We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Il Gabbiano

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Piazza Marina Corta, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 981 1471
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 16: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We ate here twice and found the choice of food and the food itself to be very good. Pasta Norma recommended. Also the granitas for dessert or just because they are delicious.

Thank Elizabeth P
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The food was strange, pizza was good but the salad was strange. Prawn, egg, avocado with random pieces of bread thrown in......it was puzzling. Along came the saviour.....the Gelato! 3 scoops of pistachio, chocolate and the holy grail of lemon ice cream! Definitely somewhere to check out if you like Gelato, with beautiful views and some good local beers but... More 

Thank Lift F
Weybridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Bartolo d'Hambra is a marvelous host, whose hospitality would appear to know no ends. His highly professional staff float in the background and ensure your glass is never empty nor your table short of stuzziccini. If people-watching is your love, then the Marina Corta is the location and Il Gabbiano the venue. Bartolo also dances!

Thank PeterCauthor1
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Very friendly and helpful staff. Very generous helpings of food. Reasonably priced with a good selection. Great view of the port and Fishermans Square. Great local atmosphere.

Thank hyperion23
Belgrade, Serbia
Level Contributor
105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Finally a trully amazing ice-cream! Very polite man working on the ice-cream deck showed us the choice we have, and there was no mistake. One of the best ice-creams on our vacation! Also the arancini with spinach and mozarella are adoreable and fresh! They serve nice local food also, which we havent had a chance to try unfortunately, but seing... More 

1 Thank Marija N
Level Contributor
83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

We had lovely coffees here, staff were helpful and friendly. Lovely harbour location so was a popular café. We would visit again.

Thank Christine W
Bromborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
141 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

If it's just a salad lunch you are looking for I think you do better here at Il Gabbiano than at the more serious Al Pescatore next door, though for a major meal Al Pescatore should be your first choice (see separate review). We thought our salads of iceberg, boiled egg, prawns and avocado, topped off with grated carrot and... More 

Thank Trisha K
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

The food was terrible. Service was pathetic. After the first bite we nearly left. Great location is all it had going for it. If anyone liked the food they'd have to be drunk. I'm still waiting for the check after 10mins and there is only two other tables being used. So I'm writing my first restaurant review to pass the... More 

Thank Paul E
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff, reasonable prices, good setting on the quayside with lots to see, clean loo. Would go back.

Thank skolithos
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

First time we went here we both had lasagnas that had to be sent back to be reheated to a safe temperature. Otherwise the food was reasonable if not great, and the coffee was better than average. Went back a few days later (mainly because they had pizza slices for our daughter and for the good coffee) and had to... More 

Thank GerriM

Travellers who viewed Il Gabbiano also viewed

Lipari, Aeolian Islands
Lipari, Aeolian Islands
Lipari, Aeolian Islands
Lipari, Aeolian Islands
Lipari, Aeolian Islands

Been to Il Gabbiano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Marina Corta, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Lipari
  • Phone Number: +39 090 981 1471

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Il Gabbiano staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?