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“Great restaurant with amazing scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Gabbiano

Il Gabbiano
Ranked #41 of 4,168 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Coral Gables, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great restaurant with amazing scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

The food is great, the service is outstanding, and the restaurant is right on the water. Go for the tuna tartar appetizer.

Visited June 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Miami Beach, Florida
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98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Overrated and overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Overrated and overpriced says it all. We had great expectations and were greatly disappointed. Started with Parma prosciutto and melon. Ham was dry and piled high and random on the plate with a few small melon balls, berries and such. Not a very pretty presentation.
Linguine alle Vongole was fair with very few clams in a tasteless sauce.
For a highly rated restaurant it strangely had only one rose wine on the list.
My wife's veal chop was small and overcooked and $65 !!
There are far better choices for Italian food in Miami so miss this one


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163 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“What a View and What food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Place is hopping.
Food was amazing as was the service. A bit on the expensive side.
Look out for the dress code or they will not seat you.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Terry R
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Miami, Florida
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“nice but quite pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

In Miami there are very few true Italian places. Il Gabbiano tries its best. The ambiance is very nice and the location perfect. The service was excellent and we were allowed to linger and enjoy our friends company without having to rush. The food was nicely prepared. I had the branzzino and it was done correctly. The grilled octopus appetizer was also good. The shenanigans with the balsamic vinegar and parmesan cheese only work if you have never been to Italy. But then again, most equate Italian food with parmesan and balsamic!

Visited June 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Great food and great service! It was packed for a reason and a fantastic view if you sit on the terrace. First Class.

  • Visited June 2014
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