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“Decent food, fantastic service!”
Review of Al Gabbiano

Al Gabbiano
Ranked #1,125 of 1,434 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: US$45 - US$90
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: Castello
Kelso, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Decent food, fantastic service!”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We stumbled across this restaurant while wandering around the waterfront just outside of San Marco square. We enjoyed a bottle of prosecco, then ordered food. (Pizza, spaghetti, and caprese salad.). One of the servers (not ours) sang to us and gave us kisses (and not in a creepy way). Our particular server (Christina) was super friendly, and even gave us advice on our return trip to the airport. She made us feel welcome, and gave us hugs and kisses upon our departure. She was more like a friend. We ate here twice....and there are plenty of choices in Venice. The service made us come back,, and we highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Venice.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Cskerbeck
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The water front views are pleasant..”
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

Had my first coffee here in venice and it was quite nice. The iced chocolate did not dissapoint, although the price is a bit high at ?11... I'd still come back to eat here on a future visit.

Thank northernshore
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Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“best service ever”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

I don't understand the bad ratings. Me and my friend had a long, hot day and were looking for a good restaurant. When we stopped here , one waiter came to us and took us to a table. He went to many tables to entertain them en he was very funny. The other waiter was also very nice to us! We had a great evening and didn't want to go. The scampi's were fine and the limoncello too ;) We really want to visit Venice again and when we do, we will come to this great place for the 2nd time!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Lisa D
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New Jersey, United States
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Why the bad ratings?”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We dropped by here on a walk and we were surprised to see the poor ratings on trip advisor. Out waiter was friendly, we had a view of the canal that was romantic, and the prices were reasonable. The steak was a bit under cook for what we asked, but it was edible.

Menu was posted outside the restaurant so we knew what we would pay.

Visited July 2013
Thank Elizabeth M
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Windsor, California
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Service”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Really its true do not try to order a latte in the afternoon.. Its not the italian way. The waiter was super fun and told me that I needed a cocktail not a coffee. He had me try an Italian cocktail and brought my husband the biggest beer I have ever seen! ood fun and good laughs! Deffinitely stop here and put your feet out.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank Colleen D
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