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Gagini Restaurant

#33 of 1,212 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Castellammare
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Via Cassari 35/37, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
091589918
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Today
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: Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 112
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 14
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  • 7
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Worth the price

Having lived in Palermo for a few months, I found this place quite surprising. It was like a little oasis because of the location it was in. The restaurant itself is well designed, I was greeted and treated well by the people in charge of the front. After ordering, I was given an amuse-bouche... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Paolo M
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Having lived in Palermo for a few months, I found this place quite surprising. It was like a little oasis because of the location it was in. The restaurant itself is well designed, I was greeted and treated well by the people in charge of the front. After ordering, I was given an amuse-bouche, which I personally greatly appreciated. The... More 

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

Thank for your review! I'm glad that you have noticed how we take care of details and that you have enjoyed your dinner at our restaurant. You are right the bread is all home made and we use only local product. Come to visit us next time you will come in Sicily! More 

Staunton, Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

On one of my last days in Sicily my husband took me to Gagini's for lunch. What a treat. The reviews were so accurate. Yes, the food is amazing, the chef creative and talented and the ambiance a welcome change from the busy streets of Palermo. I had a white fish with artichoke purée and a quarter of an artichoke.... More 

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

Thank you for your amazing review and for the kind word for our Chef! We like to be different and we want that a lunch or a dinner in our restaurant become an experience for our clients. We are waiting for your next visit! More 

licata
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We found this restaurant by accident and ventured inside to find an authentic, rustic, cosy and warm atmosphere. The service was excellent, the waiters attention to detail was also excellent. The food and of course the wine was very tasteful.

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

Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you have appriciated our food, our wine and our service. More 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Got recommended to go by a close friend, the experience ended up being amazing. The food was amazing, the attention to detail was just breathe taking. I would highly recommend this place to all couples, not so much to families due to the atmosphere being romantic.

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

Thank you very much for your review. We care a lot about details so we are glad that you have noticed it. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This was by far the best meal in Sicily and one of the best in Italy and Southern France, where we spent 2014. We found it by a chance, just walking by on a Friday evening after an overnight crossing from Napoli. The service was exceptional, the atmosphere cozy and inviting and the food was both superb in taste and... More 

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

Your review is amazing and it is a pleasure for us to read it. Thank you very much! We are glad that you have found us and that you had a great time here! Come to visit us next time that you'll be in Sicily! More 

palermo
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I beleve at the moment Gagine is is the restaurant in Palermo, is a cosy place chic . Franco and Stefania are very nice , the qualitly of food is amaizing, lage selctions in italian, french and sicilian wines...i had different one ..all perfect! About the cost is quite expensive and it depend of the wine also What to said... 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 have noticed our selection of wines and as you said our amazing food. More 

St. Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This was our first meal in Sicily - and what a fantastic choice it was . Wonderfully creative and presented food. Good service.

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

Thank you for your review. We hope that you have enjoyed your holiday in Sicily! Come to visit us if you'll be again here. More 

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

They treated us like royalty and fed us like kings. This is a beautiful restaurant with a great staff. They spoke English and were incredibly helpful. Everything was so tastefully done. This is an experience in itself. We really enjoyed ourselves and was most likely the best meal we had in Sicily. Please note, this restaurant is serious about the... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to know that you had a great time at the Gagini Restaurant. Come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily. More 

Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This restaurant serves food as 'home made' as possible (they even make their own grissini - just to show how much in detail they follow this device). The sparkling white wine (from the Catania region) was a perfect aperitif and the dinner (mostly seafood) was excellent. The service was discrete and correct. Gagini is maybe a little bit (too) expensive... More 

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

Thank you very muche for your kind words. More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It was my 31st birthday and we decided to splash out. The meal was fantastic. My starter of calamari was cooked perfectly and the honey and potato that accompanied it was a surprising m but inspired composition. The rest of the meal was similarly very good. This was the highest quality meal we had in our weeks stay in Palermo.... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review and for highlighting the restaurant's quality meal and the surprising that you had tasting it, we greatly appreciate that you enjoyed these aspects and we are pleased that you had a great birthday! 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: 091589918

Price and Cuisine

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?