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Gagini Restaurant

#29 of 1,179 Restaurants in Palermo
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Castellammare
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Via Cassari 35/37, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
091589918
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The idea of a “Social Restaurant” in Palermo comes from our wish to merge...
The idea of a “Social Restaurant” in Palermo comes from our wish to merge local elements of Food, Art, Music and Fashion with more open ideas of the whole world. Social is our way of living, sharing our ideas with different cultures, let our guests feeling at home, relaxed, comfortable, at ease and pleasantly pampered. We are in love of Sicily and we try to let people feel it through the food, that now, more than ever before is strictly linked to our territory thanks to a recent cooperation with a "star Chef" who gave his personal touch to our cooking.Symbolic element of our restaurant is the social table where people of different nationalities can share the experience of a Dinner in Gagini Restaurant. Harmony and communication are the elements that characterize this space. And if you desire something different from a “Social Dinner” don’t miss our romantic and perfect tables for a Dinner for two or for a group of friends, family and affair. Our Maxim : Passion and hard work…in a Social way!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Sicilian meal

On our first visit to Palermo we were looking for a great food experience, and we found it in Gagini Restaurant. Very pleasant staff, and lovely interior. We went for the 8 part tasting menu with a wine list to follow. Great mild tasting food with fantastic Sicilian wines the were exelent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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  • Romantic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

On our first visit to Palermo we were looking for a great food experience, and we found it in Gagini Restaurant. Very pleasant staff, and lovely interior. We went for the 8 part tasting menu with a wine list to follow. Great mild tasting food with fantastic Sicilian wines the were exelent combinations. A Truly great experience. Check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Best place we've eaten in Sicily. My husband and I moved to Sicily in January. We've eaten a lot of food and have explored a lot of the island since and Gagini is the best restaurant we have been to. Not only is the atmosphere and setting great, but the food is amazing! I'm so happy to have found a... More 

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GaginiRestaurant, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Gagini Restaurant, responded to this review

It is a pleasure and an honor to be "the best place you've eaten in Sicily". So thank you for your wonderful review, we hope you will come to visit us soon. More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Service is great. Food is so good. Must try the pasta because it tastes so good. The place is clean and nice. Centrally located in downtown.

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GaginiRestaurant, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Gagini Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review, we are glad that you have found our service and our food excellent. It 's always a pleasure to read reviews like yours. Come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We called last minute to make a dinner reservation and were seated near the kitchen as they are fully booked on a Monday evening. The squeaky kitchen door was slightly annoying at first. This was saved by the excellent bottle of Prosecco (TerZavia) recommended by the staff. My spaghetti with anchovies was delicious. The fish of the day (grouper) with... More 

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GaginiRestaurant, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Gagini Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our restaurant and our food. We hope to give you a better table next time you'll come to visit us! More 

Sherborn, Massachusetts
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117 reviews 117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Four of us had dinner at Gagini last evening. I had vegetable soup and a delicious salad. My husband had the catch of the day - a delicious white fish. Others in our group enjoyed pasta and a veal dish. The wine that the waiter suggested was great. There were plenty of innovative menu selections from which to choose. The... More 

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GaginiRestaurant, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Gagini Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you had a "fantastic dining experience". We hope that you'll come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

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164 reviews 164 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Gagini is a very attractive restaurant looking quite modern but remaining true to the original building. In general, restaurants in Sicily are good, but if you are staying a long time, you find a certain sameness in the menus of most of them. Gagini is a notable exception, in that the menu is innovative and emphasizes fresh local ingredients. As... More 

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Franco V, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Gagini Restaurant, responded to this review

It's great to be defined a "notable exception", thank you for your review! What we offer at our restaurant it’s not only a dinner but also an experience that you have to feel with all your senses so we are glad that you have enjoyed your dinner at our restaurant! Come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This was a beautiful restaurant n its food very true to its roots. Good food, nice table styling, great service, charming settings ... all and all a must when u come to Palermo!

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Franco V, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Gagini Restaurant, responded to this review

..."A must when u come to Palermo"... Thank you, we are really happy for your amazing review! Come to visit us next time you'll be in Palermo! More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My husband and I ate at this pretty and romantic restaurant after 2 disappointing dinners on the previous evenings, and a dreadful lunch in Monreale, and the experience totally restored our faith in Palermo cuisine. Right from the off the service was courteous and friendly and the whole evening executed perfectly. We were greeted with a glass of complimentary Italian... More 

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GaginiRestaurant, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Gagini Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you to you for this amazing review. We are glad that your experience at our restaurant "totally restored your faith in Palermo cuisine". Come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

the food was exceptional, the vibe was nice, casual-classy. be prepared for double prices and half the size portions comparing to other restaurants around town.

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GaginiRestaurant, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Gagini Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had an “excellent dining experience”. What we offer at our restaurant it’s not only a dinner but also an experience that you have to feel with all your senses. Come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This place was simply one of the nicest dining experiences in a long while. Service was impeccable. Food outstanding. Excellent wine selections. I can't imagine what one could whine about. Service was attentive overall, and the ambiance is lovely- cozy, sophisticated, and romantic. The owner, Stefania (?) has a fantastic charm and a true sense of hospitality, the kind where... More 

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GaginiRestaurant, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Gagini Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review, it's an honour for us to be for you "simply one of the nicest dining experiences in a long while". Stefania and his husband Franco are the owners of Gagini making people feel welcome and happy is their mission. We are glad that your experience here was wonderful! Come to visit us next time... More 

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Additional Information about Gagini Restaurant

Address: Via Cassari 35/37, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091589918
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Castellammare
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 47 - 68
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Cassari 35/37, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Castellammare
  • Neighborhood: Castellammare
  • Phone Number: 091589918

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 47 - 68
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

The idea of a “Social Restaurant” in Palermo comes from our wish to merge local elements of Food, Art, Music and Fashion with more open ideas of the whole world. Social is our way of living, sharing our ideas with different cultures, let our guests feeling at home, relaxed, comfortable, at ease and pleasantly pampered. We are in love of Sicily and we try to let people feel it through the food, that now, more than ever before is strictly linked to our territory thanks to a recent cooperation with a "star Chef" who gave his personal touch to our cooking.Symbolic element of our restaurant is the social table where people of different nationalities can share the experience of a Dinner in Gagini Restaurant. Harmony and communication are the elements that characterize this space. And if you desire something different from a “Social Dinner” don’t miss our romantic and perfect tables for a Dinner for two or for a group of friends, family and affair. Our Maxim : Passion and hard work…in a Social way!
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am

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