GiGi

4.6
45 reviews
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€30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Cosy
Welcome to GiGi authentic Italian cuisine, homemade pasta, great antipasti bar in a cozy and casual environment with a great selection of Italian wines.
What 45 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
Ambience
4.4
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F
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I would highly recommend GiGi's - the one thing I would change is the music was a little too loud - it is a small venue and at times difficult to hear the conversation among the group between the noise and loud music.

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LS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and the waiting staff were extremely attentive, could not do enough for us but were not intrusive. It is a wonderful addition to Ranelagh and we would highly recommend it and will be back on a regular basis!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The seating area is quite tight but you’re not on top of each other either, the atmosphere is great and the restaurant is very lively. The waiter had an extremely pleasant manner and there was some tasty specials on offer. We had the sharing antipasti which was amazing and I had the steak for main which had an exquisite charred flavour washed down with a delightful Montepulciano, I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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MA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Presentation just beautiful, would I recommend it, yes provided you are not really hungry. Having two younger adults with me, they were bitterly disappointed on portion size - really small, bit on the expensive side for what had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Buzzing little spot with a lovely selection of Italian wine and food. The menu is short but interesting although I will say with the dim lighting very very difficult to read. Perhaps if it was on yellow paper and slightly larger print it might be easier to read. Even the staff commented on how difficult it was. We enjoyed a wonderful bottle of red and some antipasti but I think we’d have ordered more if we could have read the menu.
What we did have was very tasty and the staff were very friendly but rather busy and at times a little too busy to remember who asked for what but I’m sure things will settle.
If you’re looking to relax over your meal be sure you wait until the last seating of the evening as you will otherwise probably be rushed out of your seat.

Overall I would definitely recommend GIGI’s and will definitely be returning.

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday meal with 4 friends. Gorgeous mushroom risotto and seafood tagliatelle. Great ambiance and a lovely Happy Birthday greeting from the staff! Definitely will be back

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FO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A very enjoyable night out. Very buzzy place so quite noisy, small and intimate. Food is excellent, if a little on the pricey side. Delicious antipasti as well as pasta dishes, but there is something for those who don't want pasta - like my son who had the steak and said it was delicious. Lovely Montepluciano wine. Overall, can highly recommend it. You need to book well in advance.

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CO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely meal and great atmosphere in the restaurant!

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JC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What is not to like about Gigi! It is a perfect combination of great fresh food, lovely space, fab staff and right in the heart of Ranelagh. It is simple perfect!!

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BG
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time to visit Gigi and delighted to confirm that the reviews I read were all bang on. Delicious food, great and friendly service . We will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food coupled with excellent service 👌🏻

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best pasta in Dublin! Most authentic experience outside of Italy. So, so tasty. Service is also fabulous.

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F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible meal - food, wine and service were 5 star.

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OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super experience, delicious food and great staff. Can't wait to go back!

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GO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal food amazing great atmosphere and service we will be back

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice little spot with a genuine taste of Italy. Risotto was off the charts, service and staff were awesome

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E
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and the service was amazing. Definitely recommended.

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LO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gigi is an amazingly authentic Italian restaurant. The staff are very friendly and great buzz in the restaurant. The food was delicious, as was the wine!

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NP
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really excellent experience. Can't wait to eat here again. Not the noisiest place in the world but could be a little quieter.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed our meal in Gigi’s. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. The tiramisu, in particular, was a big hit. The limoncello at the end is a nice touch too. We will definitely be coming back.

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CE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything about GiGis. Will definitely return. Gorgeous authentic Italian food and wine with fabulous service and atmosphere!

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PD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Authentic Italian restaurant run by great guys.highly recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything great - only slight negative for me was the noise level, but that’s social commentary rather than then restaurant’s fault , younger folk tend to lean back and talk louder to companions than my generation.....

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PB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Italian food in Dublin bar none. Great service and atmosphere, this place is a real gem!

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SP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous fresh pasta! Fun buzzy atmosphere and excellent serve. Will definitely be going back!

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F
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening. All staff were friendly yet professional. Lovely food and great ambience. We’ll be back

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RM
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

As a coeliac there weren’t enough options but my friend loved her pasta dish. My fish dish was only okay

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AM
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really lovely Italian food which tasted like it had all been made from scratch.

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CC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

It's not Italian enough, too much rocket in both starter and main course, cured ham to start too tough and not as good as most good delis, bone marrow on steak made it too fatty so didn't work. Pity, 'cos I wanted it to real good, Dublin needs a few really good Italian restaurants.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Great food but if there was a little more on the plate it would be exceptional!

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LG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really impressed with GiGis. Menu is somewhat limited but we had plenty of choice. Pasta was excellent. Portions are not huge but the that wasn’t an issue for us. Really tasty. We can’t wait to go back!

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P
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My new favourite restaurant. In a word 'considered'. Wonderful food and wine. Lovely intimate cosy atmosphere. Friendly staff. A little gem.

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m
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really good food nice wine and service and staff great. The only thing I would criticise is that the portion sizes could be a little larger.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely atmospheric Italian restaurant with authentic food. Owner charming and very accomodatiing.Will definitely be back

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JH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic authentic Italian cuisine in Ranelagh. Service was great and the servers were attentive and keen to make our experience perfect! A lovely addition to Ranelagh.

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l
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service!

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Enjoyable evening, great buzz, food was fresh and great quality. Service stuttered at times but never broke down, staff were friendly and pleasant.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing authentic Italian fine dining. Portion size were great and the service was excellent.

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NH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

we just had a light lunch which was lovely, but would want to go back again to try more of the menu before really rating the food. The service though was excellent, very friendly and authentic, would go back just for this.

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AS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great new addition to Ranelagh. Great tasty food at a great price. Will definitely be back.

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