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Gagini Restaurant

#18 of 1,199 Restaurants in Palermo
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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, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Really nice find

Went to this restaurant after looking through TripAdvisor which I'm sceptical about. Found it and looked the part. Has tasting menu and extensive Sicilian wine list. Food was really tasty and atmosphere was great. A night well spent. Wine was delicious. Service could have been better but perhaps... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Dalton G
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County Limerick, Ireland
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  • Romantic
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County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant after looking through TripAdvisor which I'm sceptical about. Found it and looked the part. Has tasting menu and extensive Sicilian wine list. Food was really tasty and atmosphere was great. A night well spent. Wine was delicious. Service could have been better but perhaps it's a regional thing as service has been poor everywhere in Palermo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We tried to eat here for lunch but they happened to be closed that day for lunch. Determined, we returned for dinner. Gagini did not disappoint. The host was extremely knowledgeable regarding the wine list. All the glasses of wine (about 5 different ones) he brought us was described perfectly in advance! The grilled vegetables were presented beautifully and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went to Gagini last night and was blown away by the dècor and the atmosphere!!! Upon arrivale we didn't have a booking, silly, but was welcomed to our table...... Food came prompt and was amazed by the selection for antipasti and further courses. Surprisingly found out they have been opened for 5 years!!!!! Would love to come back anytime!! Grazie

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

Thank you for your amazing review. I'm glad that you think that we are the best place where to eat in Sicily. We hope to see you next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

Flossmoor, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We ate here our last night in Palermo. Had it been earlier in our stay, we would have been back the next night. Everything the 4 of us had was outstanding. Normally not dessert eaters, but since the appetizers and entrees were so superb, we shared 2 desserts too. I had the tartar and sashimi appetizer and the fish of... More 

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

"...Everything the 4 of us had was outstanding..." thank you for your kind words. It's a pity that you couldn't come an other time but you might visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Small restaurant on a side street, but our cab driver new it well. Wonderful atmosphere and great food beautifully presented.. Wine list was way above average. The have a section that I liked called "red wine for fish". I like to have a light red with some fish, and the wine they suggested for us was perfect for my swordfish.

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

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy that you have appriciated our restaurant and our food. We think that it's important to drink the right wine with your dinner so we are glad that we gave you the right advice. Come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This chef is the business. Great innovative dishes with beautiful ingredients. The sommelier is very friendly. Speaks English very well (the other waiters did not) and let's you taste several wines. One can tell he loves wines. Dishes that stood out: Duck breast. Never tasted anything like it. Order it. You won't be disappointed /Ravioli with boiled beef. Beautiful tastes.... More 

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

Thank you for you amazing review! We are glad to be your best experience in Sicily! Our Chef is really great at doing his job as our sommelier and they both love doing it. Come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I went there with a friend on a thuesday evening, quiet atmosphere, nice decor, and excellent food! A welcoming glass of sparkeling wine and two tasting dishes before the main course and dessert were an extra bonus that we didn't expect, but were appreciated! Good value for money

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

Thank you very much for your review! We are pleased that you think that our food is excellent and that highly reccomended our restaurant. Come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Our hotel recommended this and with good reason. In a lively part of town. The staff is helpful and friendly. The sommelier Vincenzo very knowledgeable. The bread is brilliant, the portions generous. We shared too many antipasti but still managed the mains and some deserts. A must go.

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

"Best restaurant in a week in Sicily"... Wow ... thank you very much for your fantastic words! We are glad that you have enjoyed your meal here and that you have appriciated our sommelier, our staff and our food. Come to visit us next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

"Highly recommended" "Very pleasant restaurant in Palermo"... thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad that you have enjoyed your meal here and we hope to see you again next time you'll be in Sicily! More 

NJ
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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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

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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?