Gigino at Wagner Park

4.6
1627 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
As one of the best kept secrets in New York City, owners Bob Giraldi and Phil Suarez along with executive chef Luigi Celentano, have taken great pride in bringing Italian cuisine to Battery Park City for nearly twenty years. Nestled between the Wagner Hotel and the Statue of Liberty, Gigino can be found just a few steps south of The Jewish Heritage Museum. Open year round, Gigino at Wagner Park is a great place for a romantic evening or family get together. Gigino at Wagner Park’s outside dining area offers a spectacular view of Lady Liberty and the New York Harbor in the summer.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

We will be open on Thanksgiving from 12-9pm. Along with our regular menu, we are offering our traditional PIATTO UNICO -$29 - Brick oven roasted boneless turkey with apple/bread stuffing, roasted yams, string beans, kale & gravy. You may also pre-order for takeout and pickup! See website for details

What 1627 people are saying
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vipPhilipC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely location and view with great food and service overlooking the Battery and Statue of Liberty! Go do it!

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LisaMarieB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I cant say enough about the taste and quality of the food. It was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had dinner here and my stepdad proposed to my mother. It’s was so beautiful and the staff really made the moment special for them. We had a great evening and can’t wait to come back!

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vipAeroAL
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is careful, professional, and attentive. As always, the food was fantastic. Just a great overall place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Went for a romantic dinner with a view instead got sluggish and inattentive service , bad but unusually loud house music you’d expect at a euro beach club , mediocre food at top prices and questionable COVID protocols. Unfortunate is the word to describe dinning at this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It sucked the food was horrible

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vipMichaelH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always. Great food, good service and great location

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening, food was on point and the atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for for a Friday night dinner.

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RichardO
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! I'll be back! Food, service, everything!

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vipRuthAnnF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious! Fabulous location and ambiance! Even love the ambiance of the inside seating.

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IgorT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, highly recommend. Food was delicious and the views are extraordinary. Service was good as well.

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Plachindocik
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is very delicious and the portion sizes are perfect. The location and the view are unbeatable especially during sunset. Perfect for a romantic dinner or a special event

JM
vipJMichael53
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gigino Wagner Park has been an extraordinary gift during Covid. The outdoor setting is memorable with a great view of the Statue of Liberty, and the food is simply outstanding. The daily specials always present great options. Our server, Rafael, could not have been more helpful or more accommodating. We are already looking forward to our next lunch/dinner there.

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Eliana
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Gigino's is FABULOUS! Run don't walk. Our waitress was wonderful. Friendly, funny and had GREAT taste. It was my birthday and I asked her opinion on everything and it was all spot on delicious and divine. The wine was perfect, as was the view. A perfect evening in the midst of the chaotic and stressful existence we have been living.

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vipDrJohn
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This year unfortunately, due to this whole overblown pandemic 'crisis', our visits to this restaurant were limited to a couple of outings. This review covers our visit this time and a few weeks prior.As always, the food and the service were excellent. The were a couple of new dishes we tried which were excellent. We had been here a few weeks earlier but with the unusually warm weather, we made another visit. We usually dine here five to six times over the course of the summer. We are already looking forward to Memorial Day weekend of 20121 to restart our visits to this restaurant.

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Aditya
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again service, great food, and surprisingly great cocktails! Recommending to everyone I know!

TK
TomKan65
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful al fresco ambiance and delicious food as well. You can't beat the location and their hospitality is warm and welcoming.

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vipPatriciaL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch out with a friend not seen in six months! Especially loved spaghetti padrino

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vipBilly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to Giginos for over 15 years. The Food is always excellent. Staff is great. And the view and setting is incredible.

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HannahS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food here, everything from the zucchini appetizer through to the cheesecake for desert. Food was reasonably priced too for New York - would definitely eat here again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Awesome staff. They were super engaging and never let the glasses get passed half full.

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vipMax1
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Really nice location with great views. A very nice setup in the current environment and excellent service. Food was a bit low on flavor but still worth the experience, would do again.

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TimH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Gigino had excellent food and service. The atmosphere and view were sublime.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience... service...food... and sunset... always great!

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Devonte
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday and it was amazing. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was exceptional. The only issue I had was that we did have to wait about 30 to 40 minutes to be seated even with reservations but all in all the view and the atmosphere made up for everything. Will defiantly be going back to get some more of that chicken parm!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I’ve been a regular since they opened 20 years ago . Had a res this past Saturday with friends in from Princeton for a birthday lunch. 3 pm Saturday and they would only seat us in the blazing sun next to the park area with kids running and screaming. People seated under the tent area not eating (who’s kids are likely the ones running in the grass and screaming) camp out like they’re at the beach for the day. Therefore, I had to leave as my skin cannot take sun at all. I left my friends there to eat bc in the age of COVID finding a place is a project.

There was a table for 4 in the shade which they wouldn’t give me bc they were waiting a wedding party? Whatever.

I’ll wait til next summer.

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CarolD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the amazing view from the restaurant of the waterfront with the breeze from the water! I would definitely return with other friends and family to try more tasty dishes. This was the perfect place for a birthday celebration! The table set up was perfect for social distancing. My family loved their meals, the delicious bread and the service was impeccable!

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GloriaA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Due to the time of our reservation, and COVID we had the restaurant to ouselves most of the time. Service was good as we were the only ones!!!
However, I did say it was a birthday celebration and no mention or nicety was offered

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Gia914
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Decided to make a reservation super
Last minute for my birthday. We ordered the calamari, egglant for the table. The main course were the meatballs,Chicken parm and shrimp fra diavalo! Delicious!!!

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JayTheBulldogNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food, good view, great service

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vipRuthAnnF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outside dining spot with a view of the Statue of Liberty and sunset! The whole experience exceeded our expectations! Food was amazing; peperina (pear) salad, caprese salad, shrimp positano and pollo scarpiello. Service was fabulous, from our waiter Frederico to the food servers! The tables were adequately spaced and it felt fun and safe to be dining at a restaurant! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was perfect and the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating

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irina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was very attentive and extremely friendly. I have dined at this restaurant many times in the past (pre-COVID). The food was most of the time very good and the ambiance and overall experience was outstanding. This time, I was disappointed because the dishes were not as flavorful and well garnished as in the past.
What felt not reassuring at all was the bathroom. It was extremely neglected and not clean (no paper towels, broken toilet paper holder, dirty soap dispenser, had seen better days, trash can rusty. It would have made a huge difference if the bathroom would have been prepped up for a "Corona Virus dining experience" with a clear signal of: We care for the safety of our clients and want to make them feel welcome! I would recommend to add soap dispensers that are non-touch, as well as stacks of paper towels, fresh painted walls, new trash can and disinfectant and regular cleaning.
Otherwise I was happy to be able to enjoy the awesome vista and the excellent table service for our family birthday get together.

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crumpet
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went out to lunch On September 9th We had a enjoyable time. Food was great, service wonderful. Would definitely go back.

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MoeP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was amazing. Service not so good. They took forever to acknowledge us. We had to ASK for bread/oil. Staff not too friendly.

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Michael
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had lunch at this restaurant several times before and it did not disappoint. Nice location, good food selection, nice service. Also quiet and pleasant atmosphere.

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vipabcdefg
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s always nice to sit outside and watch the sunset here. Food is good. Pricey but location, location, location.

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MEBS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Beautiful place to have dinner outside and watch the sunset!

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vipSoHolover
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Lovely views on a sunny day. Food was good, but appetizers are expensive and very small. We had the tuna and eggplant, but there were only two tiny pieces of fish and few vegetables. The "champagne" on the wine list was awful and I sent it back--very sweet and served too warm. The bathroom situation is ridiculous--one small room, unisex with no paper towels and a long line. The autodry machine was running constantly, making it hot and noisy. Disgusting. With at least 50 diners during COVID, they really need two bathrooms. I don't like sharing with men--they make a mess. You can always judge a good restaurant by the rest rooms. Otherwise, the shrimp were tasty and the sauteed calamata pasta was unique and well done.

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Jennifer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

It was a great area and lot of space between tables which I felt safe. However, the service was okay...our table was on the side so the waitress wasn't keeping tabs on us and long wait. I saw other tables in the main area in and out quicker...The food was good.

FAQs

Gigino at Wagner Park does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Gigino at Wagner Park also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 528-2228.

Gigino at Wagner Park is rated 4.6 stars by 1627 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.