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Gigi's Cucina Povera

981 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217-2924
+1 716-877-8788
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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“polenta” (5 reviews)
“arancini” (6 reviews)
“caesar salad” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
981 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217-2924
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Gigi’s for Mother’s Day and enjoyed a nice meal for a decent price. Gigi’s is convenient with parking out back and a large patio in front. The decor is typical Italian with a wall mural and a large bar, and the overall space...More

Thank Sabresfan01
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat on a quiet Sunday evening not too far from the Hotel Henry where we were staying. Rather than head downtown, we researched options northward and found this place. The decor was charming and we very much enjoyed...More

Thank TedLachmansingh
Reviewed 5 November 2017

First visit to Gigi’s to meet up with a friend for a girl’s evening out. The menu had a wide arrange of entrees to choose from and the service was very attentive. The entrees were delicious and the portion size was very generous.

Thank jacs97
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We recently tried Gigi’s. It was nicely crowded but comfortable. We happened to be there during restaurant week so decided to take advantage of their offerings. I would say the choices were excellent and it was a very good value. I started with polenta with...More

1  Thank RobHop489
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our wed. evening. We all tried different entrees and salads and food was delicious. Scallops were large and not overly garlic, just right, and I like garlic. Chicken marsala was perfect, perfect taste, perfect size! I enjoyed an authentic caesar...More

Thank Gail W
Reviewed 24 September 2017

A Saturday evening first visit for our group of six seniors and it turned out to be a delightful surprise. The food, service and atmosphere were all very good. The restaurant was busy and the server just a little annoyed when we asked for three...More

Thank Dennis K
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Ordered take out from here. 1/2 order of penne with vodka sauce and a full order of spaghetti carbonara. When I got home, the servings were the same size only they put the spaghetti carbonara in a larger take out container to make it seem...More

Thank gjacobbi
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Was driving by on our way to another restaurant and decided to stop and give Gigi's a try. Atmosphere was pleasant with jazz music playing in the background. Staff was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and food preparation. The menu had something for everyone....More

Thank Irondad
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The place is small, nice atmosphere for adults. Food was disappointing. I had ordered veal scaloppini, it lemon, capers and parsley. It came with pasta or potato. I picked pasta with red sauce. The plate came with the veal underneath a load of spaghetti which...More

Thank Mikkido
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had a very enjoyable and tasty evening at Gigi's Cucina Povera on Saturday night. The food was excellent and the service was very good, too. On Friday and Saturday evenings, they have live music. During our visit, there was a talented singer. Very nice.

Thank William N
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 981 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217-2924
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-877-8788
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