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Gigi's Cucina Povera Llc

981 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217
(716) 877-8788 · $$ · Italian
Rating: 4.0 out of 5"11 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Thu5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Fri - Sat5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Sun4:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Gigi's Cucina Povera is an Italian restaurant in Buffalo, NY. In our "poor kitchen" the philosophy is simple: Make great food with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, transforming the simple into more than the sum of its parts. Our menu includes Sicilian comfort food and peasant-style fare like pasta dishes, Morerisotto-based dishes, seafood, and slow cooked meats. Daily specials feature fresh, local produce. Gigi's is owned and operated by Mary Ann Giordano. Chef Giordano has competed in many regional cooking competitions and has authored a cookbook, "The Saint Joseph's Day Table Cookbook," along with her father. Gigi's Cucina Povera is open daily at 5 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m. On Sundays, we feature family-style meals. Come and experience great food in a Sicilian country atmosphere.

Popular menu items

Arancini · Chicken Pastina Soup · Chicken Livers · The Sicilian · Fried Cardoons

General info

Casual · Family Friendly · Credit: Discover, MasterCard, Visa



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by Katie B. at Yelp User Review2/8/2014very good, top quality food. everyone was so friendly. we had the arancini and artichoke fritters for an appetizer. both were delicious. for our entree we both had the vermicelli pomodoro. the pasta was perfectly cooked and the sauce was fresh. More
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"by Rebecca D. at Yelp User Review2/6/2014I came to Gigi's on a Sunday evening with my mother in law and my husband. We were here to celebrate my birthday. We didn't make reservations and they had a bit of a wait so we sat at the bar.I think the waitresses were overwhelmed and sat another group who walked in after us, but the bartender seemed … More
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by Maria M. at Yelp User Review1/20/2014Buon Appetito!!!A special anniversary dinner requires some high expectations Gigi did not disappoint. First of all the service was wonderful it was one girl's first day and she was training and they were nothing but nice. They took their time and help us pick out a wine we both enjoyed and I was really picky that … More
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by Andrew W. at Yelp User Review12/16/2013Very good food and nice atmosphere. Family owned and operated. Recommended by a Sicilian local and didn't disappoint. For an out of towner visiting Buffalo and eating wings at Wingfest all morning, this was a great meal. More
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Erin K. at Yelp User Review11/25/2013GiGi's is fantastic.I LOVE that the red wine is cave temperature, not blood temperature. I'd go back just for that reason alone. I'd agonize if the food sucked but still I'd go because the wine cellar is so good. Luckily I don't have to agonize I can go there because the food is wonderful and fairly rare. This is not your … More
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