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Address: 1via Roma, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055213896
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Dating back to 1773, this indoor and outdoor café is centrally located on a...

Dating back to 1773, this indoor and outdoor café is centrally located on a large busy square, making it a perfect spot to drink, have a bite to eat and do some people-watching.

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great location - average food

Beautifully situated in the heart of Florence, a great place for watching the world go by. Americano coffee served in fabulous silver coffee pots and bruschetta were tasty... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
veritas59915
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Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Beautifully situated in the heart of Florence, a great place for watching the world go by. Americano coffee served in fabulous silver coffee pots and bruschetta were tasty, although nothing special. 25 euros was the price today for the view.

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We went in to Gilli on the evening of Christmas Day. We were lured in by the incredibly beautiful display windows filled with gorgeously packaged sweets and chocolates. My son had coffee, which he said was good. We purchased some chocolates from the expansive display cases and they were good but expensive. If nothing else you should stop in to... More 

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Thank Ned B
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I visited Florence with my husband and two close friends in November. We started our trip with an awesome apertivo walking tour of the city, where our guide pointed out Gilli. She mentioned that it is a historic (built in 1733) and iconic coffee shop in Florence. Like most of Florence, Gilli is beautiful (especially the interior of the building)... More 

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Thank Veronica Y
Cheshire
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51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Visted twice. First visit was better than than the second as it was was really busy second time around. Cakes are gorgeous but the queuing system is a bit confusing. To sit in pricey and as a result we only had drinks as I am not sure how they can justify charging 8 euro for a cake that is 2... More 

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on-a -plane-again
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Oh my goodness keep me away from here! I got into a really bad habit of eating very healthily all day and night and then going to Gilli's to buy a box of their heavenly cakes and pastries to share. Of course I am going to share the mini eclairs, almond tarts, fruit tarts, canalonies and rhum babas with everyone....really!... More 

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Thank 80ways-aroundworld
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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410 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

It's restaurant and sweets shop located in Piazza Della Repubblica. I didn't try their food, but I tried their sweets which was very delicious and well presented. They have the popular Italian sweets.

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Thank Ahmed A
La Canada Flintridge, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Used to be a nice place with very nice food portions. My husband and I went back for their seafood pasta this year, and very disappointment. The food had cut down to half the amount!!!. We used to eat in this place about 4 to 5 times every year, but not going back there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Nothing special. Music a bit loud (radio) Waitress not at all friendly. Oh and 8 € for a coke... Wont go back

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Sat down outside for a drink as a treat on last day of our holiday as we liked the look of this beautiful old establishment. Service was slow,waiters were disinterested and the food and drink is overpriced. Would not recommend or make a return visit.

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Thank YeomansFamily
Seattle
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Gilli's is beautiful and elegant and is a great place to stop for coffee and a pastry. We went every morning we were in Florence with one exception just to try the place next door. The next day we were back at Gilli's!

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