Priscilla's offers Italian and Greek cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Large menu available for take out and delivery.
I went to Gigi's for a quick bite before a show, and while it wasn't awful, it won't inspire a return visit.
We got seated right away, and the server seemed friendly and competent. We asked about draft beer, and they only had one kind. Okay I thought, that means I don't have to make a choice. The food menu was a bit more extensive. Mrs. C and I settled on the pork ribs appetizer and a Hawaiian pizza.
When the ribs arrived they were dry and tasteless. For the price the portion was puny. More of a sample size. The pizza had a little more flavour, but it was really dry, and desperately needed some tomato sauce. Isn’t that standard on pizzas? There was plenty of ham and pineapple though, and an adequate amount of cheese. The crust was okay.
The restaurant could use some renovation, including the w/c. There was a little stage for performers, but no one was there on Friday at the dinner hour.
With all the fierce competition in the Davie corridor, they ought to try harder.
I went here for the first time in years, and found to my disappointment that it was the same pizza we were eating long long ago. Come on, the time has passed when you could use luncheon meat as pizza toppings. Also, the "Greek-style" pizza where there's just too much olive oil on the crust is no longer acceptable. The best I can say is bland and unoffensive. I couldn't even taste the sauce. Pleasant service, though.
First off I would just like to say I LOVE THE OWNER/CHEF PRICILLA. She is always lovely and accomodating when there has ever been a problem with the food. HOWEVER... I would llike to review this place after being a customer over the past 10 years. The last time I ate here I had the special of barbqued chicken & Prawns with greek salad and potatoes. The chicken had been pre-cooked, possibly boiled THEN chared for a few seconds on the grill. There was no sauce... very dry and tastless. BUT the prawns were superb, as was the salad and veg.The servers here are kind of dead inside, if you know what I mean by that. Sort of detatched from the whole process so you never know if they are lisitening to you or not. They never write anything down and more often than not get some part the order wrong. And as usual Pricilla came out to say hello to us. I really like that. The ambiance could used an "Restaurant Makeover" update. I will definately be returning.
After a couple of disappointing adventures, it was so refreshing to have good honest food again. Priscilla's (formerly Gigi's) Still the same owner, has started updating the look of her restaurant for the changing times and listening to customers is going in the right direction.
The Ambiance is still on the retro side with Moroccan lamps and a 60's feel, but it is extremely clean, inviting and warm without being intimidating. One of the hidden gems on Davie st. The service was excellent and attentive without being in your face.
As I looked around at all of the other tables, everyone was enjoying there food and having a relaxed time of it. The smells of the food passing by our table made me want to try the dishes going by. A good sign! People left with smiles on their faces, another good sign!
As there were three of us for dinner, I sampled all of the dishes. I had the roast lamb, which was fork tender and the vegetables were beautifully on the al dente' side. There was also a lasagne which had a good sauce, with plenty of meat and the salad was crisp, The Shepard's pie was very tasty and to my plesant surprize not over salted as with most Shepard's pies. The portion was perfect for all of us and we left full.
The owner came out to every table and chatted with the patrons checking on thier meals, which I thought was really classy. I am sure that when the restaurant is hopping, this might not be able to be the norm, but it was nevertheless a sign that she cares about her customers, food and the dining experience, who could ask for more!
The wait staff was professional and friendly and the manager made sure everyone was enjoying their experience. The Pianist Perry was a delight and took requests. I am looking forward to going back and sampling more the next time I go. I give it three golden toothpicks and a thumbs up!
Best Greek salad ever, we had the lasagna with meat balls, meat balls tasted like meat, all in all best pasta take out we have ever had, well done and thanks.
Delivery was quick and price was fine.
Order was hot and tasty and this page kind off pisses me off insisting I write at least fifty words, some times just an honest evaluation of the product and service will work just fine, any way we loved this place.
A friend and I were at Gigi's on Davie last night and were also there just before Christmas. On both occasions, the food was terrific. The lamb was superb. I had them grill prawns for me last night and they were delicious. Food and wine are really reasonably priced.
The decor is a bit tacky but who cares? There's a baby Grand on the stage and Perry Dickison - who is the best pianist and vocalist I've heard was performing. We stayed from 7 p.m. when he started until he finished. The place was quiet so we felt we had a wonderful concert just for us. We've already booked to back next Sunday and to take friends with us. Even if the food wasn't good (but it WAS) the entertainment is more than worth it.
I am so disappointed with this restaurant. We just received our delivery order 50 minutes late. That kind of thing is forgivable. Bad food, is not.
My lasagna came with almost no meat and NO cheese. Zero cheese! The red sauce is clearly straight from IGA. Basically Gigi's is selling you food you could make at home and making you wait for it.
In their defence, they are sending over another lasagna dish to rectify the no cheese. On the phone, I was told they have a new cook working tonight. Again, I'm not out to hate on restaurants, and I can be understanding when new staff are learning the ropes. But who is Gigi's employing in their kitchen if lasagna is being made with no cheese?!
My partner didn't even eat his chicken breast with baked potato and vegetables. Again, the chicken is covered with a store bought BBQ sauce. The potato and vegetables are non-descript. Luckily for him, being lactose intolerant, he was able to eat some of my cheese-less lasagna.
Overall, 80% of our food is sitting on the counter uneaten. Within the next 2 hours I should be receiving my new order of lasagna. It will be nice to see the addition of cheese. But with the minuscule amount of meat and boring sauce, I'm not expecting to get my money's worth tonight.
For anyone out there with half an interest in tasteful food. Choose another restaurant.
I went there last week with a couple of friends. We were walking on Davie looking for a place to eat and the music from Gigi's caught our attention. The place was pretty empty. We were sit instantly, and got the menus to choose our orders.
I had a Veal Parmesan which looked and tasted good (I'm not saying it was good for its price). My only remark here is that it wasn't as much food as I'd like, but that was OK. My friends had individual pizzas, which also tasted good. We had strawberry cheesecake for desert, one of the best I've had in Vancouver so far. The service was very quick and flawless (the restaurant was empty though, I don't know how it would be if it had been packed).
On top of all that, the music was simply astonishing. Big Dee and friends (Jazz Duo with one more guest at some point) was playing there, Piano and Drums. Very nice music that fit the place perfectly, and not too loud that made it impossible to talk. We asked if we could film them and were even encouraged to do so - this was definitely a plus for me.
Overall a very exciting experience, and I would say pretty cheap too. A pretty awesome casual italian place. It is a pity they are never open for lunch, just dinner.
We went tonight to Gigi's with zero expectatives for the place. The thing is the restaurant, though a little empty for a Friday night was better than we expected.
The service was very good and the drinks arrived soon. We order lasagna and penne to eat and both dish were very good, specially lasagna which included a good ammount of cheese and a more than expected portion size. The order take about 15 min to arrive to the table, so if you are in a hurry it would be better go to another place, but we were enjoying some drinks so me really didn't care.
Other good feature is the music that starts at 7:30pm. Good and quiet selection of music, nothing very fancy but very pleasure for eating and at moderate volume. The guy in the piano even call one people of the public to play the bongo!
In summary a good and cheap place to go ($40 for dinner and 2 drinks, including tip) if you want to have a pleasure dinner before to continue with the party in another place.
Have been to Gigi's on Davie a number of times, and it is a nice change from the Moxie's, Earls, etc franchises. The music is low, so you can actually talk!, the lights are bright enough that you don't need a flashlight to see the menu. The food is good and they will even customize your dishes to your specific desires. Definitely recommend it as a comfort food restaurant