Gigino Trattoria
Gigino Trattoria

Gigino Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gigino-trattoria.com/
  • Phone: 212-431-1112
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch & Dinner, Monday-Sunday 11:00am - 11:00pm. Weekend Brunch Available 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luigi Celentano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Gigino Trattoria is available for your private party, wedding, corporate event or any occasion. Gigino offers an on site event planner to support your party planning needs to ensure the smooth execution of each function.
  • Private Party Contact: Anne Koczka or Gina Buiuc 212-431-1112

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Reade & Duane Street
  • Public Transit: 1, 2, 3, A or C train to Chambers Street / E to World Trade Center
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Gigino Trattoria
Gigino Trattoria opened its doors in August of 1994. The owners, Bob Giraldi and Phil Suarez, along with executive chef Luigi Celentano, have kept Gigino flourishing in the ever-changing Tribeca neighborhood. Chef Celentano creates both the menu and wine list, with daily specials of seasonally fresh seafood, game and vegetables. Gigino prides itself on the fact that all their dishes are prepared to order and almost all their pastas and breads are house-made. Fresh fish specials are featured on the “specials blackboard” daily, and it’s safe to say they also have the best pizza in Tribeca! Dining at Gigino Trattoria is a pleasure every time!
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Gigino Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (37)fit for foodies (19)good for groups (19)romantic (17)kid-friendly (15)special occasion (12)great for lunch (12)great for outdoor dining (12)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (6)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Our favorite Italian restaurant
    AW212VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Gigino's never disappoints. The food is always delicious and the service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice dining experience
    markm917
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was good, there was a nice selection of specials. My wife who can find it difficult to find dishes she likes had no trouble as there was a wide range of selections on both the specials and regular menu. We dined very early at 6pm so the restaurant was not that busy. Even without a reservation we would have had no problem getting a table. We had a wonderful Super Tuscan wine with our dinner. The wine list was not extension but had enough variety in both types of wine and price ranges. The service was excellent. Friendly & smiling staff. Overall a very good experience. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint and Romantic
    rdrunner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Perfect for dates. The pizza is to die for. A bit on the pricey side, but definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Tiver
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always a favorite in TriBeCa, will look forward to dinner again in January. We had an outside table on a perfect evening. How fortunate were we!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GIGINO TRATTORIA A GREAT FIND
    TwiggyVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The menu at Gigino is varied enough to satisfy a wide range of eating preferences, and the atmosphere is comfortable and unpretentious. Although clearly a neighborhood restaurant, its proximity to the Chambers St subway station makes it is an easy destination for anyone who uses that line. The food was uniformly excellent -- in my party we ate fish and pasta -- though somewhat overpriced for what it is. There are a few tables outside that are quite close together -- dining inside is a better option. We remained for 20 minutes after paying the check, and since no one was waiting for a table, we were allowed to sit undisturbed until we were ready to leave. Walk south when you leave, for a full view of the new trade center tower.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Old favorite in Tribeca. Always very good. Always a good value. Excellent server named Nadine S (#441).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Have been choosing Gigino for lunch, brunch and dinner and never got disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not Memorable
    KballVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    In NYC on business and met a contact here for dinner. Food was good - you won't get a bad meal here - but nothing stood out as memorable. Waiter pushed nightly specials hard and was decent at service, but didn't seem to be very interested in figuring out what would match up well with our personal likes and dislikes. This place is good but you can see how they could really do a lot more with such a quality foundation they have in place. Decore/ambiance was excellent, except our table was crowded up against serveral others making for tight navigation with arriving and departing diners.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cute cosy italian
    xx11VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    cute cosy italian on greenwich street, with a view of washington square park
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Arnold !!! Vantastic !
    SCOTTHAUSER
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great Pasta, Soft Shell Crab! Great wine list! What's not to Love !
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Loved the experience, visiting from out of state and this was fabulous food. Comfortable atmosphere and waitstaff was very accomodating and knowledgeable. Definitely would recommend and would return. Food was fresh, innovative, and outstanding,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Like a mini-vacation
    DashingCommuter
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I work in the neighborhood, and Gigino Trattoria is my go-to place when meeting a friend for a special lunch when I can extend my break beyond an hour. In the warm weather, with the front area is open to the street, and the warm earth-tones of the interior, it feels like a visit to Italy. The menu selections have a great variety, especially in choice of salads, the food is impeccably fresh, and I love having gluten-free pasta options. I have not had a disappointing meal at Gigino, and my luncheon companions are always eager to return. The service, however, can be uneven. Looking forward to going back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Italian Food
    JLO33
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This is a great spot to go in the neighborhood for Italian food. We went after work during the week and were served quickly but weren't rushed and had time to talk and catch up. The food was good, plenty of choices, and the doors were open to the outside allowing a nice outdoor dining experience even though we were technically inside. Price was reasonable and I would go there again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food very good service slow
    SammyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We usually go for dinner when it's very noisy and busy, so we decided to go for lunch because food is good and there is something to eat for everyone in our family. Food was very good but service was poor, like no water glass refills ,,, no bread was put on table.
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  • Love the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I love the food in Gigino it always taste fresh and homemade. The wait staff is very friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food and service
    lgueatsVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I was meeting a friend for dinner that I had not seen since the last time we visited Gigino... we talked and ate and ended up sitting at our table for almost FOUR HOURS. we were not rushed out, we were offered more drinks. this made for a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Favorite
    Cate
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This has been our go-to place for many years. Soups, salads, pasta, pizza and entrees (especially fish) are all creative and really good. The ambiance is lovely - it can get noisy but is usually at a level where you can hear each other.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Night
    BlueFlower
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Sunday eve was one of those date nights when all the stars seem aligned. A big part of it was our wonderful experience at Trattoria Gigino. The waitress& sommelier were warm &welcoming. We had the best table- just outside the patio doors open to the night.Though crowded, there was an comfortable illusion of roominess due to the thoughtful positioning of the tables. The restaurant's perfect for people-watching, & across the street is the lush greenery of Washington Market Park. We began with a simple La Caprese appetizer followed by Ossobuco -my husband & Cosciotto di Pollo- me-all superb &satisfying. For dessert my husband- Panettone Rum bread pudding, and I- chocolate lava cake-both heavenly.Ended w/ whimsical Espresso Martinis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    BoontonTwp
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Great menu selections. Not your everyday Italian dishes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 359 reviews are from the Gigino Trattoria reviews archive.
  • Great Italian Food
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Took clients there for lunch. Great food, great variety. Appetizers were delicous. BRushetta, mozzerella, eggplant, and calmari- all wonderful. Pizzas are amazing. Pasta dishes were interesting and unique.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant
    Joanna
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went there for Mothers Day. Had to change my reservation 2 times and had no problem. Food was excellent especially the mussels. Service was superb and I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    JerseyGirl246
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    The menu selections offer something for everyone and the food was great. You must try the wheat and ricotta cheesecake!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Mary
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    last minute reservation with Open Table secured a very nice table on a busy Saturday evening.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feels like home...
    JlosiVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I visit NYC once a quarter and Gigino Trattoria is always on the list of at least once for dinner, sometimes twice while visiting...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They Forgot My Mother's Birthday.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    When we arrived, I told the hostess that it was my mother's birthday, and asked if they could bring a little something with a candle in it for her. The hostess said she would take care of it. The meal and the check came and went (food and service were good) with no acknowledgement of the birthday from the staff. That's pretty freaking inexcusable. I've been to this restaurant dozens of times over the years, but a week after this experience, I still don't think I'll ever go back, if this is how much the management cares about their guests.
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  • Good start bad finish
    NYCMarine
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Service really started out well. But the food did not live up to the service. The food went downhill with each course so I would start and stop with appetizers. Dessert was a joke. My wife had strawberries--- 4 sliced in half on a bit of whipped cream and zabaglione There must be a strawberry shortage!!
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  • Good Neighborhood Italian
    DariDines
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We ordered 2 salads and 2 pastas. The salads were quite good - not amazing but hearty and tasty. The pasta special was not very good the tuna meatball were dry, pasta overcooked - it went mostly uneaten. The other pasta - a basic spaghetti was good. All in all, we enjoyed the dining experience but found the food to be ok.
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  • Original Italian Food
    GreekGormand
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    First time at Gigino and was very pleased. I started with a pear salad with cheese....and both were shaved so thin they were almost transparent and very delicious. I followed it with the chicken parmigiana and this was a pounded breast with the wing bone still attached...well cooked with just a little penne. Smart portion since you had both but not overdone on carbs. Go...you will not regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back after 2 years
    Chris
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Had been here with the same friend about 2 years ago. The specials menu seemed more varied than I remember. The entrees were very good, but could have been a little hotter when served. Service was really outstanding and our server was really enthustiastic about the menu (you don't find that too often). Overall, the experience was very good and I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convergence of ambience and
    Marc
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Convergence of ambience and food merge in a Tuscany setting. Wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I want more!!!
    ilvbears
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We ordered a Caesar salad to share. The server should have mentioned that it was a small portion. I thought it was a skimpy single portion. It was very tasty. My mom had the mushroom risotto which she loved. It was a respectable size. My cousin had the shrimp with fettuccine. She said it was scrumptious. It was way less pasta than I'm used to seeing in a restaurant. I had the lemon chicken with string beans. Again, it was fabulous. The sauce was lemony and the chicken was cooked to perfection. We certainly had room for dessert. Overall I would say do not be modest in courses.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    lmbc7
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Just love this place! Wonderful Italian restaurant with quirky atmosphere! The food tastes fresh and delicious always!! We have tried a number of different meals from chicken to veal to fish and pasta…we are always happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant is a solid performer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Restaurant is a solid performer in all aspects. No, it is not a high end gourmet palace. It is not priced like one either. It serves very reasonably priced somewhat inventive food in a slightly crowded professionally run dining room. I have paid more than twice the price for a meal that isn't as good. The City needs more restaurants like Gigino.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    SeymourVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We enjoyed the meal and the drinks. This neighborhood has several fine restaurants nearby in the same price range and we like them better. While everything was good we felt that it was not good bang for the buck. The dishes were innovative in terms of what they offered but the flavors were not extraordinaire. We will give it one more shot.
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  • Great menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Menu had a variety of options and they also had an extensive specials list for that evening's dinner. Everything we had was good. They also give you bread to start with.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding pizza
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Have been to this restaurant before for dinner and had pasta but had been wanting to try again to try pizza. Headed there for a business lunch and we all ordered pizzas. Well what a delight. Yum yum yum. Definitely try them. Right out of the brick oven and so tasty!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This was our second visit and it was as good as the first - excellent home-made pastas, fresh, creative salads and an attentive but not overbearing staff. Loved it and will most definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't get enough of this restaurant
    JlosiVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Fantastic neighborhood restaurant with equally great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Find!
    FITLADYVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    First time in Tribeca Preforming Art Center...looking for fun place before concert. Gigino truly was outstanding. I had the gnocchi and my mate had the clams vongole. I usually share my dish, but with guilty pleasure, I ate the whole meal offering only a tiny bite! Our secret was to book reservations at 5:30 PM -before the crowds arrive. Attentive service, cannot wait to return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good but seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Food was good but seating is to cramped. Very noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.