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Gagini

8.9/10
374 reviews

Average price €55

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • 2 couvert(s) Comfortable restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

Situated between the Vucciria and the Cala in the bustling heart of Palermo. This restaurant is modern in its cuisine and presentation, and more ...

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Restaurant menu

Chef Mauricio Zillo
  • Average price €55 Special request
Ditalini pasta creamed with long Sicilian courgette, cuttlefish and courgette flowers
€16
Smoked gnocchi with ricotta from Madonie, fried aubergines and light tomato sauce Siccagno
€16
Linguine pasta, redfish ragout, tuna offals, spinach, raisin and pine-nuts
€18

Dietary options

Vegetarian dishes
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User photos

Maialino nero dei nebrodi
Tartelletta limone e basilico
Tagliatelle al ragù di agnello
Tortelloni ca meusa
Mousse al cioccolato
Chocolate with Peach and Watermelon
Rolle di coniglio

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous

8.9/10
based on 374 reviews
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Quality of food :8.8/10
Service :9/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Ed G.
    Ed G.
    • 2 reviews
    4.5/10

    Upon arrival we were placed outside for no reason. While some dishes were exceptional, others were average considering the price.

  2. Barbara U.
    Barbara U.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Food was fine but nothing super special, portions were small especially for the price. However the location and look of the restaurant was nice and interesting.

  3. Brendan c.
    Brendan c.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    Well presented Sicilian food with a twist of modernism. Small portions (which is fine for me) focusing on tase as opposed to quantity. Nicely decorated and eclectic. Pleasant and attentive service.

  4. Chase S.
    Chase S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Gagini was a wonderful experience for my wife and I on 10/1. The tasting menu was creative, delicious, and a great value for the food, and the recommended bottle of wine was excellent as well. Don't miss this experience if you get a chance to stay around downtown Palermo- it was a food highlight of our trip!

  5. Thomas R.
    Thomas R.
    • one review
    5/10

    Food and presentation was great, but not fantastic. Staff very friendly and relaxed, a bit inattentive though. We had the tasting menu 'Cassaro' (6 servings + dessert) and found wine pairing a challenge so asked the restaurant for advice. Unfortunately it was also a challenge for them, as it turned out. We were seated outdoor, which we enjoyed even though the chairs are too uncomfortable for a three hour dinner. Would recommend neighbouring Aja Mola instead (great food, great wines, half the price)

  6. Lynn M.
    Lynn M.
    • one review
    9/10

    Absolutely incredible food. Highly recommend!

  7. Francisco P.
    Francisco P.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    The food was excellent and we were warmly welcomed when we arrived but service throughout was then rather cold and erratic, which was a bit of a letdown in what was otherwise a really nice restaurant.

  8. Carol R.
    Carol R.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    A nouveau spin on traditional dishes. Excellently prepared. Great staff. Beautiful setting

  9. Steffen R.
    Steffen R.
    • 7 reviews
    8/10

    Overall delicious, but one serious issue. Received a shrimp with an unremoved intestine. Small detail that should be avoided at this price point.

  10. John M.
    John M.
    • one review
    10/10

    A memorable dining experience. Atmosphere , service, food quality and presentation was exceptional!!

  11. Kathy D.
    Kathy D.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    We had the Chef’s surprise tasting menu consisting of 12 courses. Every one was a delight. Many were light fish dishes (carpaccio or tartare style) so did not feel we had overeaten by the time we had worked our way through all the courses - although we were most definitely full. The service was very friendly, yet professional. When travelling to different cities we always try to dine at a Michelin star restaurant, and while we didn’t have the opportunity to do so in Sicily, we felt Gagini certainly was of the same standard.

  12. Catherine  M.
    Catherine M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    From service to the aesthetic ambiance to the service, everything was flawless. Without a doubt, this is a first class dining experience. The tasting menu was innovative and delicious. This is one of the best restaurants in Palermo!

  13. Anthony M.
    Anthony M.
    • one review
    10/10

    My wife and I had an exceptional meal We opted for the fish tasting menu and was absolutely delicious. From the bread to the last bite. Simply superb. The preparation, presentation was definitely a Michelin star restaurant. One of the best in Palermo for gourmet Sicilian fare. Thank you

  14. Michael L.
    Michael L.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great food, but small portions. The staff were all very attentive and friendly. Excellent wine list. Expensive!!!!

  15. Emanuela g.
    Emanuela g.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Very nice restaurant which mixes tradition and newness both in terms of decor and food. We loved any thing we ordered. We loved the sgombro as a starter and the dentice as a main course. Fish is great and cooked in ways that preserve its original flavour. Be careful to the grissini, they are highly addictive!

  16. Mario S.
    Mario S.
    • 28 reviews
    9.5/10

    Vale la pena provarlo

  17. Yuko I.
    Yuko I.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very sophisticated atmosphere and excellent food! The price is expensive in other restaurants in Palermo but worth it! If you want to have something special, for sure this restaurant is the destination!

  18. George  S.
    George S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Friendly staff and good food with a nice blend of flavors.

  19. Nick H.
    Nick H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely restaurant we ate outside. It's in a great location near the harbour in a quiet side street. The attention to detail on everything was perfect, even the crockery. We had the €80 taster menu which was 6 excellent dishes. They recommended a wine which was lovely too.

  20. Patrizia L.
    Patrizia L.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    It was a dinner near to perfection! You don't believe it until you get the 1st spoon in the mouth and then aromas and tastes explode ... and you are happy! What a dinner! Gagini itself is worth a trip to Palermo. Superb food, very friendly staff, simple and correct.

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More information

Opening time

Pranzo: dal martedì alla domenica dalle 13:00 alle 15:00

Cena: dal martedì alla domenica dalle 20:00 alle 22:30

How to get to the restaurant

Via dei Cassari, 35, I-90133, Palermo, Italy

About the restaurant

CON TERRAZZA - Il Ristorante Gagini Restaurant si trova nel cuore di Palermo, a pochi passi dal porto e dal centro città. La struttura presenta un ambiente ampio ed accogliente, arredato con eleganza ed un tocco di modernità.

LA PROPOSTA - Lo chef Gioacchino Gaglio propone una cucina tipicamente mediterranea ed impiega esclusivamente ingredienti d’eccellenza, di freschezza garantita. Il tutto accompagnato da una carta dei vini completa.

COSA ASSAGGIARE - Da non perdere i tagliolini allo zafferano ennese con scampi e crema di scarola, le lasagnette con vongole e salsa di cime di rapa, il piccione con spezzatino di verdure, nonché la sfera al cioccolato con gelato alla ricotta.

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