly recommended :)

Thank Belatte C
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale 115, 98030, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 625128
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