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“There's a reason we have eaten here 20 times in the past year!”
Review of Gigi Trattoria

Gigi Trattoria
Ranked #18 of 55 Restaurants in Rhinebeck
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Mediterranean dishes prepared with the ingredients from our local farmers and food artisans. Enjoy traditional Mediterranean fare along with hand made pastas, thin crusted Skizzas (Gigi "pizzas"), and bountiful salads. Our ambiance is sophisticated, yet informal, and we provide options for family style dinning. Moderate prices, attentive service and consistently outstanding seasonal food encourage regular dining at Gigi Trattoria.
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“There's a reason we have eaten here 20 times in the past year!”
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!!!

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Hvar, Croatia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent”
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”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

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

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great dining experience!”
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
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Highly overrated”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Had heard good things about this place but was very disappointed. Cod fritters mushy. Seafood pasta bland. Service timid. Skip it and go straight to Market Street, which is also an Italian restaurant with mind-blowing pasta, a spectacular kale salad and outstanding, inventive cocktails.

Visited October 2012
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