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“Good pizzeria on the beach with ace view”

Il Gabbiano Bar Pizzeria
Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Lotzorai
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We've been visiting Il Gabbiano over 15 years when the beach pizzeria at Tancau was just the Summer location of the smaller home pizzeria on the main drag in Girasole near Hotel L'Ulivo. In all that time the pizza menu had been extensive and consistent.
The view is spectacular at sunset looking as it does out to what must have been the model for Tracey Island in the Thunderbirds!
If you've come in a motor home il Gabbiano is s no brainier overnight stay as there's a camping park next door and it's only shouting distance from Santa Maria Naverese Sagra Della Capra in July.
Anyway, the pizze . . . Good bread ('cos it's all about the bread) thin and not overly crispy but not too soft. Sourdough non ce but toppings good with fresca types with rocket or prosciutto crudo (Soho pizza in London) the star of the show.
Medina has fresh tomato, rocket and parmigiano but you can go for local specialities with octopus or bottarga (tastes like ear wax to me unless you suck it from the top of your mouth!).
By for me a Napoli or Sicilians with tomato, mozzarella, capers, anchovies and maybe black olive is my starter. If you are sharing a quattro formaggi is hard to beat il Gabbiano.
Vino? Try a carafe of the local Rosato. Filieri in a bottle is nice but not really worth the premium. Red - Tancau of carafe. White Terre Bianco or see if they have the champagne beater Torbato.
Service - same pizzaiolo since at least 1999.
Price - top whack €12 but average €8-9 starting at €6 for teenage patate frite which sorts out the most pleb of English children.
Drawbacks - you have to go home sometime! I don't know. A pizzeria with a better view at sunset.
What's not to like about il Gabbiano?

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Simple restaurant, in front of the beach. Friendly service, good pizza. If you are looking for a fancy dinner that is bot the perfect place, but if you want to eat a pizza in a relaxed atmosfere that's a good option

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

We read about the slow service and were therefore a little nervous before going there. It was the nearest place to where we had been.
Here was our surprise. We got served immediately and the pizzas came even too fast. They must have improved since the bad reviews.
I recommend the pizzas to everyone staying close. Nothing special though.

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Dikkko
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We ate here on two occasions while staying at the nearby Tancau Village. You get a lovely view of the beach while eating and the service is competent although we had longer waits the second time when the restaurant was very busy, which was understandable. We had 4 pizzas over the course of two visits and they were all excellent. Toppings are very generous and the base is typical thin and crispy Italian style. It was the best dining experience we had in the Santa Maria Navarrese area all holiday.

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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile
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Date of visit: September 2018
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