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Gumba's Cafe Italian Restaurant

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176 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6112
+1 408-737-8384
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:30
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Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Sunnyvale, California
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been here for years and continues to be a great place for Italian pastas and pizza. The beer and wines offer a good selection and the menu is filled with numerous pastas salads and sandwiches to suit anyone's taste? Service is efficient and speedy. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with plenty of food so you won't leave hungry.

Thank Charles S
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126 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Decent food, friendly staff. The options are good. Esp. good to go with friends. Evening can be crowded though.

Thank ShyamGovind
Henderson, Nevada, United States
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I really loved this place! My manager brought us here for dinner and she goes there all the time. The staff are very friendly, the food was so delicious, and the atmosphere is authentic. My only suggestions are that the keyboard player was a bit loud. If the volume was low or it would be much better as background music.... More 

Thank Doreen R
Santa Clara, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I believe 3 visits make this a fair review. Not once was I impressed with their service. Wrong dish twice, slow service, distracted servers. The meals were nothing spectacular, seemed very " out of the jar' and not fresh. You must visit more authentic Italian restaurants, fresh ingredients is a must, By the front door there is a pile of... More 

Thank Jane8314
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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166 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a place we usually go during our business trips. Food is good and prices are fine too. Pizza is very good. Service is good but it depends on the day. It's not a good suggestion to be seated at the back near the toilets.

Thank Matias P
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Compliments to the waiter, he smiled and had sense of humor. Atmosphere was great, can't beat a summer outdoor seating. Please order anything but the eggplant, it came with salad and pasta which were fine. The eggplant itself was big, probably cooked to death and topped with tomato paste. I love eggplants and order them everywhere, this is not the... More 

Thank dragonmom2
Sunnyvale, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a old style family owned Italian restaurant and pizza place. I have never been disappointed with any of the dishes or pizza. While the servers may not always smile, they are very accommodating -- like getting you oregano for your pizza, or changing the pasta sauce from cream to tomato sauce. I like their sea food linguine, their... More 

Thank ebandari
Emeryville, California
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a very old school Italian restaurant. Godfather theme music playing in the background! I had the linguini with pesto sauce with scampi. The pesto sauce was so-so tasting, nothing spectacular about it. The scampi was reheated frozen shrimp. My boyfriend had spaghetti with sausage and he said the sauce was flavorful and he enjoyed his dish. If we... More 

Thank Michelle G
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

My husband and son love going to Gumba's. They know the staff and are greeted enthusiastically every visit. The tuscany bread is delicious, my son enjoys the tortellini. they have a delicious weightwatchers pizza.

Thank Ruth M
Sunnyvale, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were walking by Gumba's restaurant in the summer of 2015, and on the sidewalk menu was listed an eggplant sandwich. The sandwich comes with marinara and mozzarella cheese. Had to try it. So we grabbed an outdoor table and ordered. What a great sandwich. If you like fried eggplant, you'll love this sandwich.

Thank Sunnyinsunnyvale

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: +1 408-737-8384

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?