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Trattoria Il Gabbiano

Via Michele Coppino 161, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
+39 0584 384400
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
13 Sep 2017
“Authentic and good fun”
6 Oct 2017
“Local Favourite”
Closed Now
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Via Michele Coppino 161, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

This place is located on a corner on the approach to the boat harbour. It was really popular and filled with locals enjoying the pasta, second course, wine and chat. We felt a bit out of place to start with- but got over it. We...More

Thank gcstrata
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant following a friend's recommendation and we were very impressed. It is located out of the touristy area and was full of locals at lunchtime on a Thursday which was a great sign. The seafood carbonara was fingelicious. So was the...More

Thank Andreuta79
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Visited on a busy evening and clearly where the locals enjoy their food! It's a vibrant and cosy environment, noisy and bustling. Food clearly sourced locally and fresh, we had the Fried FIsh , Small Calamari, Prawns,Whitebait etc and a Scampi risotto. Enjoyed both and...More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We stumbled on this fantastic trattoria as the one we wanted to go to was closed for holidays! What a treat - we had seafood pasta and scampi spaghetti followed by fritto misto which were all so delicious, hadn't had such a good seafood meal...More

1  Thank 61susy61
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We popped into here for lunch following a recommendation. We arrived around 12.30 and by 1.30 the place was packed. Mainly locals which is always a good sign. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was great. We had the seafood carbonara .... simply...More

1  Thank Selina W
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Had dinner here with friends.I am vegetarian, so it was not the right place for me, even if they did there best . Must say that there Crbonara with fish lokked tasty, and the mixed fried fish was not soggy inoil. For me I had...More

Thank Maddalena1958
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

This is a basic restaurant offering a speciality "carbonara di mare". I would suggest skiping the statrters and go directly fot carbonara. We enjoyed also the mixed fried with fish and vegetables. We payed 25€ per person including wine. Very fare price☺.

1  Thank AldoTR
Reviewed 12 March 2014

I was there 3 times and every time was great. I didn't taste the starters, because I was attracted to the pasta and fried fish (with "lisca" = bones). As for the wine, ask "Vermentino of Luni", a typical wine between Tuscany and Liguria.

Thank Daniele V
Reviewed 1 March 2014

I go to Il Gabbiano regularly. Every time I visit my hometown, I also make room for their signature dish: pasta carbonara di mare, which is shellfish pasta stirred with raw eggs. Delicious! Follow the advice of a regular: skip the starters, which are frankly...More

1  Thank Giovanni B
Reviewed 27 May 2013

In an out of the centre location, this is worth looking for if you like serious seafood and pasta. But only seafood and pasta - no other options. Crab, lobster, all sorts of shellfish paired with spaghetti is the main staple here and it is...More

Thank marcm50
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Michele Coppino 161, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Viareggio
  • Phone Number: +39 0584 384400
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