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Gagini Restaurant

Via Cassari 35/37, Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Castellammare)
091589918
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Ranked #33 of 1,087 restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $47 - $68
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Castellammare
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!
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Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

This was by far the best restaurant we dined in during our trip to Palermo. The food was delicious and inventive. The service was attentive. It's a quaint restaurant near the harbor and a short walk from the major shopping street Via Roma. The experience was special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

After visiting lovely villages in Sicily with the most amazing home made food, we were a bit disappointed by the touristic and busy Palermo. We were walking around to find a restaurant without the typical 'tourist menu' and found this wonderful place. Although prepared for tourists (very good in English), it had a good mix between tourists and locals. We... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We started out the meal with some complementary champagne and a complementary appetizer, followed by two pasta dishes, a lamb dish, a complementary 'pre-dessert' and then dessert . Every item was superb, with a flavor to die for. We flew half way around the world to get to Sicily. Tonight was our first meal here and it was truly a... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This restauarant has a sophisticated dinning room, a good wine list, and a lovely sounding menu, but it's seriously let down by the food which was very, very ordinary when we dined there. Despite the Chef's pretensions, the food was tasteless, fussy and banal, despite the ingredients at his disposal. A real shame when so many local restaurants, at all... More

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Paris, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

A very attractive restaurant with warm, helpful and efficient staff, but the best of all was the food and the advice on wine. We really ate well in Palermo but this was the place we liked the most. The food was faultless, wonderful, quality products we will definitely go out of our way to come back to Palermo for this... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

It has been the best restaurant experienced in Palermo. Fine food and wine and definitely worth to pay a little more considering the quality. Overall, it was a great experience and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a relaxing atmosphere in Palermo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We went here for dinner on our last night in Palermo. We were giving a table inside, but just by the large open doors, perfect to experience the buzz and warmth of the streets outside, but enjoy the relaxation of the romantic design inside. The food was lovely and beautifully presented we could not fault any of our meals. It... More

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Hertfordshire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by our tour guide and how grateful were we that she did!! The food, staff and decor at this restaurant is just lovely. The prices are extremely reasonable for the quality of the food served. The staff are just great, lets face it, its no good having good food when the staff are unfriendly.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The restaurant is very beautiful, very unusual interior. Staff very friendly and attentive. Nice greeting with complimentary glass of bubbles. Menu - would make not everyone happy - very limited choice. Dishes interesting combination and portion size reminds me fine dining tiny portions so i would suggest - to order extra side of vegetables. Nice choice of italian and sicilian... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

the tagliatelle starter was quite simply one of the best first courses that I have ever eaten and the slow-cooked fillet of beef was to die for. Add in ample portions, friendly and helpful service, and Planeta Chardonnay at under 30 euros a bottle and the chef and staff at this lovely place deserve all the accolades they are currently... More

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