Il Gabbiano (Miami)
Il Gabbiano, 335 South Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33131, (305) 373-0053.
Real short and simple tale to tell…over the years, I’ve been hearing about Italian restaurant Il Gabbiano in Miami. A countless number of people told me that Il Gabbiano was one of the best upscale Italian restaurants in Florida, not to mention, America! That said, last night Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ate at Il Gabbiano and I gotta tell you guys- that right off the top of my head, I can name at least 25 “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joints (located within a 30 minute drive from Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats’ Boca Raton abode) that- have better food/ service/ prices, larger portions and don’t take themselves too seriously!
Now, you know and I know that this food reviewing gig- is purely a subjective call- you know, what I like, you may hate and vice versa- but I gotta rate this joint as an absolute “tourist trap” that’s serving-up overpriced just passable food, with a uniformed wait-staff that hasn’t got a clue as to what top-notch service is all about – and except for maybe 1-or-2…can speak Italian and actually know that Italy is a country!
Look, I could go on and on, as to why this restaurant isn’t “for me”…
For you guys who like to checkout things on your own- Ilgabbianomiacom for menu/prices/info.
Il Gabbiano is open Monday-Thursday noon-11:30pm/ Friday noon-12am/ Saturday 3pm-12am, closed Sunday.