Gigi's Cucina - Sheffield

4.5
207 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Gigi’s Cucina is a family-run, authentic yet contemporary Italian restaurant situated in Sheffield just a stone's throw from Ecclesall Road with abundant parking. Our philosophy is to be relaxed with a touch of sophistication. Gigi’s is a place to meet friends for dinner, have business lunches or for special occasions.

Our promise is the same whatever the occasion: quality, delicious affordable Italian food. We serve well-known classic and original Italian dishes with a special emphasis on seasonal dishes. We happily cater for a wide variety of dietary requirements and dietary lifestyle choices. The exclusively Italian wine list has something for every budget with a focus on value and quality. We carefully select all of our wine from small independent wineries.

The kitchen is open so you can witness the chefs cooking in real time and chat with the Head Chef (when he isn’t too busy!).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 207 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

System issue resulted in 1.15hr wait for table, initially asked to wait outside under cover for a few mins after 15 mins I went in and said “no drinks, not a few mins what’s happening? - staff seemed at a loss. Eventually went upstairs, nice bar and got some drinks, but waited and waited.
Pre starter and starter served together- but thought what the hell. Then I said can you give us 10 mins, was told the kitchen is closing-I think the look on my face suggested that wouldn’t be accepted.
The food was fine, if very heavy at that time and served too quick.
They comp’d the drinks, said sorry but said “what’s done is done”, no suggestion of “come back and try us again it’s a one off”.
We saw people walking out in disgust.
It felt like someone needed to take control.
This is a nice location and I am sure the food is good - but such a poor experience, don’t think we will return.

Gigi's Cucina - Sheffield
Responded 3 days ago

We profusely apologise that you felt undervalued and assure you that this could not be further from the truth. Our software failed at 19:30 on Saturday and, unable to fix this unprecedented issue, the service was severely impacted. We repeatedly apologised to those affected and as a team we were beyond disappointed with the situation. We chose not to cancel our booked customers and did our best in extremely challenging circumstances but we’re only human and ultimately our best was not enough.

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DavidM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We have visited many times and I would like to say the food was fantastic- probably one of the best meals I have had at Gigi's.

We had drinks before the meal upstairs and we were very impressed with the decor and the tone of the room. The young barman (sorry I don't know his name) was very attentive. We did just sit down and then later found out that we were not sat at our correct table, so maybe a sign at the top of the stairs to say please wait to be seated would be useful.

The three ladies downstairs were rushed of their feet, as the restaurant was very busy. We know one of the ladies and although she was pleasant and engaging you could see she was very stressed and couldn't chat to us like she would have normally. We felt they gave a good service under the busy conditions.

Overall it was a lovely evening, so thank you and well done with the new venture - we wil return soon.

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Ledge
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always excellent food at Gigi’s. Service very good, new deco looks great.

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ChrisK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

To score higher, it would have been good to be told what was not available on the menu before we made our choices - 50% of which was NOT available.
The chicken was a bit dry due to being overcooked.
The risotto was perfect.
The starter of Affettato All’Italiana was huge and enough for a main meal.
The cheesecake was wonderful.
The service was very good.

Gigi's Cucina - Sheffield
Responded 3 days ago

Please accept our sincere apologies for the issues you experienced with us. We are currently transitioning to a new menu this week which has been slightly delayed due to circumstances beyond our control and we are very sorry that this led to a lack of availability of certain items on the existing menu. Your feedback is important to us and has been duly noted and we hope to welcome you back to try our new dishes. Best Wishes. Gigi's

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JandiaP
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t wait to go back. Food was delicious and the restaurant is beautiful. My husband is Gf and he was very happy because all the pasta and pizza can be made GF.

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AndyK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food, really enjoyed the warmth of the outdoor eating area. Will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and good service in a lovely setting. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxccxxxxxxxxxx

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ClaireH
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was outstanding .
the service is amazing and that new bar is absolutely brilliant I think that's one of their best decisions as we live locally will be visiting are not more.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautiful, service very good. Love the new wine bar above the restaurant. Can’t wait to return!

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LoveFood
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Second time returning and we were very disappointed! We were inside but freezing sat near the door, sat with coat on throughout! We both had prawns to start, which came cold on a bed of rocket! Very bland and thought we could have got in a supermarket. Had breads with Olive oil, the bread was cold and tough! Then we had the chicken and specials lamb as main. The chicken was just ok but the lamb was fatty! Won't be returning I'm afraid because the place is lovely and staff very friendly!

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AlexaB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and efficient and friendly service, we will be back

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Foodie
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere. Although the open flames outside are probably no longer environmentally acceptable. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Unfortunately, the food was a letdown. It was far too salty and unimaginative Less is often more in food. For example, it seemed unnecessary for a pizza to be covered with salami, pepperoni, bacon (mainly the fatty bits) and chicken. Italian cuisine thrives on simple cooking with good quality ingredients, what was served was overcomplicated and didn't live up to what we had hoped for.

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AlisonJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, friendly staff, delicious food. Couldn’t fault it. We will be back!

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GaryW
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I both enjoyed our first visit to Gigi'sthe food was spot on and the music in the background was very soothing ,will definitely be there again in the near future 👍👍

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claireh
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a fabulous evening at Gigi's. Food, wine and service we're all amazing.
Thank you x

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LindaH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening, very slick service, food served very quickly and hot too. Beautifully prepared and served.

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JackS
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had lunch outside in the nice terrace area, staff were very attentive and helpful throughout and the food and wine was delicious.

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Sadie
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute authentic Italian, fantastic food. We were new to the area and had a recommendation to go here. So pleased we did as it was a beautiful resturant for a beautiful date night

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall a very enjoyable evening, but I feel the Special of the Day - Beef Medallions wasn't good value at nearly £30

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DeborahL
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Good fresh food . Felt a bit rushed .
Could do with a few more vege options

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SSequin
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice Italian with pretty outdoor space. Attentive service and great ambience. Food was nice but pasta dish had lots of meat and not much pasta. Very tasty though.

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CarolineT
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Highly recommended, excellent Covid protection too

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SueB
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely family friendly restaurant. Generous portions of high quality food. Good selection of dishes on the main menu and the specials were very enticing. The service was good and the staff were helpful. We will definitely eat there again.

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SallyT
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

For the first time at Gigi's we experienced very poor service, the focus appeared to be on the diners eating outside and not those of us inside. Two of the party had the prawns for a starter, these were virtually uncooked, to the extend they were worried that they may have had a stomach upset as a result.
However I had the special, beef fillet and that was excellent.
The poor service was a shame as it will put us off going there again or recommending Gigi's

Gigi's Cucina - Sheffield
Responded on 2 August 2021

We are very dismayed that you felt less valued than our other diners and can assure you that this was not our intention. Unfortunately our team was smaller than planned due to COVID isolations and we can only apologise for any delays or shortcomings in the service as a result. We are delighted that you enjoyed the beef fillet but apologise if the prawns were not to your party's satisfaction. In this particular dish they are gently cooked and marinated to retain their soft texture.

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EmmaK
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wine and food! I love it here :) Thank you so much

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service (wasn't busy) and good cuisine but music unpleasantly loud and portions unnecessarily large - no wonder we are becoming obese! Was a little cold near the open door.

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JRiddle
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience in a lovely outdoor seating area, excellent friendly service and tasty colourful authentic Italian food. The Prosecco and Gavi we drank were excellent value and much better than the often overpriced, disappointing wine served at so many restaurants.

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Mellors
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music a little too loud but everything else amazing 😻 xx

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Shelley3
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service, would definitely recommend.

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Simpson
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were left waiting for 30 minutes for the table. No apology and we were charged for the drinks we were offered by way of an apology. Food was average. This is a great place let down by the food and lack of friendliness.

Gigi's Cucina - Sheffield
Responded on 17 July 2021

Please accept our sincere apologies for your wait and any confusion regarding your bill. We would like an opportunity to put this right and would like you to contact us directly at info@gigiscucina.co.uk so we can arrange a refund for incorrectly charged drinks.

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DebraK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a good atmosphere. A great night out.

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AndrewA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was out first time at Gigi's and i must say it will not be our last. The food was very tasty and authentic Italian. I would recommend for a small romantic ambient restaurant.

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MichelleH
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were celebrating our10th wedding anniversary and enjoyed a lovely meal.
It’s so good to see how this restaurant has gone from strength to strength since it opened and it’s a wonderful legacy for the original owner who was a lovely man.

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Shell
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately we will not be returning . The whole experience was very poor some of the worse food I’ve had in a restaurant . The staff were lacking in any customer service experience whatsoever .

Gigi's Cucina - Sheffield
Responded on 4 July 2021

There was no indication whatsoever despite check backs that you were not satisfied with some of your meals that were eaten. Your bullish demands to pay for none of the food at all made amicable resolution extremely difficult. Without hesitation we deducted a very generous c.£60 from your bill in order to avoid further escalation and disturb fellow diners. Aggression and intimidation towards our very accommodating staff will not be tolerated and it is for the best that you don't return.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Staff lovely. Unfortunately we didn’t eat much of the food as most of it had an overpowering taste of herbs. The pizza was far too tomatoey too, it tasted like a whole tub of concentrated tomato purée had been put on there. ☹️ Quite sad as we had been wanting to visit for a long time!

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PDH123
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely designed and decorated restaurant. Staff very good. Tables outside were well laid out but there was little ambience

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MargaretE
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waiter was rude and felt rushed. Had a starter and main and left the restaurant in just over an hour. Food was ok.

Gigi's Cucina - Sheffield
Responded on 16 June 2021

We are very sorry to see your feedback. We always do our utmost to make guests feel most welcome and apologise if there was any misunderstanding with the service as the staff would never wish you to feel unwelcome. We can see from our system that from arrival to paying the bill you were with us for 1 hour and 45 minutes. We certainly were in no rush for you to leave as we did not require the table after your booking and had many diners still with us when you left.

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LeshaB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and speedy, friendly service. The outdoor seating is really nice too for alfresco dining on warm evenings

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Bonzo
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone enjoyed their food, commented on how good it was. Service there when needed. We should have asked for music to be slightly quieter so we could converse with friends next but one but hey, first time out after lockdown it was a treat to be there!

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ChrisD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Gigi's. I took my partner for a romatic birthday meal and we really enjoyed ourselves. A cosy, but modern and not fusty ambience. The staff were very friendly. They offer hearty Sicilian specialities, but presented with refinement. We'll definitely be coming back.

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You can order delivery directly from Gigi's Cucina - Sheffield using the Order Online button. Gigi's Cucina - Sheffield also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Gigi's Cucina - Sheffield also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0114 327 4600.

Gigi's Cucina - Sheffield is rated 4.5 stars by 207 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 bookings at the moment.