Gigino at Wagner Park

4.6
1418 reviews
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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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n
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We think of Gigino as a neighborhood gem. The family gathers by the harbor and we feel like we are on vacation. The quality of the food is sustainably excellent, and the staff is super helpful! Thank you, Gigino.

DP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Only one bathroom for the whole restaurant! Not acceptable.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view of NY harbor. Delicious food. Attentive friendly staff. Highly recommend!

o
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food and great service. The only feedback I have is that the cappuccino was almost at room temperature when it was served to us. Wish it was warmer especially that it was cloudy and a bit on the cold side that day. But overall a wonderful place. I would recommend Gigino.

TN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

What a view! But also what an oasis of quiet and repose in front of the harbor and yet so close to the noise and bustle of Fidi. Great food served with care in an idyllic setting.

z
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

You can have better meal in any pizzeria in NYC.
Great view , but you can chill on a bench for free.

C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful view, very good food but they should put some fans or portable AC units around the space. Extremely hot in the summer

E
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

I have been there many times over the years, and the food recently has been terrible. The location is, of course, fantastic, but the loud music playing on the lawn is insufferable.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gem for a summer night whether you’re a tourist or local. A real treat to experience.

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a gorgeous place . Food was good , service was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing and what a beautiful place to spend for a relaxing Sat lunch. My daughter said the gluten free pasta tasted better than most of the regular pasta she has had!

RI
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

You go there more for the view than the food. To really enjoy the view you need an outside table.

BF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had a lovely dinner in the middle of a heavy THUNDERSTORM. We ate in the outside patio!! Yes we did. Amazingly it was a delight. Great service, great food, and a total delight... without getting wet - - because the patio is covered with a big tent room that has clear plastic sides all around.

This is a 1st class place, not cheap but worth it. I recommend you try to dine here in a thunderstorm since it was so much fun. It felt like we were in a tent camping out... but in a dream because of the great food and service.

N
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Service was great and the staff were very nice but we were harassed by a homeless man the entire beginning of our meal and at no point did a manager come over to apologize or offer us anything for the disturbance. It was very odd.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great sunset dining. Servers were wonderful. Food was good just too much salt. Would still recommend

R
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were outstanding as always. Our favorite restaurant in the city.

UE
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The location is great, but you can't eat location. The wine selection was terrible, the food was almost inedible, and the portion sizes infinitesimal. Rather than go to this establishment, why not buy a pretzel and hot dog outside, sit on a bench in front of the restaurant facing the harbor, and enjoy the sunset?

DB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All dining is outdoors and it was a lovely day with a stunning view of the harbor. Food was excellent and the waiter very helpful and friendly. Prices are not low but acceptable for what they deliver.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The setting was beautiful. The service was great. The wine choices were good.

The Grilled Salmon dish was pretty tasteless. My guess is that it had been frozen for way too long. I would think that the fish that gets served there would be incredibly fresh.

c
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

delicious food, gorgeous view! recommend it highly.

MG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say, I stop here every time I visit NYC and they never let me down.
Always a great meal and great service! Can't wait till the next time I'm in town.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

The bar was SUPER small, took 15 minutes to even get the bartender to even give us a drink menu. The view was pretty, but not worth it. The food was bland and tasteless, service was okay but nothing special. Would not return.

CY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great place to take visitors for good Italian fare, excellent staff and fabulous views.

CC
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

You go for the view (of the Hudson and Statue of Liberty in the distance). The food was good, but very rushed service with tight tables. You are not having a leisurely dinner here, unless you go at the end of the evening. With that said, the location is the story here, and that made for a lovely (but quick) dinner.

R
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The setting is beautiful. I was disappointed in the zuppa de pesce with couscous - I specifically asked what the ingredients were and the waiter only mentioned shellfish - no mention of any other fish. The dish was actually filled with an unidentifiable fish, very fatty and bony, and very disappointing. The view almost made it worth it, but I certainly would not order this dish again.

w
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I’ve eaten here, the food has been exceptional and it is a treasure to watch the sun set over the Hudson and share food with friends. Can’t wait to go back. Again.
:)

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looking for an oasis in the Battery Park area? This is it! Great menu, fine food, efficient service, outdoor dining with a fabulous view, all found in this lovely restaurant. Definitely deserves another visit.

GK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

F
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

One of the WORST dining experiences we have ever had. New inexperienced waiter who was very nice but got almost everything wrong. Another person with experience should have been helping him. When one guest had bright sunshine glaring in his face and he asked if they kindly close one of the blinds, the hostess said “just wait the sun will be down in twenty minutes”. The salads were brought out incorrectly and a side dish ordered for dinner was brought out with the salad. It took three times for them to figure out that one guest who is celiac could actually get a piece of salmon that was NOT marinated. It was awful and they should be disgraced how they served it. AND it was the smallest piece of salmon ever served. I could go on and in because there was more issues but we will never be back and I hope nobody I know will go there. The bill was wrong, which was corrected. Not even an offer of coffee or dessert. Nobody was kind or friendly. Would not be upset to see them close.

j
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view of the waterfront and Statue of Liberty from our table on the patio was worth every penny. Excellent food and service too. We were there on a Wednesday evening and were so happy to see the sunset and all the sailboats. Pastas and salads and 2 drinks all very reasonably priced. The watermelon salad was delicious, as was the linguine with clams and the shrimp with spinach, garlic and olive oil. Would definitely come back.

R
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice views! Server was very patient with our relaxed tourist, not in a hurry attitude. Nice place to eat outside and watch the sun set.

BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely table outdoors watching twilight fall on the river as the boats drifted by Lady Liberty as the sun set. The food is always fresh and delicious and the menu is varied enough to please all tastes.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful views, lovely food, great way to enjoy New York

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and view of the Statue Liberty. On sunny humid days it could get a little too hot and sweaty when sitting outside. Other than that, I highly recommend the place.

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location. Wonderful food

MS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

Gigino‘s biggest asset is it’s unique location. It wouldn’t take much to make it a really great Italian restaurant, but the food is just subpar. While there seem to be a lot of waitstaff, service is ok, but not great. Please do something about it!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

In summer, a most romantic outdoor patio from which to enjoy the sunset washing over the lighting Statue of Liberty as boats glide by while enjoying fine food and service.

DE
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Food was great!
Gorgeous view!

AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Perfect location. Very good food

ER
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful food and wine along with the most magnificent sunset!

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