Gigi's Cucina

4.5
181 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 181 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
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
4 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
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
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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JJ13674
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Starters lovely with the exception of the focaccia which was raw in the middle making it very heavy. Mains were delicious, particularly the pork cheek and the med veg pasta dish. Choice of only 3 desserts which is fine for size of restaurant but no ice cream on the menu if you fancy something lighter to finish. Lovely surroundings in really nice area. Will try again as it was first visit.

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None
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I found the food average. The menu descriptions make the food sound delicious, but what is served is lacking in flavour IMO.

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LydiaH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, was my birthday and they made it such a special occasion even lit my cake and candles, first time going and will definitely be back to Gigi’s!

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MarieH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, authentic Italian food with friendly service

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LisaM
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food. We ate outside on the patio, which was nice. Felt like being on holiday. Authentically Italian. Does nice pizzas and delicious pasta but also chicken, fish and meat dishes. Plenty of choice for vegetarians. Can't comment on the puddings because we were too full. They looked nice, though.

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JessicaD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, wonderful service and a lovely setting. The seafood was fresh and really flavoursome.

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lisab
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect venue. Relaxed but stylish. The food was outstanding.

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JaneH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had to wait a long time even to be offered a drink and then that order had to be chased up.

Were hurried to finish main starters as main course was ready

Raw bread on pre starter, 1 main course not very warm

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NaomiL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t recommend GiGi’s more highly. Fantastic ambience and chef ensure that she/he met exacting dietary requirements.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Pizza soggy crust poor . Pasta was literally crunchy and undercooked . Our waitress however was wonderful and looked after us appropriately.

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JamesW
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. The food is first class as is the service. Only downside is the selection of wine by the glass is poor.

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MelissaW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. The decor, staff and food were all perfect. Service was fast so that meant my children didn’t get bored and fidgety. Thank-you

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Darren161
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food. Nice atmosphere as usual.

Nice friendly service.

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Locals
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal. Good service and warm welcome. Celebrating a belated birthday so it was important to me that everyone felt safe. We are so lucky to have a neighbourhood Italian on our doorstep.

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Sophieb
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food. Small menu with the best choices. I visited with my partner & sat on the outside terrace. The ambience was really chilled. Great wine menu also! Thanks for having us! We’ll be back

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GwenW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lively atmosphere, fantastic staff. Would definitely come back again x

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PatrickM
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Service - Highly recommended. New wine bar opening soon which will add to the experience.

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ZoeB
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal out since Covid . Perfect choice . Service & food were great and although we ate outside on a rainy night it was cosy and dry . Great job adapting to all the ‘new rules’

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous small restaurant with an intimate ambience. Loved the Polenta starter.

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Chantelle
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent authentic Italian. First time here and will definitely return. Both food and service were outstanding.

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SheffieldstephG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it - delicious food, lovely atmosphere! Will most certainly be back again xz

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JenC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely outside area, the staff are really friendly and the food was amazing. The weather was terrible but the owners could do enough to make sure we were comfortable and dry.

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viptall
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Super cramped outdoor space, staff don’t wear masks

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MargaretC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. At the time, only outside dining allowed and it’s only a small terrace. However, it’s well equipped with glass dividers between the tables and between the terrace and footpath. Effective heaters and an awning for if wet. It was almost like being on holiday! The service was excellent and the main courses simply delicious. The desserts were, for us, a bit of a letdown and we felt a tiny bit rushed to leave as you only get the table for 2 hours. I think that’s a sign of the times though- the restaurant needs to feed as many as they can in difficult circumstances. We will soon be able to eat indoors again and will definitely return, to eat in or outside.

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Lottie
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful quaint restaurant, the outdoor seating was so lovely and a very ambient feeling. Felt like we took a little trip to Italy! The food was immaculate and the staff were fabulous, would come back again in a heart beat!

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IanK
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely evening sat outside on the terrace, plenty of heaters to keep you warm, excellent service from the friendly staff, food very nice, not amazing hence 3 stars, but would recommend this neighbourhood Italian

FAQs

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

Gigi's Cucina is rated 4.5 stars by 181 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.