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Gagini Restaurant

#18 of 1,275 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Cassari 35/37, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 589918
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Breda NL
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the tasting menu of nine courses! The quality of the cooking and presentation was immaculate, and the chef had judged the quantity to perfection so we left feeling full but not stuffed in spite of eating everything! Smiley, helpful staff - fine choice of wine - it is not a cheap place to eat but we felt that... More 

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

Dear LyonTiger, thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Best regards, Laura N. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely exemplary service and food! This little restaurant creates its own little world within Palermo and we simply didn't want to leave! We ordered three plates and the chef offered to serve each dish on two plates so that we could share all the food - exactly what we wanted. Our sommelier was extremely knowledgable and informative and the wines... More 

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

Dear mlouca, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy that you appreciated our restaurant, food and service and we hope you will visit us again in the future. Best Regards, Laura Nicotra More 

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Had a dinner while in Palermo with a friend. Superb food. Definitely a Michelin-star restaurant. We went from appetizers, thru first course to the dessert. In mid-week the place was even not so busy. Also true we were out of the main season. What I missed was more attention to us, as guests. We had to pour wine ourselves, they... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Excellent, sophisticated food, friendly professional stuff, great selection of wines. High-end dining. Yes, it is pricey, but such food does not come for free. :) Highly recommended as great decoration of Sicily vacations.

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Oakland, California
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505 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We've been traveling around for 2 weeks and this is the best meal we've had in Sicily. Very fine dining. Beautiful presentation. Interesting flavors. A real sommelier who will help you choose the right wine. Friendly & professional service. All dishes were not perfect, but all executed with great care.

Thank Thomas V
BuattaCucinaPopolana, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Gagini Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir, we are glad to receive your precious impressions...we hope to have you as guest soon... Serena More 

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

The info you need Price per couple to include a bottle of wine $200 Type of food- European cuisine using local ingredients. Upscale, small potions, artistic presentation, quality ingredients, serious skilled chief in the house. Fixed fare options $50, $75, $90 with optional wine paring. Ala carte also an option. Ambiance - small venue 30 seats. Romantic interior showing the... More 

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St. Louis
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225 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Address: Villa Massari 35-90133 Palermo, central downtown near the harbor. Popular with locals, full by 9:30. Reservations essential, small dining room, walk-ins were turned away at the door. Our guide "knew someone who knew someone" at the restaurant, and was able to get a reservation 24 hours ahead for a Sunday night. Reservations more in advance are probably required for... More 

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

Dear Guest, thank you for spending some time to get us a review. We are glad to know that you liked to dine at our restaurant. Just a small amendment to your words: the correct address is via dei Cassari 35- 90133 Palermo. We recommend our guests to book in advance, however also walk-ins are welcome when tables are available.... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Our research indicated that this would be a good place to take our only meal in Palermo while ashore from our cruise ship, probably the one and only time we will be in Palermo all in all. However, our experience here was a highlight and the food was amazing. The staff were great and it wasnt overly pricey. definitely glad... More 

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

Dear Guest, thank you for your kind words. We hope we will have you back in town and at Gagini some time in the future. Best Regards, Laura Nicotra More 

Marseille, France
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Food is a matter of taste. Tonight it was mine (and those of our small family group). We tasted quite a lot of plates and each of them was creative, well presented and a perfect mix of different flavors. Notably, desserts were at the same level than dishes. We had a nice cattarato wine (barrel). What else? Portions allow to... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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275 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

this is a wonderful restaurant. not only is the place beautiful, but the food is exquisite! Service is top notch. treat yourself and do the tasting menu. you will not be sorry. this is high end food, prepared by a talented chef and served by a staff that knows what they are doing.......

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$47 - $68
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cassari 35/37, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Castellammare
  • Neighborhood: Castellammare
  • Phone Number: +39 091 589918
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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