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9 Cafe Gabbiano Reviews
Married on 04/14/2012
Cafe Gabbiano was a great spot for us! We previously had a different restaurant for our reception location, but 3 weeks before our wedding they decided to give us problems about how they were going to ... Read more to accommodate our party (after accepting our deposit). Cafe Gabbiano was more than welcoming to take our reservation with less than 3 weeks to go, and during a very busy season I might add. Including my husband and I, there were 16 of us total. They accommodated us in their middle area, and had it divided off to be private. The food was absolutely delicious! The value was great too! It was very affordable, and we got so much more for what we paid than what we had planned at the previous restaurant. We got four appetizers (calamari, mussels, bruschetta & I think pickled eggplant), a salad, and then we had three separate dishes (fish, chicken & veal). They also cut our wedding cake up for us and served it. They always made sure the glasses were filled, whether it was a glass of wine or a glass of water. The waiters were very nice as well, especially the one we had mostly for our party. We are so glad we ended up here for the reception. And the owners are incredibly sweet!
Married on 12/29/2018
Fantastic service and delicious food
My son and his wife wanted to get married on the beach. They also looked up this restaurant online and said that's where they wanted their reception. Neither one of them had ever eaten there and I did ... Read more did not know anyone that has eaten there so my first response is I don't think that's a good idea. So I read a lot of reviews that gave them 5 stars. I contacted them to check pricing and reception info. From the first phone call they were amazing. I only had 4 months to plan the wedding and reception and they were great about working with me on a short notice. I wanted to taste the food before the reception so me and the bride went for dinner and to finalize everything a month before. I could not believe the quality of the food. Everything was so fresh and delicious. You would have thought we were Queens with the royal treatment we received. Now it's receiption time and I'm trying to be wedding coordinator, decorator and Mom. By the way not a good idea. I was crazy by the time the wedding was to start. I took my reception supplies to them and gave a quick run down on how I wanted it to look. They listen and decorated the room above and beyond my expectations. It was stunning. There was so much delicious food. I coordinate and decorate weddings for people. I have worked at different venues and I have never ever had the service I did at Cafe Gabbiano's. Their staff is PHENOMENAL!!! I highly recommend this restaurant for receptions or just a nice dinner out. There are not enough words to describe how pleased I am with Cafe Gabbiano's.
Married on 11/23/2018
out of town wedding
Cafe Gabbiano was so easy to work with in planning our out of town wedding. Communicating with Marc was easy and he was very responsive and accommodating at all times. We had a food and wine tasting ... Read more after we picked out what we wanted to serve. We had a smaller wedding (70 people) and the reception was held in the backyard of a house we rented. We had a cocktail style reception and the staff at Cafe Gabbiano did an amazing job with this style. Not to mention the food was incredible... our guests are still talking about it. Our guests have said they have never had such good food at a wedding before (kudos to the chef!). All of the waiters and waitresses were so kind and pleasant, they even left us a card, a bottle of Prosecco, and used all the leftover wine to make sangria that we could enjoy the next few days at our rental. They have amazing customer service. My husband and I will definitely eat dinner at Cafe Gabbiano on our future trips to Sarasota!
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Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
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What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Covered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
What event services do you offer?
Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
What months are included in your peak season?
January, February, March, April, May
What months are included in your off-peak season?
August, September, October
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5104 Ocean Blvd Sarasota, Florida, 34242