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Gagini Restaurant

#28 of 1,191 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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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
Very pleasant restaurant in Palermo

We went as a group to this place. The manager was friendly and hospital. Staff were knowledgeable and experienced in their menu. The sommelier was very helpful in choose the local wine as we did not know much about the region. Food was perfect with its fresh ingredients. Prices are on the upper... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went as a group to this place. The manager was friendly and hospital. Staff were knowledgeable and experienced in their menu. The sommelier was very helpful in choose the local wine as we did not know much about the region. Food was perfect with its fresh ingredients. Prices are on the upper side but I think it's worth it.... More 

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NJ
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

There are probably many more distinguished restaurants in Palermo, however don't loose your time on researching them and simply go to Gagini for a very satisfying meal. This place has very inviting decor, impressive wine variety and really, really great food. Don't worry if you are going to be seated in something that resembles a communal table; you and your... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your dinner at the Gagini and that you found our food great! Come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The sommelier at Gagini is particularly friendly and knowledgeable; he chose us a bottle of rose that was my favorite wine during our trip. A lovely space with multiple smaller areas that allow for privacy. I especially loved my risotto, in which each bite seemed to have a different, jewel-like vegetable or herb.

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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 at our restaurant. We care a lot about the wine so we are delighted that you have noticed it and our sommelier. Come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Modern cuisine with attractive décor in a quiet side street near the pier. Many bars and restaurants nearby and the area was quite happening on a Sat evening. We enjoyed the experience (we took a picture with the chef), particularly it a break from the traditional Italian restaurants. Food was good. Staffs speak fluent English, were helpful (on wine). Four... More 

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

Thank you for your review and for your kind words: "...particularly it a break from the traditional Italian restaurants...". We try to do a different cuisine and to make people feeling that they are having an experience through the Sicily and not only a dinner. Come to visit us next time you will be in Sicily! More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had "a great food experience" at our restaurant. I'm happy that you have chosen our testing menu, in this way you had really a food experience throught our lovely Sicily! Come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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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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3 reviews
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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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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 

Toronto
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164 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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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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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