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Gilli

1via Roma, Florence, Italy
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Ranked #50 of 163 shopping in Florence
Type: Coffeehouses, Specialty Shops
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... more » 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. « less
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Bergerac, France
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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348 reviews 348 reviews
45 attraction reviews
348 helpful votes 348 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
46 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Warwick, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Got bored with our hotel food and just walked out into the town to see where to eat. Picked this restaurant as it looked smart and we had had a quick lunch there a few days before. We wanted a bit of life and atmosphere so we sat right at the front which means you are close to the noise... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I have been coming to Firenze for many years and one of my favorite spots is visiting Gilli's. The food is great & the atmosphere wonderful. And they always make me feel as if I am someone special. But I am especially happy when I can be served by a waiter named Alessandro who has been working there for what... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Lovely place to spend a few hours watching the world go by with a drink or a lovely lunch served by very attentive waiters/waitresses

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Perth, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were out early walking around and making our way to the Pitti Palace / museum, where our short visit ended up taking all day! We passed the Gilli cafe's window and on display were the fanciest Easter Eggs we'd ever seen. then we looked inside the cafe and thought, "Oh my goodness' we just found Italy! the waiters looked... More

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Coto de Caza, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Worst hamburger we gave ever had. Cafe looks nice and comfortable but anything with beef tasred like it was reheated. Bread dry. Beef good

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