About Gigino at Wagner Park

As one of the best kept secrets in New York City, Gigino at Wagner Park offers a spectacular view of Lady Liberty and the New York Harbor. 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 over five years. Nestled between the Ritz Carlton 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.

20 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Little West Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 528-2228

Website:
http://gigino-wagnerpark.com/

Public Transit:
1 train to RECTOR R train to WHITEHALL / SOUTH FERRY 4 or 5 train to BOWLING GREEN

Executive Chef:
Luigi Celentano

Private Party Facilities:
Gigino at Wagner Park is available for your private party, wedding, corporate event or any occasion. View, View, View - Our tables inside the restaurant as well as outside offer the most spectacular view of the New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty in all of Manhattan. Flexible Venues - Our interior restaurant can accommodate parties up to 50 people for sit down service and up to 70 for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Our outdoor dining easily services up to 130 people for sit down service, 200 for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The rooftop terrace can serve up to 150 for cocktails. These venues can be booked individually or in combination to accommodate any size group or type of event. Gigino at Wagner Park offers an on site event planner to support your party planning needs to ensure the smooth execution of each function.

Private Party Contact:
Gina or Ruhel : (212) 528-2228

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Come to celebrate a perfect Christmas in the cozy atmosphere of Gigino! The whole staff wish you happy holidays!

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Come to celebrate a perfect Christmas in the cozy atmosphere of Gigino! The whole staff wish you happy holidays!

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Gigino at Wagner Park Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (56)
Great for Outdoor Dining (51)
Scenic View (51)
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Romantic (32)
Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (22)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Seasonal (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
People Watching (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Casual (11)
Authentic (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Business Meals (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fun (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Cozy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was excellent. The restaurant itself looks a little shabby but wait staff was very good and I would go back certainly for the food

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

This venue at battery park has thé best view on lady liberty from the Manhattan side. Go there in the spring, summer or during a beautiful autumn day. Avoid sitting inside..you’ll understand when you visit.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Die Bedienung war super nett. Wir konnten sogar nach der Bestellung den Tisch wechseln. Alles wurde neu eingedeckt. Wir mussten nach dem Essen nicht direkt zahlen und aufstehen, was in New York eine Seltenheit ist. Die Auswahl an Getränken und Speisen war sehr gut. das Essen wurde liebevoll serviert. Extra Brot , frischer Pfeffer und Parmesan waren selbstverständlich.
Alles hat gut geschmeckt von der Vorspeise bis zum Dessert.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My favorite restaurant in all of NYC! The authentic Italian and the amazing view!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My husband and I wanted to share a meal in a restaurant with a waterfront view and hoped for good food too; sometimes you get one or the other. We got both! Lady Liberty and the moon shone beautifully for us. We enjoyed the eggplant appetizer - delish! I had the grilled salmon and my husband had the shrimp fra diavala - both were delicious and prepared perfectly. The glasses of wine that our waiter recommended for us paired well with our meals. We will certainly return to Gigino!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Visiting NYC with my boyfriend, this was the closest place near the waterfront that was also listed on Open Table, after taking a Statue Cruise. It's sorta a tourist trap but convenient. Food was ok nothing special though I think the best part is the bread and the view! A bit pricey for generic Italian but staff were friendly and right on the water so great location. Little tiny place with strange 80s/90s American music trying to resonate with the middle aged tourist - noting authentic Italian about this place but overall fine for lunch - nothing fancy.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were in New York for a conference and “stumbled” onto this jem. Great food and service and a beautiful view of the Statue of Liberty.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great view of the statue of Liberty. Food was good. Would go back if I’m in New York again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

As lovely as I remember it. Food, view, service and ambience is wonderful. You will not get a better value anywhere, especially on the waterfront looking out at the Statute of Liberty. Lovely green area part of the Park in front of restaurant where children can play. Miss it already.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was a great first experience with our girls celebrating our anniversary. It was a perfect night to enjoy the scenery. The food was excellent. Thank you.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food, amazing views. The place is extremely family friendly as it overlooks a large lawn, where little children can run around while adults are enjoying a meal.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Maybe they just had a bad evening? Had reserved a table in advance at a certain time. Showed up and was met with something like "It is overwhelming tonite, your table is not ready" and was directed to the not-so-cozy bar area. Idled for twenty minutes before we got our table... The location of the restaurant is terrific, to bad the service for the rest of the evening didn't get any better. First course arrived fairly quick, however main course included a wait time of 45+ minutes. Extremely busy restaurant, something I generally find fun and nice, but it was obvious that they had accepted too many guests which in turn resulted in stressed and poor service and long waiting times. Didn't complain but was still offered to share a dessert and a two drinks at the end of the dinner - good gesture! Still doesn't help up the rating.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wedding planning

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Service was poor......had to ask for extra water, another glass of wine and the check. Food was ok. Won't be going back.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Spectacular view!
Spectacular food!
Spectacular service!

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Lovely spot looking at the Statue of Liberty. Nice at sunset in particular

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We went to Gigino at Wagner Park to celebrate our anniversary during our stay in New York (from the UK).

The setting is fantastic overlooking the Hudson River with good views of the Statue of Liberty and the Sunset. (This was our primary reason for selecting the restaurant).

We had looked at the online menu before making our booking and so were aware of the potential costs for the meal and drinks.

The quality of the food was good and the location fully realised our hopes for a romantic setting.

However, the service did leave something to be desired. Our waiter presented us with menus and then proceeded to list a number of available "specials" at such a rate that it was difficult to know what was what?!

This only slightly detracted from the overall experience, but it would have been better to be presented with a printed list of available "specials" so that we could have more time to consider the options.

Overall, I'd say we enjoyed the location, the food was good but not great and the atmosphere was good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We chose Gigino for a wedding anniversary and the ambiance and the ambiance and food were great. Weather was a bit chilly to eat outside but the waterview is such that you can't be inside. We also felt a bit pressured in terms of the timing as we were one of the last table to finish but it was only 9:00pm...they should consider may be extending a bit their closing time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Beautiful location overlooking the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. The bread was delicious with just a hint of garlic. But the star was the Branzino with clams mussels and squid in a lemon butter sauce that was so outstanding that I wanted to lick the plate. Highly recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Romantic and remarkable. The most amazing location. Worth the trip downtown.
Do not mlss!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Love Giginos! Been several times at night and in the afternoon and it's a great place to relax and enjoy the view of the sea and the Statue of Liberty!

Tags: Healthy, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We came here for a family celebration lunch and wanted a view of Lady Liberty and this spot did not disappoint. We had a table under a canopy (thankfully because it was a hot afternoon) facing the water--perfect! The service was attentive, professional and friendly and the food was delicious. All the dishes we ordered were made with fresh ingredients, bursting with flavor: chickpea and artichoke salad, pear salad, bruschetta with the ripest tomatoes, squid ink linguine with mussels, spaghetti with clams. Most memorable for me was the salmon tartare--beautifully plated with well balanced flavors and just a hint of spicy. All in all, a wonderful dining experience--we'll be back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

A wonderful treat on the water in Batter Park. The food and service were excellent and I felt transported to Venice!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Beautiful evening to spend outdoors n a beautiful setting. Had a wonderful cocktail, pasta Nero and wine, biscotti for dessert. Food excellent

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Beautiful view and fun atmosphere. Great spot to watch the sunset. The food is always reliably good and they have a nice wine menu. Always enjoy!

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The best thing about this place is the view of the Hudson and the promenade. The worst thing is their bathroom and entrance. The food is average.

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Gigino was a really great find! Worth a try sooner rather than later as we suspect it's just a "pop up" restaurant for the summer months/nicer weather.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Really great views on the water in Battery Park. Food was good, not great but need to explore menu more to really say. Will definitely go there again

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great food, view and service...but they really could use an additional restroom. They only have one, and people were lined up 10+ deep all night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Went at to celebrate our 63rd anniversary, Had dinner at 7:30, lovely evening, excellent food, great view of the statue of liberty & boats sailing by all lit up, attentive service, a unique setting

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food has improved since my last visit 2 years ago but the service still sullen and condescending. Burratta was quite wonderful, cod special excellent and orecchiette delicious. Would not recommend ordering coffee after dinner, demitasse serving in a large cup and no refill offered at $5 a cup is a ripoff. But the view...just wonderful and that's why I come back

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Had a very nice time; the food was really good. The service was not that good. Overall the experience was nice and the view was amazing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Excellent food, as usual, enhanced by the New York Harbor view. What's not to like? Can't forget the great martinis and superb bottle of Nero D'Avola ...finished with Tartufo. Again, what's not to like?

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Tourist trap! Very expensive!! Not up to par for what they charge..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

As usual great service, food and view. Great place to go for all occasions.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food and the view of the Harbor, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island cannot be beat!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

If I'm going to eat pasta in NYC GiGinos is the place! So good and an amazing view

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Scenic View, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The dining space is small so be prepared to sit close to other tables. The food was very good and tasty but small portions (although they're probably normal portions and I'm used to oversized). There is a formal tent so it could be a different environment if it was inclement weather. There is a Beautiful view of the water and Statue of Liberty. Very special location. I would recommend for sure! The shrimp with garlic and oil was deliscious.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I would be ideal to enhance
your bathroom facilities.
The rest is awesome
keep up the good work

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent food and service with a great view of the Harbor. We sat outside the "tent" outdoors for a full view of the sky, it was a lovely evening! Ordered the special, pan roasted halibut, and it was delicious!!! Our waiter was excellent, and treated us to an after dinner drink! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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