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Lungomare Giuseppe Giardina 17, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
+39 0921 421495
12:00 - 00:00
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Quebec City, Canada
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

After visiting Cefalu, we were looking to find a restaurant close to the water. Al Gabbiano was the perfect spot. Right on the beach, large open windows so we felt we were outside, good and welcoming staff. We had never seen such an antipasto buffet before. So many choices from vegetables to fish and many other choices. The Antipasto was... More 

Thank Linequiri
Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Visited a few times whilst staying in Cefalu. I tended to have the pizzas, the main reason is that I was so impressed with the one I got on my first visit.

Thank David B
Stockholm, Sweden
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We went here in beginning November, two families. The kids loved their pizza and the grown ups had great starters and then the best pasta (vongole and marinara) we had in our entire vacation. Great food for very reasonable prices.

Thank Andgini
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149 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

A great place for pizza with a lovely view of the sea (which was very stormy). We has two pizzas with wine for lunch for €20, which should be less than £15 but now, post the Brexit debacle, is almost £20. Che sera sera!

Thank simonshearer
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Went there based on location and reviews. Service was ok although our waiter was moody. Bolognese was less than mediocre, Gambas were good and pizza ok. Prices are decent. Overall was disappointed as I was expecting more but I guess it's hard to find good places to eat in such touristy areas.

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San Diego, California
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Google maps and trip advisor location services weren't so hot in Cefalu.. So we wondered around the boardwalk and ended up here with a starving girl who hadn't eaten since 7am! Our 4pm early-dinner was outstanding. Large beers for 3.50 Euros, salad bar (on very small plate, one trip) was 8.50 and the best pizza I've ever had in my... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the service! We were seated by the front windows which were open for better view of the Mediterranean. Service was immediate, cocktails were excellent, and the spaghetti vongole which we both ordered, had at least a half pound of clams. I think we'll be going back tomorrow because it is better and cheaper... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Quick and friendly service close to the entrance to Cefalu old town. A massive self-service hors d'oeuvre table is available with one small plate and a large range of fresh local foods. The second course was typically Sicilian with well-cooked, regional specialities at a fair price.

Thank aristotle45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Being a "regular" in Cefalu since 1998, Gabbiano has become a favourite. Becoming staff and highstandard cuisine. The menu is typical sicilian. There are no surprises, but very tasty. You should keep Gabbiano as your gastronomic base while in Cefalu😎🍷🍴

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Quick and friendly service in a busy restaurant facing the sea close to the entrance to Cefalu old town. A large self-service hors d'oeuvre table with a wide range of fresh local foods. The mains were well-cooked, tasty and reasonably priced.

Thank c0ttingham

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lungomare Giuseppe Giardina 17, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Cefalu
  • Phone Number: +39 0921 421495

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?