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“Seems to live up to the hype.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gigi Trattoria

Gigi Trattoria
6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-1356
845-876-1007
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Ranked #25 of 49 restaurants in Rhinebeck
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Newburgh, New York
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156 reviews 156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Seems to live up to the hype.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Living in the Hudson Valley, I've been hearing great things about Gigi for many years. Finally had occasion to dine here and I can see why. Looks like a storefront from the outside, but its a spacious and modern looking room which was very comfortable. Service was pleasant and prompt, but we were there for very early dinner so don't know how they do during a rush. The menu was interesting, including many Italian staples along with some very creative specials. The food tased good but probably could have been seasoned a bit more. Overall I think it lives up to its reputation and I will definitely return to sample more of the menu.

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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“There's a reason we have eaten here 20 times in the past year!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

We're a foodie family of 4 and Gigis is a staple choice of ours (with our boys 9 and 7) or with big groups of friends for Sunday brunch. It's consistently great food with fresh ingredients and flawless combinations of flavor. Favorites include any of the pastas, the soft shell crab (when in season), the divine steak with a wonderful rosemary aioli, or the salmon. Our boys love the mussel appetizer and the signature "skizza". (The skizza are perfect at brunch: light on the carbs but with wonderful flavors: the 'Bianca" with goats cheese, fig paste, arugula and truffle oil our favorite. I see a few trip adviser reviews questionning the service and can say we have never experienced anything other than warm , professional and consistently accomodating service (eg. quick service for the kids if needed, or willingness to allow bookings for larger groups). Many of the staff go out of their way to personally greet guests and there's almost no turnover of staff which is always a great indicator. Love this place!!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hvar, Croatia
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Food at Gigi on a cold October night was just perfect. Hearty soup, perfect pizza, great vine. Not to be missed when in Rhinebeck

Visited October 2012
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“Friendly, delicious, warm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Ordered the Verdure and the Falanga Dairy Trio at the bar as appetisers while we waited for our table. Our original wait time for the table was an hour, but we only had to eat about 15 minutes. Our appetisers arrived right as we were cleared for the table, so we were able to sit down to a table that already had our food!
For dinner, got the bigoli col'anitra. My mother for the chicken and polenta, but my mother got the pollo with polenta. Pollo came but polenta wasn't ready until 10 minutes later, so the polenta was cancelled 30 seconds before it would have been served. Servers were nice about it though. 
Also, we got 50% off a glass of wine using Yelp. Waitress didn't know anything about it, neither did the manager, who said "I didn't know about this but I will ask our Internet guy!" as he took the 50% off from the wine.
Altogether a good experience. Delicious food, accommodating and friendly staff, warm atmosphere. Def would recommend, def would return

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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17 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great dining experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We had a great dinner at Gigi Trattoria. The Margherita Skizza was delicious as was the salad. The Gigi burger was outstanding - it was cooked to perfection. It all tasted very fresh - farm to table. The service was impeccable, and the atmosphere was wonderful - quiet, subdued, with nice lighting. There is also a very nice bar in the restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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