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Gagini Restaurant

#12 of 1,317 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Castellammare
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Via Cassari 35/37, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
39091589918
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 20
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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
excellent

We absolutely enjoyed our dinner in Gagini - it was one of our best in Sicily. True, the restaurant is on the more expensive side but the quality is top and the dishes are more interesting and different to your normal sicilian cuisine. The chef comes around himself to take the order and tell you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We absolutely enjoyed our dinner in Gagini - it was one of our best in Sicily. True, the restaurant is on the more expensive side but the quality is top and the dishes are more interesting and different to your normal sicilian cuisine. The chef comes around himself to take the order and tell you about the specialties of the... More 

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peterborough UK
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110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food, the bread selection alone is a reason to dine here. Two set menus are available as well as a range of dishes on the menu and the days specials. There is a flight of 3 glasses of wine for 15 euro to accompany your meal which were very acceptable. The food is well presented as well as... More 

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113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went as part of a large group, and we had a prearranged tasting menu. All of the food was very good; the pork was exceptional. It had a crispy top layer over a softer middle and the taste and texture contrast was memorable. The breadsticks, called caccio e pepe, like the pasta dish, were a nice surprise. The tortellini... More 

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Milan, Italy
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our trip to Palermo this January, we found our dinner at gagini was the highlight of our trip. And we literally stumbled upon it :-) The food was exceptional: Delicious, innovative while leaning on traditional. As we live in Milano for about a year now, we had the opportunity to enjoy several meals at the JBar (James Beard Association)... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time around and still not convinced, yes the food is imaginative, perhaps too much so...Waitress was board, scratching her legs with shoes as she took our order. there was no welcome at the restaurant the owners/managers sitting buy the till, just managed to move their heads and manage a small smile. The main sitting room has definitly got presence... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

This was a gem to find / loved every item on the menu and really liked the special little dishes sent out by the Chef to taste. The service was impeccable.

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

"...this was a gem to find..." thank you very much for your amazing words. I'm glad that you have enjoyed your dinner at our restaurant. Come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

My wife and I selected this restaurant via a quick trip advisor search: simply put, the best culinary experience for many years. We went for the tasting dinner menu and the food and wine matches were sublime. The atmosphere was excellent, everyone was seemingly delighted with their evening. The owner came over for a chat and was delightful, as was... More 

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

..."the best culinary experience for many years"... thank you very much for your amazing words. We are happy that you enjoyed your dinner here and we hope to see you again! More 

Concord, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Wonderful restaurant in the center of Palermo. Really great food and wine.. Super Sicilian food. Would go again in a heartbeat!!

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

Thank you for your amazing review! We are glad that you have enjoyed our food and our restaurant! Come to visit us next you'll be in Palermo! More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Realy lovely restaurant close to the buzzy Piazza Marina area. Gorgeous interior with some tables outside too. We opted for the four course tasting menu with wines chsoen for us. A very good choice. Excellent fishy starter of sashimi and tartare, followed by pasta with scampi sauce, fish of the day (ricciola) in a delicious pea-based sauce and tasty dessert.... More 

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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 have enjoyed your dinner here. You tried our cala tasting menu: a very good choice! Come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

Shepparton
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We went here on a recommendation and were very happy. The service right from the start was excellent, the bread plate the best I have seen. the options with both wine and food were there to satisfy all requirements. There was a la carte or degustation with the food. we had a la carte but watched degustation at the next... More 

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

Thank you very much for your amazing review. We are glad that you enjoyed your night here and we hope to see you again! Come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

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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: 39091589918

Price and Cuisine

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

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
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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