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Gilli

1via Roma, Florence, Italy
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Ranked #76 of 190 Shopping in Florence
Type: Specialty Shops, Coffeehouses, Shopping
Activities: Dining
Owner description: Dating back to 1773, this indoor and outdoor café is centrally located on a large busy square...
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Type: Specialty Shops, Coffeehouses, Shopping
Activities: Dining
Owner description: 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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Los Angeles, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This review pertains to the candy/front portion of the cafe. We strolled in to find something I hadn't been able to find in the States for some time - crystallized violets. We went to buy a single chocolate and the woman at the counter said there was no charge. We were grateful for the gesture and returned the favor by... More 

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Cyprus
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I paid Euro 6.40 for 2 cappuccinos and a sandwich at the cashier like the Italians do. However I was asked to pay over and above Euro 9 when we sat outside (the place was practically empty at that time). Bottom line: you pay for the place not the coffees. You get excellent coffee ANYWHERE in the many Bars/ Coffee... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
66 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Is in the center of piazza della republica. Since 1733. Is a nice place to hangout but the service is not efficient. Tried their Gilli champagne, is expensive but is something special and it comes with all the canapes with no extra charge.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We wanted to eat at a local established restaurant during our day in Florence. Our guide mentioned this one. I loved the building and atmosphere. It was pricey for our budget but the sandwiches were delicious. Service was good as well.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Bad service, nu water on table untill food was served, no bread, no knifes on table... children's food had to be reheated en even then it wasn't really warm, waiter tried to make it up with free ice cream for the children but even then overpriced and bad food!

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Bergerac, France
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We rather like this cafe for an after dinner coffee or drink as the square is a lot quieter & less hustlers than the Piazza d Signora in the evenings. The maitre di is delightful & never hurries one out.

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Marksville, LA
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26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lovely place with outside seating great pastries and coffee...had the freddo shakerato with white chocolate pastry and it was delicious :)

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California
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46 attraction reviews
371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Tired of weak hotel coffees, we went out before breakfast to find a good cup. For €1 the cafe espresso or €1.10 the best Macchiato you can imagine. If they are crowded next door is just as good. It's like decades ago - pay first then go to the counter and order. Wonderful!

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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126 reviews 126 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

It is place where you can sit and enjoy a afternoon tea and a beer. The people on the square are working hard, painters and singers are fighting for the attention and the money of the tourists. Service is ok, it is cool terrace temperature wise and the prices are not too low. See and enjoy the people around you.

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Sierra Madre, California
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139 reviews 139 reviews
46 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I only went here for one thing... the Affagoto. I was told to go here for it by a friend and it was so worth it. An Affagoto is Gelato with a shot of espresso poured over it and some cinnamon. I would recommend Vanilla Gelato. Just go here for desert and you won't be disappointed. Here's a hint... order... More 

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